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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
A very different Indian experience

Different due to the ambience, décor and overall experience. Its quite a surprise to walk in the Sheesh Mahal, not at all what you would expect although the clue is in the approach to the restaurant which is also very different. The welcome was warm and friendly. The décor is understated and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
646Roger
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Banbury
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Banbury
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Different due to the ambience, décor and overall experience. Its quite a surprise to walk in the Sheesh Mahal, not at all what you would expect although the clue is in the approach to the restaurant which is also very different. The welcome was warm and friendly. The décor is understated and the lighting decorative but discreet again not what... More 

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is the most delicious, flavour-filled Indian food I've ever had, anywhere in the country. The service is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is housed in a lovely old stone building, the interior is nothing to write home about, but the food is! Delicious, and I will return many times!

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Deddington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We hadn't been here in years but Khalid recognised us the moment we entered and made us very welcome. His staff were attentive and caring. Son and grandson who regularly eat Indian style foods thoroughly enjoyed their meals as did we. Good ambiance even if there were only a few diners that early in the evening. The take aways were... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The outside building is very nice and it is in a very convinient location. The staff are lovely and the food there s nice but not amazing. it is sold at a fair price so would still stay it is a nice place to eat

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, 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?