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Masala Bay

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Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:30
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a take away review . As a family we have eaten in and had many takeaways from this restaurant ,all of which have been excellent . Tonight however was another experience. We ordered 3 pilau rice...got 1 and 2 balti !, We had poppadom, No chutney, lime pickle, onions or mint sauce as usual !!! Ordered 2 chicken... More 

Thank Marissa R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty food; extensive menu; good ambience. The place was full, which is always a good sign. The food is well cooked, well presented and excellent all round. Would definitely go again.

Thank Roger E
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading mixed reviews on Tripadvisor but then hearing great things from locals word of mouth we booked a table for 6 online. After reading about bookings not happening we decided to walk to the restaurant 1/2 hour early to check on our 8.30pm booking as this was for a very special occasion. The place was absolutely rammed and we... More 

Thank Sue and Brett J
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Have been many times before to this well established restaurant. We had the lunch time special which was great value. One doesn't come out hungry and at just over £7.00 a head for three courses or two and either tea or coffee a bargain! They even served a chocolate mint! The rice pudding is delicious and well worth having, though... More 

Thank Pamela N
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant, tasty food and good service. Asked to be moved as by a very noisy table and couldn't hear yourself speak! Moved to a quieter table but then big party came in and was again very loud! Not restaurants fault but if u want to chat instead of shout don't pick a Saturday night!! Obviously very popular place.... More 

Thank Sue R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for a special event. When we got there we stood for 30 minutes then once seated waited a further 40 minutes without being served. We decided to leave and try somewhere else (because of the special occasion). Very disappointing.

Thank smcadam
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had such a great evening with friends at the restaurant. My first time there but have driven past many times! Great friendly welcome, nice ambience and decorated beautifully. Had a selection of starters, all of which were great. I really fancied a banana curry dish, which I had!!! Just absolutely fabulous! Had a number of other dishes to try all... More 

Thank DRN1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 5 for a family meal which was also a special occasion. In arrival we were told they didn't have our reservation...despite us receiving a confirmation email. We were asked to return in 45 mins and a table would be available. On our return our arrival was acknowledged but we were then left and ignored at the... More 

1 Thank Charlotte B
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our family recently visited this restaurant. I was for my birthday and 6 of us dined. The food was very good. The menu was also good. Poppadoms were charged for and also the chutneys per person. Which was the first time we had experienced this. Normally chutneys come with the poppadoms. Then when the main course arrived they were removed.... More 

Thank MrsDILLY1958
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Passing and decided to grab a takeaway for ease on a wet windy night!! Have to say I really enjoyed mine but my other half wasn't too happy about his it was really sharp and bitter!! He always wants to get food from here so maybe they were just busy and we were unlucky as usually we can't fault it!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
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
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?