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Masala Bay

Bridge Street, Christchurch, England
+44 1202 486120
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Having seen a number of negative reviews on Trip Advisor, we nearly cancelled our booking, but so glad we didn't. It was busy Saturday evening, but the service was good and friendly. Our Tandoori meal was delicious, and everything was freshly prepared. From the greetings...More

1  Thank MarydeS
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We had eaten here before and been very impressed with staff, service, food and value for money We checked trip adviser before leaving home and entered the restaurant with trepidation after reading recent quite poor reviews How wrong they were. Same staff as before. No...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I’ve tasted the purest water on earth, melted from ancient glacier ice and filtered through volcanic rock on Iceland. It has no trace elements at all…. but it still had more taste than the Curry I had at Masala Bay. OMG - how is it...More

2  Thank Paul_Ream_T2
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited this curry house a year or so ago and we had a great meal and the service was really good. The prices are on the expensive side but due to the quality was well worth the money. So we decided to visit again. We...More

2  Thank teeman89
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We've visited here before, and the restaurant ambiance and staff is good, however we felt the curries lacked real authenticity and natural flavour. The side dishes of onion bahji sag bahji and nann were very good, portion sizes also good. Just a pity about the...More

Thank NickWyer
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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