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The Massala

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
+44 1642 250145
18:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 10 of us fellas went to Massala at Christmas. Really well looked after, even the 3 vegetarians. Top curry.

Thank Carlos S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was the only person who was eating when I arrived at around 6.45pm. So it was very quiet. I ordered a chicken tikka bhuna with Tarka Dall,nan bread and mushroom rice. Food was very nice. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Jason D
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Was always my favourite Indian but now seems more expensive and not as good in quality in comparison to other places that have since opened. Chicken Tikka was thinly sliced. Balti nice, bit spicer than some other places. Friendly service, still do nice touches like a rose for the ladies, also do take aways which come with a bottle of... More 

Thank MrsJD2007
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

10 of our group chose the Massala to celebrate two birthdays. On our arrival we were warmly greeted by Sajid and he soon had our drinks set up. We all chose from the set menu which had ample choices of starters and mains. The food was of a very good standard, the five or so mains ranged from creamy korma... More 

Thank Stuart M
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Massala last night for the first time. Monday and early, so not busy. Sajid recommended a meal (when I asked) and it was superb. I travel all over the world and appreciate my food. It was good and well priced. The place was friendly. I'm not often in Boro, but I'll not hesitate next time. Thanks

Thank Paul K
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Sunday night and not disappointed by the fresh food with excellent spices and herbs.Excellent value meal. The best in Middlesbrough. This place should be full every night. Give it a try you won't be disappointed. Very friendly staff too.

Thank Itomlin
Hindelbank, Switzerland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you are sitting near the entrance it could be fairly cold. But the food is great. We're eating twice at the massala and everthing was very delicious. Service was ok but not very good.

1 Thank Simon W
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went on a Thursday and took advantage of the set menu for £9.80. We weren't expecting much for that price but were blown away by the quality and service. You get popadom with chutneys, a choice of starters and they were good sized portions, choice of mains with rice and a naan bread and finished off with coffee and a... More 

Thank mike c
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It was so cold in here, there was a heater but nowhere near enough to warm the place. This could have been forgiven had the food been great but it was mediocre at best.

1 Thank Teri51
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for a while, but what can I say other than the decor nothing's changed excellent service and excellent food

Thank dtmr66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Borough Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 250145

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