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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family Meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Nick M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

First visit to the shimla palace and from the outside I was impressed by the old building. Staff were very pleasant and there was a warm welcome as you enter. Food was ok. I had naga chicken which was not as hot as I had expected so we had some phal sauce to heat it up to naga strength. Quantity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Me and my other half came to shimla palace for our Valentine's night with the rest of my family for the first time. Wow was it first time it felt like we were regular here. From start to finish we enjoyed every moments even no its packed and the lounge can't even walk through our food drinks were a bit... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Another excellent take away from The Shimla. If you live close enough it is best to collect rather than wait for delivery, it's quicker and you can have a pint. We had Chicken Korma and Chicken Tikka Shishlak and they were wonderful. The staff are always friendly and happy to help.

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

Thank you for your review much prciated for your time. It gives us more motivation when we hear good things we've done and also helps to rectify any issues. Faz (Owner ) 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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?