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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best In Banbury!

It started with me driving through the streets of Banbury searching for something to eat, new in town, I stumbled upon Sheesh Mahal! Oh my God! From the first meal, I knew it. This restaurant will be my food safe haven :) I literally went through all the item on the menu .. One after the other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Mahmoud G
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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

For years I had heard the advert on the radio but never visited. So one day I decided to take my husband their for dinner. After all the advert says about them behind voted the best Indian in Banbury I had good expectations. However the food just wasn't that flavoursome. The staff were friendly enough and the food was hot... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It started with me driving through the streets of Banbury searching for something to eat, new in town, I stumbled upon Sheesh Mahal! Oh my God! From the first meal, I knew it. This restaurant will be my food safe haven :) I literally went through all the item on the menu .. One after the other over a period... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Highly recommended by our lovely cab driver and how right he was! I believe the food was Punjab (apologies if I am mistaken here). It was not you typical Indian food. Not at all hot but such wonderful flavours. Service was great, very friendly and attentive staff. Reasonably priced We will definitely be back!

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Birthday take-a-way curry. Buttered Chicken & Pilau Rice, Chicken Passanda & Boiled Rice, Chicken Korma & Boiled Rice, Mushroom Bhaji and 2 Plain Naan. Ordered over the phone, offered loyalty points, ready to collect when we requested. All the food was Top Notch. Another fantastic meal.

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Kilham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the town of Banbury and I was looking for some good food places to eat , so i checked on Trip Advisor and saw that there was an Indian restaurant close by that had received a very high rating so we decided to pay them a visit First impressions were very good , the front looked... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Before I start this ket me say this is not the first time we have visited here and in the main it has been pretty good. I am not sure what was going on this particualr Saturday evening but it did not turn out good. Having ordered beer and poppadoms intially the food arrived very quickly but 15 minutes later... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we went there last night having heard the advert on Banbury Radio. We went for the Tuesday banquet deal, starter, main course, veg side dish and nan or rice for £9.95. The quality of the food was poor, the chicken was stringy and the lamb dish was mutton and very salty. The saag aloo was a brown mush. The Aubergine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant that serve fantastic food with excellent and friendly service. Regularly have take outs. Recommend to anyone who loves Indian food.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As soon as we tasted out starters we realised that this is a restaurant that really cares about its spices and flavour.For the main we had the Chef's special dish and this impression was confirmed wonderful. After that we were offered fresh mango direct from Karachi. Absolutely fantastic- the real thing - far better than most mangos we have tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great restaurant to get a very good Indian meal. The service is excellent. The waiters are efficient and professional. I love the pristine table cloths; good cutlery and dishes. The chicken pathia and mushroom rice are my favourites but I must tell you, it is all very good. This is a happy civilised place to really enjoy... More 

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?