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The Shalimar

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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
+44 1629 735999
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food and service, very friendly staff and a good range of options to choose from. Our first time visiting and we definitely be returning. Impressed by the portion sizes as well for the Buffet!

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Thank Traveller543212014
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent customer service! The staff are friendly, humorous and take their time to get to know you and have a conversation. The manager came over to introduce himself and make sure everything was okay. We were even bought a drink and given £10 off for next time! Food was piping hot and there was lots of it! I had a... More 

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Thank Chloe H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nice to be somewhere that has a proper amount of staff in order to make sure that any request for food, drinks advice or complaints get handled and resolved quickly. You will not beat the service here, even in the fanciest restaurants. Even though it was our first time here and we are not local to the area, we... More 

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Thank charnwooduk
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a marvellous review thank you so much for taking time to write it the content of which I have passed onto the team who are bursting with pride we all work so hard to make sure our customers enjoy a relaxing evening with great food and equally great service. And from your comments we seem to have achieved this... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited last night for a meal, we had the meat platter for 2 to start and the portion size was bigger than we expected, I had a king prawn dish from the chefs recommendations and my girlfriend had the chicken sharabi which was amazing. Yet again the portion size was huge she couldn't even finish it... More 

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1 Thank Chris C
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a great review you have posted i have passed your comments onto Ali and he like myself is so pleased that you enjoyed your evening and your food. I hope you enjoyed the food you took home just as much as you did the meal in the restaurant .We all look forward your next visit. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We both had a fantastic night, the food was beautiful, the best indian food we have had, the staff where all extremely welcoming and friendly and went above and beyond all our expectations, looking forward to coming back soon.

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Thank Natalie S
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for your fantastic review we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us at the Shalimar and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the minute you step in to the restaurant you are made to feel special, when it came to ordering my main course Ajmil asked me what type of dish I prefer, 10 minutes later he arrived at my table with sample to taste, it was delicious - I gave my approval, when my dish arrived I must say this... More 

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Thank 614gary
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

After reading your review everything is so worthwhile it means so much to myself and the team when people take time to tell us what a fantastic evening they have had at the restaurant. Let's hope that you will continue to visit us in the future and we all look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Meal was nice although the food was not all served together which seemed strange, but was too much to carry! When it did arrive we enjoyed the food although the bill was not right and was changed efficiently, we also questioned cost of two lime and sodas which was£5.95 which seemed a lot and an odd amount for two of... More 

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Thank Michelle D
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. As you mentioned yourself the reason the food did not come all at the sane time there was to much to carry . I apologise for the small error on the bill and it seems that you have... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Over on holiday from Dublin and decided to try based on the good reviews. The staff were very helpful in recommending excellent choices, the tandoori lamb and tandoori king prawns were fantastically tasty starters. Mains were also great (one lamb and one chicken dish) with meat cooked perfectly in curries full of flavour. We were too full for dessert but... More 

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Thank RobCol78
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your excellent review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. The team and myself look forward to your next visit when you're visiting the area.again. More 

Tansley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quality food and great service every time we visit. Book to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is very popular !

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Thank naughtysharpei
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing praise we are so pleased when receive reviews like yours and it makes all the hard work so worthwhile. We look forward to your next visit. More 

East Midlands
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My meal was piping hot. I was given good advice about choices and I loved the food I had. The restaurant felt very busy - it is. They are clearly very successful and deserve to be so. My concern was that it felt a little too fast paced; the staff worked very hard and showed warmth but the experience was... More 

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Thank AChir
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and your evening with us. As you may recall we were extremely busy that evening and i did manage to find you a table as you had not booked i am sorry if you felt that you were rushed it was not our intention but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 735999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?