About Us

New Shapla has been an established Indian Restaurant in Watford for over 45 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’.

This reflects the renewal of the long established business alongside Mr. Karim’s stunning refurbishment and expansion of the dining room. As a small business, the satisfaction of the customer is of paramount importance. Although the menu has seen many changes over the years, New Shapla’s aims remain the same - to provide fresh, tasty and affordable meals in comfortable surroundings with excellent service.