About New Shapla

New Shapla has been an Indian Restaurant in Watford for over 32 years. In fact, it is the first and oldest Indian Restaurant in Watford.

New Shapla was initially known as ‘Alpana’ when the current owner Mr. Mohammed Abdul Karim began his employment there. When Mr. Karim acquired complete control of the business and premises in 1990, he changed the name to ‘Shapla Tandoori Indian Restaurant’. Recently, the revised trading name; ‘New Shapla Tandoori Indian Restaurant’ reflects the renewal of the long established business in light of Mr.Karim’s stunning refurbishment and expansion of the dining room.

Being a small business the satisfaction of the customer is of the utmost importance.

Although the menu’s have seen many changes over the years, New Shapla’s aims remain the same, namely to provide fresh, tasty and affordable meals in comfortable surroundings with excellent service.

We are able to create stunning meals by using high quality ingredients and fine spices from the Indian sub-continent.

New Shapla caters extensively for vegetarians and seeks to provide a fast take-away service for food and all beverages including alcohol. Furthermore, subject to availability of ingredients the highly skilled chefs will happily cook any dishes that are not available on the menu.

We also provide catering, so if you’re planning a party for a birthday, wedding or any other special occasion please contact us. In addition, we also do catering for conferences, meetings, quiz nights etc.  We also offer outside catering where we can deliver delicious food to you. Please do not hesitate to ask for more details.