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“Wonderful”
Review of Shahib's

Shahib's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and service and atmosphere. Definitely the place to have Indian in Bowness! The food was seriously amazing!!

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English first
Leeds, England
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, lovely surroundings, great portions”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited Shahib's tonight for a meal and we were really impressed.

We had poppadoms to start with. It was nice to be able to choose between normal and spicy. I went for the spicy and my wife had the normal. The pickle tray was spot on too.

For starters, my wife had Onion Bhaji and she received two very large bhajis. Definitely value for money. I had the grilled red pepper stuffed with Chicken Tikka which was absolutely fantastic. It's not something I have seen on a menu before but I will definitely be looking for it going forwards!

For mains we had a Lamb Passanda and a Shahib Special Karachi. Both were beautiful with plenty of meat and tasted great. We had everything accompanied by a peshwari naan, a kulcha naan and egg fried rice and chips.

Everything was spot on.

The restaurant itself was lovely, with a great colour-scheme and nice decorations. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.

The staff were very friendly, asking us whether we wanted our mains straight after our starters, or whether we would like to take 5/10 minutes between.

It was also very nice to chat to the manager Jack.

Be sure to visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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uk
2 reviews
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

After a disappointing mix up at "The Old England" hotel, our group of eight found ourselves with nowhere to eat at 8.30pm on Good Friday, we were not hopeful of being accommodated anywhere on a busy bank holiday evening, however, we stumbled across Shahib's, we did not know what to expect but were grateful for somewhere to eat.
We were made to feel welcome from the start, the staff are excellent , especially Jack, the young owner who is working exceptionally hard to make a success of his business, we were given advice on menu choices, told not order too much rice/ bread etc. Jack is a natural at customer service.
The food arrived freshly cooked and very good, the menu has all the usual dishes one would expect and several more unusual choices, we had a mixture of the two and I have to say it was one of the tastiest indian meals I have had.
Shahib's is not the place to dress up and take your wife on your anniversary, but if you like indian food in an informal and relaxed location, please give Shahib's a try.
Jack, thank you for a great evening and we wish you every success for the future.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Amazing Food, Excellent Staff and Great Decor”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

As a family of four we ate here over the Easter weekend, the food was faultless and the service was excellent. We would highly recommend and waiters were all excellent, especially Jack!

  • Visited April 2014
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent - Best in the Area”
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
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