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The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 43944
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (126 reviews)
“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
“poppadoms” (46 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, Asian, Fusion, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We regularly come to Shahib's when in Bowness and are never disappointed. The food is great - surprisingly interesting and well-cooked curry dishes that you don't always find in small towns! The staff are also really great and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank DoctorLena
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Walking down from my hotel, I noticed this Indian restaurant and decided to give it a try. My curiosity was handsomely rewarded by possibly the best lamb curry I've ever had. Needless to say I'd happily recommend to anybody who fancied a curry in the...More

Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I came here with my dad, we’d been walking for most of the day and were both very hungry. I wasn’t sure which curry to pick so I enlisted the help of one of the waiters, he was more than happy to help, and what...More

Thank Emma-Louise C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

While staying in Windermere my husband and I went for a meal at the Shahib's in Bowness. Its a bit awkward to find, the entrance being in a small arcade and the actual restaurant is above the shops. We waited for a few minutes to...More

1  Thank Barbara140716
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had dinner at this restaurant today. We were an Indian family of eight. Of 54 years, three quarters of my life I have lived in India. This is nothing like true Indian food. It’s a sad story of most Indian restaurants in England. They...More

Thank kchoudhari
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I think 4 or 5 years ago my girlfriend and I first enjoyed a Curry at this restaurant, we then rated it has excellent, It’s only improved every year since Our annual visit to Bowness always includes a meal here We wasn’t disappointed another excellent...More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Family of 9 put order in. Not cheap. Went through order with waiter. Picked up 30 mins later to take back to accommodation. Part order missing. Phoned up but they would not deliver food that was missing. Will not use again. Wasted our meal.

1  Thank louieluca
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Ordered a take away for 6 people. We had many varied choices. All cooked well and was greatly enjoyed. Delivery bang on time.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Who ever had rated this Indian restaurant is either one of those rude “never happy with anything” types of people or not sure how an Indian is meant to taste! Outstanding service - Jac was lovely and was eager to cater to all our needs...More

Thank Emily I
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here. Loads to choose from and all very tasty. Will come again next time we're in Bowness.

Thank Adam P
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20 February 2018|
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Response from Jac R | Property representative |
Well why dont you check again. And see what weve done. 4star hygiene rating immiediately after.
15 January 2017|
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Response from Andy P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea what MSG means and I’m not business owner :/
Jacqui H
7 November 2016|
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Response from nurse1980 | Reviewed this property |
Just visited today and had a terrible experience. My advice, go somewhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Arcade Crag Brow | Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 43944
Welcome to the Shahib's tripadvisor page. We are a bespoke Indian & Bangladeshi restaurant, our style of cooking is that of Bangladeshi/ Indian homemade feel. We use the freshest spices and herbs along with the tenderest meats to create our unique, fresh and bespoke dishes. We are situated upstairs above the arcade in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. Perfect view of the much appreciated picturesque town center . We can cater for large parties as we have a seperate dining room aswell as our main dining area for 60 covers, be it 8, 10 or 30. We can accomadate without a problem. Our seating arrangements give ample space for customers not tight fit or cramped. Aswell as dining in we offer a takeout service with 30% off total bill.
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