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₹1,057 - ₹1,586
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews curry saag lamb king prawns rice indian restaurant tasty food great restaurant take away lovely meal ahmed takeaway merlin waiters nec
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

I solo ate here while working at the NEC or staying nearby. I opted for the Chicken Tikka which was fantastic. A huge portion of chicken not the usual few chunks one often gets. For the main, I opted for the mix balti which was...equally excellent. Friendly and attentive service and a genuinely solid curry house experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

As ever the Masala Club continues to deliver best in class food on such a consistent basis. Whether it's a Tawa, a dansak, a pathia or a kashia lamb the flavours are always spot on, meat always tender and always very well presented. The Kingfisher...always consistent too and decent wine and spirits options. The service is eager to please, extremely polite and friendly with Merlin and Ahmed offering customer service above and beyond. They are always open to requests whether that be the spice strength of your chosen meal, advice on what meal may suit you best or indeed a dish that may not necessarily be on the menu. Always a pleasure to visit, a treat to always look forward to and hopefully we'll be back very soon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Really enjoyed the meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend. Restaurant was very clean throughout, free parking outside certainly a benefit!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Very nice service! Went there years and place is very cozy and quiet. Really spent well time there. Enjoyed our nice table dinner. Everyone loved food and service. Staff is very friendly and professional. Thank you to the manager Merlin aka Mursalin for the free...Brandy shots at the end to make our dining experience extra special.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent food, Excellent Service, Been there twice and both times it was satisfying. Lovely atmosphere around the restaurant. Food was amazing. Will return for sure.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Had a take away ordered lamb madras and veg rice could not believe when I got it home how much broccoli and what seemed like frozen mixed veg on it never had this on a madras before and we’ll disappointed lived in Balsall common for...years and been a while since I went here and will he years again sorry but not sure why was expectedMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023

Service was dreadful, and although you could make excuses as we were a large group, for a lot of the time we were the only people in the restaurant. We had to wait over 1.5 hrs for our main courses to arrive, one was cold...and had to be sent back, others were warm but not hot. The service wasn't great and you didn't feel welcome. The food itself was indifferent, some of us had quite decent food, but my lamb was quite tough and had quite a lot of sinewy bits. There was little spice heat in the dishes particularly the naga curries, Considering some of the previous reviews this was a particularly disappointing experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 March 2023

Horrible experience waited 1 and a half hours for our food and didn’t come our multiple people had the same experience wouldn’t recommend and I am definitely not doing there again

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

We’ve been going to Masala Club for many years and the food has always been good. However the staff are all so unfriendly that it spoils the dining experience. Not one member of staff smiled the whole evening. We all enjoyed our meals as usual....Come on guys, look as if you want customers to be there!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

2nd visit…. first dined in faultless 2nd time today foodcollected. Popodoms very stale ….speaks volumes about a restuarant 2 dishes Chicken Tilka Masala poor . Overloaded with thick slices of garlic Rice stodgy . King Prawn Massala smells too fishy ….won’t revisit eating in or...outMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2022

Great place for mid week catch-up with some old friends. Excellent food expertly prepared by the chef to our taste. Service was superb despite Merlin not being there that night.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Tried here as the reviews were so good but we were left a little disappointed. On entry to the restaurant the carpet was dirty and needed sweeping not the best start. We waited a little while to be asked if we wanted drinks and when...we did order they took ages to come despite the restaurant only being a third full. The waiter who took our order came over and said you need to choose your food now please, but abrupt we thought but we ordered. Second drinks too even longer to come I had to ask three times in the end. The food was average, good sizes portions of curry but rice portions were small. Wasn’t the Cheapest for the food we had - we wouldn’t return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

A very clean restaurant with friendly staff. I’d happily go again. However if I do go again I’ll be far more vociferous in requesting a second pint of beer. No matter who I asked all I got was “Certainly Sir”. Very polite, but no beer....The meal was tasty and plentiful. Mmmmm balti.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

After being recommended this restaurant, we looked forward to eating here but ended up with mixed feelings. Starters were fine and the mains were reasonably tasty, if a little hotter than expected, and good portions, so no complaints there. The problem was the windy after-effects,...with bubbly stomachs and several trips to the bathroom over the course of the night. Won't go again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 September 2022 via mobile

Brilliant service - welcoming and personal Food is excellent and never disappoints Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: September 2022
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Response from 38IanH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the spelling is ‘Masala’ but it certainly isn’t poor. In fact it’s one of the better Indian restaurants outside of Birmingham. Lovely people there too.
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MASALA CLUB, Balsall Common - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Masala Club offers takeaway services.

Masala Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4