Shampan at the Spinning Wheel

4.3
387 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
To all our Shampan at the spinning wheel Customers. Hope you are all in good health, and the coronavirus situations will be addressed soon. During lockdown stay at home and help the NHS. Stay safe.

We are open Take Away and Delivery service 1pm to 9:30pm. We now offer delivery service to Post Code area TN16 3. Biggin Hill and some surrounding areas. We are starting this new service and will be adding other post code areas soon.
Order direct via our app or call us on 01959 572622

Support Shampan at the Spinning Wheel during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 387 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall, we had a nice evening. Food was very nice and reasonably priced but starters and poppadoms were expensive along with drinks.

NP
NickP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant evening, amazing food, amazing staff and service!

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Talybibo
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and ambiance excellent, service initially good, but tailed off towards the dessert and I had to request both a menu and to place an order.

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GastroLover
Kent
71 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at Shampan 4. Relevant COVID safety messages in place so very felt safe. Restaurant not busy but this did not detract from the evening. Easy to park on site.

Started with a Bellini in the bar. The Bellini which was superbly made. Once in the main restaurant we ordered mains only off of the al a carte although there are the traditional curries available. The food was superbly presented and tasted amazing.

Service attentive without being intrusive.

Will be back.

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Emily
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.. would definitely recommend :)

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rogerb
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

over priced for average food onionbhajee like golfballs

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70ceecee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful meal and staff were relaxed and helpful. It’s good to be back and will definitely be eating there again soon.

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vipAlky
West Sussex
134 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our first time at Shampan at the Spinning Wheel. It is a very attractive restaurant with high quality fittings and furniture and a pleasant bar area where you can drink before eating in the restaurant. The food was among the best I have had at an Indian restaurant and I shall certainly return.

MC
MrCreosote
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Very quiet Sunday lunch, but wonderful food.

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vipnotserp
London
30 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a long awaited reopening it did not disappoint .
Service from front desk to table was swift
Waiters very attentive, knowledgable & very charismatic.
The meals were far above any other Indian restaurants we have dined at.
Overall a first class restaurant that delivers

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vipjanette
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

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LindaJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 March 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 7 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 5 March 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 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SM
SteveM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

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

MR
MichalaR
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

SW
SeanW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KS
KevinS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 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.

GH
GeorginaHacker
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 February 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 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant, waiters were helpful and welcoming.

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AshleyB
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.

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KIRKH
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.

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vipanon
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
LucyB
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.

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Amys
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 :)

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StephenC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Amazing staff, amazing food. Great parking too.

I had crutches and a cast at the time and the staff couldn’t do enough for me.

Highly recommended.

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Cotters
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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

HW
HuwW
London
2 reviews
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
vipSashaG
London
2 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.

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ALANC
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

SB
SarahB14
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Samanthat2210
London
2 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.

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vipanon
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Shampan at the Spinning Wheel does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Shampan at the Spinning Wheel also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01959 572622.

Shampan at the Spinning Wheel is rated 4.3 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Shampan at the Spinning Wheel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shampan-group.com/vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.