There are countless Indian restaurants throughout the United Kingdom, including several in Christchurch, but Mela Indian Cuisine in the Saxon Centre is not just your typical Indian eatery. This delightful space not only offers Indian classics you know and love, but they also showcase the best of Bangladesh cuisine giving guests the opportunity to experience dishes they may have never tried before. Situated on Fountain Way, Mela Indian Cuisine is much more than a restaurant, and they also host live music events and cater for private events and special occasions. So whether you’re in the mood for a large celebration, intimate dinner or simply want to try something different, Mela is the place for you – just be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The forth time of eating here and the service is excellent and food of the highest quality. we are a group of approximately 10 people when we visit and the meal is delivered in a timely fashion and always hot. fantastic selection of food on the menu too. Will always eat here. Many thanks.
We've always had excellent service and wonderful food since our first visit soon after you opened. We've been to your restaurant to celebrate family birthdays and anniversaries.
Fantastic food and service. The owner could smile a bit more. Waiters so helpful and know what they are serving and can offer advice on strengths etc if curry.
Service and good were great. Sauces for all dishes were flavoured to perfection. Lemon wipe at the end was a good and refreshing to clean dirty hands :-)
Went to Mela on Friday night, the restaurant was fairly busy (in a good way). The service was quick and the food was good. The portion sizes were good as was the quality, the flavours were nice but very mild even the 2 chilly dishes lacked any bite. We have found this to be a common problem in this area, having moved from London where curries can be both hot and tasty. I don't think throwing a couple of chopped chillies in just before serving counts so prefer not to go down the please can you make it hotter route. I know everyones tastes are different but all three of us enjoyed our meals but would have liked more heat.
Service was very nice with friendly waiters. Food was served up on a plate instead of our normal dishes and I was happy with this. Prices were reasonable and the food was just a little bit spicy. Overall a nice place to eat, clean tables and table clothes. I would like the owner to paint and modernise the toilet which I thought required cleaning up.
Polite prompt service, the booking system worked perfectly and we were looked after without being too intrusive. Pomadoms were quickly on the table, the onion bharjis were ok but a bit too oily. Main courses were tasty and plenty, it’s not the very best curry I’ve had, but it’s good food and very good value. Recommend
Booked a table for 4 turned up slightly late no problems. We were sat quickly offered drinks straight away!! Food was served quick and was of a high standard. All around a great experience! I would of given it 10/10 rather than 9/10 if we hadn't of had to wait for the bill .
Very tasty food. Nice service. Was quiet on a Sunday night but that’s probably normal with people ordering takeaways. We just needed to get out for the evening. Service was fast. Good price. Will defiantly go again. Food Seems to be better in restaurant then having it delivered.
It was a nice atmosphere but the food we ordered wasn't quite up to our liking - the muttar paneer had some sugar added to it and the Naans were very thick in various regions. Spoke to the waiter afterwards and he said the chef can make it to our liking, next time. Sounds hopeful...