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The Shimla Palace

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Indian, British, Bangladeshi
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Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
01889 881325
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Today
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top notch

First visit to Shimla tonight with my partner. Food was absolutely delicious and was served promptly by courteous and friendly staff. Very impressed and would highly recommend. We will definitely be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Chris W
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First visit to Shimla tonight with my partner. Food was absolutely delicious and was served promptly by courteous and friendly staff. Very impressed and would highly recommend. We will definitely be going back.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The meal was ordered & a time was given for the meal to arrive. It arrived on time, barely warm! We only live a mile away. My wife's meal we a Mixed Balti with extra king prawn. There was no onion or tomato, just a sauce? There was one king prawn which was £2. My meal was a Nanga Morichi... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Whilst I cannot fault the quality of the food which was excellent, the dining experience was very disappointing indeed. The noise coming from others diners and the close proximity of tables meant that at times it was impossible to have a normal conversation. On more than one occasion I simply could not hear what my party were saying. Service wasn't... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

An impromptu decision to eat out locally lead us here. We haven't eaten here for quite a while and the food, service etc were good. I would eat here again.

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Cannock
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited on Sat night , 5 people, and all of us were left very impressed and pleased we dined here. Best curry for a while , Naan bread was best tasting I've had , and Murhgi Masala was great, quite spicy and unexpectedly nice and different from usual same flavours at other places . Very pleasant atmosphere , staff all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic with the same value and service as if we we were dining in. If you aint been ther yet do it. I bets you enjoy and return

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

we eat out 4 times a week and no balit/curry house can beat Shimla. We have 3 teenagers from the Asia who love their food! Faz and all his staff are great guys who always accomadate any requirements and we have never had meal that we have been unhappy with. We have had to many meals to count from Shimla... More 

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Faz_Shimla, Owner at The Shimla Palace, responded to this review

Thanks for your review it always helps others to see what the review are from existing customers and then they can decide if to try or not. But with your review you wrote everything good bout Shimla but you have decided to put poor marks 1☆ I think the tripadvisor should control that because your review say 1thing and the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited on March 23rd S's staying local. Was ok but not great. Coming from Bradford I have a lot to compare it against. Service was ok not to attentive never asked if food was ok. Cobra on draft as you would expect. Meet in my curry very tough and sauce too watery. 6/10

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After a long hard week at work a trip to the Shimla Palace is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. The food is the nicest tasting and best quality you will find anywhere in the area , and what makes it extra special is the quality of customer service you receive from the personable friendly staff who all... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

So it's pay day weekend and we fancied going somewhere different! And am I glad we picked here! We have been here before. But around 2 years ago. It's a bit of a travel for us so not really thought to go back! What fools are we! We have had a brilliant night tonight. From the people, staff, to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 01889 881325

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian, British, Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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