Melur

Restaurants, Malaysian Paddington
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Melur
Melur is a pleasing mix of bronze tiled flooring, redwood tables, brown leather seats and a glass-fronted bar, where expats, students and office workers gather for cheap, cheerful Malaysian eats. Tofu sumbat (deep-fried bean curd served with sliced cucumber and bean sprouts) was a snappy match for its zesty peanut sauce. Sambal udang (stir-fried prawns with a chilli condiment) was deliciously piquant. But mee goreng mamak, a stir-fried noodle dish with a tomato undertone, was let down by overcooked chicken. We finished with bubur cha cha, a typical Malaysian dessert of sweet potato, yam and sago pearls with coconut milk. The drinks list features cocktails, wine and Tiger beer, and service is fleet-footed and cheerful.

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Venue name: Melur
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Address: 175A Edgware Road
London
W2 1ET
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.50pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Edgware Road tube
Price: Main courses £3.50-£7.80. Set meal £12-£16 per person (minimum 2). Unlicensed. Corkage no charge.
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Anteena
Tastemaker

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - so give this a try

Its a family run business and you can tell the passion the chef/owner has. I'd never tried Malaysian food before and i really enjoyed it.
I love spicy food so this was perfect for me. We started off with various deep fried starters the satay was my favourite. I ordered the beef rendang and was very surprised how much meat you got in a portion it was enough 2. 
Lots of desserts came out but i am rather traditional so my favourite was the deep fried banana with icecream. After we were given lots of flowered tea to drink - i have to admit they were lovely to watch as they opened in the glass.
The place was packed and full of malaysian people which to me is a fantastic sign as you know the food is on par with good homecooked food.
If i am in the area i will definitely be back to try some other dishes and definitely order the lovely beef rendang

Joanne  M
tastemaker

Recemtky taken over by new management i went and experienced my first taste of Malaysian cuisine and I was truly blown away with the great food that was served. My taste buds were literally dancing around on my tongue with the spiciness and deliciousness of all the flavours from the amazing chicken dish, prawns, coconut rice, etc. and my eyes literally were lighting up with the joy of seeing all the beautiful food that was served I was most certainly feeling very happy and welcomed.

After tasting the wonderful Malaysian cuisine I had I would definitely eat Malaysian food again and I would definitely visit this place again if in the area but its like a treasure trove as quite hidden inbetween the scaffolding that is up and hidden due to fact the restaurant is set downstairs but neverless people do know about it as went along on a Tuesday night with friends and it was packed full of locals so booking is recommended.

The new owners of the place and other staff are all very nice and very welcoming which made the whole night more of a very pleasurable one.

Jon

I trust your reviews on most occasions but this review is far from reality. This place is in a basement with no natural light and the food is between horrible to average. We had some squid that had a car tyre texture and very strange sour coconut soup. The service was not cheerful at all, actually, the waiter seemed scared and inexperienced. I would really try to avoid this place.