Sheesh Mahal Indian Restaurant

Banbury’s legendary Sheesh Mahal


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.


Dining at the Sheesh Mahal

Work of gastronomic art

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.


Where to find us and what to expect

Found in the heart of Banbury, Oxfordshire, The Sheesh Mahal enters its 10th year in the warm, charming and historic restaurant in South Bar.  Here you will find the staff are effortlessly knowledgeable and welcoming, making guests feel extraordinarily special, and together with the superb menu and relaxing ambiance, it is an unforgettable dining experience that you will want to enjoy again and again.


The food and our Sheesh Mahal Speciality Dishes

A selection from our most popular Speciality Dishes;

Lamb Rogan Josh – Tender lamb spiced with paprika and ground red chillies, served with a flavoursome tomato and fresh coriander sauce

Chicken or Lamb Pathia – Hot, sweet and sour Southern Indian dish prepared with spring onion, fresh coriander and lemon

Chicken or Lamb Sag – Spinach with lamb or chicken prepared with fresh coriander, green chilli, and garlic

Chicken or Lamb Tikka Masalah – Delicious chicken or lamb pieces delicately spiced in a rich sauce flavoured with herbs, fresh ginger, garlic, ground nuts and tomato

King Prawn Jhalferazi – A spicy, hot dish of giant ocean prawns prepared with complimentary spices and herbs including ajwain, ginger, green chilli, garlic and fresh coriander

King Prawn Masalah – Giant ocean prawns marinated and delicately spiced with fresh herbs and a subtle hint of fresh ginger, lemon and ajwain

Our Vegetarian Speciality Makhani Paneer – Indian cottage cheese cooked over charcoal, served with delicious Mekhani sauce.  Whilst we can cook and prepare many vegetarian dishes we are particularly proud of this one.

(For intimate occasions our chefs are more than happy to cook on request.)

Banbury's Legendary Sheesh Mahal

Getting in contact

Hours Monday – Thursday 6.00pm – 12.00am ; Friday – Saturday 4.30pm – 12.00am ; Sundays 6.00pm – 12.00am
Parking There is ample free parking available for Sheesh Mahal customers at the back of the restaurant (Crouch Street).
Phone 01295 266489
Address The Sheesh Mahal, 43 South Bar, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9AB
Social media  Sheesh Mahal Facebook Twitter

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