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The Shalimar

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The Shalimar
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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
Today
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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
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Great Sunday
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Steve H
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
via mobile

Called here for a family meal, meeting up with various people. There were not many in when we arrived and ended up being just our table. But that's how it is in that area apparently. Quite... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 600
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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714 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Called here for a family meal, meeting up with various people. There were not many in when we arrived and ended up being just our table. But that's how it is in that area apparently. Quite a few turned up later. We were steering quite cleverly into having the buffet, although I had previewed the menu and chosen different, I... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The excellent service and superb tasting food is something you can easily take for granted, if you are a regular customer of The Shalimar. Ali and his team deliver "on the button" every time. Very late on Monday evening (17th November 2014), travelling home after a long day out, we called for a take-away and the kitchens were actually closing,... More

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We have just moved to the area and were recommended this place by family. Lovely food, wonderful attentive service and a great atmosphere! We have to return because I need to increase my Indian vocabulary. We will definitely be back and thoroughly recommend this restaurant, it is not to be missed!!

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you to for a fabulous review too! We hope you are settling in to the area and that you are finding time to work on your vocabulary. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Many thanks The Shalimar More

Walkley, null, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We absolutely love this place! Food is fantastic, staff lovely and the place is warm and extremely welcoming. We live in Sheffield but do not mind in the slightest travelling all the way to Matlock to have a curry, the food and people and just amazing! Cant wait to see you all again in the new year.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

The Shalimar thanks you for your lovely feedback and praise. We find it very humbling to find out how far our diners travel to dine with us and we thank you for continued visits. It is our constant endeavour to succeed and delight all our guests, allowing them to dine in a relaxed spacious environment. We look forward to seeing... More

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We live nowhere near The Shalimar, it takes around 40 minutes to travel there for us - but believe me, it's worth it! The food and service was excellent, you couldn't fault it. The staff are really stars, very welcoming, even if it is their job. All the staff seem happy to be there and would go out of their... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted we make your journey worthwhile and you thoroughly enjoy the experience with us here at The Shalimar. We look forward to your continued visits for more memorable times More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I used to pass this place regularly going by it on the bus and wondered what it was like inside. Recently my sons took me took me there and I must say it was well worth the visit. It is clean, the music not too loud so you cannot be heard, and what I liked is that the tables are... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We are immensely delighted that you found your evening with us such a memorable occasion and sincerely thank you for your fantastic feedback. We pride ourselves in our true ability to deliver a high quality dining experience which can be enjoyed by all. Send our regards to your wife and we will look forward to seeing you both next time... More

Washington tyne & wear
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My friend who lives locally & I went for an evening meal. She goes regularly & we have been before when visiting. The restaurant is clean, light & airy. Food quality & taste are reliably good and the staff are attentive. There has always been space to park the car too which is a bonus. I'm sure we will return... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We value your custom and sincerely thank you for such a fantastic review! The Shalimar works hard to provide you with an excellent dining experience and we are thrilled that you both had a memorable time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again More

Buxton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fabulous food, fabulous service and a wonderful birthday cake....we can't recommend this restaurant enough! The staff are very friendly and attentive, nothing is too much trouble and they are always making sure you are happy. As for the food, it is DELICIOUS, we were a party of 11 all ordering different dishes and everyone was beyond satisfied and only empty... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for all your compliments and such a fabulous review, as always we will accept all your words of praise with our professional pride. We are delighted to know that you all had a memorable time with us here at The Shalimar and we look forward to seeing you again. More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A few months back I went here with a friend and the wife. We are big into Indian food and the shalimar had been recommended by a lot of our relatives and other local people. The restaurant itself is lovely. Nicely decorated inside, maybe a little dark, but spacious and clean. The staff are polite, smartly dressed and very helpful.... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was the second year we have visited whilst en route to Youlgreave youth hostel with our Geography A Level students. Yet again we received a very warm welcome from Ali and the waiters. The food was delicious and they were happy to cater for two students with 'special dietary requirements'. They excel at good customer service which was friendly... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We value your custom and sincerely thank you for such a fantastic review! The Shalimar works hard to provide you with an excellent dining experience and we are thrilled that you all had a memorable time with us. We look forward to welcoming you all again More

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Additional Information about The Shalimar

Address: Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
Phone Number: 01629 735999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Indian

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