Shampan at the Spinning Wheel

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LindaJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and excellent service. Atmosphere lacking but put this down to Coronavirus and people staying at home

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ChristinaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quite poor service, fairly over priced. When they wanted the table back they were quite impatient

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Foodlover
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Lovely food let down by extremely slow service (particularly in bar area) and astronomical price which came as really shock at the end.. a curry for four should never cost £500+...

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

We got put on a table that was wobbly right next the the entrance. Kept getting knocked by Staff and customers when the whole other side was clear bar a couple of tables.
We we rushed to a drink order and then pretty much ignored for the rest of the evening. Nobody collected our glasses from the table and we waited so long for the desert menu we gave up and asked for the bill. We in turn we got forgotten about again! Not good service at all! A shame really because the food was insane...

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AliceP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the overall experience of this fine restaurant having spent the evening for my partner Neil’s birthday recently. Service was informal and faultless and the food we ate was sublime. Really can’t extol enough the great evening we had. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and is now our “go to” Indian restaurant of choice!

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BenM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fair price considering the quality of food is so high. Attentive service. Chocolate samosas were great!

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SteveM
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent, ambiance not so good, with very loud noise from adjoining tables.

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MichalaR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and food but very expensive drinks! Nice atmosphere with friendly vibe.

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SeanW
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. First time visit but will definitely return

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with fantastic service would recommend as great place to dine out

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KevinS
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Arrived on Saturday night at 7.30 to eat at 8.30, we planned to have a few cocktails before eating.
Sat is the bar area, eventually got our first drink at 7.55, waited 25 minutes. Over all the service was poor and the drinks and food very expensive. Will bot be returning.

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GeorginaHacker
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food to a very high standard. Attentive staff. We had a lovely evening here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant, waiters were helpful and welcoming.

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AshleyB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good, you can get better but it was very nice. The restaurant is very nice and I would guess has a good atmosphere on a busier evening. It is a little expensive, but a nice placeaybe for a group as a celebration.

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KIRKH
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Big restaurant but had a good ambiance, the food was excellent with my rabbit starter being a standout dish, interesting varied menu over and above normal Indian dishes, good range of drinks and massive cocktail selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff, large car park, could not have wished for more, superb, we will definitely been returning.

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vipanon
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went there on Saturday night, a group of us
We have been there many times but Service wasn't great on Saturday, we waited ages for drinks, they seem to have new waiters who don't really have a clue what to do (which is not their fault) they need better training.
Food was good though.
The one thing they never seem to sort out is the ladies toliets! they are shambolic, disgusting & never working properly - it is not cheap to dine here and the basics they can't even spend money on getting right.
When will this restaurant listen to reviews and sort the ladies toliets out.

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LucyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely lovely date night on Saturday with my partner here. Service was exceptional from when we walked in the door to when we left. Food was delicious and cocktails were lovely. We will be returning! Great gluten free options for me also as a celiac.

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Amys
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening came here for valentines meal,
Had a real nice live music, and was given a Rose when we paid ! I love it here anyway... but they really did make the occasion special :)

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StephenC
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very friendly staff who were knowledgeable and welcoming. Very good value.

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Cotters
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bang average food made to look trendy. Poor value and very forgettable

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HuwW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal king prawn vindaloo and lamb chops excellent. Confusion over early bird discount Shampan claimed we did not qualify for early bird 20% discount even though we booked it through their web site. Eventually given although explanation about qualifying a bit confusing. We used only option available on web site run by opentable. However shampan said open table booking did not qualify? Not clear what to do next time

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vipSashaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Sunday lunch with my husband and children. My husband enjoyed the buffet which was excellent value. The rest of us had a la carte menu which was very tasty. Have eaten there with friends and on a date night with husband. Restaurant works across all occasions.

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ALANC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I thought the food was excellent. However I thought the service was slow. From our pre dinner drinks onwards we waiting just too long for everything and this did spoil the evening to some degree. It was very noisy with a lot of large parties of 8+ which made it difficult to hear each other on our table for two and did get quite annoying as the alcohol consumption of the tables increased and the noise went up. I appreciate it was a Saturday night and perhaps it would be quieter in the week but with 3 dining rooms it may be good to offer one as a more intimate experience limited to tables of 2 or 4.
I would recommend it because of the food but I would not be rushing back simply because of the noise and slow service

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SarahB14
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fantastic evening, food and service very good. Food was a very high standard and plenty of choice on the menu for vegetarian options as well as traditional curry.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed.

The location of the restaurant is lovely, it sort of comes out of nowhere after driving down a few country lanes and looks great upon arrival. The size of the restaurant is great and nothing like your average Indian. I had booked this for my girlfriends 30th and upon being seated we had a bottle of champagne ready on the side. The inside of the restaurant is lovely and despite being very busy it did not feel crowded or feel there was any pressure from the waiters to order.

Food wise, we had a bowl of poppadoms on the table (full with all different shapes and sizes) and went straight in for mains. I had the cashew chicken w/ coconut rice and a peshwari naan whilst the girlfriend has the coconut shrimp with coconut rice and saag aloo. All the dishes were fantastic, full of flavour and just the right portion size.

The service and welcome was top notch (we were in for just over 2 hours) and considering how busy the place was you couldn’t argue with any the waiting time really.

If your after a different dining experience when it comes to having a curry I would fully recommend checking this place.

A great night all round!

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Samanthat2210
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food at the Shampan. We used the 20% off if you eat at 6pm. We were rushed, and time between the courses was perfect. It started to get extremely busy at 7.30 when we were leaving which caused a delay in the bill (we asked 4 times!) Apart from that, its a great place, with even better food.

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vipanon
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Good tasty well presented food
Service isn’t great, we had to call the waiters over to order starters, order drinks, only towards the end of the night they became attentive!
It was very cold in the restaurant and even colder in the bar area, not a very warm welcoming place, isn’t usually like this as we’ve been several times.
The most let down of the evening is women’s toilets!! They are awful, one toliet doesn’t have a light working, one toliet doesn’t flush & one toliet door lock is broken, not nice for the money you pay to eat here, these toilets are like this all the time, we visited a month ago & it was exactly the same!!
Seriously spend some money & sort the women’s toilets out

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food! Everybody so friendly :) such a great experience

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Andrew
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome and very spacious lounge to enjoy pre dinner drinks with friends. Food choices were definitely out of the ordinary and tastes exquisite. I have been to the Shampan in Bromley as well and both are a cut above the usual curry house!

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AngelaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening amazing food and service. Highly recommended for a special occasion you won’t be disappointed

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Greyfox57
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very enjoyable experience at this restaurant. The choices were excellent, the service was very good and the waiters were very helpful.
Would recommend this restaurant and we shall return.

MD
vipMarcDellow
London
60 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening out at Shampan. Great food brilliant service and highly recommended.

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AmyL
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night. great food and service! Cocktails were really good.

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BLCN
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent, but considering it was half full, the service wasn't good at all. Our first drinks including 2 cocktails (not made properly in a shaker!) took ages to be made and weren't very nice when they eventually came. The bill then arrived before our coffees did - another long wait... So disappointed as we'd been before and it was great from start to finish...and the restaurant was full on that occasion.

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DevonaC
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a wonderful, luxurious VIP customer ecperience rom start to finish
The food is divine..
Shampan will always be my fav restaurant for a treat
Ps worth having a cocktail in the lounge before.. great ambience and yummy cocktail selection to choose from

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TONYROCKYHORROR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. We love indian food but sometimes you want to go somewhere a cut above.

This is your place.

Sensational food. We both had Jalfrezi which was spicy but not too hot, and with an amazing rich taste. Portion size was perfect and I'm a curry mad unit. Rice was fluffy and the special rice delicious and aromatic. Nan bread was piping hot and delicious.

Great surroundings. A spotlessly clean dining room with modern fittings. Ambient temperature perfect (nice and cool).

Service amazing. There when you want them. Not there when you don't. Perfect.

Value. Very good. This is a little more expensive than the usual indian food but it is worth every penny. Every mouthful you will be glad you spent the extra.



We'll be back. I lived in East London for 20 years. I know curry. This is up there in the top five I've ever had, and maybe even the best.

Highly recommended. Go. Now.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff were extremely rude! Starters came and had dust on them. Staff refused to accept it was dust a brushed off all comments / complaints and tried to say it was ‘chilli powder.’ Over charged on our bill, charged more for drinks than they are listed on the menu and included items on the bill that we did not have.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good meal. Friendly staff. Nice bar area for drinks either side of dinner

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TimTom
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian restaurant in every way. A cut above the rest.

DC
DanC
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was as good as ever although the service remains erratic.

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Shampan at the Spinning Wheel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01959 572622.

Shampan at the Spinning Wheel is rated 4.5 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

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