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“Really Good Meal in Unusual Surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shampan

Shampan
Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Cardigan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $40
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Really Good Meal in Unusual Surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We were staying in a holiday apartment in Aberporth and this was recommended by the owners (although I think it is also referred to as the Royal India). Unusually the restaurant is a boat just about in the water down by the river.

Arrived 7pm on a Thursday night - pretty busy but I had reserved. Contrary to other reviews the food arrived quickly, almost too quickly and the service was friendly. Food was all excellent and huge portions too. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Fresh and delicious. Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very friendly service. Excellent atmosphere on the boat. Very clean. Food prepared fresh daily and you can taste it! We will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food - but so slow.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were only in Cardigan for one night and decided to try this resturant we loved the novel idea of it being on a boat.

The food .... when we finally got it was very nice but oh the wait. We waited an hour to get our starters and over an hour for our mains.

Yes it was a saturday night and they were rushed off their feet with takeaways (the resturant was about 2/3 rds full ) and the manager apologised twice but still the wait was far too long and unacceptable.

We weren't just unlucky everyone in the resturant seemed to have a really long wait.

So I wouldn't recommend you try this place unless you have an infinate amount of time and patience.

It was also extremely cold in there but thats probably our fault for choosing to eat on a boat on one of the the coldest night of the year.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic curries.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

I've eaten at this restaurant many times. Always been good food and service. Staff are excellent and very friendly. Can lack atmosphere on a quiet evening. But I guess that's the same every where.

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Birmingham
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“Good food and location, disappointing prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant post-Christmas curry at the Shampan. First time visitors and will return (perhaps in summer so we can see the view). Only disappointment was the price - we eat at lots of curry places in Birmingham and I'd say Shampan was about 25-30% more expensive for a comparable meal. But that won't stop us returning for a holiday meal out.

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