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The Shalimar

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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
Today
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 674
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very friendly and lovely food

We visit this restaurant on the occasions we stay at Darwin park. The reception and service were very good and we really enjoyed the food. Good wide choice and highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Gazlinc
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit this restaurant on the occasions we stay at Darwin park. The reception and service were very good and we really enjoyed the food. Good wide choice and highly recommended.

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Dutchmaid
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were on our way back to the hotel discussing where to eat, when we passed the Shalimar and the car park was full. My husband remarked, well if it is that popular we might as well see if they have a table. From the moment we stepped in, we were greeted as if we were old... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was,without a doubt, the best indian restaurant we have been in. The attention to detail from entering the restaurant to leaving it was absolutely wonderful. The staff know just how to treat their customers and are very helpful with suggesting options when one cannot quite reach a decision. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our amazing meals,and the... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Set near the entrance to the UK's premier National Park this is a delightful restaurant with a superb orangery to sit in to have a drink whilst waiting for the table or takeaway. The staff are really nice people, very friendly and very helpful. The manager will sit and talk with us and suggest and arrange for special dishes (not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Working in the area we stumbled upon this restaurant and were so impressed we went back 2 nights later! Everything about the staff, the service and the food was faultless. The staff were friendly and amusing but not overbearing. The wine list was very good and the food was simply excellent. Would definitely return if in the area and can... More 

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Rossington, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend this restaurant if your wanting to experience quality food and excellent customer service! We decided to eat here after reading the reviews, a large party of us booked a table (14 of us) for my hen party, we were all sat together. The staff were fantastic, kept us topped up on drinks and service was very... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

As always fantastic friendly service, excellent food, lovely surroundings. You are always made to feel welcome and nothing is ever to much trouble. We have always had a good meal when we go to the shalimar. Would highly recommend best Indian restaurant around.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A large well lit carpark is always a bonus as was the friendly welcome from the staff. Good menu reasonably priced and Cobra on draught. Starters served promptly as were the main courses. Vegetable samosas nicely spiced. Main dishes excellent flavours and good sized portions. Staff very attentive without being intrusive. Well worth a return visit when next in the... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant - the food was delicious and the service attentive and pleasant without being intrusive. The restaurant is well presented and spotlessly clean. Definitely worth a visit.

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I am a take it or leave it person as far as Indian cuisine is concerned. We booked, 10 of us at the last moment and the staff moved things around so they could fit us in. It was well worth the visit. The consensus was that the food was excellent, accommodating the vegetarians in the group. Excellent choice. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: 01629 735999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 pm

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