Masala Zone Bayswater 1

75 Bishops Bridge Road , London, W2 6BG

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SquareMeal Review of Masala Zone Bayswater

It wasn’t so long ago that ‘going for a curry’ meant throat-wrenching vindaloos, warm lager & lurid flock wallpaper. Masala Zone makes such provincial clichés seem like ancient history. This sparky, London-only group of Indian ‘brasseries’ is known for its smart service, ethnic soundtrack & folk art-bedecked interiors – the Rajasthani puppets at the Covent Garden branch are a must-see. As the cheap-but-chic member of the Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya stable, bowls of bog-standard chicken tikka masala are beneath its dignity. No, Masala Zone is all about fresh, balanced meals inspired by Indian home cooking, market stalls & palace chefs. Kick off with street-food nibbles such as samosas, papdi chaat or jumbo prawns from the grill, ahead of a textbook thali featuring your choice of curry & daily changing accompaniments.

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8.0

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 7.8

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 7.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Disha N. 01 August 2014

A very enjoyable and tasty meal. Service was very good, kitchen in full view so you can see exactly what is going on, which I like. The curries were nicely flavoured and filling. Very good value for money.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

michelle m. 18 June 2014

The menu at this branch offered some more traditional/regional dishes. We both went for the grand thali option – a large platter with a choice of curry, two veg dishes, poppadum, roti, chutneys, a small salad and a dhal. I had a very tasty chicken curry (the name has slipped my mind sorry!), but my partner's lamb vindaloo was amazing – spicy, but not so much that you can't taste the actual flavours. Very tender, very meaty. Our bill came to around £32, including drinks - Will definitely be coming back.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Anita B. bronze reviewer 28 April 2014

Food was enjoyable. Will try it out again just for snaks not mains. Presentation could be improved. THe Decor definitely needs to be improved, I bit to much and in your face with all the pictures on the walls.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Alec Greenberg 14 April 2010

cheap cheerful, i think the atmosphere makes up sometimes for the lack of finesse in the food. Definitely not very cheap, but I love their pani puri, only one thats available in London thats worth it

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