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Masala Bay

Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“masala” (54 reviews)
“rice pudding” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best Indian restaurant in Christchurch. The place is small but very accommodating and nicely furnished. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. My friend is in a wheelchair and although there is a small step at the front door everything was easily...More

1  Thank bobinthebag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago with friends. Food was good and didn't take too long to arrive, although we did request rose wine and yet ended up with white wine! Service was good and stand were all friendly. All in all a good evening...More

Thank Nai55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the positives - very nice popadoms and pickles. Service was quick. We ordered drinks, my friend said her white wine tasted weak and watery. We both ordered a birianni, both cold and tasteless. I asked for a Parthia sauce and this was bland....More

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A lime and Soda £4.20 ! Spoke to waiters and that's what they charge, no apology and no discount. Small portion of rice and expensive for what it is. Poppadoms 75p each but they don't tell you pickles are extra. Ordered only three but they...More

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Starters was tasteless and cold main course had very little spice to it and on the small side only three small bits of chicken ordered two coffees they were rush so only got one so over all not the best in Christchurch

1  Thank Roy S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Went for dinner on a Saturday and the place was heaving. Bit of mucking around to cater for a very large party, who brought more than they booked for and we were unceremoniously moved to an even tighter table. My comment to the manager of...More

1  Thank Colinmc400
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is another good eatery in Christchurch serving top notch Indian food. It might be a cultural thing, or just the time of day (early evening) but the greeting was fairly low key. Quiet, clean and a good selection on the menu. Worth a look...More

2  Thank Roland C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Booked well in advance for a special event. Restaurant cramped and overbooked... table not ready when we arrived... food arrived nearly 2 hours after our table was booked and was poor quality. 15% discount given only when I complained. Would not return.

3  Thank spags4
Reviewed 5 August 2017

As a mixed white/ Asian family we are pretty picky when it's comes to curries - we like our curries fresh, relatively dry (i.e. No floaty bits of meat running in sauce), and with some welly when looking for spice. Masala bay ticks all of...More

2  Thank Puddle83
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

So, we decided to ignore the mixed reviews and see for ourselves. It was a birthday dinner and we found the staff friendly and sincere. We had to send back the salmon curry as it was not fresh and another dish was very cold. But...More

Thank Eddy041
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486120
  • E-mail
Indian Restaurant in Christchurch, Dorset not far from Civic Offices
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