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152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London

"Mela offers highly accomplished cooking"
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7/10 from 4 user reviews
Address:152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue
Covent Garden

Map:Location map & what's nearby


Region:Covent Garden

Nearest Station:Covent Garden

Telephone: 020 7836 8635

Opening Hours:
Mon:12:00 - 23:30
Tue:12:00 - 23:30
Wed:12:00 - 23:30
Thu:12:00 - 23:30
Fri:12:00 - 23:30
Sat:13:00 - 23:30
Sun:12:00 - 22:30

About: Mela is an award-winning restaurant run by India's celebrity chef Kuldeep Singh. They serve a variety of grilled Indian dishes. Perfect for pre-theatre dining. Catering for private parties is also available upon request.


The Latest User Reviews of Mela

User Rating: 7 / 10
Adam kohory
Member since: May 2013
Posts: 1
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We ate here two times during our stay in the Easter, and it was excellent. Good service,
fresh food, good vine, friendly staff. It is some of the best Indian meals i have ever had.

Added on Tue 21 May 2013 at 16:42:54
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User Rating: 4 / 10
sw london
Added: Aug 2011

Booked a table for 4 at Mela for a friend's birthday. We were shown to a small table in the middle of the restaurant we asked to move to a more private table in the back but we were told "no, you can't" even though it was not busy. After a frustrated wait had to ask someone for a drinks menu. We were not offered popadoms, in fact we didn't know they did any until we saw another table with some! We ordered: starter: chicken tikka (good, & hot), whitebait (bad, avoid, flavours did not work at all); main: jalrezi (perhaps above you average curry house standard, but nothing special), lamb rogan (very good, thick, flavoursome), kozi vertha (very good flavours but avoid if you don't like scrawny chicken legs in your curry); sides: stay away from spinach and corn masala! It doesn't work and it was weird. Daal was OK. Bombay potato very good. Naan was burned but nice. Lights were off in the toilets. Service was OK, but overall we were let down. Mela is overrated by far. And overpriced.

Name: lisdarai
Location: sw london

Added on Tue 09 Aug 2011 at 14:08:15
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User Rating: 9 / 10
Deepak Jain
Member since: Feb 2007
Posts: 2
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Ive eaten in some good top notch resturants, Mela has ome dishes which really tickle my taste buds, and they have good service, ambience is varied which is great(two floors). Very good resturant , one of my favourites. Recommended.

Added on Fri 16 Feb 2007 at 15:47:51
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User Rating: 9 / 10
Member since: Sep 2005
Posts: 1
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Mela is an extraordinary Indian restaurant, serving dishes based on the cuisine of the Punjab. The menu itself is a delight after the repetitious menus of even the authentic Indian restaurants in London and elsewhere. The preparation of the dishes I ordered was exquisite, especially a rich yougut-based sauce, tempered with a range of whole spices... and they were delicious enough to make my eyes roll. The food is just a class above every other Indian restaurant I can think of, and not even expensive by London standards.

Added on Sat 17 Sep 2005 at 21:11:51
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