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Sheesh Mahal

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43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
01295 266489
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Sheesh Mahal is an award-winning Indian restaurant set in the heart of...
The Sheesh Mahal is an award-winning Indian restaurant set in the heart of Banbury, Oxfordshire.Offering a memorable and sophisticated dining experience, our chefs are inspired by traditional Indian recipes dating back centuries. We pride ourselves on creating dishes to tempt and reward the taste buds.Led by proprietor Mohammad Khalid, our mission is to provide you with an experience that makes a meal in the Sheesh Mahal an extraordinarily special occasion.Using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients, each meal is an individual work of gastronomic art, capturing the wonderfully vibrant and exquisite flavours of Asia.There is ample free parking available for Sheesh Mahal customers at the back of the restaurant (Crouch Street).
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 198
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
No food die here!

The head man certainly knows his stuff! Lovely restaurant in a nice location. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. A very nice meal, nice staff and great food. What's not to like? Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Notlaw008
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The head man certainly knows his stuff! Lovely restaurant in a nice location. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. A very nice meal, nice staff and great food. What's not to like? Well worth a visit.

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South
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Last night I bought my second takeaway from Sheesh Mahal. My previous experience had not been very satisfactory - I phoned in advance, arranged to pick up a meal at a given time, and then arrived at that allotted time to find that the chefs had not even begun to cook my meal. I then had to wait 40 minutes... More 

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Mohammed K, Owner at Sheesh Mahal, responded to this review

On reading your comments, I am more than a little dismayed by your interpretation of events - 15 minutes to wait for your meal to be freshly prepared I think is more than reasonable and I was certainly not dismissive in telling you we have never cooked using ghee, as our customers will testify on their comments and continuing patronage.... More 

Tregaron, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Taken for dinner here by our son and weren't sure what to expect. Very impressed with the decor and atmosphere. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was really excellent with a wide range of dishes and all we ordered was of extremely high quality. Would definitely recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

The food is really amazing! We ordered 4 different dishes and they all tasted very differend, but each one was amazingly good! You can tell they purely use fresh ingredients.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Whilst travelling to Banbury by Canal Barge we decided to eat here based one a brief glance at Tripadvisor. Cannot fault the food it was excellent. We did have a few issues however. Twice they got our order wrong but that was quickly rectified by the man I assume was the owner, the staff certainly acted like whipped dogs around... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time. Although the restaurant was not busy, we had to ask for plates to be cleared from the table, returned inadequately cooked food and thought was overpriced for the quality and quantity. Would not recommend.

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Banbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Always a nice welcome on arrival. Attentive service, great authentic food. A little mire pricey than other Indian restaurants

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was first introduced to Mr. Khalid and his team by my then boyfriend in 1993. We have been regular clients since. The food is good, and the service excellent. Mr. K has teased me for years about a misordered non-existent dish I asked for once. The younger team he is bringing on will, I'm sure, follow in the same... More 

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oxfordshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For a few years we have been buying take-aways from here. The food is varied and better than average, and the management are always welcoming. The lighting in the restaurant is too bright, which is why we enjoy the food at home! We visit about every 6 weeks.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

food okay but not much of it, quite expensive for very little food. Restaurant busy but little atmosphere, staff was not very chatty. Comfy chairs and tastefully decorated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01295 266489

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Sheesh Mahal is an award-winning Indian restaurant set in the heart of Banbury, Oxfordshire.Offering a memorable and sophisticated dining experience, our chefs are inspired by traditional Indian recipes dating back centuries. We pride ourselves on creating dishes to tempt and reward the taste buds.Led by proprietor Mohammad Khalid, our mission is to provide you with an experience that makes a meal in the Sheesh Mahal an extraordinarily special occasion.Using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients, each meal is an individual work of gastronomic art, capturing the wonderfully vibrant and exquisite flavours of Asia.There is ample free parking available for Sheesh Mahal customers at the back of the restaurant (Crouch Street).
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?