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Shilam Indian Restaurant

££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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Station Buildings Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
+44 1970 615015
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in the railway station complex we found this place as we stepped off the train. This was an impulse visit as we had not intended to eat curry. A varied menu offering a range of Indian styles and in a pleasant setting. The service was attentive and the prices reflected well this medium standard establishment. We agreed this was... More 

Thank John B
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with my family for a meal during a busy Saturday night. Food was great and the staff were very friendly. Good menu on offer with very knowledgable staff! Highly recommended!

Thank Carl_Deny
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have had been there with my family. Like always food was very good. I have ate chicken jalfraze, pilau rice and garlic nan. Portions were big - even too big for one person. Rice was fluffy, same like nan. I will go there again when possible.

Thank Szymon K
Llanrhystud, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mrs and I popped in for a takeaway on a busy Friday evening. In no time was our order taken by very friendly staff and we choose not to order a drink whilst we waited. Both local and national newspapers were available as was the chance just to sit, relax and watch the world passing by outside. The food... More 

Thank Chris B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Aber for nearly 9 years, I have found the food at Shilam consistently delicious. It is a friendly and welcoming place, the staff are always kind and attentive. I've also held a fundraising event here to raise money for animals, I requested the whole day be veggie & vegan food only (actually it was all vegan as... More 

Thank Kia H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a special occasion following an event at the University which was longer, by far, than expected. The staff at the Shilam waited for us and then served us a wonderful meal, it was great, we forgot the time and were shocked to realize it was around midnight when we left. They were so kind it was a great... More 

Thank Judi A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is fantastic. The food, service and atmosphere are all first rate. We booked a table for 9:30pm as we had an event on campus. They were the only place that took bookings so late. When our event overran, they stayed open and waited and served us so kindly without showing any annoyance. Thank you!

Thank Maria L
Management response:

Hi Maria, Thank you for your kind words - we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and that you were pleased with our service. We hope to see you again soon. More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Right inside Aber station Shilam is a decent Indian. Quite modern and buzzy...on the Sat night we went. Good range of usual curries but nicely cooked - you can taste the flavours rather than just the heat. Service was a bit hit and miss but they were understaffed.

Thank Paul S
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Why oh why is this place so quiet??? The restaurant is lovely and clean The staff are so attentive. The prices are very reasonable. Its in the centre of town. AND....the food is superb and tasty. Portions are ample. Give it a go folks!!! 😊😊

Thank briannefyn
Management response:

Hi Brianne, Thank you for your kind words and recommendations - we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience We look forward to seeing you again More 

Aberaeron, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The first problem we encountered was getting a price list for measl. They insisted prices were on web site but aren't. (finally got one by going in and picking up a menu.) As there was 13 of us we pre ordered our meals and had booked for 8pm. We got our food at 9pm. We were give popadoms and dips... More 

Thank Heather P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Buildings Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 615015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?