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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, 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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  • 39
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 13
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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
Great restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Oz1990
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Oxon
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Oxon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First class food and service - there is delicacy about the cooking which sets the food apart and brings out different flavours - the hallmark of good cuisine. Standard is equally high for both restaurant and takeaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were recommended by a friend and it was a very enjoyable experience, staff was very knowledgeable and had some of their recommendations and it was soooo tasty that we so far never had such a nice food for long time. Every time we visit Banbury wool definetly come again.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We haven't visited the Sheesh Mahal for a good 5 Years. We had a family meal for 5 last night and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this place. Service was excellent, with a smile and humour to make us at ease. Food was probably the best Indian food we have had in a long time in the area and we were... More 

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Banbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?