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Shahi Qila

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6 Shear Bank Road, Blackburn BB1 8AP, England
+44 1254 726729
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is delicious. There tend to be more bones in meat dishes than actual meat. Waiting for food takes quite a long time and staff aren't very welcoming. They guide you to a table but then aren't very 'approachable'. They tend to 'shy' away more. When ordering ice-cream for desserts me and my partner had to opt for another flavour... More 

Thank fatimapatel2016
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Shahi Qila for a pre-show meal before going to King Georges Hall. My wife and myself both loved the food. We are both vegetarian and everything that we chose from the buffet was wonderful. Friendly staff made us welcome, and the restaurant is in a lovely quiet setting, but just a short walk from the town centre. We... More 

Thank Cod_Army_FY7
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet food provided was nice but the Website was misleading as it says over 90 dishes available, these may be available but many have to be ordered, they are not all available as buffet dishes. you then feel obliged to eat every last mouthful as signs are up telling you that food waste is chargeable. Lemonade and Coke are... More 

Thank MGB88187064
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted a nice Indian meal so thought to try shahi quila. 'Never again'!. The decor was appalling, dirty walls and ripped chairs and the room had an awful musty smell. The food was warm not hot and the meat dishes had more bones than meat. The staff were ignorant and stood around chatting then one girl got the Hoover out... More 

Thank jhk66
United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Good food such as curries, kebabs etc. Worth visiting if you want to have a genuine curry and there is so many different dishes to choose from. The starters are good in their own accord. Not sure how the desserts are i have never had any, but the starters and mains were good.

1 Thank 007ans
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with fam to celebrate my little cousins graduation from university. First of all the staff seemed so not interested and the food was like they had got all the old stuff from the buffet an provided our tables we specially booked for family an friends. When we asked staff for fresh stuff it was like we were asking... More 

Thank Noor K
Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Attended my brother-in-law's 1st birthday. So for a private function it had a great atmosphere. Very professional ans friendly staff. We really enjoyed the Chana and Veg curries.

Thank David J
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden away off Preston New Road. This place has a function room to cater for 50-60 people. I'm sure they have a much bigger room upstairs and downstairs too. It's a family run business with a small selection of buffet food. The food is lacks the kick but you see that in all buffets. Car parking is at the back... More 

Thank Rizwan P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Found food trays empty. Refilled only after requested few times. Currys were cold and had only bones. Complained to staff and manager, they didn't seem to bother. They offered no apology or discount. Would never visit this awful place ever again and strongly recommend others to go somewhere else

1 Thank AARAIN
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We received a warm welcome. Ordered food, the popadum were soft and food seemed without any spice. We cud smell the boil chicken and gravy smell seperate.

Thank lsmith0101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Buffet, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Shear Bank Road, Blackburn BB1 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 726729

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?