About Cafe Mash

Sample India’s rich culinary history at Cafe Mash, one of Loughborough’s finest curry houses. Sit amongst art and artefacts that represent various regions of India as you enjoy flavours that have been refined and mastered. By this, we mean the chefs at Cafe Mash have invested time and a lot of love into blending and grinding spices perfectly suited to one another. In fact, one of many chefs recommendations is the Lucknowi gosht, charcoal roasted lamb cooked in an original Lucknowi style with a rich tomato and onion sauce, or the megna tawa, tandoori chicken and minced meat, cooked with delicate spices, courgette and green peppers. Located on Melton Road in Shepshed, Cafe Mash is ideal for casual dining or for special occasions. There are seperate dining rooms to accommodate groups of up to 50. Book now!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Cafe Mash
147 Melton Road, Shepshed
Loughborough LE12 5TQ

Menu Highlights



Seekh Kebab Starter

Delicately spiced minced lamb with fresh herbs spices & coriander, lightly cooked on a skewer in the tandoori then grilled over charcoal flame.

Aloo Tikki

Potato patti infused with bread crumbs, mild herbs & deep fried.

Zafrani Fish Tikka

From the clay oven, tender pieces of skillfully charcoal roasted fish marinated with saffron & fresh herbs.

Chef's Recommendations

Cafe Mash Special Curry

An exceptional chicken curry unique to Cafe Mash. Our chefs special sauce is hot sweet sour & spicy. A firm favourite with many regular customers.

Murugh Sagrana

An exceptional chicken dish unique to Cafe Mash. Cooked with cream & spices. This mild chicken dish is prepared especially for weddings, it is our chef’s speciality & is prepared ideally for special occasions

Mixed Korai

A selection of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, chicken tikka & lamb tikka in a delightful dish of moderately spiced & cooked with diced onions, tomatoes, fresh peppers & herbs in a thick korai sauce. A truly exquisite dish.

18 Cafe Mash Reviews

18 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Paul Y.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent service with a very wide choice of food . Try the cafe mash curry as this is such a tasty dish and their own unique curry

George P.4 months ago · 1 review

Great reception, great food, great service, great all round. First Class, Indian restaurant with a different menu to the usual Indian establishment. I would recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good Asian food.

Tracy C.5 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic as usual 👌the food was absolutely outstanding. Mash recommended an off menu dish for my husband and he throughly enjoyed it. Service was excellent 👌

Darren W.5 months ago · 1 review

Great place, great atmosphere, staff are extremely friendly and pleasant, food is amazing, highly recommendable 👍👍👍

Carla-Jade D.7 months ago · 1 review

I love this Indian, by far the best in the area. The staff are just so lovely and friendly and now always remember me when I go there or even ring up for a take away (yes I must go that often) Service is amazing and they can't do enough for you! They even put up with large groups of us for birthday/leaving meals, baby showers the lot! I have recommended so many people to go there (I work 7 minutes up the road) and no one has ever been dissapointed ! The food uses all fresh ingredients and chilli's ect no powdered stuff like some places. I now feel like I'm cheating on them when we order a curry and that's only because hey don't deliver as far as Loughborough. ***** - 5 star all the way!

Bethan K.a year ago · 1 review

This restaurant is amazing. I'm very excited to go again. All the staff have impeccable manners, opening doors for you carrying drinks for you etc. The food is delicious and freshly made. This I know because I'm one of those awkward people that do not like onions and they always are happy to cook my food onionless because it's fresh they don't have to put it in. Absolutely fantastic restaurant would advise everyone to go

Sean J.5 months ago · 1 review

We seemed to be placed in what I can only describe as an extension to the restaurant, a cold side room, cut off from other customers, no atmosphere at all. Wasn’t till half way through the meal that someone put the rest of the lights on, we could then see what we were eating. Staff were pleasant, food was ok, nothing to write home about. Certainly not worth £80. I think I would have got better atmosphere with fish and chips at home for £10. Probably won’t ever go again. Shame as it’s so local. It’s ok food tho, so I’ll use their takeaway device as I have in the past, shame the restaurant is such a let down. Certainly not worth paying for.

Kay D.a year ago · 1 review

We've been meaning to visit for ages as we had heard how good you were. Why we didn't get earlier I've no idea. But now we know how fantastic you are we will be regular visitors and definitely make up for lost time. Food was amazing and the service second to none. See you soon.

Victoria W.2 years ago · 1 review

Staff were great and very friendly The food was amazing. We weren't rushed in any way and didn't have to wait long for our food Will definitely be going back. :)

Dawn P.a year ago · 1 review

Wonderful restaurant which we have visited many times, food excellent & personalised to taste. Extremely clean looking so trust that hygiene is also excelent. Staff very attentive throughout the visit.