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“Best in the UK” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal
43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
01295 266489
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Ranked #14 of 147 restaurants in Banbury
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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).
Daventry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best in the UK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My partner and I often drive 20 miles to our favourite Indian restaurant. The Sheesh Mahal consistently serves excellent food and provides a warm and friendly atmosphere. We've yet to find a better Indian restaurant!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Banbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Not reccommended”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

This Stunning building is not delt any justice by this indian resturant. Food tasted salty and plain very much like it had came from a jar. When I returned it, the stroppy waiter snatched all the dishes from the table including one from under my friends nose and stormed into the kitchen. When my dish returned it tasted just as bad as it had done previously!

I doubt they make their dishes from fresh, tasted far too synthetic.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brackley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Deliciious and Authentic Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The decor is upmarket and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The staff offer you a warm welcome and the seating is comfortable.

The food is delicious and cooked with traditional spices and herbs. There is not "one base gravy" to which everything is added as all the dishes are freshly made.

Highly recommended for good authentic and subtle Indian cuisine.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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banbury
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We just keep coming back

I think the owner has got it right and combines the use of good quality ingredients with good recipes and cooking to turn out consistently great food

Do ask for it to be a bit hotter if that is the way you like your Indian food
Do try the Saag Aloo as a side dish

Compares favouribly with the top end in London

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Goodness gracious me !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What a lucky find - really excellent food - certainly the best Indian meal we have had for a long time - and in Banbury too ! The naan bread is particularly good. We will definitely return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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