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152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL, England
+44 7867 902987
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
12 Jul 2016
“Good food good location”
26 Apr 2016
“Another local Indian restaurant closed ??”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL, England
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food good service very friendly great selection for grilled items one of the best Indian restaurants in London excellent location by the water

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Well 2 months after Moti Mahal closing (what a continuing shame), on April 17th whilst walking by I noticed the Sahftesbury Avenue Mela site closed and undergoing major building works. Doing a little digging around it would appear that this Mela has closed permanently -...More

Thank catherine014
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I have been to this restaurant with my wife while visiting London from Glasgow. We had lunch here. I got London pass for 3 days so got food here in Mela with pretty good discounted rate. Starter was really awesome. Bhalla chat was mouth watering....More

Thank Arvind_Soni
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Bought a Groupon voucher for here and thought the deal was quite good value but they aren't very clear with what you get. We were told the three courses included a starter, a main, nan or rice and a desert. So far so good, the...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 31 December 2015

lovely food and fast service. there is discretionary charge of 12.5% which is high for a street food/minimal service restaurant

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Stopped in to Mela for some Indian Food, a friend of mine told me it was the bomb - he was right! enjoyed a great meal and the service was excellent. A do again next time I'm in London

1  Thank RNA1958
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We booked Mela for our works xmas night out. £12.95 theatre menu, and to be honest I was a bit worried. However, the food was excellent - never going to be michelin star for that price, but really exceeded our expectations. Service was great -...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is the worst food I've ever had - Indian or not! We went on a Groupon. One starter - achari paneer - had 4 pieces, one of them too hard to cut. The other starter - aloo tikki - had too much salt. One...More

1  Thank MVJG
Reviewed 14 December 2015

My overall opinion about this restaurant is good. Food is very delicious. Place is clean. Very good location. But I have concerns about the staff and the restaurant rules. I visited it with two of my friends and one of them don't eat Indian food...More

Thank Mohamed E
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I ate here with three friends, never again. I bought a Groupon deal to find out not all the menu was available to us. Theportion sizes were ok but no way the same as other places I've eaten at around Covent Garden. The worst part...More

Thank anewcustomer2015
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through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
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Restaurant Details

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11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 7867 902987
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Mela is a celebration of authentic Indian Cuisine in the heart of Soho, London offering the best Kebab's in central London. Our endeavor is to provide our patrons with most authentic taste of Indian Cuisine while using the fresh ingredients available locally. Great Deals at Mela a) Lunch Mini Meals at £5.95 Includes a choice a curry served with Naan and Rice making it the best Indian Wholesome Lunch in Soho b) Mela's Set Theatre Menus - Choose between a 2 course for £9.95 Or a 3 course menu for £12.95 - Quick Meal before Theatres!! C) Choose from a variety of A la Carte options available on the Mela Menu. Visit us and we ensure you would enjoy our sumptuous meals!!!
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