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121-125 Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 1PS, England
01274 723992
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Today
11:30 am - 2:15 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:15 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lovely decor upstairs!

So we've visited this place a couple of times before, the foods always been nice (nothing amazing but nice) and we've always been seated downstairs. Recently everytime we come to bradford and decide on where to eat, every time we drive past shimlas, all we see are gaggles of guys and men. Because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
ThreeMusketeers786
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very good service been going shimlas for 10 years beautiful food great service always puts the customers first

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Shimlas for many years because the food is good. But recently (last 1-2yrs) we've noticed that they secretly segregate seating based on gender. If you're men, you get to be seated downstairs, but if your party has any women you'll be seated upstairs in the "family section". Upstairs is dark, noisy and cold (aircon). Downstairs is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

So we've visited this place a couple of times before, the foods always been nice (nothing amazing but nice) and we've always been seated downstairs. Recently everytime we come to bradford and decide on where to eat, every time we drive past shimlas, all we see are gaggles of guys and men. Because we normally come as family or a... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently thought about having a chicken masaala. I do try and order from different reatauants. Having alaways loved the chicken in naan from Shimlas which are outstanding. I thought I would try a Chicken Masala from them. I was so disappointed. The Masaala itself was very nice with a great balance of herbs and spices. The disappointment was the chicken,... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am a Shimlas regular and decided to host my daughters 1st birthday there last week. Great food, reasonably priced, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Thank you.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

one of my family's favourite restaurant kids love it.. very tasty food almost everything but stand out dishes are chicken donner , seekh kebabs,Masala fish etc.. ( best Naans) very soft and delicious. nice and clean with great environment. .. very reasonable price not expensive at all . Good value for money .. Highly recommended. .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been going there for over 20 years since being a student and seen it grow from a small take away to a good size restaurant. The food is always good - the prices have gone up but it is still very good value for money. The decor keeps getting upgraded - its always busy but not too busy... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visiting Shimlas after several recommendations of how their Chicken Donner was akin to the holy grail of all Chicken Donners, I found the ever lasting taste of pain and suffering not in searching the holy grail of Shimlas, but the pain of consuming this Chicken Donner made want to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been regular customer for over 15 years now apart from one or two occasions the food and service has been excellent. Management and staff do care about thier business and make sure everything is spot on. recommended with confidence to everyone. 10/10

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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Shimla's has made a tremendous impact on the food empire that is the City Of Bradford. Usullay heaving with customers,which is always a positive sign. The food has always been consistent and rather tasty.In recent years the venue has gone through various transformations and is currently a rather lavish looking modern place.Unfortunately the prices have risen throughout this period and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121-125 Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 1PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: 01274 723992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:15 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:15 am

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