brasserie restaurants. We and our sister restaurants serve the varied delicious tastes of real Indian food (totally different from local curry houses) in contemporary yet exotic Indian popular art settings. This is combined with young friendly and bright waiting staff. Bayswater features bold, vibrant and exotic pop art collages of firecracker town of Sivakasi in South India."
"Masala Zone, comprising of 6 Indian brasserie restaurants are located in Central London. They offer a wide range of real Indian food, friendly service, in popular Indian art settings — each one different. "
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 12.30PM- 3PM, 5:30-11.00PM; Sat: 12.30PM-11:00PM, Sun: 12.30- 10.30PM
Harden's survey result
“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”.
“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”.
“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!”
“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.
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 10.30 pm