Shampan at the Spinning Wheel

4.5
232 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
01959 572622
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sadek Miah
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Private party facilities
Making your event a huge success is what drives us – we will work with you throughout the whole process from the planning stage, right through to running the actual day itself and the post-event evaluation. Our dedicated events team is very hands on and ensure the smooth running of your function, whether it’s your wedding day, a business conference or a special birthday.
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Private party contact
Samantha Anderson: 01959 572622
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
An extensive private car park stretches outside the restaurant providing adequate parking for all our guests
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Public transit
246 bus stops right outside the restaurant - look out for the Westerham Heights stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 232 People Are Saying
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SR
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food at The Shampan was wonderful but of particular note was the level of service provided! A truly friendly and exceptional service that made an already special occasion that much better!

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GK
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Overpriced for what it is, waiters were rude and it was my mother in laws birthday so we asked for an ice cream and a candle for her and never brought it out. Then they tried to add service charge!! Was chicken thighs in my dish which is the cheaper alternative to chicken breast

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t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was ok for a local Indian, however the flavours were too mild. The Dahl was so mild it was almost like a lentil soup. we mentioned this to the waiter and all he could say was sorry. we did not eat it and as a good will gesture they should not have charged us for it.

not sure we will be visiting again. The experience was very mediocre

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AG
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shampan is a big restaurant but you don’t feel you’re in a barn, it’s spacious and the tables aren’t too close to each other. But it’s really all about the food, really clever, subtle spicing and top quality ingredients, a country mile away from the average high street curry house. The service is knowledgeable and friendly, oh and they do the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever tasted! Another great visit, many thanks!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time visiting the shampan in the past few years. I must say that the food has remained at a very high standard and the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly as they were before. I took my current partner who was visiting for the first time. As she considers herself a ‘food snob’ I was very pleased but not surprised at how much she enjoyed the food and fell in love with the building. In her words the lamb ‘melted in her mouth’ which was nice to hear but disappointing as it was my dish 😅
Great service and fantastic food!!
Will be revisiting in the near future with additional numbers to the party.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere here is relaxed your every need is taken care off ,a beautiful menu ,anything you don’t understand they explain .the food is nothing like a good old British curry ,this food has so many flavours it’s unique this is a real treat .the staff are very attentive,and helpful,overall this is a fantastic restaurant you do not know what Indian food is till you have been here

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BS
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time catching up with family members, staff were very obliging and looked after us very well. Did not rush us at all.
If I have one thing to say, and this applies to a lot of restaurants not just Shampan, a lot of us try to loose weight and when we go out we try to continue, I asked for a salad with chicken tikka which is a healthier option. I was served a plate of lettuce with one tomato. I don’t call this a salad. Come on restaurants do a proper salad for us dieters.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, nothing was too much trouble. The cocktail I wanted was no longer on the menu but they made it for me anyway. The waiters were polite, cheerful, friendly, attentive and entertaining. The venue is comfortable, clean and smart. The food was first rate.

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EC
Hong Kong
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always have such a lovely meal here. The bar area is a great place to have a pre-dinner beverage and the staff are outstanding.
The food is equally as good and you do not feel over full after or that sluggish feeling the next day
I would recommend for all age types

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

good food, I would say great
they need more vegetarian option, veg menu is very poor and not that great at all

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Didn’t have a good choice of white wine by the glass , the wine wasn’t nice by any Ge glass , I had a gin and tonic which was a bit disappointing as it didn’t come in a nice gin glass and wasn’t cold enough, a lovely place to eat , but not enough attention paid to the glass wear .
Mrs Doyle

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LW
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice buffet, but not much for vegitarians On it, but out quests managed to find something On main menu, which they enjoyed.

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EA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor value for money.
Complaint not dealt with adequately

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MI
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A splendid meal from a very varied menu. Excellent choice for vegetarians too.

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Excellent and imaginative food. Very attentive service. A great overall experience.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely atmosphere with excellent polite staff who cannot do enough for their customers.
Food is varied and beautifully presented an absolute pleasure to experience and one I hope to repeat.

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NG
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has great decor and lovely ambience.......been before and have been impressed. However on this occasion (a Saturday night) they were busy and we think because of this the standards had definately dropped.

We had a pre-meal drink and my partner ordered a Gin and Tonic, but whatever was brought to the table certainly was not Gin. When we queried what it was they did exchange it, and fortunatley the replacement was a proper Gin and Tonic however it rather set the tone for the evening.

We decided on the Tasting Menu, which started well until we received the main course and having chosen the Chicken dish were extremely disappointed when it arrived clearly undercooked. We pointed this out to a waiter, and whilst he did say he would tell the chef we never saw him again. Desserts then arrived and we made the decision it was not worth complaining further.

It is unusual that I would write a disappointing review of this nature, but when prices are as high as the Shampan charge then I do feel the customers expectations are set higher than normal. The experience has left us unlikely to visit again, and I would find it difficult to recommend to friends or family which is a pity.

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, lovely restaurant. We’ve got lovely memories for us at the Spinning Wheel as we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with our family having had our wedding reception here all those years ago when it was a different restaurant! Shame that the service wasn’t brilliant on Saturday night though...

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L
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 2

I recently visited for the first time with my boyfriend, the food was nice. But I could not believe how expensive the bill was.

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service was great and a good selection of wines to choose from. There is also a good bar area to get a drink before sitting down.
I would recommend the lamb duo starter, rabbit starter and the king prawn main with coconut rice.

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ES
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and setting. Great for a family speacial occasion. Staff were so attentive and the food amazing

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable and to be highly recommended!!! Big Thank You!!!

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F
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Never been here before, but was really good. Birthday meal with family. Food was scrummy & service was really good. Bit more expensive than your usual Indian but well worth paying a bit more. An Indian with a bit more class.

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LP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A lovely and well presented meal enjoyed with friends. The lounge area is a good setting for cocktails, I thoroughly recommend the lychee martinis! My only negative comment was that the restaurant temperature was a bit cold.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special family birthday meal. Beautiful location, food was wonderful and service outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be returning soon.

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HK
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, fabulous food! Fantastic service! Will definitely be coming back again.

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CT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I don't like to be confrontational but there was either a small seed, or a stone I am not sure in the food, also there was a small hair or fluff in the mango chutney. Also the diet coke I ordered was flat and the syrup had clearly almost run out. I have been to Shampan before and never experienced these sorts of things so as you can probably understand I was not impressed. The food on the other hand despite the small stone thing was delicious, and I would definitely come back as this seemed to be a one off for you guys. Overall though on this occasion I was very disappointed. (I did not realise there would be an upload picture part to this section otherwise I would have taken a picture. I would have also mentioned it at the Shampan but my partner did not want me to cause a scene.)

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere - dress up or dress down doesn't matter. great staff, great food

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w
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time here and will come back again and again best for a long time love it

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M
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and very different from the usual type of menu found in an Indian restaurant. Well informed from the waiter too on description of the dish .

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was lovely! Cocktails were nice (and strong) but a bit slow to arrive. The restaurant was a bit quiet so atmosphere lacking slightly but we had a very good time. Will definitely eat here again.

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L
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian cooking around, accompanies by the best and most friendly service! Also, excellent atmosphere, beautiful premisses in a beautiful location. 10.5 out of 10!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. I would defiantly recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Used to come here regularly, once a month but the menu changed to fine dining. They’ve bought lots of the traditional dishes back since but the atmosphere has gone downhill- No music and so many empty tables. Food is good but expensive.

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L
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, the tandoori king prawns were outstanding and the service was excellent.

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U
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my husbands birthday got treated like royalty! Couldnt have choosen a better resturant. The service and atmosphere were exceptional! Honestly one of the best indian resturants i have ever been to and by far my absolute favourite!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we had a lovely meal. food was very good and well presented.
staff were very friendly and helpful

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were extremely friendly and the setting was great. There lounge area is a must to visit before your meal as it is relaxing and beautifully set out with light jazz playing in the background. The food is a cut above the rest, everything my partner and I ordered was delicious and well presented. Overall great experience slightly on the pricy side but worth a trip on a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food and always great service

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit to this restaurant and I was very impressed. The ambiance is very good, the service attentive and the bar and restaurant areas attractive and well set-up. Another plus is the ease of parking. My one criticism - slight - is that it is somewhat pricy which will probably mean that I will only use it on special occasions rather than more frequently.

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