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The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 43944
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (95 reviews)
“poppadoms” (46 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Indian curry house open from tea time until late. Very large choice clean colourfull surroundings . Restaurant is upstairs. Our choice cost £15 pp friendly attentive prompt service. Along the high street by shops

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always use this place when in Bowness but it does seem to have gone down hill a bit. We collected our food at the agreed time. It was in a big box as there was seven of us so we took there word that...More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, a good meal there. Nice food, but all made quite hot/spicy, even the mint sauce with the poppadoms was spicy!

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we were here on April 18, 2017 for dinner. We arrived past 9 pm and it was still reasonably busy. We are from India and were craving to have some nice Indian food. Also we are vegetarians. Saif was there to help us with...More

Thank Viral S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WARNING: Any good reviews you see for this restaurant have been written by the restaurant themselves!! Doesn't even deserve 1 star but had to select in order to be able to leave a review. We went into this restaurant with good faith. It was completely...More

3  Thank Ruzal M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a takeaway Indian meal of Garlic Nan, Rice, Dal Tadka, Butter Chicken and Lamb Prasanna. Clearly the worst Indian I've tasted in the U.K. The food was sweet, the lamb and chicken had the same curry and the dal was insipid. Was a shame...More

3  Thank Adidigaddi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a family on our visit to Windemere. We went on Tripadvisor reviews and were eagerly looking forward to some good Indian Food. I should say that arguably it was the worst experience of my entire trip. Firstly, for vegetarians, the options are...More

5  Thank Abhay B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Just finished dinner with family. All four of us were raving afterward about the way all four dishes were spiced--different than what we're used to back in Toronto but our taste buds were dancing. Chicken tikka masala, matter paneer, saag paneer, butter chicken. Reasonably priced...More

1  Thank traveller2009_10
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Recently returned from a few days in The Lakes and during our stay my wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal at this restaurant. Atmosphere in the restaurant was really good. Staff were helpful and service was good. We recommend that you give it a...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

While at first glance this restaurant looks a little pricey compared to others in the town it really is worth the extra. The choice on the menu is very good indeed and the quality of the food is excellent. The service is very good and...More

Thank david_ng18
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Jackie H
Does this Indian deliver please?
7 November 2016|
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Response from nurse1980 | Reviewed this property |
Just visited today and had a terrible experience. My advice, go somewhere else.
Hi Please could you let me know whether Shahibs is halal? Thanks
5 April 2015|
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Response from Jon b | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am sorry I do no know. However there are several Indian restaurants in Bowness and I am sure you will find one that is. Our B&B recommended the Lake Raj which is nearby and is Halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43944
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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