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43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
01295 266489
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Ranked #25 of 155 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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).
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

To be honest I am not a huge fan of Indian cusine, as previous dishes I have tried over the years tend to be greasy, tasteless and too spicy for my liking. Somehow my other half persuaded me to go out for an Indian. We were greeted and seated quickly and being midweek the restaurant was quite quiet. Staff were... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Certainly one of the better curry houses I have visited. Food was excellent, staff were attentive without being intrusive, service was as you would wish. My only criticisms would be : interior lighting is not of the best and the printed menu is difficult to read. Would definitely return when next in Banbury.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went for a Birthday meal on Tuesday evening. Great flavours everything made to order & you can both see & taste the differences between the all the dishes. Some lovely side dishes. Tuesday nights you couldn't do better for £10. Starter, Main, a plain rice or naan & 3 side dishes between 6 of us. Only thing not included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really nice surroundings, good position, as you walk towards the door you know this is an upmarket restaurant, the staff were very attentive throughout without being pushy, The food is well presented and very tasty and being a curry snob needed to be! although perhaps portions are a little smaller than normal and a little expensive. I would recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Probably one of the better curry houses in town.... small portions and a bit expensive for what it is.

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Bloxham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had special guests to our house today, my sister in law and her new partner. Usually we use other Indian takeaways but tonight we thought we would go upmarket and try the Sheesh Mahal in Banbury. Order was taken quickly and I was told 45 minutes delivery as we are very busy. No problem, even though it was £10... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just love this place, the food is amazing, the staff attentive, we even take our grandson who is 19 months old, and he loves the taste of a properly cooked curry

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Yes, the food was good but I was given our takeaway in a cardboard box and walking a few hundred yards home in the dark, the curry sauce leaked out all over my lovely coat and it is badly stained. £10 later at the dry cleaners and it is still stained. I made a call to the restaurant and they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

So we went to the Sheesh Mahal on recommendations from friends. When we arrived we were greeted straight away and were able to choose where to sit, this wasn't a problem as the restaurant was very quiet (it was a Monday night). It took a few minutes to get a drink and a little while before they came round to... More 

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Additional Information about Sheesh Mahal

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

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