Masala Zone Bayswater

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Masala Zone Bayswater
Karen Thomas

This Masala Zone in Bayswater - one of nine London restaurants from a reliable group - is a solid example of why this brand remains so popular. Expect a winning combination of affordable, authentic Indian food, good-looking surroundings and cheery service.

That authenticity keeps the menu away from curry house staples - so no chicken tikka masala, say. Instead, expect thalis, an array of biriyanis and an interesting selection of street food dishes, ranging from samosas and dahi puri (whole wheat biscuits filled with spiced mash and three chutneys) to sprouted lentil bhel, pao bhaji and masala papad.

Lunch offers and special deals at other times keep prices even more keen. 

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Masala Zone Bayswater says
Masala Zone Bayswater has so much charm and character after undergoing a complete refurbishment. We unusually combine a panoramic range of proper Indian food - pioneering street food, thalis, daily changing freshly made vegetables, flavourful grills, regional curries & biryanis.
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Venue name: Masala Zone Bayswater
Address: 75 Bishop's Bridge Road
London
W2 6BG
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 1230 - 1500, 1730 - 2300 Sat 1230 - 2300 Sun 1230 - 2230
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4.4 / 5

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1 of 1 found helpful

A very enjoyable and tasty meal. Service was very good, kitchen in full view so you can see exactly what is going on, which I like. The curries were nicely flavoured and filling. Very good value for money.

1 of 1 found helpful

Seated very quickly despite long queues when we first arrived. Our waiter was lovely, he explained all the dishes patiently and gave guidance as appropriate. We had 3 Grand Thalis, 1 lamb chops plus 2 large starters to share between 4 people. The food was served very promptly and everything was delicious. We were stuffed and left feeling very happy. Total bill including beer and soft drinks came to £90. Excellent value for money especially in Central London.

tastemaker

I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in Bayswater slightly off the main drag. As soon as I entered the restaurant, I felt the buzzing atmosphere and loved the modern Indian decor. Their menu was like any other Indian restaurants plus some specialities. The waitress who served my table was knowledgeable about the menu and was efficient. We followed her recommendation and ordered the 'Quail 65' starter, a Thali and a Lamb Biryani. Everything was cooked well, had the right level of spiciness and was delicious. However, I found that the price was a little on the high side for the portion.  

Tastemaker

A couple of weeks back we decided to go for an impromptu curry - being a group of ten made it not the easiest task to find a place. I have been to Masala Zone a while back and though it was worth a try, especially on a Sunday night. The staff has been really helpful and we didn't have to wait long until we got seated.

The waiter was really helpful in explaining different dishes and ingredients and we quickly settled (which might be due to the fact that we were all starving as well).


I ordered a veggie Thali and loved it - for me Indian food is about a whole new experience and not just one sample dish. I have to admit, that the portion was huge and I couldn't finish it (though it made the rest of the group really happy, as they had a chance to try), but I would order it again. I ordered some more chilli, as I prefer my food to be really spice, which made it even tastier. But even if you can't stand hot food - it's still a great place to go for a nice curry.

Tastemaker

A solid 4* for Masala Zone. The place itself is decorated nicely, light and open, plenty of space between tables and has a small open kitchen.

The menu isn't huge but has the awesome Thali along with a choice of 8ish curries, some sharing starters and biryanis.
My friend and I both went for a Thali, which for £14 max includes a 4oz curry, 2 vegetable sides, a lentil side, 2 chapatis or rice, a popadom and chutneys. I love Thalis! It means you get to try lots of different dishes but without ordering crazy amounts of food. The lamb rogan josh was good (spicy, full of flavour), the potato curry was ok but my favourite was the broccoli curry which was delicious! The lentil curry was a bit watery and bland and the chapatis a little cold but everything else was piping hot and all the food was good except the chapatis. 
What made it a lovely meal out apaaaart from the feast of delicious food was the service. The waitress was so friendly, happy and attentive (continually filling up my water - I'm not so good with spice!). 
You are able to reserve tables which in this day and age in central London is a miracle and they also do takeaway - pick up or delivery through some of the apps. This is also a bit cheaper than the eat in menu along with no tip! I've been looking for a good Indian takeaway in my area for so long and now I've found it - gone are the days of watery or oily Friday night 'curries'!