Shezan
Shezan

Shezan

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.shezan.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02075849316
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 11.30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Enjoy a live sitar performance by Master Mehboob, student of Maestro Ravi Shankar every Thursday night and Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday night at the Shezan Restaurant
  • Special Events: Shezan is specialized in catering corporate events for up to 120 guests, whether its a wedding party, birthday or any special event we will cater up to the customers satisfaction. There is a wide range of food variety available.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Nearest tube to Shezan: Knightsbridge
  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from Shezan
The home of fine Indian and Pakistani cuisine in the heart of London's prestigious area of Knightsbridge - just a 2 minutes walk from HARRODS. It is one of the UK's oldest Indian and Pakistani restaurant providing a peaceful and refreshing ambiance for lunch and dinner and "any thing" in between. Shezan has been serving the finest Indian and Pakistani cuisine for over forty years and continues to offer an exciting selection of Indian and Pakistani favourites from the Menu and a’ la carte and its attentive and friendly service complements the comfortable candle-lit surroundings.
The traditional arches and Mughal paintings of this newly renovated dimly-lit eatery add a further touch of warmth to the contemporary furnishings and create a combination of refreshing and comfortable surroundings and reminds of cultural ties with Indo-Pakistan. The background music of traditional Indian classics adds a refined yet energizing romantic touch to the food we serve to our valued customers.
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Shezan reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since 4 June 2014
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.4
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (20)business meals (18)romance (18)group bookings (13)good vegetarian options (12)fit for foodies (10)outstanding value (9)sunday lunch (7)pre/post theatre (7)child friendly (5)afternoon tea (3)brunch (2)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • excellent Indian restaurant
    tuanVIP
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    Must visit, always good food and good service in lovely restaurant
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • excellent Indian restaurant
    tuanVIP
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Both service and good are very good, fully recommended
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic food
    Katherine
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    The food was amazing and as we went on the 50% off deal not too pricy (although still not cheap). The decor and ambiance were lovely and the service for the most part was very good. At the end of the meal we realised that the booking had gone through as the 1000 points deal instead of the 50% discount deal, however the staff dealt with this quickly and with no fuss. Overall a great dining experience and will defiantly go again on the same offer.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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  • Nice neighborhood place
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Some nice dishes, have the biryani here its great! No atmosphere however but people are nice!
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  • Good value with 50%off offer
    Jaydesaitt
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The venue was lovely. The flavours were good but most of the meat slightly dry and overcooked. Waiters were very nice and polite but very understaffed and rice came late and one dish came with ingredients we asked to be removed. It was okay overall and with 50% off was good value but would not go again
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    afternoon tea, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • good
    tuanVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    "good curry" was all i wanted to say but the clever Opentable staff insisted that i write a review of at least 50 characters. Well, I have to say, this "opentable" web site is rubbish and very user unfriendly compared to the old original "top table" web site !!!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mrs Janjua
    Rachel
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We had booked for a special dinner party. The table we were given had a selection of different chairs. The restaurant is rather shabby and worn. It needs decorating. Service was very slow.and poor Unfortunately one of our guest's chair collapsed , he is not a heavy man , lucky he didn't hurt himself. They did apologise. There was a very limited choice of non alcoholic drinks, which is surprising as this is a Pakistani halal food restaurant. Starters were not very good the lamb sheik kebabs and shaami kebabs were too dry. The mains were good. Naan were very good as was the kulfi. Such a shame it has potential but the owners do not seem bothered about updating and improving service.Overpriced ! Not worth the money at present.!
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    child friendly, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Very striking decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We loved the decor and thoroughly enjoyed the starters but found the main meal dishes a bit bland for our tastes - that was perhaps because we chose dishes which contained cream. However, the staff were very helpful and brought us pickles and even green chillies! I didn't find the service slow but then we were there to enjoy a relaxed Friday evening...all in all, the restaurant was a good choice esp with 50% off our food (it was a substantial saving for us!). I do have one comment to make: I noticed when I returned home that the prices were a bit more for the drinks in the bill than they were in the menu, so do query this if you see the difference on your bill.
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    afternoon tea, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Indian food
    cestbonmaiscestchaud
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    we loved the food at Shezan and the service was very attentive. the jazz piano worked well for the ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • amazing
    Danny
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Extremely good service and food was amazing. I will surely recommend others to go to shezan and enjoy succulent meals.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for an average meal
    DCDiningOut
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    The best part of our experience was the service (very attentive); but the food lack quality and excitement. With the overall value extremely pricey for what was offered. Truly paying for the location and not the food.
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    brunch
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  • very good
    tuanVIP
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    especially with fifty per cent discount, have been going on for 30 years plus !!
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  • Good food
    Bobco
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Experience was positive and food was very good, but the service charge was high and automatically put on. Therefore it felt a bit akward asking for it to be removed and combined with the price of the meal, it was quite expensive regardless of the special offer.
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    special occasions
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  • Quiet but excellent
    MrEfficiency
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    The OpenTable offer made the overall prices a great bargain. Managed to satisfy fussy customers very well.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Nice food and atmosphere
    BinksyVIP
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Good quality food, nice variety on the menu also. The ambience and service are fantastic. Would recommend.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Experience
    Malik
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at the Shezan . Live Jazz makes it extra special for me as the duo performed amazingly. The portions and spice levels were good enough to fulfill my appetite. The atmosphere was romantic and decor was very elegant. The service was very attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant . Great value for money.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Recomendation
    KevinP
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    "This was recommended to us by a friend and we were pleasantly surprised to arrive at a very charming gem of a place- the restaurant was tugged away on a side street the decour is beautiful. Service was good and the menu is very extensive.The Tandoori lamp chops were succulent and delicious, the whole meal was very tasty and spicy which we like but if you cant handle hot food you should ask for it mild. Cant wait to return !!"
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    business meals, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Yves
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    We booked dinner on Top Table 50% off food offer. Very disappointed with food quality. Service was very slow (despite restaurant not being full). Ran out of bindi dish ordered (told 30 minutes after ordering). No dessert menu. Drinks and coffee extremely expensive (e.g. £8 for 1 single and 1 double espresso). Very poor value even at 50% off. Only plud side, papadums were good.
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  • Charming and welcoming
    MaBo12
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    Delicious food Be warned:everything is spicy. Even the yogurt but I wouldn't have it any other way Massive amount of rice. One plate is plenty for 2 people to share I ordered the grilled selection. Food lasted for 2 more days. Honestly!! Great value with the amazing offer of 50% ala carte menu Will definitely recommend it and go again I don't drink alcohol so I can't commend on the list. Water though was super cool and refreshing And great service with friendly people Very unpretentious environment considering the location. Has the local feeling
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    romance, special occasions
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  • I've seen better *yawn*
    syeeexo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Okay, so based upon word of mouth advertising I booked this restaurant for an early mothers day meal for the family and I to enjoy. We got there and then realised there was no lift to go downstairs into the dining area. This sucked as we had two wheelchair users in our dining party who had to then be carried down. This didn't start the night off well. The food was over priced in comparison to portion sizes and taste. I've tasted better at the local Kebab shop to be honest! I wouldn't really recommend the restaurant to anyone else.
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    afternoon tea
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  • Had a late supper at Shezan
    GastronoughtVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had a late supper at Shezan with friends last week after reading positive reviews. The place is in the maze of backstreets in Knightsbridge and probably doesn't get many people walking in off the street. However, it is worth a detour, particularly with the added attraction of the TT offer. The food was tasty, well spiced and well cooked. We barely scratched the surface of the menu so would be happy to return to sample other dishes as the ones we had - largely recommended by the waiter - were really tasty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    DJAJ
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    Delicious food, very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place
    TonyJ
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Shezan was everything I'd hoped for and more. The food was outstanding, and the setting just perfect for me and the wife. All of the staff were friendly and knowledgable and we we're made to feel extremely welcome. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone, it's truly a hidden gem in Knightsbridge.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overated food/ prices
    RioS
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I like the location of this place as it is in Knightsbridge and handy for me when I am meeting clients in that area and want a curry. A few years ago this place was untouchable. Not sure what has happened but now it has gone down hill. Real shame. The lamb dish we ordered was mediocre with some fat on the pieces of lamb. The chicken dish was better as it was spicy but overall nothing special. You would expoedct thsi quality form a local indian takeaway. Had it not been for toptable and the discount you get through them I would have not only been disappointed but extremely annoyed!
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  • Shezan
    sandyVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    lovely environment, fairly good food, we were seated then moved but given consideration to the table we preferred after they found we were at a pre-booked table. i would return.
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    good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • Shezan
    SJ60VIP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Went there on Friday. Service was extremely slow - something to do with a problem in the kitchen but it took them over an hour to tell us!! As always, the food when it comes is excellent which is why we put up with and warn our guests that the service is not good at all.
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  • Disappointed
    sweetsquigs
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    Although the musician was very good. The food was very disappointing. It seemed as if it had just been reheated. For NYE I would have expected the restaurant to be full but there were barely 5 tables occupied and so atmosphere minimal. Staff seemed to be in their own world as we were given party novelties etc after midnight. I would not go there again for the food.
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  • Fantastic Evening at the Shezan
    Tara31
    Dined on 23/12/2013
    The trip to the restaurant was part of a Christmas present to my parents. After a show at the Royal Albert Hall - we walked here and were not disappointed. We used to visit this restaurant regularly when I was a child in 1968 and all had fond memories. We were not disappointed! The decor of the restaurant has changed considerably and is outstanding. The service/ambience and the food were also outstanding. All coming together to make a fabulous evening and one to remember. Definitely one for the agenda for special occasions.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but service was "meh"
    YanksJustPassingThru
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Very good food, location, ambiance...however when it came time to pay the bill Shezan added an automatic service charge which was not clear. OK, no problem but as our party discussed leaving the "tip" the waiter kindly advised that it must be left "in cash" payable to him and not to add it in where it said "tip" on the bill. Yes, true. Once we figured out a service charge was already included, we had a big laugh at our "A- ha "moment but the waiter was none too pleased when we wrote a big "0.00" on th etip line. Most experienced diners in the UK would know not to leave an additional tip, we almost had to learn the hard way. We would return though as we did enjoy the meal and restaurant.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a delicious dinner.
    NIck
    Dined on 16/11/2013
    We had a delicious dinner. The service was good although the waiter took our order by memory and forgot two of our dishes! The food was great atmosphere with the singer was brilliant. The 50% off is great and I would highly recommend! We parked outside for free and its just a 2 mons walk from Harrods! Portions are big and rise easily feeds two people. For £8.00 per portion I would hope so! We took lots home with us. Overall great value great food. We would return.
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  • Have passed Shezan quite a
    KevinP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Have passed Shezan quite a few times, as I work really close by and was finally able to go and experience it. Indian foods is one of my favourite cuisines and have been to many Indian restaurants. However this place was particularly great because it was very authentic and the menu had great vegetarian options. The staff also recommended a few dishes, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The place was really busy, however the staff were still efficient with our order. Shezan is hidden away, which I feel adds to the dining experience. Definitely worth a try!!!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre, good vegetarian options, child friendly, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful evening at
    Anatasia00
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Had a wonderful evening at Shezan! There are stairs that lead down to the main area of the restaurant which really adds to its relax atmosphere and the decor is truly unique. The staff were very friendly and although the food took a little longer to arrive, I personally preferred this as I felt my dinner was not rush and could enjoy my evening whilst listening to the jazz music being played. Great place for family and friends!!!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual.
    Davidjosiah
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    I regularly frequent Shezan's when I am in the UK, from my first visit I have been made to feel welcome. Fantastic authentic Pakistani cuisine and ambiance. Having thoroughly enjoyed evening meals and business lunches there alike I would highly recommend Shezan.
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  • If it wasn't for the 50% off
    1diner
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    If it wasn't for the 50% off a la carte menu it'd be expensive for what it is,overall it was fine but I wouldn't go back.
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  • Cool decor but slow service
    ClaphamDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Went to Shezan for lunch on a Sunday. Booked a table for three at 1 pm. Wanted to take advantage of the Toptable deal for 50% off food. The decor is an interesting mixture of Indian, middle eastern and Americana. For the first thirty minutes we were the only diners. The food was quite good and a value at 50% off. The meal took two hours which is a little slow even for a lazy Sunday. Would recommend if you are in the area and not in a particular hurry.
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  • Disappointing
    Ultimatediner
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    The restaurant is beautifully kitted out but the service is poor. The table had to be set after we sat down and there were still remnants of the previous meal left behind. The food was mediocre and had a heated up feel rather than freshly prepared. The prices were way out of sync with what was on offer and even with the 50% offer, in my opinion did not give good value for money; without the offer the bill would have been the best part of a £100 and that is WITHOUT dessert and alcohol. I'd return for the sumptuous feel of the place but everything else was a disappointing 3rd place. Sort your management out Shezan and you might be able to justify the Knightsbridge costs that you without doubt incur!
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  • Shezan Indian
    Bobmac
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    This was an excellent Indian meal. The food was well presented and the portions were large. Offered a doggy bag for the left overs, a Joy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid, avoid, avoid.
    KP1234
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    Wow. possibly the worst dining experience I've ever had. Arrived and was seated and told the waiter that we had theatre tickets and therefore were in a bit of a hurry. He was happy to oblige. Took 10 minutes to order drinks. another 15 minutes before these drinks arrived and our food order was taken. An hour after we had arrived, the food still had not arrived depsite asking for it 3 times and being told it was on its way. We left without eating as we'd be late for the theatre. Poppadoms were nice though.
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  • A fair experience
    Tahir
    Dined on 20/10/2013
    We dined there for Sunday lunch. The restaurant was mostly empty but still the service was average even though they had a total of two tables to service. The food was decent and with Toptable's 50% off offer, it was good value for the meal which would otherwise would have been expensive. Worth a try but I won't be rushing back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrid food
    RioS
    Dined on 15/10/2013
    Simply poor quality and tasteless. Cost a fortune. Stay well clear.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since 4 June 2014
    • Average Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambience4.4
    • Service3.4
    • Value3.1
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