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13A Gloucester Road | Near Zetland Road Traffic Lights, Bristol, England
0117 942 2942
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great food bad service

Visited sat eve with family, were seat promptly, popadoms and came after a short wait, then we waited over 40 mins for main course, food was fab, hot and very tasty but the customer service let the restaurant down

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our favourite place for a curry for years, in the last two weeks something awful has happened- new chef? the food is terrible, so sad as we used to love the food here.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

New and sadly downgrade chef in the house - big backward step for this Gloucester Road institution. Dishes now feel poorly thrown together, lacking the beautiful integration of old.

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lydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited sat eve with family, were seat promptly, popadoms and came after a short wait, then we waited over 40 mins for main course, food was fab, hot and very tasty but the customer service let the restaurant down

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friends and I went to Sheesh Mahal 3 Jan 15 for a catch-up and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had been there a long time ago, but my friends are avid fans and go regularly. I can see why. The welcome on arrival feels genuine and we were seated (as we hadn't pre-booked) and offered drinks and menus. The wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have known this restuarant for years but we moved to France and good curries are very hard to find, so on a recent trip back to Bristol we had to go to the Sheesh Mahal. The waiters are really friendly and very efficient and we love the booths you can sit in. The food is top notch and most... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Boss was rude and urgent and required payment as soon as I had ordered whilst in the waiting room. They were not busy. I think he felt that I would run away! When home the curry was dripping in oil, the lamb pieces tasted very animal-like very lamby and the sauce looked rich and tasty but wasnt at all.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had a very tasteless meal in this place, Madras curry was week as they come and my tandoori chicken had no flavour at all, I would be confident in saying that my own tandoori chicken leaves theirs standing.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was actually wandering looking for somewhere to eat. I love the decor in this place, it's amazing and different. I ordered chicken kahari and it arrived only ten minutes later, piping hot and it was delicious. OK, I was there early evening but I still thought it was very nice that the chef came out to make sure that... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sheesh is by far in my oppinion the best curry house in the area (i eat alot of curry). You can order a dish to your spice requirements, the Gustafa is a must have. The 20% off on takeaway makes it very affordable. This is a curry house who takes pride in each dish they serve and this shows through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In my opinion, the Sheesh Mahal serves the best Indian food in Bristol. I have been coming for years now. I used to live on Gloucester Road, and have tried many of the curry houses in Bristol. There are some excellent restaurants - the Raj Pavilions is superb, and I've enjoyed visiting Old India in the centre recently. Westbury has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13A Gloucester Road | Near Zetland Road Traffic Lights, Bristol, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117 942 2942

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?