41 Indian

136-140 Herne Hill , London, SE24 9QH

SquareMeal Review of Mela

What was 3 Monkeys has now become Mela, which has sister branches on Shaftesbury Avenue & in Redhill. Diners still cross a walkway into the main dining room, which is warmed up with purple walls, sequinned hangings & jewel-coloured covers on straight-backed chairs. From the open kitchen at the back of the room, try a tandoor speciality such as spicy duck breast marinated in papaya & yoghurt or South Indian chicken chattinad, tempered with mustard seeds. Vegetarian dishes are myriad & clearly marked. There’s extra space downstairs for busy days, but the booths are cramped & en route to the loos: stay upstairs if possible.

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136-140 Herne Hill , London SE24 9QH

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3.30pm) 5.30-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

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