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“Best indian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal
Ranked #42 of 191 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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).
Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Best indian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Excellent as usual - visited in January and returned in July - Staff and food always excellent - we will of course return when next travelling south

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Martin H
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“Superb (even if you've annoying dietary issues!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

I am a coeliac (i.e. cannot eat gluten) which is compounded with a nut allergy so it isn't often we have a take away as frankly, I'm a pain!
Last night, on the recommendation of friends, we decided to try the Sheesh Mahal. I've had so many bad experiences in the past - to the point that I don't enjoy eating out as I also find it somewhat embarrassing having to explain my dietary needs - so we thought it wise to go in and order.
The owner was brilliant and couldn't have been more welcoming. He had detailed knowledge of the entire menu and completely understood my dietary needs and the issue of cross contamination. I felt much more confident in ordering and we couldn't wait to get home and tuck in.
The food was absolutely delicious, the flavours marvellous and my husband very happy (probably because we can now get indian takeaway more often!)
I can only highly recommend Sheesh Mahal and say a big thank you to Kahlid for all his help and to his chef for the fantastic food.
We will be back!
Mrs B.

  • Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Best Indian in Banbury by MILES!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Excellent food, friendly staff, good service, fair price, fresh ingredients, nice place. The best places to eat aren't always the ones that catch your eyes.... We've been going here for years and the food is so good that we keep on going back! We make the mistake of going to Voujon on one occasion as we were with young relatives that were drawn in by the exciting looking fluorescent lights! Never again....

Sheesh Mahal is authentic and all dishes are a real delight to explore.

Before you try the rest ... Try the Best!

  • Visited July 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Superb Food - smashing host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Whilst away for a short break in Oxfordshire, my wife and I stopped in Banbury on our last night for a curry. Not knowing where to eat, I asked a local lass who immediately recommended the Sheesh Mahal. A great choice. This is not one of your typical "Saturday night, 12 pints and 2 Lamb Bhuna restaurants" The owner is really friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere is relaxed, the service is good, but above all the food is superb. If you are in Banbury or are passing it's well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Andy W
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Best Indian Restaurant in North Oxfordshire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have been going to the Sheesh Mahal in Banbury for many years and have never been disappointed with the food or service, which are always top class. The owner always gives you a very warm welcome and for the quality of food, the prices are very reasonable.

Just had one of the nicest Tandoori Chickens ever - even as a take-away collected 20 minutes before eating!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Bruce H
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