Sheba Brick Lane

4.2
391 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Spicy
A no nonsense Brick Lane curry house, Sheba was the setting of the Peter Kay commercial for John Smiths. It’s not difficult to see why the producers chose this restaurant out of so many. Opened in 1972, it has long been the epitome of the family run Indian restaurant. Having undergone several improvements over the years, Sheba is contemporary and smart, decorated in a fiery red with Bollywood movies playing on the big screen. A host of awards and accolades are proof of Sheba’s ability to produce what is widely accepted to be the best Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine on Brick Lane, with connoisseurs returning time and again to sample fine vegetarian, meat and indeed seafood dishes. One of the longest standing restaurants in the area, Sheba is about much more than just the lamb bhuna.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - midnight
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Phone number
020 7247 7824
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Tube stations (Liverpool St, Aldgate East, Shoreditch High St are all within 5 minutes walking distance
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 12:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:30PM

What 391 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very tasty meal with great service and a very pleasant atmosphere. I had the fish curry which was excellent and the samosas.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good efficient service. Every dish you could want and very tasty. Cosy casual ambiance and fairly priced. A solid brick lane experience

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AW
London
48 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Very accommodating as I wanted something from another dish and I didn't even ask the waiter just added it. Well done. Waiter was very helpful. Definitely good curry fresh.

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LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SHEBA was the perfect venue for our 10 person friends' meetup. It was great fun, well air-conditioned, a little noisy (but you'd expect that). Most importantly, the service was excellent and the food, delicious! Best curry in London!

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Awesome food

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The music was a little
Loud in the background felt like I needed to shout for my
Partner to hear me

Food was amazing though

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L
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was very good, however the value for money not so much - the portions were quite small for the price you pay for a main dish.

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CH
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Messed up our party booking - even though I checked in earlier in the evening in person to make sure our table would be ready. Was guaranteed a table upstairs but they tried to put us downstairs on arrival. Bit embarrassing in front of my colleagues! However after a 20 minute wait and a few beers (not free) they reallocated us. After that food and drink was better than good and it is a great place for a cheap and cheerful Christmas bash.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Foods was amazing and one of the best Indian restaurant I found in London. The taste of the chicken was not my favourite, but the korma sauce that came with it was fantastic. The service was a bit slow, but overall it has been a great food experience and I will come back soon for sure. Highly recommended it

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T
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, food was nice. Different than the Indian food we get at home so a nice change

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a
London
33 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Small portions. Average dry nan and rice. They make you pay 5£ for the popodom upon arrival as a "welcome" 43£ for two small Indian meals. No thanks!

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good local restaurant. The foods were very well prepared. Impressed with the variety of menu offerings.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre Indian
Litmus test of a good Indian is taste or feeling bloated
Very bloated walking down the street
Gunpowder ( just down the road) is worth the wait outside

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was tasked by one of my senior colleagues to book a restaurant on Brick Lane for a work dinner. I did some research online and discovered that Sheba regularly featured as one of the best restaurants on Brick Lane so figured I'd go with that.

The staff at Sheba were very accommodating to all of our requests and very attentive. I felt that we were looked after very well despite being a relatively large group.

I was pleasantly surprised that the manager offered a discretionary 20% off our food bill as my colleagues and I all work for the NHS!

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was really good but the overall experience not great. There was no ambience and the tables were packed way too close together. We had to ask other diners to move their tables so that we could get in and out.

Didn't help that there were a loud bunch of lads at one table who ruined it for everyone else.

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NS
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here a couple of times now and every time it doesn't disappoint. My fiancé asked one of the waiters advice over a dish and he was passionate and detailed in his response. What she finally ordered was exactly what she was after. I ordered a Chicken Jalfrezi but wanted a little more heat than usual and they got it spot on.

The staff are extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgable. Would certainly recommend this to anyone.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2013
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Booked for a business lunch as I thought it would be busy on last Friday of the month.
We were the only 3 customers ! So this recession must be biting deep.
Was worried food might not be up to scratch but it turned out to be fine and the staff
helpful and pleasant did not bother asking for the meal deal as was very pleased and customer
went off piste on the menu and said it wass amazing.
Only annoyance was cab booked by restaurant to take us back to Waterloo was £23.00 !
it was only £12.00 in a black cab to get there.

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always go back to Sheba - there's space for a group of 10, the curry's tasty, the staff are attentive and the value is always fantastic - this time we had 50% off our food bill. You leave stuffed full of good food and still have money in your pocket. Definitely recommended!

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A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2012
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was very good and people were lovely. The ambience and decoration were a bit bizarre but other than that it was good!

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AC
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good efficient service, good quality curries, without any pretensions. Great for groups, and we'd had a good few pints and the waiters were nice and polite. I'd always recommend booking somewhere before going to Brick Lane - every restaurant shouts at you which can be unnerving.

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J
London
36 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I booked a table for 8 people to eat on Friday night which was great as you get a 20% discount if you book online. We kept adding people to the booking and the restaurant were very flexible about this which was great. The food arrived quickly and was very tasty. Good location in centre of brick lane, and great value - around £20 per head with drinks. They were also able to book us taxis when we left. Only criticism is they could have come to the table to take more drinks/ food orders as we kept having to call them over. Overall would definitely recommend.

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LT
London
158 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I et some friends on Saturday for lunch in Sheba, Brck Lane. Food was fine and service good. Had eaten here a few times before, so will go back.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Alright food, busy environment. One of many in brick lane, nothing special.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2012
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We four dined on 4th June. Price was reasoble and food had good value. But at the time of paying bill by visa debit card, waiter asked me twice to type pin number because he said system did not work well. Later on,I found GBP 113.75 on 5 July twice on my statement. I contacted Sheba Restaurant and they agreed to pay back because it is obviously mistake, I also told them my account nu,ber and sort cord.
But no action has been taken, I contacted them by e-mail and replyed `yes will do` but never happen even on 3 Aug..

I believe it was a mistake but ,if do, why do they forward process of payng back?? price was reasonable but I paid double price now, what I want is to pay back the money you take wrongly..

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KB
London
40 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sheba Brick Lane, good service, friendly staff and food was good value.I enjoyed the lunchtime special of the day

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HO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend was visiting from the states and when I suggested going for a curry he was pleased. And we weren't disappointed - tasty food, relaxed surroundings. I will be back when I get another opportunity.

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service. no hassle from the staff, very clean. Only slight is that we were disturbed by the overly loud dining parties sat behind, and next to us who didn't have any consideration for other diners, even though it was still relatively early on in the evening.

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TG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was so nice and even enjoy the curry too loool but was over ram packed though and I guess it was due to the bank holiday with the local families in there too and even our food was top ten.

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D
London
51 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food tasty, but portions rather small for the price charged, Booked for the 25%

deal, had to remind staff as discount was not deducted from bill. Rather quiet

for a Friday night, no ambience as we were seated on our own downstairs.

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g
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food everything tasted fresh, great service - servers were helpful and happy to provide recommendations. Would definitely go back.

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KC
London
56 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2012
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They did not have our booking for some strange reason. So they first said we could not have the points redemption, which is of course annoying having to argue for it. So in the end they agreed. Also the redemption was only from a seperate menue.
The food was fine but in the end I have eaten already for less cash better quality. So in the end the experience was nothing special really.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2012
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food but the service was so so. Quite typical Indian restaurant

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London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge amount of dishes to choose from but we went for the waiters recommendation. The food was delicious especially the spicy lamb with pumpkin and onion bhajis. Service was good and it was really vibrant and busy. Sheba was a good place for a great curry.

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed going here, really friendly service and liked the food too. With 50% off, it's definitely worth it.

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A
London
63 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

sheba, london - great authentic indian

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2012
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

If you're ordering from the set menue as one person in our party was, I think the food you get is good value for money but pretty average & on par with your local take-away. Order from the menu however does get you something a little bit more special. The service was really good and the staff were friendly & helpful. However there was a massive gaping hole in our table cloth - call me fussy but this let the overal presentation down a bit but I can forgive things like that when the food is good.

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LT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, freshly cooked. Waiting time for food to arrive was longer than expected.

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VJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to the Sheba in Brick lane for after a night of beers with a friend. The food selection was vast and good value for money. The waiters were very helpfull and couldn't do enough to assist with drinks or extra poppadoms. Highly enjoyable evening would recccommend.

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