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The Shapla

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60 West Street, Alresford SO24 9AU, England
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having just returned from 3months touring in the Far East, we went for a meal with the family at Shapla in Alresford, Hants. I can honestly say that the garlic and chilli chicken was the most gorgeous meal that I have ever eaten anywhere! Thank you.

Thank njs555s
Guildford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have been eating in the Shapla for over 20 years and although we try others we always return here, as the food is so flavoursome and service so friendly. Too many delicious dishes Tim list as all good.

Thank Parkparty2014
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went recently for a work Christmas meal out and it was fantastic. Great food and very helpful, attentive staff who coped very well with a large party. Will definitely go again. The chicken korai was really delicious!

Thank Victoria B
Alresford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great india food with a difference, all the standard menu choices but also some taste specials. Worth booking to avoid dissapointment. Take aways great too.

Thank Sainesy
Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Never had a bad meal if we have stayed at the restaurant, always quick and really lovely food. Have had a couple of not great take-away's, can sometimes be very greasy / missing items etc. Customer service is always good thought.

Thank Sophie5083
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having read the menu online had already decided that as it all sounded so tasty we ordered 4 starters and a keema nan and pashwarie nan to share as we would then have good range of choice. ...excellent is a word that comes to mind. It was a great way of tasting menu. The ambiance was just right and seemed... More 

Thank katielittlered87
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

You need to visit this restaurant to just try their signature dishes, they are absolutely sublime.. possibly the best Indian restaurant I have ever been too. Fantastic fresh flavoursome food, beautifully presented with impeccable table service. The rooms are elegantly decorated and extremely comfortable, I would rate this a 5star Indian. Can't wait to be in Alresford again to be... More 

1 Thank Julesby
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I must be spoilt. Living in an area where Indian food is on every corner I am reminded that expectations when eating in restaurants in small villages and towns can be a disappointment!! And that's what this place is.. the service is slow, the waiters are helpful but I thought ok let's try something different. I tried the crispy prawn... More 

5 Thank David G
Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had read on TripAdvisor how good the food was here so decided to give it a try. On arrival young girl politely opened the door & we were directed to a table promptly. The decor was clean & inviting. We ordered, the food arrived quickly, however, just as I began to eat, I felt something land on the top... More 

Thank Wellsey63
Four Marks, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is the best 'Indian' restaurant in the area by a country mile. The food is typical Anglo-Bangladeshi food, so nothing exciting menu wise, but it is very well done. I usually get a takeaway, but I have eaten in a few times with a friend. The restaurant is an old Georgian building and in winter there are real fires... More 

Thank Leif G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 West Street, Alresford SO24 9AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alresford
Postal Code SO24 9AV

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?