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Shimla Spice Restaurant - Shipley

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Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Indian, Asian
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69 Otley Road | Leonard Street, Shipley, Bradford BD18 2BJ, England
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food Good Service Good Value

Been visiting this restaurant regularly now for 5yrs food is always good as vegetarians we have a great choice here

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt compelled to come on here and share my view of this restaurant. The food is rich in flavour, texture and always tastes great. The staff are really helpful and genuinely exceeded my expectations.

Thank Manny K
Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got a take away this evening. Not been for a while. Really great quality starters and main. Got Shami Kebabs (always excellent) and a Meat Bhuna. Girlfriend had a Chicken peshwari. Top quality stuff. Was very busy in the restaraunt but 30m for takeaway not too bad. Just go there and find out for yourself how good it is... More 

Thank btdmartin
Leeds, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again this restaurant lived up to expectations , all dishes were cooked to perfection {for 11 people}. The place was very busy at 630 on a sat night, with quite a few big partys dining, and enjoying the buzz and vibe of the shimla . A large film crew were also making a tv program on our visit ,... More 

Thank matt p
Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been visiting this restaurant regularly now for 5yrs food is always good as vegetarians we have a great choice here

Thank likestotravel1963
Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Australia most restaurants we go to are BYO! Not seen much by our English family and when it was suggested there was a thought this would not be such a great meal. DO not underestimate the power of BYO. It allows the restaurant to concentrate on their speciality.... cooking. We have been away from England too long and really... More 

Thank hourdy
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shimla has been my favourite curry house for many years. Friendly service in a restaurant which is always busy. Love the "bring your own booze" initiative as this knocks a large amount off your bill. Food is always top notch. Never greasy and curries are really thick and authentic. Personal favourite is the Special Desi Fish Karahi.

Thank Emily M
City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start I must say my partner and I are curry lovers, and have probably ate at most restaurants in Bradford. When we fancy a meal this is where we go. The food is good quality and whilst moderately expensive ( £4 - 8 starts and upto £9 a main), because of the portion size you need only share. Making... More 

Thank Richard B
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant about six times before and it has been OK so we invited four friends to join us for my birthday we were all very disappointed .THREE of the starters were poor onion barjies soft and soggy no taste at all .two chicken balti dishes very poor like chicken chunks in a very hot bland... More 

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Dingli, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I never tasted curry before, and I was not the one who choose the restorant but im impressed. Impressed about the food. For those people who love spicy things i raccomand this restorant for sure, you won't be disappointed. Great food

Thank Robertschembri1996
Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming up to Bradford one or two times a year for the past few years and eating at the same restaurants each time. This time I asked a colleague if he had any recommendations and he suggested Shimla Spice. I thought I'd give it a try as I just wanted something different. Wow! I was really impressed. Firstly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Otley Road | Leonard Street, Shipley, Bradford BD18 2BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford  >  Shipley
  • Phone Number: 441274599800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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