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Masala Bay

Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My Husband and I went in on the off chance of getting an table and we did. The Masala Bay is a first class Indian Restaurant, food is awesome, staff are friendly and helpful. This is a most definite Restaurant to visit

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We just finished a late dinner, awesome food, superior service. I recommend order tandoori chicken, lamb and fried calamari. For main go mixed grill, chicken tikka and curry fish. The kinds love it, me too.

1  Thank Lahav S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Saw some of the reviews were not too positive re service in particular but the 2 of us had a great evening, food was excellent and the service was very good, even though the restaurant was full.

1  Thank Alan E
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We walked in, was given menus by a young boy straight away before we had even taken our coats off. And another waiter wasn't very friendly. Then my husband wiped some rice off the seat. And before we could even sit down. We saw a...More

Thank michelle C
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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
  • E-mail
Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices
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