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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Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Bellini is your place to have a calm and positive experience , when eating with your loved ones, friend’s or business partners.

Bellini concept will remain the same ; high standard food, served with care. delicate tastes that keeps you open to explore more of Bellini’s flavour.

Bellini Italian restaurant & pizzeria in Banbury offers a wonderful space for celebrating a special occasions up to 75 people or a buffet service up to 150 people in our local venue.

Have a look around with Google Shop View


Steak entreeThe food and menu concept

Italian food is varied, colourful and known for it delicious flavours.  To give you the full Italian experience, our restaurant will offer once a week a “special”, and you are more then welcome to explore.

New courses will appear in our menu every few months, to bring Bellini the different flavours from Sicilly, South and North of Italy.

At Bellini, we believe that small change’s make big difference.  Change’s that keep you interested and our chef challenged.  Our menu concept is simple and traditional food , from different places in the famous “Italian boot”.


Bellini pizzaTakeaway and delivery pizza.

Now open all day Sunday’s 🙂  Bellini offers great authentic pizza, 7 days a week to dine, take-away or be delivered to your door.

Pizzas from £6.95 for Vegetarian and Margherita pizzas with £12.95 for Calzone or a mixed Sea Food.


Bellini Main Menu

Click to view Bellini’s Main Menu


Sausage and cheese

Private Hire and parties for your special occasions

Holding your event at Bellini’s means that you can enjoy yourself knowing that everything is taken care of, whether it is a party, wedding reception or another celebration.  Set menus are available or we can work with you to design one for your event.  Bellini’s Italian restaurant is available for exclusive hire and we can cater for parties of up to 75 guests or up to 150 guests with our buffet service.


Contact info

Opening hours Midday – 11pm 7 days a week (always call if dining late).
Phone 01295 250507 or 07501 393931
Address 4 – 5 North Bar Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0TB
Menu Bellini Main Menu Bellini Dessert Menu

Fine coffees aswell as fine wines


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Gurkha Spice Nepalese Restaurant

Gurkha SpiceBanbury’s ‘original’ Nepalese restaurant, Gurkha Spice

We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure an enjoyable and unique experience for all our customers.  Our foods are simply spiced and authentic, our flavours are subtle and genuine and our recipes are created for a cleaner, crisper, more balanced taste.  This is the most delightful food you will discover between here, Kathmandu and Pokhora.

It’s our aim to bring to Banbury the FINEST Nepalese cuisine …

Gurkha Spice
Our carefully created menu is available for download online.  Please visit the link Gurkha Spice main menu.  Our wine list is available on request.


Tuesdays we like to reserve for private functions.  Works do?  Birthday perhaps?  Or that special anniversary!

Gurkha Spice


Rcommendations from Banbury Shoppers


Getting in contact

Opening hours Sunday 12:00-14:00, 17:30-22:30 Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 12:00-14:00, 17:30-23:30  Tuesdays we like to reserve for private functions.
Phone 01295 279099
Postal address 16 Broad St, Banbury, OX16 5BN
Social media Gurkha Spice on Facebook

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The Thai Orchid Restaurant in Banbury

Thai Orchid Restaurant in BanburyThe Thai Orchid Restaurant in Banbury

Ever since 1986 we have been the home of the highest quality authentic Thai cuisine in Banbury. Using only the freshest ingredients imported directly from Thailand, our food is sure to excite your taste buds every visit!

However, it’s not only our food that’s unforgettable. Step into our restaurant and you’ll be transported to a different world as you appreciate the magnificent hand-carved furniture, wondrous decorations and magnitude of exotic plants. We have literally taken a part of Thailand and put it in our restaurant!

For any occasion

And not forgetting the world famous quality of Thai service, our friendly staff are always there to make sure you have a fantastic time, whether you’re having a corporate party or a romantic meal for two.

Lunch time buffet

For a taster why not visit us for our ‘eat as much as you like’ Thai Lunch time buffet, available from 12 noon until 2pm every day.

Thai Orchid Lunch Buffet


To avoid disappointment we always encourage that bookings be made in advance.  Call us anytime on 01295 270833.

Contact info

Opening hours Mon – Fri: 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 22:30
Email [email protected]
Phone 01295 270833
Address 56 North Bar, Banbury, OX16 0TL
Directions Located at the top of Banbury’s Old Town, very near the Odeon Cinema and Banbury Cross
Social media

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