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5.4 /6 Excellent 26 Reviews

Masala Bazaar

Town Centre Indian £££ +100
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About Masala Bazaar

Carlisle is a long way from Kolkata and Chennai, but in the town centre, one can find an authentic taste of India. On Botchergate, just across from the main train station, there is Masala Bazaar, an Indian restaurant with an emphasis on the street food traditions of the many states and cities of the subcontinent, with diverse dishes that are not regularly seen elsewhere. We’d recommend the sizzler selection, served with no little drama at your table, featuring grilled meats such as Scottish salmon, lamb chops, king prawns and more. The house specialties at Masala Bazaar are equally as decadent, with venison vindaloo, pork chop bhooni and duck coated with spices and seared in the pan. They have plenty of the classics of the Indian curry tradition – as well as plenty of vegetarian dishes – so all of your party can try out their favourites, whether they are newbies or curry cognoscenti. Book a table now to reserve the best seat in Carlisle town centre.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Masala Bazaar, 4a English gate Plaza, CA11RP Carlisle


26 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 26 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
Service: extraordinary
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Lyndsey B.
1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 17:49

Very quick service and the food is gorgeous. Good prices we will definitely be back. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Thumbs up

Keith D.
1 review so far 6
15.01.2017 22:05

Nice & clean restaurant, friendly staff, food so tasty & served hot, with is always a plus with me, my first visit & I'll be back...👍...

Mick M.
1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 20:21

Fantastic meal, love the different menu. The staff were very attentive and polite. I took a group of friends that hadn't visited the restaurant before, they were very impressed. We will be back.

brian k.
1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 18:50

Very friendly staff, really nice decor. A really good menu, with a wide choice of options, something for everyone. Just the right size portions. Would definitely make a return visit.

Kate W.
1 review so far 6
15.06.2016 19:47

This restaurant is fantastic - the service is friendly and incredibly helpful. The food is a fantastic quality all of which came out hot and tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend the Masala Bazaar

Sheila B.
1 review so far 6
16.09.2016 20:08

This was our 1st Visit to this Restaurant but will definitely not be the last it has to be 1of the best in Carlisle the staff from us going in till we came out were very helpful and courteous and the meals we ordered were out of this world I definitely would recommend this Restaurant

Dagmar S.
1 review so far 4
22.03.2017 20:47

The restaurant is central to the shops,pubs and other restaurants.Its modern and airy,plenty of space between tables.The staff were friendly and we were served promptly.However the food was a let down,we couldn't detect any spices,garlic,ginger or chilli,the word bland will adequately describe all the dishes we had,the only item we enjoyed were the naan breads,which were large and very tasty. Would not return as we both enjoy spicy food and that's just didn't get delivered.

Brian W.
1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 16:48

Great food, with many dishes not seen at the average "Indian" restaurant. If we visit Carlisle again, we will definitely return to the Masala Bazaar.

Steven H.
1 review so far 4
07.02.2017 19:05

Service and welcome was good. Food seemed high quality but was lacking in spice. My meal was rated 2 chillies a friends was rated 3. Both dishes had zero spice. I'm not big on how hot chillies are but it was almost like they had forgotten to add the chillies. Other than that the food was good.

Paul M.
1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 22:28

Excellent service and beautiful food. This place never fails to live up to expectations. Many of our friends use this as their first choice for Indian food in Carlisle. Keep up the great standards !

Callam W.
1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 20:41

Service was quick and very professional, food was brilliant and overall evening was high quality. Would recommend to anyone who likes indian food or just wants to try it.

Fiona D.
1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 05:04

Excellent food and very tasty. Friendly service and would visit again. Food was unique to the restaurant and they presented it well. Enjoyable experience and I recommend.

Liam W.
1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 23:08

Another superb night at this top quality Indian Restaurant, lovely surroundings, fantastic service and top quality food, very highly recommended!! We will be back again very soon!!

keith t.
1 review so far 6
06.07.2016 16:33

Fabulous food. Different from your usual Bangladeshi style but superbly presented and so tasty. Décor is really good and the service was too. Really enjoyed it.

Chris J.
1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 19:04

Excellent - a great range of interesting (and different) dishes, all well executed and very tasty. Very good service also. Would be very happy to return.

Paul W.
1 review so far 5
15.08.2017 02:03

Good attentive staff who were very helpful. Portions quite large but very tasty, would recommend the soup as a starter and the biriyani as a main. Overall a very nice experience.

Ryan P.
1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 03:48

Wonderful food and great service. Soft shell crab and scallops with cauliflower puree were great. A great reason to go to carlisle for the evening.

Ken S.
1 review so far 6
15.09.2016 03:32

Excellent food excellent staff. Very good price for the quality of the food and would certainly recommend this for a quality Indian meal to anyone.

Daniel h.
1 review so far 5
24.07.2016 18:27

Food and Service was great I loved how the plates were red hot before they served your main course up. Really enjoyed the sizzling chicken. Will defiantly be back! Tremendous👍

Dot Y.
2 reviews so far 5
07.08.2016 20:34

Lovely food & excellent service, not your typical Indian menu - definately will be returning. Plenty of choice for everyone, lots of dishes to go back & try.

Alan M.
1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 22:45

As usual, very welcoming, great food, can't get past the railway curry and fusion Kolcatta chicken. More than enough. Been back 3 weeks running - can't fault it!

Chris G.
1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 21:34

Courteous, efficient service complemented the excellent cuisine, all of which was appreciated by our party. We should like to re-visit at some stage before too long !

Stephen G.
1 review so far 5
25.09.2016 20:08

Very good service and great food, staff were very nice and it's in an ideal spot in the centre of the city near bars and clubs

Sarath A.
1 review so far 5
16.09.2016 17:15

Tasty food, good service & reasonable prices. A very good location, good interiors and friendly staff. Mango lassi and lobster were highlight of the meal

Audrey P.
1 review so far 4
15.04.2017 16:36

Very good service. Ingredients were good quality. The choice of menu options was wide and original. Thought the dishes were over salted And the oil for the fried foods very tired.