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Owner's description

Since its opening in 2001, Masala Zone Soho has been one of the most popular restaurants in London serving real Indian food. Run by the same team behind highly acclaimed Indian restaurants Chutney Mary, Amaya and Veeraswamy, Masala Zone Soho has now been transformed, following a complete renovation. The new sophisticated and inviting space comprises a glamorous new bar, the Bangle Bar, and preserves the unique tribal art on the walls.
A number of exciting new dishes have also been added whilst retaining the legendary core offerings. The lunch menu sees new light dishes with flavourful all-in-one bowls from £8.50.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 12pm-11pm; Saturday: 12:30pm-11pm; Sunday: 12:30pm-10:30pm

Typical Dishes:
Sev Puri Puffs
Spicy Squid Bhajias
Idiappam Seafood Biryani
Thali - a platter with little bowls consisting of a wide variety of dishes providing nutrition, texture, flavours and colours for a complete meal.
Coondapur Ghee Roast Duck with Dosa

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
140


survey result

Summary

£44
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3
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3
Good
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fresh-tasting food with distinctive flavours” and “unpretentious, tasty thalis” make this small London group (now in its 20th year) a “go-to chain” for its fans: “amazing value for such high-quality cuisine”.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very interesting Indian food for a chain”, “professional service” and a “lovely atmosphere” have carved a strong reputation for these well-established street-food cafés. “Prices seem to be creeping up” however, and even those who praise its “fresh flavours” feel it’s “not quite as good value as in the past”.

Summary

£37
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We always go for the Grand Thali and it’s a knockout!” – These “ever-buzzing” contemporary Indians make a very “handy backstop”, with WC2 in particular “an excellent pre-theatre option” for a “fast and delicious” meal. “We thought it might be chain-bland, but the food was good and quite authentic… and good value too!”

Summary

£32
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Surprisingly good for a chain” – these “fun” and “fast” street-food Indians provide a “genuine, varied and healthy” pit stop, with “good value thalis” a popular bet. The handy Covent Garden branch is particularly worth remembering.

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Opening hours

lunch noon - 3.30 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 11 pm, all day Sat
Last orders: 11 pm

The 2020 Harden's Guide

2020 Hardens London Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times

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