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The Chai Shop

33 High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BE, England
+44 7790 194782
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“samosas” (18 reviews)
“chai” (15 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, Fantastic Indian food produced with fresh local ingredients. Tara is a lovely lady and has a vast local knowledge. Will definitely return again in the future .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank E6740TUdiane
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I have been here a couple of times now and had an excellent vegetarian lunch. Read all the other reviews and then go !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gongfermer
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

So lucky to have this nearby to us, great staff and yummy food. From the minute we walked in everything was perfect and attentive. Can highly recommend for a great night out. Atmosphere relaxing and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gay547
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This review has little to add to the high praise heaped on The Chai Shop by other reviewers. The Chai Shop is open at times and on days when the other teashops in Bishop's Castle have closed their doors. Tara is always delighted to see...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JeannieMcKinstry8
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Wonderful food, we had the vegetable and meat medleys so we could taste it all and it was all fabulous. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Already planning to visit the town again just for a chance to eat here!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ACH999
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have now eaten here twice, in this tiny cafe. The owner makes a small fresh men u of Indian food (of Punjabi derivation) for a small number of customers - the place is tiny. The food is simple and wonderful and the owner -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Love the huge onion barges & Samosas. Everything cooked to perfection! The lady who cooks will leave you in peace or chat to you & tells you her secret ingredients. I once saw her bring the girl who sells the Big Issue in, & give...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kate R
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Tara makes the food to order and if the cafe is quiet she chats to customers. Surroundings are interesting in this very old building. Food is delicious and the aroma of her cooking builds up your appetite which makes the eating even more enjoyable. All...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 37alasdaird
Reviewed May 31, 2018

To be honest I've been craving one of Tahir's curries since we last ate at The Chi when we were last holidaying near by.We had chicken curry,sag and bhargies to take out.It was delicious but we did miss the friendly atmosphere you get when eating...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

When we are in the area (We live in Wednesbury). We always come back to Tahira’s place for delicious food & a warm welcome. Today was no different. Greeted with a hug. The tiny place filled up & you can’t help but all start conversing.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Pauljd77
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Ian M
October 6, 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
As with Ian's answer. I think they might, but it's important that this is not a standard restaurant or takeaway with a long menu. It's a one person operation, so there will be the five or six things she has made that... More
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Merrile | Reviewed this property |
I think it`s open 9:30 to about 6 Tuesday to Saturday , close Sunday and Monday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Bishops Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 7790 194782
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