Shahibs is a modern, elegant Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant right in the heart of the action in Bowness, just steps from the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, St. Martin’s Church and the town centre on Craig Brow. It’s a fine choice for discerning lovers of South Asian cuisine in Cumbria, dedicated principally to the traditions of Bengali food and dining. That means plenty of fresh fish and seafood, flavourful vegetables and lentils, but it also means one of the few multi-course dining traditions to have developed in South Asia, as Bengali meals often comprise small dishes brought out one after the other like French degustation dining. For that reason, we think going for the special set menus at Shahibs are a good choice, as it gives you a taste of everything in true Bengali style. There is also a great wine selection at Shahibs and tonnes of vegetarian options, so it suits special events and groups visiting the Lake District looking for something special but casual.
Very nice evening in fact been there 3 days in a raw food service looking 10/10
very nice service nice atmosphere decorations amazing food top of top . service very caring in fct we went there 2 days in a raw
Great food, lots to choose from the menu. great service, very attentive.Reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. Certainly going again. Favourite Indian in Bowness so far. Would recommend
Fabulous food and really lovely welcoming and friendly staff! Food came out in good time, no long waits in between courses, would visit again if ever back in Bowness!
a group of 10 adults plus 3 young children ate here 16th december early 6.30ish. everyone enjoyed a varied menu, 2 adults who don't eat curry were pleased with their mild biryani dishes. a nice hotness from the madras and some good flavours in the starter dishes. have eaten here before and would again. the only issue from some of the crew was the temperature of the restaurant, very cool in the midst of a cold and freezing december night, c'est la vie
Fantastic family get together. Warm welcome, speedy efficient ordering of drinks and food all in a calm and relaxing ambience! Meals themselves were delicious! A Bowness winner! Thanks to all at Shahibs, especially Jack!
Food selection was good with a limited wine list by the glass. Staff were pleasant and the service was quick and offered hot towelettes after dinner which were refreshing. However after the main we were not offered an opportunity for desserts, coffee or afterdinner spirits and they seemed keen to get us out at 845pm and not interested in prolonging our patronage. Other people were just sitting drinking beers. Although the service was quick and pleasant it was not the place to go for a dining experience.
Reserved table for 2 online..arrived and were quickly seated..drinks ordered..and brought over..food order taken..all food arrived quickly and was hot on arrival at table..small portions but tasty food..obviosly pay more of a premium because of were it was..nice .surrounding and staff were pleasant only spoit as felt bit rushed at end as we finished plate were cleared and bill brought out..no do you want coffee or anything..so we paid and left..
Lovely food with lovely staff Amazing ideal Indian kitchen. Place is fantastic in thae center of the city I suggested this restaurant to those guys who likes the Indian food
great food descent service. we have been to shahibs restaurant before and we will be will going back the next time we stay in bowness