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Sheba – Brick Lane

136 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU +44 2036416549

((((* Indian
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  •  - London
  •  - London
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Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £17
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 - 00:00

Booking was simple online.
Staff friendly when greeting on arrival.
Discounts to be had - just ask!

Alex Webb 26 October 2017
from Wiltshire

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One of the oldest and best loved Indian restaurants in London, Sheba has been serving Brick Lane since 1974. Awarded Best Curry House in the UK in The Cobra Good Curry Guide 2015, Sheba offers classic dishes alongside signature recipes, a range of vegetarian options and Bangladeshi seafood specials.

Using seasonal ingredients directly from all corners of South East Asia, the Sheba menu tantalises diners with both recognisable classics and signature specials. Only premium halal meat is used, with a selection of kebabs being a popular option to share. Tandoori recipes use carefully measured blends of spices and yoghurts, while a traditional charcoal barbeque grill showcases the Sheba restaurant jerk seasoning.

As well as a great selection of vegetarian dishes, Indian seafood delicacies at Sheba Restaurant Brick Lane are an eclectic venture away from the norm that features at so many other curry houses. The staff, dressed in traditional dress, add to the exotic ambience.

A key part of Brick Lane, Sheba Restaurant London is just an 8-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Rail Station.

Sheba – Brick Lane

136 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

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Customer reviews for Sheba – Brick Lane

4.0 ((((* (based on 70 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 26 October 2017 by Alex Webb from Wiltshire

    Booking was simple online.
    Staff friendly when greeting on arrival.
    Discounts to be had - just ask!

  • ((((( 5 July 2017 by Mark Brailey from Hillerød Denmark

    Everything was fantastic. Great service. We ordered Keema naan and saffron chicken curry plus king prawn curry and the food was the best indian food we have ever eaten. Please try this place. You will not be dissapointed.

  • (**** 26 June 2017 by Luke from London

    Where do I start...
    Poppadums: My plain ones were ok but my friend had two spicy ones and they hadn't been cooked properly; slightly translucent but burnt in other placed like they'd be microwaved rather than fried in oil.

    Pickle tray: Raita/Onion salad/Lime+Chilli Pickle/Mango Chutney - these were OK, but the mango chutney was a little on the cheap side. Sharwoods or another brand would've been nicer.

    Starters:
    Chicken Pakora - not a nice piece of chicken breast but moulded meat into a flat pancake sort of thing - odd
    Chilli Paneer (Ponir?) - dry and slightly burnt, looked to be simply fried in chilli powder - not cooked in a sauce as usual so spicy from the powder but not very flavourful
    Onion Bhaji - flat rather than a round ball (probably to speed up prep) - on the OK side but nothing fantastic.

    Mains:
    Afrani Chicken Korma (Butter) - absolutely awful - very thick and overly sweet with way too much coconut milk and added cream. Tasted more like chicken in melted coconut ice cream. Curry had no 'curry' flavour and couldn't taste any cardamom pod or saffron flavour as is usual with a Korma.

    Methi Chicken - sauce bland and tasted very similar to my friend's sauce for her Biriyani. No obvious 'methi/fenugreek' taste which I was expecting. Chicken was very dry as if the curry had been prepared a while back and then re-heated in a microwave for convenience.

    Vegetable Biryani - came as a moulded shape of rice with random bits of cucumber and tomato on it, very odd. No real effort made in making the biryani, looked and tasted more like Pilau rice with vegetables stired through it rather than a slow cooked rice dish. Accompanying curry sauce was bland like the methi chicken.

    Spicy Daalaubergine Special - again a bland curry sauce with a few slices of aubergine - nothing authentic or spicy.

    Drinks:
    Cobra - slightly flat but otherwise OK.
    Coke - OK

    We came here thinking I would get a proper curry but left very dissapointed - AVOID!!!

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Darrin Fryer from London

    Food was fantastic- service was ok to good. Sauces were authentic. Price was excellent for the quality.

  • ((((* 14 June 2017 by Irfan Majeed from London

    Good food, decent service ... would recommend

  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Peter Russell from London

    Excellent food one of the best Indians I have ever had

  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by Tom Marx from London

    Great service and good food

  • ((((( 3 May 2017 by Grant Woolven from Epsom

    All dishes cooked really well. Service attentive.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Phil Lamb from Callington

    Enjoyable meal. Friendly staff and efficient service. Food was of a good quality.

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Michael Routh from Stevenage

    First time I have dined here and it will not be the last. Great variety of dishes on the menu and and I opted for something new (Calcutta Chicken curry) rather than stick to my usual and i was not dissaponted. Great curry house with a good variety of options for all including a multitude of vegetarian options sand all the food was superb. Drinks reasonably priced to and situated on lively Brick Lane......what more could you ask for.

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