Coronavirus Update


PLEASE NOTE: We are still open for takeaway orders.
Please telephone and pre-order your takeaway, and we will make it ready for you.
To pickup your order, you may come in or park in our carpark and we will come out to hand your takeaway to you in your car.

New opening on hours:
Sunday-Thursday 5:00 - 9:30pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00 - 10:00pm



Zara Indian Cuisine (Shelford) Station Building

Housed in a charmingly restored historic station house – located in the beautiful Great Shelford village – Zara has been serving the community diligently since 2007.

Zara Indian Cuisine offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience suited to the refined palate – especially for those who are seeking modern traits with traditional assurances.

The stylish restaurant features fresh look with brightly-coloured contemporary art adorning the walls and a substantial bar with a well-researched list of wines meticulously matched to complement the complex repertoire of Zara flavours.

News Flash

Charity Fundraiser

Supporting the Victims of Kerala Flood

We are delighted to confirm that with your participation and support the Kerala Flood Victims Fundraiser at our Shelford restaurant went well, and the total raised on the night was £1242.05.

The event was attended by many local residents and businesses. Amongst the guests was Hollywood and west end actress Heather Craney daughter of local resident Keith Craney.

Kerala Flood Victims Fundraiser Guests

Kerala Flood Victims Fundraiser Guests


Our sincere thanks to all our Supporters, Heather and her father Keith Craney, Councillor Ben Shelton and Councillor Charlie Nightingale for your participation, support and hard work in making the event a success.

Representatives from Zara will be going to the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday 18/10/2018 to hand over the cheque on your behalf.


British Curry Awards 2018


British Curry Awards 2018

Zara has been shortlisted for the British Curry Awards 2018.
Final to be held on 26th November.


Opening Hours


Mon - Sat:  12.00pm - 2.00pm
Sun:  12.00pm - 3.00pm


Sun - Thu:  5.00pm - 10.30pm
Fri - Sat:  5.00pm - 11.00pm

Sunday Buffet

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Open 7 days a week (Including bank holidays)


Book your table online today for a Magical Zara Experience! or to discuss any aspect of your party call 01223 846 668.
(Online reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and will be confirmed to you. If for any reason you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please contact us.)

Ambience with brightly-coloured contemporary art

Zara Food

Zara boasts a dedicated team of experts, producing high quality, exciting and delicious regional delicacies selected from the extensive range of sub-continental recipes cooked to order from a kitchen that is headed by a Creative Chef who is passionate about invention as well as tradition.


If you would prefer to enjoy high quality, exciting and delicious regional delicacies selected from the extensive range of sub-continental recipes at the convenience of your own dining room, then rest assured Zarafood is lovingly prepared and carefully packaged in special hygienic catering containers in ample portions.

* If you have any dietary restrictions, e.g. nuts, dairy products, etc. or have any specific questions or requests please contact us via phone.

* Online Ordering Facility coming soon... where you will be able to order food online and pickup during operating hours.
Watch this space!

Grand Sunday Buffet

Every Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Enjoy an extensive mixture of authentic Indian dishes that change every week to keep your choices and taste buds constantly flowing.

£10.95 per adult, £6.96 per child (under the age of 12)
Children under the age of 3 eat for free!


We are always happy to talk about your requirements whether be it for a night out or arranging a party, why not drop us a line using our contact form.

Zara Indian Cuisine

1 Hinton Way, Great Shelford
Cambridge CB22 5AX, UK
TEL: 01223 846 668 / 01223 844 244

Dress-code: Smart-casual
Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Opening Hours


Mon - Sat: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Sun: 12.00pm - 3.00pm


Sun - Thu: 5.00pm - 10.30pm
Fri - Sat: 5.00pm - 11.00pm