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About Mela

An unusual and unique Indian restaurant serving country style cooking in a colourful setting. The staff are attentive and service is an important element, aimed at making customers feel at home. This is a particularly suitable spot for a party or group outing - Mela has special set party menus to make eating en masse easier. What’s cooking? Chicken lababdar (that’s LABABDAR not Labrador), bengal fish curry, chicken malai tikka.

Full a la carte


Grilled spiced prawns tempered with curry leaves, mustard seeds and black pepper - £4.50
Pounded lamb spiced with cardomon, cloves and black pepper stuffed in deseeded green chillies, gramflour batter fried - £2.95
Shallow fried, patty of crushed green peas spiced with finely chopped ginger in mashed potato topped with tamarind, mint and yoghurt sauce - £2.50
Teasing chicken tikka masala rolled in rice flour pancake served with fresh coriander, coconut sauce - £3.50

Main Course

Succulent chicken tikka flavoured with green chilli, garlic and fenugreek - £6.50
Baby aubergine cooked with red chillies in peanut flavoured yogurt based sauce - £4.95
Boneless chunks of salmon chargrilled on tandoor with broiled sesame seeds flavoured with dried crushed fenugreek - £7.95


Selection of desserts available.

Additional Information


152 - 156 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, WC2H 8HL

Nearest tube:

Covent Garden

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon-Thu 12.00-11.30pm
Fri 12.00-11.45
Sat 1.00-11.45pm
Sun 12.00-10.30pm

Dress Code:


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