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Shilam Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti
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Station Buildings Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Today me and my friends decided to go to Shilam Indian Restaurant in Aberystwyth. We were here for the weekend participating in a geography field trip. We were excited for our food but were left disappointed. We arrived approximately 19:30 but didn't receive our food until 21:30 which is a ridiculous amount of waiting time. Following receiving our food the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Chef needs to cut down use of salt ruins a good meal think he has been watching James Martin! restaurant needs refurb and seats are filthy ...staff all very pleasant

Thank David W
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I visited on a Saturday evening with a friend. The restaurant was not very busy. It took over 25 mins to ask us what we wanted to drink and even longer to take our food order. When the drinks finally arrived the order was wrong and then we had to wait even longer. We both had starters which were quite... More 

Thank Angela M
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Single meal and starter. Starter was good portion and on the table in 10mins. Main though was 35min after the starter. Place wasn't even busy. No more than 12 to 15 heads in there. Good food need to brush up service time. Waiters were pleasant enough and food was good so would go back. Hopefully just an off night.

Thank Paul I
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Firstly, the waiter couldn't make his mind up what table we should sit at, we finally sat down where the table wasn't clean and rice left on the table. The waiter gently knocked it on the floor, then walked off. Another waiter came over to us and asked what we like to order and walked off before taking the order... More 

Thank Martin R
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited on a freezing January night when the restaurant heating system had broken down! The staff did their best and gave us an individual heater which just about took the chill off. Worth it though, the staff were warm and friendly and the food was hot! Worth a visit, especially for train travellers.

Thank sheila c
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

An empty restaurant where the food was disappointing. Portion size was fair but everything else about the restaurant was bad.

1 Thank tom a
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great setting, light and airy, tables not too crowded together so an amazing feeling of space! Very clean with excellent decor. The staff are efficient and so friendly. The food is totally amazing!! Presented well, cooked to perfection, bursting with flavour!! The food honestly really is good and so tasty!! There are also quite a few dishes I have not... More 

Thank FrAndrew B
Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you found not only the food, but the staff and atmosphere brilliant also. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Situated in the railway station complex we found this place as we stepped off the train. This was an impulse visit as we had not intended to eat curry. A varied menu offering a range of Indian styles and in a pleasant setting. The service was attentive and the prices reflected well this medium standard establishment. We agreed this was... More 

1 Thank John B
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, We are wholeheartedly grateful for your kind words and critique - we take every review into account, so to improve our establishment. We look forward to seeing you again More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Came with my family for a meal during a busy Saturday night. Food was great and the staff were very friendly. Good menu on offer with very knowledgable staff! Highly recommended!

Thank Carl_Deny
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, We are happy to hear that you both enjoyed the food and found our staff helpful and amicable. We look forward to seeing you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Buildings Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1LH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 441970615015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?