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“Best Indian in rural England”
Review of Shapla

Shapla
Ranked #28 of 89 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Indian in rural England”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I hope I have the right place. We were staying in the Church Inn and passed the serving time. Being amongst friends for whom beer is more important than sustenance we had to fend for ourselves to get food after excellent beer. That is how the English take their curry. This was the best curry after a skinful I have ever had. Freshly cooked, no gut destroying over rancified butter but great fresh cooked sub-continent food. No doubt the cheerful waiters returned to Dudley to fix Bangladeshi elections. No that's Tower Hamlets. But the food is as good and the politics possibly better.

  • Visited April 2014
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6 Thank HughB-W
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Sidmouth, Devon U.K.
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food, ambience and service.”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We called in on chance on a Friday evening and although they were very busy, the staff cleared a table in the corner for us with room for my Wife's Guide Dog to settle.
The staff were very professional and polite without being servile. There was a good 'buzz' which made the evening very pleasant..
The food was excellent, served promptly and beautifully presented with a price tag which was very reasonable.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Mervyn9
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Thones, France
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Had a takeaway from this place last week. Menu looked good, but turned out to be average. The nan was buttery and thick, the chicken tikka a little dry and the curry tasty, but had too much oil in it. I've had much worse, but they could do a lot better.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Jeannie-Liz
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Better the first time...”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit and we returned as our previous meals were really good.

However, on this occasion we were sat upstairs (where there is little atmosphete) and the five of us were squashed onto a table for four (despite bigger tables being free) and the service was noticeably slower than on previous occasions.

Once the food came, it was tasty but some of the portions seems quite small, e.g. only one small fillet of sea bass when normally you would expect two.

We were disappointed on this occasion and will find somewhere new to eat on our next visit.

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4 Thank Sarah C
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fabulous food great atmosphere freindly staff good value”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

family meal sunday april 27th last minute decision and no regrets !! Very freindly and accomodating good menu great beer great food and great value for money in a nice modern enviroment. Cant say its one of the best meals ive ever had its a subjective question BUT definately one of the best all round indian experiences for me. Thank you again for looking after so well at such short notice.t

  • Visited April 2014
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4 Thank neil w
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