Best Indian Restaurant & Takeaway in Grays, Essex


Shampaan was established in 1975 and was then known as the Night Palace, it was the first Indian restaurant in Thurrock.

The first owner tells stories of how people queued outside to get in and when they could not cope with the sheer number of customers, they had to make the weekends booking only, people still waited outside for a table. Some customers used to come with their own containers and pots to take curry home, and then takeaways were introduced.

Shampaan features an extended and elegantly renovated restaurant which provides a sophisticated venue for lunch and dinner dining experiences. Here at Shampaan we are determined to bring the highest quality Indian food to our customers.
We strive to maintain the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness which has been recognised by Thurrock council who have awarded us five stars for food hygiene. This can be viewed on Thurrock council’s website.

We have a following of loyal customers who have been with us since the beginning, who appreciate the quality of our food and standard of our service. We would like to thank all our customers for your continued support.


5star Food & service

Great food and service as always. Special mention to King Faruk who always looks after us and makes us feel extra welcome
Karen W



Come here very often, food is amazing and great quality always happy to serve you and check meal is to your satisfaction, food is always hot and not greasy at all, this is the best Indian in Thurrock without a doubt, staff are great, try one of kings special drinks, top class.


Delicious food. A lot variety to choose from. Great food very friendly staff. Especially Mr Faruk very friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere. ( you can tell the preference of food and they will make accordingly. A lot of vegetarian options and even some of the meet ones can be made vegetarian.  Overall great food, friendly staff and overall very good experience.

 Vegetarian options: A lot of vegetarian options. Even a lot of meet items can be made vegetarian just ask the staff.
sanila kumbukage
Google Reviews


Just had an amazing meal here, the food was amazing, the service perfect, topped with Faruk’s delicious signature drink. Will definitely be coming back here again soon!
Sian Douglas
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Book a Table

At Shampaan Indian cuisine, booking ahead is strongly advised. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Our Location

Find Us

667-669 London Rd, Grays, RM20 3HL

Contact Us

01708 869 184
01708 863 046

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Opening Hours

Mon   5-11 pm
Tue    5-11 pm
Wed   5-11 pm
Thu    5-11 pm
Fri      5-11:30 pm
Sat     5-11:30 pm
Sun    1-10:30 pm

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