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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 42
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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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
Superb Indian Food

I recently had the good fortune to enjoy another delicious authentic Indian meal at the Sheesh Mahal. My friend just loves the pristine white damask table cloths and napkins. The friendly waiters are attentive but not oppressive and we always have a very good and relaxing experience. I really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherry H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the good fortune to enjoy another delicious authentic Indian meal at the Sheesh Mahal. My friend just loves the pristine white damask table cloths and napkins. The friendly waiters are attentive but not oppressive and we always have a very good and relaxing experience. I really appreciate the dinning environment just as it is, comfortable and somewhat... More 

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Thank Cherry H
Banbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard mixed reviews about this place so decided to give it a try. Looks nice from the outside, dated on the inside. No atmosphere at all. Felt rushed from the start... In fact the whole meal lasted barely 40 minutes. Took our drink and poppadom order before we had even taken off our coats. They were on the table less... More 

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Thank Emma T
Banbury
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only indian restaurant I have found where the food is like what you might find in India. Great food - expensive but worth every penny.

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Thank LightningLau
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Once again a terrible experience, ordered a takeaway drove 10 miles open again to find part of my main dish missing, this is second time this has happened. Ring up to complain to be told they will give me the other dish when I re visit again. Will never be ordering takeaways from here again.

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Thank Stephen W
Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I had a meal here with my two sons on Christmas Eve, early in the evening. It is so relaxing here, you never feel rushed and the waiters are very friendly and attentive. We came here last Christmas Eve as well. The food is very tasty and full of flavour, as well as being reasonably priced - we will definitely... More 

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Thank Sue J
Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Ordered through Just Eat app. On arrival was told abruptly that I must order direct as Just Eat take 12.5%. I asked for the free bottle of Cobra as advertised but was refused. The food is not on a par with Voujon, Indian Queen or Purple Mango which explains why not one table was occupied when I arrived at 19:30... More 

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Thank blueensign7
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great food anytime but super value on a Tuesday. For £9.95 you get a starter, main course with rice + a side dish. Same quality and volume as any other night but really great value. Friendly and helpful staff, plenty of elbow room (not cramped around the tables) and lovely atmosphere. Made very welcome by the owner.

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Thank Max270243
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Another fantastic evening sampling the delights cooked up here. Always look forward to dining here and has never let me down. Great fresh tasting curries with great staff. Love it here. Thanks to all.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Greeting - warm & genuine Service - efficient with appropriate level of attention at appropriate time Drink - good value, wide choice and properly served Food - simply delicious! Value - the icing on the cake - would happily pay double. Massive thanks to Mr Khalid and his staff - can't wait to return... Monty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Without a doubt the best Indian restaurant I have ever visited (and I've been to a few). You get a warm welcome at the front of the house and a friendly informative advice from the waiting staff. The food is made using totally fresh ingredients and any dish will be made to your liking. I can't praise the Sheesh mahal... 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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic

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?