The Shimla Spice story

All about how we became an award winning restaurant


Shimla Spice Restaurant was the vision of 3 brothers who from a very early age wanted to make a name for the themselves in the culinary world.

Basharat, Mo and Mahmood began their quest in the highly competative London restaurant scene.

Having worked their way up from sink to Head chefs and resataurant managers, in 1998, they felt it was time to come “home” to their roots in Keighley and setup their first eatery.

Instant Success

Shimla Spice was an instant success with the locals and soon the restaurants glowing reputation for outstanding service, exciusite cuisine and an ambient atmosphere was spreading throughtout Yorkshire.

X Factors Chico at the opening PartyIn October 2006 the brothers spread their gastronomic wings with the opening of their second branch in Shipley. The opening was attended by Chico of X factor fame.

Described as the “most beautiful restaurant in Yorkshire” the new restaurant seats over 200 in oppulent settings.  In 2013 Shimla Spice have been awarded by the English curry awards, “BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN ENGLAND 2013″

In the summer of 2014 we are expected to see the opening of their new branch in Burnley/Lancashire. This we be an exciting move for the restaurant as its steping over the Yorkshire border and opening up in Lancashire

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