Shampan at the Spinning Wheel

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£26 to £40
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Private Dining

Shampan at the Spinning Wheel is more than just a restaurant. It's a venue that marks fine modern Indian dining, tempting drinks & a vibrant atmosphere in convivial spacious surroundings. Our venue offers a unique setting for all styles of function & events; small private parties to corporate events

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Special Offers

Early bird 20% off food bill only

20% off total bill, food only. Only 6pm booking time.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 September 2019

Ends: 2 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 18:00-18:00

Shampan £20 per person lunch

2 Course set menu with vegan options. Pint of beer or glass of wine included.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 September 2019

Ends: 2 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:30-14:00

What 365 People Are Saying
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JS
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

GH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 February 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.

KI
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 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.

a
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 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.

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 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.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 :)

SC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

HW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 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

SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 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.

AL
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 January 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

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 January 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!

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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.

a
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 January 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
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 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!

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 December 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
London
59 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 December 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.

DC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 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

TO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 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
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 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
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

JO
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We have visited Shampans three times.
The food is wonderful, the service is friendly and attentive.
On all three visits the Mens and Ladies toilets have let this establishment down.
Lights out in the cubicles, toilet seats hanging off, toilet roll holder not fixed to the wall, no hand towels to dry your hands.
I have complained to the management and from the look on their faces it was not the first time someone has mentioned this.
The gentleman I spoke said he would tell the owner who was in Dallas. These things are so easy to fix, do they not have maintenance or cleaners? For the prices they charge surely they can afford a light bulb & hand towels!

AW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and friendly staff. Food is good and so is the service. Would recommend

LG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, the food was delicious and service great. Last time we came there wasn’t as many people there and felt the staff were hovering too much but was great this time.

TT
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best curry I have ever had. Service was good staff were friendly and very attentive. Was very enjoyable evening will definitely go back.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, super service with a smile. Made us feel really welcome and nothing was too much bother for them. Good value. Would definitely recommend. Will be going again, without a doubt.

LF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening for my husbands birthday, thank you to all the kind and attentive staff we had a great evening with lovely food. Will be back again thank you

PW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent place food staff even the layout of the restaurant with a separate sitting are for a drink
Very good

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i would highly recommend this place if you are going out for a special occasion or just as a couple, the lounge area has great ambience where you can enjoy a lovely cocktail before moving to the dining area for your meal. I'd also recommend you go for a Flaming Lamborghini drink, its not cheap but its yummy and a great experience!

AM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AlwaYs outstanding food , fantastic service and excellent experience all round. Highly recommend.

PB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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