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“Yum yum”
Review of Mela - CLOSED

Mela
Cuisines: Indian
Restaurant details
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum yum”
Reviewed 6 May 2012 via mobile

We called in late Saturday night and we got a table after waiting only 5 minutes. The service was very good and the menu had lots of good choices. The food was good, fresh and hot and we will be back again

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1 Thank derry b
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
UK
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Poor and snail like service never got the meal”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Came here on spec on valentines night Feb 2012 as advertised on the window was a special Tuesday night buffett meal priced around £10 each.
Sat down on the front waiting area below the bar and restaurant and saw the place had about 6 tables occupied.
Given the menus to browse through after about 5 minutes and there seemed to only be one waiter and another chap who seemed to be in charge and possibly someone else cooking.
They seemed to be getting a few takeaway orders to the detriment of the dines inside who were obviously waiting for food to arrive and takeaways were leaving.
We sat in this front area for over half an hour with little or no activity and next to no meals coming out and the phone ringing every few minutes.
We managed to catch the one waiters eye and asked how long to getting seated and was told soon.
After about a total of 35-40 minutes we were shown to a hastily prepared table and left to sit again for another ten minutes before we asked for menus and wine list which we were given and could see tables around us still waiting for food which was not a good sign.
As the waiter was going passed us we asked how long to getting some food if we ordered and was told about 20 minutes and at that point he asked us if we wanted to order drinks.
We looked at each other and told the waiter not to bother as it was obviously going to be far longer that what he had said and we left with still the few tables occupied waiting for food.
A real shambles of a place that maybe should stick to takeaways rather than offering a non existant service to diners

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Yorkshiremanpete
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Give it a go the food is excellent”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Living in Scarborough have now been a few times and never had a bad meal. Whether you have a sit in meal or a take away you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Steven B
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Average Indian”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Went here with a couple of friends on a Thursday night, only one couple in there when we arrived and no one when we left. Popadoms with pickles to start, nice enough as they generally are anywhere. Lamb tikka rogan josh main with garlic naan, lamb was not good, tough and chewy, should of gone with chicken, sauce and naan quite nice. Friends seemed to enjoy their chicken dishes, service was a bit on the slow side. Would not rush back here but if I ended up there again I would go for a chicken dish.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank pgrf
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice food shame they overcharge for the wine”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We had visited the restaurant a few time prior to our unpreasant experience and all were very enjoyable. The last time we went, on entering the owner / manager asked us if we were 'here for the weekend'. We said we were, but we go to Scarborough every weekend and thought no more. I now realise he was asking so he could rip us off thinking we were tourists / visitors. We were presented with a bill where they had added £3 to the cost of the wine, we challenged this but were told the menu was not correct and were waiting for a new one to be printed. We will never go again.

Visited March 2011
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3 Thank Paul N
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