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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

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Sheesh Magic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
MarketMunchers
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Deddington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Deddington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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229 reviews 229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?