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CAFE MASALA creates traditional Indian dishes covering this wonderful, vibrant country ~ from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. Cafe masala draws inspiration from all twenty two regions Of India and Bangladesh. Our food varies according to local influences and is characterised by exquisite aromas, glowing colours and earthy flavours. Our team of highly skilled chefs, use only the finest ingredients, buying fresh spices which are carefully ground and mixed by hand, ensuring pure quality. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cafe masala. Your satisfaction is our success!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dinner with Family 13th April. Table booked for 7.00. This was mine and my partner’s first visit to the restaurant, the other 2 in our group have been here many times, so came on their recommendation.. And we were not to be disappointed. Lovely surroundings....Fantastic food, great flavours and spices. Fantastic, warm and friendly staff, nothing was a problem for them. Fantastic value for money, best Indian restaurant around. Question is will we back? That’s a 100% definitely yes. Can’t wait for our next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience! Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2024

Fantastic food and service! High quality food cooked fresh. Piping hot. Very attentive staff. Excellent service all round. Would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fantastic food and top-notch service. Our team takes great pride in delivering high-quality dishes that are cooked fresh and served piping hot. We're also delighted that our staff provided attentive and...More

Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

they had set meals for 4+ which sounded great however my family and i went for separate dishes. chicken tikka masala is often a very typical boring dish for me but having had it here i thought it was amazing, it was coconutty and perfect....the portion sizes were great. the onion bajis were huge and i couldn’t finish it. the waiters were jokey and hospitable. i cant sing their praises enough. thank you for a lovely experience!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with us! Delighted you enjoyed the diverse flavors and the hospitable service. Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed 4 November 2023

A wonderful meal, with great service. Cafe Masala never fail to disappoint. Our regular, local favourite restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal and great service at Cafe Masala! It's always fantastic when a restaurant becomes a regular favorite. Thank you for sharing your positive experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more delightful meals.

Reviewed 8 October 2023

Best Indian restaurant!! We used to live in the area and would often have a meal or take away from Cafe Masala, but moved away and haven’t been back for years. We always compared any other Indian restaurant with Cafe Masala, and we were always...left disappointed, no other matched. We went there for our anniversary last night, and it was as great as ever. It was lovely to be remembered by Tarik and his wonderful staff, the food was as wonderful as we remembered. Would recommend to everyone.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

We're truly honored to be your go-to Indian restaurant, and we're thrilled that you had such a positive anniversary experience! It's heartwarming to hear that our food and service have left a lasting impression. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 October 2023

Cafe masala has the best food! The flavours are spot on and the service is incredible. Such kind and thoughtful waiting staff. Musan in particular was fantastic. Our go to spot for a treat.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you find Cafe Masala's food to be the best with spot-on flavors. It's wonderful to know that you had a great experience with our attentive and thoughtful waiting staff, especially Musan. We're honored to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

As a visitor from Manchester, this was my first visit to the restaurant. Both the food and service was excellent. Best onion bhajis I’ve ever had! The party shared the mains and all did not disappoint. The garlic Nan was light and complimented the meal....One of the party was vegan and they were very accommodating to his needs. A truly great experience. Even if you are not local to this restaurant it’s definitely worth the journey to visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and that our food and service met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again, even from Manchester!

Reviewed 3 August 2023

The staff are very friendly and the food was excellent. My Husband had the Gunpowder Curry and he said that it was the best curry he has ever had. The price of the food is also very good . You need to book early if...you want to go on a Friday or Saturday night as they get booked up. We have been there a few times now and the food is always excellent. We only live in the village where it is so not to far to go for us for a lovely meal out.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear you and your husband enjoyed the Gunpowder Curry and found our staff friendly. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you again soon. Remember to book ahead for weekend visits.

Reviewed 1 July 2023

Absolutely gorgeous, a warm welcome as soon as we arrived staff an food was AMAZING 🥰 thoroughly recommend. Big thank you to cafe masala.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2023

Thank you for the lovely review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with us. Your recommendation means the world to us. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 27 April 2023

Superb food, freshly cooked and delicious, staff were excellent, will definitely return. Thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: April 2023
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Limpid Agency, Agency / Consultant at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2022 via mobile

Our visit was excellent from the welcome to the moment we left this lovely restaurant. Food is excellent as are the staff. Keep up the good work

Date of visit: September 2022
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2023

Thank you so much for your great feedback. These words mean a lot to us!! We are really glad that you loved our service. We look forward to serving you again!!

Reviewed 18 August 2022

Just saw the review from Sharon D, giving this great Restaurant a poor rating. I been to cafe Marsala many times and have always had a tasty meal. I went last night, (17thAugust), with old friends who had never been there. They could not believe...how many tables were occupied for a midweek sitting, one commented a place that full, in a rural location, people the food must be good. After our meal both could not thank me enough for taking them there, as they never had such a proper authentic Indian.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Limpid Agency, Agency / Consultant at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2023

we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Returning customers but Something has gone very wrong! A Indian meal with no spices, so bland and I mean really bland. Very disappointing meal.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

We really love this restaurant. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is excellent. We like to try different dishes, and are never disappointed

Date of visit: June 2022
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Limpid Technologies, Marketing at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2023

Thank you so much for your great feedback. These words mean a lot to us!! We are really glad that you loved our service. We look forward to serving you again!!

Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

This was the first time we had been to Cafe Masala in a couple of years and we really enjoyed our evening. The service was as great with a warm welcome and helpful advice on menu options. The staff were attentive with drinks, we weren’t...left thirsty, even though the restaurant was busy with lots of small tables and a couple of big parties. The staff also made a lovely fuss of the birthdays. Our order was brought out without delay and each dish tasted beautiful. I honestly think this was the tastiest curry we have had in years. I can definitely recommend and we will be visiting again soon. Next time we won’t leave it so long.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Limpid, Owner at Cafe Masala, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2022

Thank you so much. We are really glad to see your happiness with our foods and services! We look forward to serving you again

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Cafe Masala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4