The premier Indian Bistro in the heart of historic Durham City

About Us

Shaheens's Restaurant was established over 30 years in North Bailey, Durham City.

The idea of Shaheen's Restaurant was borne out of the desire to bring the authentic taste of Indian to Durham City, reminding customers that the real taste of India was not all about the korma and balti one would find at your local takeaway, but about the authenticity of the recipe and the freshness of the ingredients that gives even the most simple curry the taste you would expect to find in a restaurant in India.

Since then, the restuarant has gone from strength to strength, building an amazing reputation both locally and further around the region, enabling us to keep to the values on which it was established, whilst ensuring the interior a pristeen dining experience.

We consider all of our clients the most important people to us and we have had the pleasure to serve our delicious, authentic Indian food to a vast range of international clients, including Russell Crowe on a recent trip to Durham.

Russell Crowe at Shaheens Authentic Indian Restaurant Durham

“This restraunt is all time quality the staff are friendly, the food is top knotch and the preshwari naan is to die for, definitely would recommend this place to anyone and it's run by a humble family thanks Shaheens for an unforgettable night!„