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“Best curry in Banbury”
Review of Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal
Ranked #42 of 192 Restaurants in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Sheesh Mahal is an award-winning Indian restaurant set in the heart of Banbury, Oxfordshire.Offering a memorable and sophisticated dining experience, our chefs are inspired by traditional Indian recipes dating back centuries. We pride ourselves on creating dishes to tempt and reward the taste buds.Led by proprietor Mohammad Khalid, our mission is to provide you with an experience that makes a meal in the Sheesh Mahal an extraordinarily special occasion.Using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients, each meal is an individual work of gastronomic art, capturing the wonderfully vibrant and exquisite flavours of Asia.There is ample free parking available for Sheesh Mahal customers at the back of the restaurant (Crouch Street).
Sri Lanka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best curry in Banbury”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I have said it before and I will say it again, fantastic restaurant. Lovely interior like sitting in a comfortable lounge, fresh ingredients, great flavours. My wife's Birthday fell on a Tuesday so even benefited from the Tuesday special price. Thanks for the wine. All the best see you again very soon.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic food, quality restaurant.”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Firstly this is NOT one of your bog-standard Indian curry houses that you go to with the lads after a night on the beer.
The food is freshly cooked for each order to regional recipes from the sub-continent - full of flavour, herbs and spices. Although the baltis and standard madras are available, I would strongly suggest that you go to the 'house specials' section of the menu to taste these delights!
My wife has an allergy to certain spices, so we ordered accordingly and the restaurant were only too happy to cook her meal accordingly.
The food did take a while to arrive - but that reflects the fact that dishes are cooked as they are ordered.
Staff were friendly and welcoming and the service was prompt and with a smile (except for one who was rather dour on the day)!
I will certainly return whenever I am in Banbury.
Full marks.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The biggest selection of curries and the best tasting. A really pleasant night out with excellent food and service.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cold, expensive, burnt”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Got a takeaway and the food was cold (I live 3mins from restaurant) and naan was burnt. I was very embarrassed as we were entertaining. Also it is quite a bit more expensive than other curry outlets in Banbury

  • Visited June 2014
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London
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cocky owner and bad manners”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Well where to start. We booked this restaurant back in April and confirmed 24 hours before that we would be attending. The owner took it upon himself to then give our table to someone else because we didnt confirm by 3pm on the same day. At no point were we informed that this is what we needed to do. They clearly seem to make up the rules for bookings as they go along. When my friend called them to try and clarify the owner was extremely rude and cocky and said that he gave our table away and that he has a long waiting list and could fill that table three times over.

I will never ever go to this restaurant again ... They clearly have enough customers to pick and choose from.

  • Visited June 2014
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