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Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Gerda B
Bournemouth
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194 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank JacquiBournemouth
Bournemouth
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 glass of house red, 1 pint of lager and a bottle of water. Have always... More 

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1 Thank Cannydoode
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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

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1 Thank Carol S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

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1 Thank Lahav S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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1 Thank Alan E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 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 waiter carrying a plate of naan bread, in full view of the restaurant he wiped... More 

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Thank michelle C
Dorset
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553 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Masala Bay is still probably the best of the 4 Indian Restaurants in Christchurch - the others being Mela, Starlight and Standard Bengal. It has a smart contemporary interior and unlike the other restaurants has some parking and a patio at the rear so you can dine outside in summer. It also has some dishes on the menu you do... More 

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Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a recent stay in Christchurch. Excellent service with fabulous food . Try the Chicken Tikka . The best I've ever tasted.

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Thank Jim L
Christchurch, Dorset
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180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a very pleasant evening with good food, speedy service and excellent service by friendly and caring staff members. I shall certainly be returning.

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Thank Katherine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?