If you’ve decided to cut back on expenses by giving up dining out, you might want to reconsider after you read about this special offer. Mela restaurants are offering their award-winning Indian Cuisine at a 50% discount during January. And no coupons are needed. Simply whisper in a sweet voice “50 % off” into your server’s ear. Perhaps this could become a January tradition for all London restaurants! And if you visit their website www.melarestaurant.co.uk, and click offers, you will also be able to print out a voucher for a free bottle of wine for a table of four.

Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, Herne Hill and just opened in Redhill, Surrey, Mela recently received the “Indian restaurant of the Year” during the Moet & Chandon ITV London Restaurant Awards. Their specialities include Raj Kachore: a puffed savoury puri stuffed with seasoned potato, spiced haricot seed lentils, topped with homemade chutney and yoghurt, and Methi Murgh: Tender chicken thigh cooked with fresh spinach and fenugreek leaves. All Mela restaurants offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, mains and side-dishes. Party set-menu’s are available from £17.95. For bookings visit online at www.melarestaurant.co.uk.