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The Massala

) #22 of 235 Restaurants in Middlesbrough $$ - $$$, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
+44 1642 250145
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“masala” (45 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
“poppadoms” (12 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I fancied a curry after a few drinks on a Wednesday night.10.4, 17...I Google where was open and masala was the nearest .The Web site said shuts 11.30 and it was only 10.30. So we walked round sat down and looked over...More

1  Thank massivemellons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

About 10 of us fellas went to Massala at Christmas. Really well looked after, even the 3 vegetarians. Top curry.

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I was the only person who was eating when I arrived at around 6.45pm. So it was very quiet. I ordered a chicken tikka bhuna with Tarka Dall,nan bread and mushroom rice. Food was very nice. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Was always my favourite Indian but now seems more expensive and not as good in quality in comparison to other places that have since opened. Chicken Tikka was thinly sliced. Balti nice, bit spicer than some other places. Friendly service, still do nice touches like...More

Thank MrsJD2007
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

10 of our group chose the Massala to celebrate two birthdays. On our arrival we were warmly greeted by Sajid and he soon had our drinks set up. We all chose from the set menu which had ample choices of starters and mains. The food...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Massala last night for the first time. Monday and early, so not busy. Sajid recommended a meal (when I asked) and it was superb. I travel all over the world and appreciate my food. It was good and well priced. The place was friendly....More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Sunday night and not disappointed by the fresh food with excellent spices and herbs.Excellent value meal. The best in Middlesbrough. This place should be full every night. Give it a try you won't be disappointed. Very friendly staff too.

Thank Itomlin
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you are sitting near the entrance it could be fairly cold. But the food is great. We're eating twice at the massala and everthing was very delicious. Service was ok but not very good.

1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday and took advantage of the set menu for £9.80. We weren't expecting much for that price but were blown away by the quality and service. You get popadom with chutneys, a choice of starters and they were good sized portions, choice...More

Thank mike c
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It was so cold in here, there was a heater but nowhere near enough to warm the place. This could have been forgiven had the food been great but it was mediocre at best.

1  Thank Teri51
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Why don't you wash your salad? Disgusting.
17 December 2016|
Response from salim a | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam, We provide all of our food freshly prepared and try to maintain the highest possible standard, if you had received a salad that was not to your liking we apologise sincerely, had you bought this to the... More
why did you charge our friend for a curry that had already been paid by myself on the card machine? that is stealing you say yourself a business man?? your lucky we don't call the police.
26 September 2016|
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lathan r
Hi sir would you visit massala your life if you are visit this place then make a common because we are over 5 years in massala we knows about i think some business you have we feel
31 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 250145
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