Review of 'Masala Zone'

With an interesting decor festooned with dolls hanging from the ceiling and looking out over the uninspired back-lane that is Floral Street (and the side of the Royal Opera House) the Masala Zone (part of a small chain) is a great place to enjoy some unique and interesting Indian food.

We visited on a Thursday around about 7 pm and it was already very busy with staff running every which way.

Starting with some of the fresh juice (nothing to write home about) we began our experience with a sampler plate of various starters which appeared on a single, rather messy, plate. Putting aside aesthetics it was certainly tasty though we did not entirely know what we were eating.

The style of eating or, dish, that this chain is known for is “Thalis” which is delivered to the table for each diner as a metal plate with various small containers of dishes with side salads (etc). It is eaten by adding dishes one at a time to your rice. This was very good indeed with exceptional pompadoms (with mango chutney).

The prices were reasonable and the staff very efficient (if not entirely helpful at explaining the menu). We did not have time for desert but they did look good as well…

For a good, reasonably priced Indian meal you could not go far wrong here…

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2009-01-23

Cuisine: Indian

Address: 48 Floral Street, London WC2E 9DA

Public Transport: TUBE Covent Garden

Location: London (England) - Covent Garden



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Telephone: +44 (0)20 7379 0101