Mela

 
 
ADDRESS
152 - 156 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, Soho, London WC2H 8HL 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Sunday: 12:00-23:30. Saturday: 13:30-23:30
 
PRICES
Under £35
 

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MelaMela is an innovative, stylish restaurant with a wonderful kitchen, good prices and a reputation for poor service. On our visits the staff were friendly and efficient, but there have been reports of rude and poor service from many visitors. Everyone however agrees that the food is wonderful; ‘rustic’ dishes cooked in a traditional method but with some subtle innovations by owner and chef Kuldip Singh. This is a far cry from the kind of curries you normally expect at these prices; delicious and delicate fare, especially the marinades and sauces which are recognisably fresh and taste beautiful. This understated but extraordinary cooking is available at surprising prices. The lunchtime special for £2 is causing a stir with local workers. This place is a really good bet if you are in town for the theatre, offering excellent food in a refined setting for a good price.

 

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Opening and closing times for Mela

Today (Sunday) Mela closes at 22.30

Monday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Tuesday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Wednesday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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23.30
 
 

Saturday:

13.00
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23.30
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - Mela Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £81  23% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Hazlitt's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  31% off
6 Frith Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
If you're bored of staying in faceless international hotels, then you should try this quirky gem where no two rooms are the same. Georgian panelling, cavernous ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £188  22% off
45 Dean Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
 
 
 
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Dishoom
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Mela
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The Punjab Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
80 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Mela
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Mooli's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
50 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
This welcome addition to the Soho fast food scene serves up fresh and zingy Indian-style wraps and salads at affordable prices. Mooli's was founded by two ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
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Cabana
London > Restaurants >
7 Central St Giles Piazza, WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Primo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
117 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Mela
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 5 minutes from Mela
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Mela
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
 
 
 
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Mela
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Mela
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
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Shopping near Mela

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The Wild Bunch
London > Shopping > Florists
17 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Adidas Originals Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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Poste Mistress
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
61-63 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Mela
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from Mela
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from Mela
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Mela
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Mela
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London > Leisure > Fitness
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mela
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Mela
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Mela
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Mela
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Mela
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Mela
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Mela
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Mela
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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st August 2014 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st December 2014 

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Theatre | Until 17th August 2014 

Arts Theatre 2 minutes walk from Mela

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Herr Kettner's Kabaret
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Kettner's 2 minutes walk from Mela

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