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Shad Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
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96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH, England
+44 20 7407 2777
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant provides a good selection of Indian cuisine at prices which are excellent value for London. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank annemblackburn
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a local to the area, and have been going to this place for years. If you are visiting the area, this Indian Restaurant is the best around - it is not as cheap as some other Indians but the prices are not expensive either. It has a lovely interior, great staff, quick service ( They are always extra... More 

Thank ChrisLoca
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a long time that I have written a review but we visited here last night and had a fantastic meal. I started with Chicken Chat and then went for a Balti dish with Garlic Nan. I loved every mouthful and cannot wait to go back. It really was that good, better than going to Brick Lane. Okay, people... More 

1 Thank Chinesewhisper
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us ate there and the ambience is nice, location pretty good and the menu has some interesting dishes on it as well as the standard fare you expect to see. Price for this area ie central london is very very reasonable ! mains for standard fare 6.50- 8.00! Service good but we had to wait a bit... More 

Thank carse66
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Staff were very friendly and polite and considering the location, this restaurant is reasonably priced and has a good menu choice. The food was nicely presented and the portions were just right. The only thing that lets it down are the toilets which are downstairs. They need updating and are not particularly pleasant to visit.

1 Thank Nesto69
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has exorbitant prices but they think they provide us free food. That's the kind of customer service from the staffs there. I literally couldn't tolerate their attitude towards customer. One fellow staff was dusting the chairs around us while we were having our lunch. This is the kind of service. Food was not great too for the cost.... More 

Thank 788dhivya
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. We are also sorry you find our prices expensive. We do not provide free food to any one, unless its the homeless or any other unfortunate persons. The Waiter was cleaning the chair. Due to the fact the previous customer enjoyed our food so much.... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Tried it out for a takeaway collection recently and found the staff to be rude in how they treated their customers. We called up after placing our order as they had given no indication as to how long it would take. We thereafter turned up to find that the order had not been placed through. We waited for half an... More 

1 Thank ojbrowne
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A good restaurant that offers tasty Indian dishes for an affordable price! Service is good, staff is kind. I went there 3rd times and I have never been disappointed.

Thank Seva L
Romford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We use the Shad a lot for takeaway so decided to have our end of year meal there. The diet coke was warm and from plastic bottle and we request a glass of ice for drinks but got one ice cube each? The cauliflower Bhaji was disgusting and obviously not something they are used to cooking. Basically boiled cauliflower. The... More 

Thank Jamie O
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Our sincere apologies to hear about your experience. At Shad Indian we take every feed back very seriously as we only aim for great experience and "wow" service. Everyday we strive to create a dining experience that would delight and entertain my guests and my whole team are focused on this one aim. It was deeply upsetting to all... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After a long day in the City, my colleague and I were desperate for some good Indian food and visited the Shad, as the location is superb, being so close to London Bridge. The interior is very contemporary and attractive - though in contrast to the scruffiness of the basement, where one has to go to visit the lavatory. The... More 

Thank angelacrowe
Ali M, Manager at Shad Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community regarding your visit to Shad Indian Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you thought our food was good, however we are sorry that you were unhappy with the service you received. Can you please email us exactly what happened. So we can improve and stop it happening to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 31
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 2777

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