Our menu

Our expert chefs are proud to present you with a menu that is filled with authentic Indian flavours, made using fresh ingredients and modern finesse. We have Asian dishes to suit all tastes, including a tempting array of speciality dishes and a delightful selection of vegetarian dishes. Please do not hesitate to ask our knowledgeable staff about any of the food we serve – they’ll be happy to explain what ingredients are used, or how spicy your chosen dish is likely to be.
Not sure what to order? That’s not a problem, just ask out staff and we’ll create a personalised dish for you, based on your likes and dislikes.

Entrées

Our master chefs present a selection of entrées capturing the exotic flavours & textures of Indian food, prepared to stimulate the appetite & compliment your choice of main dishes.

Chicken Tikka – £3.25

Marinated fillet of tender chicken cooked in the Tandoor clay oven, prepared with olive oil, fresh lemon, garam masalah, garlic, ginger & ground spices.

Seekh Kebab – £3.25

Minced lamb prepared with aromatic spices, fresh coriander mint, capsicum, paw paw, garlic & ginger creating an etraordinary taste.

Onion Bhaji – £2.95

Crisp onion seasoned with fresh coriander, tamarind, pomegranate seeds & blended with gram flour then deep fried until perfectly crisp.

Tandoori Chicken – £3.25

Cooked slowly over charcoal in the clay oven, marinated in spices for a rich, full flavour.

Fish Lahori – £3.25

Delicately flavoured with ajwain, sprinkled with fresh lightly ground spices.

Lamb Tikka – £3.25

Tender fillet of lamb marinated in yoghurt, olive oil, lemon juice & fresh spices such as garam masalah, cumin seed, garlic, ginger & fresh mint.

Grilled Fish – £3.25

Fish fillet marinated in ajwain, garlic, cumin seeds, fresh chilli & lime, mustard & kalwanja (nigella) seeds, black pepper & then grilled.

Spiced Potatoes & Garlic Mushrooms – £3.25

Spiced potatoes tossed with pomegranate seeds & coriander with sautéed mushrooms in garlic butter.

Mixed Vegetable Pakora – £2.95

Crisp nuggets of onion, vegetables, tamarind & spices, coated in a light batter & deep fried. Delicious with accompanying freshly prepared sauces.

Prawn & Mango Puri – £3.25

Light & crisp puri with mango laced prawns.

Biryani Dishes

Basmati rice cooked together with tender chicken, lamb or prawns, delicately flavoured with saffron & mild Indian spices, prepared with ground pistachios & almonds. Served with mixed vegetables, corriander, lemon juice & fragrant oris water.

Chicken or Lamb Biryani – £8.45

Chicken Tikka Biryani – £9.25

Tandoori King Prawn Biryani – £12.95

Mixed Vegetable Biryani – £8.45

Lamb Tikka Biryani – £9.25

Prawn Biryani – £8.45

Sheesh Mahal Specialities

The flavoured choices created by our master chefs for the ultimate Sheesh Mahal dining experience.

Chicken or Lamb Tikka Masala – £7.45

Delicious chicken or lamb pieces delicately spiced in a rich sauce flavoured with herbs, fresh ginger, garlic, ground nuts & tomato.

Chicken or Lamb Chefs Special – £7.45

Tender chicken or lamb marinated & prepared with pomegranate, fresh coriander, bay leaves, fresh mint, spring onion, chillies, cardamom, pepper & cloves creating a perfectly balanced sauce.

King Prawn Masala – £12.25

Giant ocean prawns marinated & delicately spiced with fresh herbs, a subtle hint of fresh ginger, lemon & ajwain.

Makhani Paneer – £7.45

Indian cottage cheese cooked over charcoal, served with delicious Mekhani sauce. Ideal for vegetarians.

Chicken Makhani – £7.45

Marinated chicken slowly cooked over charcoal & prepared with a delicate yet full flavoured sauce.

Chicken or Lamb Achari – £7.45

Superbly refreshing & zesty chicken or lamb with fresh mango, lemon, lime & olives in a delicate sauce.

Chicken or Lamb Passanda – £7.45

Pieces of marinated chicken or lamb cooked gently with delicate spices, ground almonds, pistachio, cashew nuts, natural yoghurt, green cardamom & oris water.

Lamb Rogan Josh – £7.45

Tender lamb spiced with paprika & ground red chillies, served with a flavoursome tomato & fresh coriander sauce.

Chicken or Lamb Jhalferazi – £7.45

A spicy, hot dish of chicken or lamb prepared with fresh ginger, green chillies, & fresh coriander in garlic, together with cumin seeds.

King Prawn Jhalferazi – £7.45

A spicy, hot dish of giant ocean prawns prepared with complimentary spices & herbs including ajwain, ginger, green chilli, garlic & fresh coriander.

Chicken or Lamb Dahiwala – £7.45

A traditional dish of India. Rich in taste, cooked in yoghurt, ginger, garlic, fragrant with mace & cardamom.

Chicken or Lamb Sag – £7.45

Spinach with chicken or lamb prepared with fresh coriander, green chilli, & garlic.

Chicken or Lamb Methi – £7.45

With fenugreek leaves & fresh green herbs.

Chicken or Lamb Dhaba – £7.45

Exquisite Punjabi country dish prepared with ginger, spring onion, coriander, fresh herbs & native spices.

Chicken or Lamb Karahi – £7.45

Traditional Punjabi dish with tomatoes, fresh green herbs, black pepper, spring onion & a touch of lemon.

Chicken or Lamb Pathia – £7.45

Hot, sweet & sour Southern Indian dish prepared with spring onion, fresh coriander & lemon.

Balti Dishes

Balti dishes have become enormously popular in recent years. Fresh ingredients cooked briskly in a wok with spices, tomato, capsicum & fresh coriander. Served with a Nan bread.

Balti Chicken or Balti Lamb – £8.45

Balti Chicken Tikka – £9.25

Balti Chicken Mushroom – £8.75

Balti Chicken Dal – £8.75

Balti Prawn – £8.75

Balti Mushroom – £8.45

Balti Sag Aloo – £8.45

Balti Sag Panir – £8.45

Balti Lamb Tikka – £9.25

Balti Lamb Mushroom – £8.75

Balti Lamb Dal – £8.75

Balti Prawn Mushroom – £8.75

Balti Mixed Vegetable – £8.45

Balti Aloo Chana – £8.45

Chicken Dishes

Wonderful tender chicken specially selected by the Sheesh Mahal & prepared to a variety of traditional & popular recipes.

Chicken Korma – £7.25

Mild chicken dish with ground cashew, almond, pistachio nuts & delicate fruits.

Chicken Bhuna – £7.25

Tender chicken with fresh green herbs, ground spices & mushrooms.

Chicken Madras – £7.25

Classic hot chicken curry, expertly prepared.

Chicken Dal – £7.25

With spiced lentils, black pepper & fresh lemon.

Chicken Chana – £7.25

Chicken cooked with chickpeas, fresh green herbs, spices & dried mango.

Chicken Vindaloo – £7.25

Very hot chicken curry laced with spice.

Lamb Dishes

Tender Lamb is the most popular meat used in Indian cookery, combining taste & texture with great versatility.

Lamb Korma – £7.25

Mild lamb dish with ground cashew, almond, pistachio nuts & delicate fruits.

Lamb Bhuna – £7.25

Tender lamb with fresh green herbs, ground spices & mushrooms.

Lamb Madras – £7.25

Classic hot lamb curry, expertly prepared.

Lamb Dal – £7.25

Medium strength dish, cooked with spiced lentils, black pepper & fresh lemon.

Lamb Chana – £7.25

Lamb cooked with chickpeas, fresh green herbs, spices & dried mango.

Lamb Vindaloo – £7.25

Very hot lamb curry laced with spice.

Seafood Dishes

India’s vast coastline has been a rich source of seafood for thousands of years. The Sheesh Mahal presents the best Indian seafood recipes, prepared with spices & herbs such as ginger, garlic, kalwanji & ajwain seeds.

Prawn Dal – £7.45

Delicious prawns cooked with fresh ginger & garlic, spices & lentils.

Prawn Bhuna – £7.45

A favourite dish of prawns with fresh green herbs, ground spices & mushrooms.

Prawn Korma – £7.45

Deliciously mild dish with ground cashew, almond, pistachio nuts & delicate fruits.

Prawn Chana – £7.45

Prawns with chickpeas, freshly ground spices & dried mango.

Prawn Madras or Vindaloo – £7.45

Prawns cooked in hot spices, to your taste.

Tandoori King Prawn Sag – £10.95

Giant ocean prawns prepared with freshly ground spices, fresh garlic, ginger & spinach.

Tandoori King Prawn Dal – £10.95

King Prawns marinated in delicate spices & prepared with lentils, black peppercorns & a touch of fresh lemon.

Fish Masala – £7.45

Fish fillets marinated in herbs & spices served with a refeshingly zesty sauce.

Fish Achari – £7.45

Refreshing & zesty fish with fresh mango, lemon, lime & olives in a delicate sauce.

Fish Sag – £7.45

Spinach with tender fish prepared with fresh coriander, green chilli & garlic.

Fish Dhaba – £7.45

Equisite Punjabi country dish prepared with ginger, spring onion, coriander, fresh herbs & native spices.

Fish Chefs Special – £7.45

Tender fish marinated & prepared with pomegranate, fresh coriander, bay leaves, fresh mint, spring onion, chillies, cardamom, pepper & cloves creating a perfectly balanced sauce.

Tandoori King Prawn Korma – £10.95

Mild giant prawn dish with ground cashew, almond, pistachio nuts & delicate fruits.

Tandoori Main Dishes

Succulent, delicious tender chicken, lamb & fresh prawn dishes cooked slowly over the charcoal of the Tandoor oven & served with a crisp, cool salad & freshly prepared sauces.

Tandoori Chicken – £6.95

Chicken mainated in spices & cooked slowly to produce a rich, full flavour.

Chicken or Lamb Tika – £6.95

Fillet of tender chicken or lamb marinated slowly, cooked over charcoal & prepared with olive oil, fresh lemon, garam masalah, garlic, ginger & freshly ground spices.

Lamb Seekh Kebab – £6.95

Minced lamb prepared with aromatic spices, fresh coriander mint, capsicum, paw paw, garlic & ginger creating an extraordinary taste.

Tandoori Mixed Grill – £11.95

Pieces of Chicken Tikka, King Prawn, Tandoori Chicken & Lamb Seekh Kebab, freshly prepared with spices & herbs in the Tandoor.

Tandoori King Prawn – £11.95

Succulent giant prawns marinated in yoghurt, lemon juice, mustard seeds, ajwain, kalwanji (nigella) seeds & herbs to create a very special dish.

Chicken Shashlik – £6.95

Marinated chicken pieces cooked over charcoal with onions, fresh tomatoes, capsicum, spices & herbs.

Vegetable Dishes

Vegetable based recipes have always played an important part in Indian cuisine and fuse tastes and textures to create subliminal dishes.

Mixed Vegetables – £3.75

Fresh vegetables cooked in spices & herbs to our own special recipe.

Chana – £3.75

Chickpeas cooked with dried mango, tamarind, spring onion & tomatoes.

Bombay Jeera – £3.75

Dry potatoes cooked with cumin, tomato, ginger & garlic.

Mushroom Bhaji – £3.75

Mushrooms cooked with onions, tomatoes & spices, served dry.

Bhindi Bhaji – £3.75

Okra cooked with onions and herbs.

Bengan Bhaji – £3.75

Aubergines cooked with onions, tomatoes & spices, served dry.

Sag Aloo – £3.75

Potatoes & spinach with cumin seeds.

Tarka Dal – £3.75

Lentils cooked in spices.

Sag Panir – £3.75

Cooked spinach with our own Indian cottage cheese and herbs.

Popadoms

Plain Popadom – £0.65

Spiced Popadom – £0.65

Chutneys & Pickle – £0.50

French Fries – £2.45

Rice

Pilau Rice – £2.45

Aromatic Basmati rice from Punjab Valley cooked with the pure flavours of saffron & Kevara Water.

Steamed Basmati Rice – £2.25

Aromatic steamed Basmati rice.

Vegetable Pilau Rice – £2.45

Aromatic combination of fresh vegetables & pearl white Basmati rice.

Naan Breads

Naan – £2.25

Our own freshly prepared Indian bread.

Peshwari Naan – £2.95

Garnished with cashews, sultanas, pistachio & almonds.

Keema Naan – £2.95

Cooked with spiced, minced lamb.

Garlic Naan – £2.95

Crushed fresh garlic, coriander & mint leaves.

Kulcha Naan – £2.95

Flavoured with fresh onion & coriander.

Vegetable Paratha – £2.75

Fresh spiced vegetables and green herbs.

Romali Paratha – £2.75

Classical favourite Punjabi bread.

Tandoori Roti – £1.45

Wholemeal bread cooked over charcoal.

Wine list

White Wine

House Wine Cotes de Gascogne Blanc

£4.25 / £13.95

Ca Solare Pinot Grigio

Italy 12% – £15.50

Fresh, dry white with gentle citrus and floral aromas.

Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc

South Africa 12% – £15.50

Lovely rich melon fruit flavour with a hint of honey.

Vouvray, La Forcine Loire

France 12% – £17.50

Medium Dry, Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.

Mountain Range Sauvignon Blanc

Chile 13% – £15.95

Plump Sauvignon, with pretty freshness and satisfying fullness.

Los Gansos Gewürztraminer Casablanca Valley

Chile 13% – £16.95

The spicy fruitiness of the Gewürztraminer makes it a natural partner to Indian cuisine.

Murphy’s Unoaked Chardonnay

N.S.W, Australia 12% – £15.50

Gentle light tropical ripeness and clean flavours.

Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand 12% – £18.50

The Verdelho’s round fullness suggests a natural partner for spicy flavours.

Spirits

Archers 21% – £2.95
Bacardi 37.5% – £2.95
Baileys 17% – £2.95
Cognac 40% – £3.95
Cointreau 40% – £2.95
Dark Rum 40% – £2.95
Disaronno Amaretto 28% – £2.95
Gin 40% – £2.95
Jack Daniels 40% – £2.95
Jameson 40% – £2.95
Malibu 24% – £2.95
Remy Martin VSOP 40% – £3.95
Scotch Whisky 40% – £2.95
Southern Comfort 35% – £2.95
Tia Maria 26% – £2.95
Vodka 40% – £2.95

Red Wine

House Wine Cotes de Gascogne Rouge

£4.25 / £13.95

Beaujolais Villages

France 12% – £17.95

Plummy open fruity style.

Chianti DOCG, Volpetto Tuscany

Italy 13% – £16.50

Bright modern style of Chianti, chosen for its open fruitiness.

Mountain Range Merlot

Chile 13% – £15.95

Big, generous Merlot, round middle flavours and good length.

Rioja Tinto, Monte Haro Paternina

Spain 12% – £16.00

Simple fruity youthful Rioja.

Indaba Merlot Western Cape

South Africa 14% – £16.95

A gently ripe Merlot with a balanced soft generous fruitiness.

Murphy’s Shiraz

N.S.W, Australia 13% – £15.95

Robust ripe berry fruit with soft tannins.

Beers

Bitter – 4% bottle (500ml) – £4.45
Cobra Indian Premier Lager – India 5%

Half Pint £2.25

Pint £4.25

Bottle (660ml) £4.75

Dry Cider – 4.5% – £3.75

Beverages

Twinings / Ceylon / Derjeeling – £2.10
Coffee – £2.10
Freshly Ground Coffee – £2.50
Cappuccino – £2.50
Espresso – £2.50
Double Espresso – £3.25
Decaffeinated Coffee – £2.10
Floater Coffee – £2.50
Liqueur Coffee – £2.50

Rosé Wine

Greenwood White Zinfandel

California, USA 10.5% – £15.50

A refreshing and crisp rosé with strawberry, raspberry and melon notes.

Mateus Rosé

Portugal 11% – £14.50

Young, fresh, fruity and versatile wine.

Champagne

Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne

France 12% – £43.00

One of the best known Champagnes in the world, famous for its seductive, rich flavour.

Champagne & Sparkling

Pinot Grigio Rosé Sparkling

Italy 12% – £16.95

Soft appealing pink fizz.

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

Ca Vittoria Italy 11.5% – £20.95

Full fruity Prosicceo, dry and generous.

Minerals

Still Mineral Water

Small £1.95 / Large £3.95

Sparkling Mineral Water

Small £1.95 / Large £3.95

Coke – £2.25
Diet Coke – £2.25
Lemonade – £2.25
Orange Juice – £2.25

our location

The Sheesh Mahal
43 South Bar
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AB

Contact us

To reserve your table
or to place a take away
order for collection,
please call:

01295 266 489

Opening hours

Monday......... 6pm-11pm
Tuesday......... 6pm-11pm
Wednesday... 6pm-11pm
Thursday........ 6pm-11pm
Friday............. 5pm-11pm
Saturday........ 5pm-11pm
Sunday........... 6pm-11pm

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The Sheesh Mahal Indian restaurant in Banbury

our location

The Sheesh Mahal
43 South Bar
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AB

Contact us

To reserve your table or to place a take away order for collection, please call:

01295 266 489

Opening hours

Monday......... 6pm-11pm
Tuesday......... 6pm-11pm
Wednesday... 6pm-11pm
Thursday........ 6pm-11pm
Friday............. 5pm-11pm
Saturday........ 5pm-11pm
Sunday........... 6pm-11pm

Recommended on

The Sheesh Mahal Indian restaurant in Banbury