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“Excellent - Best in the Area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shahib's

Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $25
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to the Shahib's tripadvisor page. We are a bespoke Indian & Bangladeshi restaurant, our style of cooking is that of Bangladeshi/ Indian homemade feel. We use the freshest spices and herbs along with the tenderest meats to create our unique, fresh and bespoke dishes. We are situated upstairs above the arcade in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Perfect view of the much appreciated picturesque town center . We can cater for large parties as we have a seperate dining room aswell as our main dining area for 60 covers, be it 8, 10 or 30. We can accomadate without a problem. Our seating arrangements give ample space for customers not tight fit or cramped. Aswell as dining in we offer a takeout service with 30% off total bill.
Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent - Best in the Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service. Shown to our table straight away and given plenty of time to make our choices.
Jack and his staff were very chatty and made us feel at home.
I defiantly recommend the special nann!!
We will defiantly be returning on our next visit to the area.

Visited April 2014
Thank Andy K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We booked a table for 1800, we arrived a little earlier and we were shown to a table at the side of the restaurant. The waiters were very attentive, but the food was poor. As a couple who eat indian food regulary we dont need alot of time to choose off the menu. We ordered starters of chicken tikka chat,they came quite quickly and were lovely. our main courses came after only 15 minutes of ordering to me this raised alarm bells. I had the chicken korma and my partner had chicken madras.
As soon as I recieved my meal I found 2 large hairs in my food, and found that the chicken was still pink inside. we raised a concern with the staff to be told it wasnt like that when it left the kitchen? i wasnt sure what the assumption was?

We left the rest of our meal and paid, £47.50 was alot of money for two people to have basically undercooked food with hairs in. We chose this restaurant after the amazing reviews other people had left on trip advisor I can safetly say we will not be returning to this restaurant on our next trip to Bowness

Visited April 2014
1 Thank bec2703
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Jaki R, Owner at Shahib's, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear reviewer you have definitely mistaken my restaurant for another Indian restaurant as I cannot recall a single customer since we have been open (21june2013) to find a hair in their food. Firstly there is no booking that exists for that time in the last 8 months, secondly any issue or complaint is always referred to myself to be dealt with immediately, which again I do not recall happening because of a hair incident and Most importantly none of my 3 waiting staff do not recollect any such event either over the past week or month
Me and my staff work extremely hard to ensure our customers get the best experience when dining with us and all customers who have been know that we are a bespoke Indian restaurant; this just does not make sense or add up. I am absolutely shocked with this review. Period
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Only OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ate here on Sunday evening at 7pm. About 10 other people already in. Noticed only one young man servicing all the diners. To be fair he was doing a good job but was dashing about. The poppadoms looked 'old' but the pickle tray was acceptable. The onion bahji's starter was reasonable but the garlic chicken starter had no real taste. My wife's jalfrazi was massed with onions and not comparable with those had at other Indian's...my chicken Kahari was OK. The lemon rice was nice but the garlic naan bread was dry ...lacked taste....looked like a cloth.
So a bit disappointed really...the young lad apologised for the poor service....we can live with that to degree..... but do expect the food to be up to scratch. Maybe we picked a bad night ?

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank swfc2455
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“First class Indian food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We'll presented food, restaurant room provided good intimate privacy, looking forward to eating here again.

Visited April 2014
Thank A_St_Ranger421
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Chipping Sodbury
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. If we visit again it will definitely be somewhere we will visit for a meal again.

Thank Danielle-Lyons
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