You’d be surprised at the concentration of Indian restaurants on Portsmouth’s Hayling Island, but trust us when we say that few are worth visiting more than Elm Massalla. You’ll find this little beauty on Elm Grove and it makes for a delicious and relaxing evening out. Of course you’ll find all the usual suspects in terms of curry house classics loved up and down the UK, but Elm Massalla also comes in hot (and mild) with plenty of house specialities that you may not have tried before. Think chom chom chicken, Bengali chilli chicken and Panch Michali. Throw in some exciting vegetarian options and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best Indian restaurants on Hayling Island.
The food was excellent and so was the service. We went there for a birthday and staff couldn’t be more helpful; a very nice experience all round.