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Mela

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122 Victoria Road | Old Town, Swindon, England
+44 1793 522558
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always good and fair priced, plenty of selection and most are not too hot. Always served hot and sizzling

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1 Thank PhilandSue M
Swindon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Mela last night and I don't think I'll be going there again! After we sat down, they took our drinks order and poppadom order whilst we looked at the menu. Whilst initially the poppadoms turned up quickly there was no sign of the drinks. Whilst eating the poppadoms we ordered our main courses, still no drinks. I ordered... More 

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Thank Dom_Wilkinson
London
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked round the whole of old town which was packed with full restaurants and I then remembered the mela. We were sat at a table straight away and served our poppadums. We also got some free tasters. Our main courses arrived reall quickly, my chicken dansack was really good and the naan was one of the best naans I... More 

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Thank 2114s
Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on Wednesday evening and were expecting it to be quiet; there was a nice buzz about the place and the service was very good. Good choice of meals, some more unusual ones as well as those that you'd expect to see. The starters were brilliant, main meals even better - my husband had a whole fish and I... More 

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1 Thank Happy2Btogether
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food at this restaurant but not the service, had to ask for our drinks several times before they came and waited over half hour for our starters. Staff need to pay less attention to place settings and more attention to customers. Go and have a nice meal here but don't expect it to be a quick meal

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Thank Adela H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for the first time on a Wednesday evening The service was excellent and the staff were very welcoming and friendly Our meal was fantastic and very enjoyable We will definitely return for a second visit

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1 Thank queenvictoria1973
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First time at this Indian restaurant and must say very impressed food was fab and staff lovely and friendly heard many good reviews about this place and they are all true will be going back again for sure

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2 Thank shaymus66
Wroughton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had another wonderful meal at Mela . Thanks to Ray and his team for the excellent service we always get., garlic nan very large but perfect..All the food the three of us ordered was fantastic.. Starters of mixed kebab,, bihari kabab,, popadoms and pickles all excellent and my king prawn jalejule was a real treat..all the food was served... More 

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1 Thank susan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service, visit when in the area and will continue to for the great experience made even more special as for my mums birthday!

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1 Thank Victoria O
Richmond Yorks
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visit many Indian Restaurants around the country and just had one of the Best Chicken Saag curries ever at Mela. The chutneys with the poppadoms were excellent and the curry with the massive garlic nan, fantastic. Very good service, friendly staff and very clean. Would thoroughly recommend. Superb.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Victoria Road | Old Town, Swindon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
  • Phone Number: +44 1793 522558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?