The Mahal

4.6
16 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
“Mahal” (/mɛˈɦɛl/), meaning “a mansion or a palace” is the perfect setting for an all new Indian restaurant in Cheltenham.
As one would expect, glamour, opulence, sensational food and superior service all converge to give our guests a wonderful and memorable dining experience.
Our award winning chefs only use the best quality seasonal produce to create a rotating menu based on traditional favourites and innovative conceptions of their own.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 16 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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ROGERN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit and did not disappoint, 1st visit excellent 2nd equally so. Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff and very helpful. I highly recommend this little gem of a Cheltenham eating experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, thank you for a great night out

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alanr
Gloucestershire
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely people who really care about what they do and a good kitchen creating rich memorable flavours. Bit pricey but you do get carpets linen and a Regency mansion in Cheltenham part of the deal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding , subtle flavours , a great wine pairing & outstanding service . We'll be back soon !

DH
DavidH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food and excellent service. A real pleasure to go there for an evening out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal celebrating 15th wedding anniversary. Couldn’t fault anything about the evening. Planning a return visit when rules allow.

NQ
NathanQ
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the restaurant, food and service was excellent. Our waiter Ovi was excellent

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lauren
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indian i’ve had. Delicious food and great service.

DH
DavidH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent right across the board. From the friendly welcome (like old friends) to seeing us out and on the way home.
The Spice Lodge, was really good but Mahal have taken the experience to a higher level.
We shall make it a firm favourite.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service and attention to detail

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Julie
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When in Cheltenham, don’t leave without eating here.
This was our second visit and took a local with us which was her first visit.
We were all in agreement, this is an excellent place to eat in an environment equally pleasing.
Don’t miss it!

RR
RobertR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great food, lovely ambiance

JL
JamesL
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and excellent service. Would go again

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RuthTttttttttttttttttttt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Imaginative comtemporary Indian cuisine. The staff are attentive and friendly. There is plenty of space in the dining room and throughout the building. Centrally situated with parking.

TH
TonyH
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new addition to Cheltenham. Miles better than its predecessor. Food was exquisite, service very friendly and efficient, standout was head waiter, barman and host.

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Pacoceline
London
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had issues with the service, was last night of the eat out scheme so was busy. However on arrival the bar was full of unwashed glasses and debris from many past guests. The soft shell crab was tough and not worthy, Service needs to improve, Manager corrected bill to take off the poor soft shell crab, but not sure we will return

FAQs

The Mahal is rated 4.6 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.