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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
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian
FEATURES
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic Indian restaurant. King prawn masala was awesome. Went when England were playing in the euros so it was quiet for a Sunday evening. Fantastic 😂

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service one of the best Indian foods we have ever had! Great service and friendly staff we will definitely return here next time we are in Bowness

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices, Outstanding service best saag ever. Highly recommend.....we shall return..... try it u won't be disappointed

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a family meal at Shahib’s Indian Restaurant with my wife and son, 26th May 2024. We ordered a selection of curries and each one was delicious, especially the butter chicken. Really lovely food and highly recommend. Great atmosphere and very friendly and...helpful staff. We will definitely return next time we are in Bowness.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service are absolutely first class and cannot be faulted in any way. There were a number of celebrations in the restaurant that evening including a wedding party and a couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, the staff ensured that every celebration was...announced to the whole restaurant if the customer requested it.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 May 2024 via mobile

We received a warm welcome upon arrival from H, who showed us to our table and offered menu suggestions (the Peshwari Garlic Nan was amazing). We had the chicken tikka karai and the tandoori mixed grill, which were both very delicious. The service was quick...and all staff were very polite and friendly, we would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 May 2024 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is an absolute gem, a complete treat, the service is unbelievable attentive professional and kind from Mo & Raoul and the food is superb, I had the Madras and it was benchmark brilliant, intense flavour with excellent quality chicken. The side dish...of Spinach was finished to perfection. If you’re near Windermere then this is the place!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 May 2024 via mobile

We are visiting Bowness for a couple of days & found this lovely restaurant. Food was amazing. We had a starter & main course which were both delicious. The garlic naan bread was probably the nicest that we have tasted in a long time. This...is a very reasonably priced restaurant with great service. We will definitely return on our next visit to the lakes.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

Had dinner here and thought it was very good. Friendly service, really good tikka madras (spiced perfectly for me) and good side dishes. With a couple of cold beers, a really enjoyable dinner. Perhaps the vegetable pakoras for a starter could have been a slightly...larger portion for the price, but that's the only grumble (and they tasted very nice, regardless).More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

We came to Windermere on a family holiday, and came into Shahib’s absolutely dripping wet after being caught in a thunderstorm. H and the team were wonderful hosts, and very accommodating and helpful regarding my nut allergy. The food was very good and the service...very quick. Very friendly staff and great food. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 May 2024

Grate staff super friendly, a huge shout out to H and the whole team. They were amazing. Amazing vibe, super recommended

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

We had a great meal here during our stay at Bowness. Located off the main road inside a shopping arcade. All the food we had was really good, excellent service, so glad we found this place. Would definitely recommend it if in the area.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 May 2024

Came here with my boyfriend for a meal during our stay here. The food was absolutely gorgeous. They catered to both of our foodie needs and we will definitely be visiting again!!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

Food is bang on! Authentic as it comes. Mo is a proper legend as well and sorted us right out. Couldn't ask for anything more, every need catered for! Will be coming back!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

We stay in Bowness every year but had not yet tried Shahib's until today. It's in the arcade rather than fronting the street so can easily be missed but shouldn't be! Great authentic Indian, lots of choice and high quality food. I had a vegetarian...Nepali dish (Can't remember the name - Ghurka something) and it came out in a hot sizzling dish which was a really nice touch especially for vegetarian (usually only get this with tandoori meats!). My partner enjoyed his curry too, the Naga one. We're from Manchester so we think we know a good curry 😉, this is one! Nice staff too of course and quick service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Yes all meat is halal. Thankyou
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Yes of course all meats are halal.
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Hi Pete, we have a fully stocked bar with draught cobra beer and wines and spirits that you can buy with your meal. We don’t have a bring your own bottle policy.
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SHAHIB'S INDIAN RESTAURANT & TAKEAWAY, Bowness-on-Windermere - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Shahib's Indian Restaurant & Takeaway is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4