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Sheesh Mahal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
01295 266489
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not visited this restaurant for more than 10 years due to a poor meal we were finally lulled by the advertising to give it another go. The meal was appalling. Four completely different starters and four different main meals all tasting the same - very spicy. The food was saturated in heavy spices and if it hadn't been for... More 

Thank MishaBuddy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently preparing excellent Indian food. Refurbished restaurant for those wishing to eat in, however personally prefer the takeaway service.

Thank BO88INS
Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us went for dinner. They didn't bring the popadums, the forgot a main dish & the worst was that they gave meat naans instead of veg ones. My aunt who has never had meat ever, just ate some of a keema naan, I'm a pescetarian who also just had some. They didn't take this seriously. They replaced them... More 

Thank Narj1t
Banbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have an annual pilgrimage to the Sheesh with friends for our boys 'Christmas night out'. Always very friendly and the location has the feeling of being in someone's front room which makes it very relaxing. A good mix of food and I don't think we have ever been disappointed. The spiciness of dishes has tended to be slightly milder... More 

Thank James S
Daventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent food and service in a pleasant, clean setting. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced for the quality.

Thank MrsDanielCraig
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant prices are good staff need to show a little more enthusiasm as they walk around as if it is a funeral. Good variety clean and comfortable prices are competitive

1 Thank paddyc173
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My family and I have been eating here for several years. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is always of a high standard, and the whole experience - whether dining in or having a takeaway - is excellent. We particularly like the Makhani dishes, which are mild but very enjoyable. We look forward to coming... More 

1 Thank A J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

A good restaurant. I rate it 2nd in Banbury for Indian food after Jool in Parson's Street. Good quality food and tasty dishes with a twist in the flavours. Not being a fan of Indian food I can say this with confidence.

Thank UK_Jetsetter_2010
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Title says it all. Food was more oily slop than curry. The service was good but the waitress had difficulty understanding English. We weren't asked for drinks at any point. To make matters worse, had stomach cramps all night and was quite ill.

Thank Pinkyone17
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

That says something. Four of us tonight will give it another go. Enjoyed our last visit but I'm a real big curry fan and travel miles for the right food. Let's see. For now it's very good. Let's see if tonight is excellent.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 The Green | South Bar, Banbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury
  • Phone Number: 01295 266489
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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