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Masala Bay

Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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“rice pudding” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having seen a number of negative reviews on Trip Advisor, we nearly cancelled our booking, but so glad we didn't. It was busy Saturday evening, but the service was good and friendly. Our Tandoori meal was delicious, and everything was freshly prepared. From the greetings...More

1  Thank MarydeS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had eaten here before and been very impressed with staff, service, food and value for money We checked trip adviser before leaving home and entered the restaurant with trepidation after reading recent quite poor reviews How wrong they were. Same staff as before. No...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve tasted the purest water on earth, melted from ancient glacier ice and filtered through volcanic rock on Iceland. It has no trace elements at all…. but it still had more taste than the Curry I had at Masala Bay. OMG - how is it...More

Thank Paul_Ream_T2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this curry house a year or so ago and we had a great meal and the service was really good. The prices are on the expensive side but due to the quality was well worth the money. So we decided to visit again. We...More

Thank teeman89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've visited here before, and the restaurant ambiance and staff is good, however we felt the curries lacked real authenticity and natural flavour. The side dishes of onion bahji sag bahji and nann were very good, portion sizes also good. Just a pity about the...More

Thank NickWyer
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I think this place must have changed hands. Our food was good but the staff have real attitude problems, very snappy! The table next to us net their food back as it was cold. The staff didn't seem to know what they were doing, very...More

Thank janicemg
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Good curry house with exquisite Indian cuisine nice atmosphere apparently visited by Hugh Grant The curry was a menu of some significance very enjoyable Reasonable price good place

Thank Bootrav
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Nice decor, friendly staff. Sadly, the food is just okay, not great. And it is not cheap as far as Indian food goes.

Thank Gerda B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Service was good but the food was disappointing. Thali had good size dishes but they had no heat and was served with plain yoghurt instead of the advertised raita. Dhansak tasty but again not enough spice. Needs to improve for us to return

Thank JacquiBournemouth
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed by the quality of the food, not at all what we expected. The mixed platter starter was very bland and the chicken dansak tasted a bit burnt, just not right somehow. The drinks were very expensive - over £15 just for 1 large...More

1  Thank Cannydoode
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486120
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Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices
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