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Masala Bay


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Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

We used to often get a takeaway from here but will not now due to a very bad meal on New Years Eve. I understand they were very busy but that should not be an excuse for the quality of the food. Onion Bhajis the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Today we decided to visit Masala Bay for lunch. It is a good 20 minutes to drive and park and we arrived at 1255 in good time for lunch which us advertised as being served from 12 to 2pm The pavement sign promoting lunches was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We had an enjoyable evening at Masala Bay today, the food was lovely and the staff were friendly and attentive. We will certainly be eating there again, and would recommend it to others.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Graeme_and_Tracey
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Tried to book a table online for Christmas Eve but no response. So popped in to ensure that the table was booked. Turned up on Christmas Eve a few minutes early to be told that there was no booking but only one other couple in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oldbutnotso
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Popped in here on the off-chance for lunch. Greeted warmly and served by very nice chap Fuad Ali who informed us he was born and grew up in Sicily. We went for the set lunch menu and the food was superb. For dessert we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were all really impressed with Masala Bay this evening. We hadn't been for a few years, in spite of living very close by. The vegetable Thali was exceptionally good . The Dahl was just right with fab naan bread and spinach. Really good variety....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SkiSal62
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We ate here on a Sunday in October, the restaurant was quiet so we had superb service and the food was spot on. We had a nice chat with Fuad who looked after us throughout the meal. Would certainly recommend the Masala Bay, but I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Have been several times, don’t think will be back after tonight!!! It was like a circus, very disappointed, waited an hour for our meal, nobody came over and apologise for the wait they were too consumed with getting cattle to the tables, over stretched is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Suzy W
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Not much time to order as want you to order as quickly as possible. Starters then appear within 5 minutes. As soon as you finish plates taken away and 5 minutes later your main meal is presented. Again as soon as you have finished the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We went here tonight for a rare Indian meal as we’ve had lovely food here before. The restaurant was packed. We were served poppadoms quickly, though the waiter was unable to answer questions about which dishes contained dairy. Our mediocre starters arrived after 30 minutes,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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