Stafford’s premier Indian restaurant and takeaway, Mela Lounge, offers some of the best Indian cuisine in a beautiful setting, ideal for romantic nights out or celebration dinners. Manager Abu Baker takes pride in running one of the area’s finest restaurants, and gives back to the community by hosting numerous charity events throughout the year. Situated in a lovely brick building on Water Street, just across from Victoria Park in the Forebridge area, Mela Lounge is a standout in Stafford’s restaurant scene.
Not far from the train station in the central Stafford Forebridge area, Mela Lounge proudly serves some of the finest Indian cuisine in the region. Open 7 days a week, even during holidays, this Indian restaurant can be counted on to provide fresh, delicious traditional cuisine, no matter if it’s for dine-in or takeaway. Every single meal is made fresh to order and can take some time to cook, but believe us, it’s worth the wait.
At Mela Lounge, which can be found close to the station in Stafford’s Forebridge, guests can decide between a number of signature dishes, house specialties, tandoori grilled classics and of course, plenty of vegetarian offerings. Take a gander at the combination dishes when you can’t come to a decision, which offer mixed plates like chicken tikka masala with lamb bhuna or vegetable dansak with vegetable rogan. Tandoori specialties such as the fresh water king prawn or the tandoori mixed grill are always a good bet, while vegetarian plates like channa aloo and dhal tarka please all the veg-heads out there. Be sure to sop everything up with your choice of garlic, cheese or chilli naan, and prepare to become hooked on Stafford’s Mela Lounge on Water Street.
Food was excellent but it gets very very busy on a Saturday evening and the tables are very close together. All this makes for an extremely noisy and rather cramped eating experience. Against this, the food and service is excellent. The restaurant is extremely clean, although, the gents loo could do with a deep clean. All in all I would go again ☺
Overall, a great experience, food was great and the staff really nice and welcoming, definitely recommend it to friends and family. Will go there next time too.
Fantastic evening at the Melanie Lounge. Abu & his team always ensure an excellent experience & the food is the best around - exquisite !