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The Shalimar

Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
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Ranked #2 of 76 restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $43
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Warminster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A traditional and charming but beautifully decorated restaurant. It welcomes everyone from couples to families to business functions. The interesting menu combines traditional favourites with unique house specialities. Most dishes can be adapted for customers with special dietary requirements. The food was served by friendly staff and the waiter who took our order was extremely helpful. Traditional Indian beers sit... More

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Bad Ischl, Austria
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent service. Lots of advice on the menu. In the end I had Chicken Dhansak but hot. A sample of the sauce was brought out to see if it was OK for me. One of the best curries I have had in England.

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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 that includes giving you the chance to taste your dish beforehand. We are thrilled that you had a memorable time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again Many Thanks The Shalimar More

Belper, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

On my friends recommendation we decided to give it a go..I am so pleased we did. The service, staff, food and surroundings were well above our expectations. I would strongly advise anyone to go and we will certainly be returning.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a shame you lost faith in Indian Cuisine. We are glad to have restored it and we thank you for your fantastic compliments and words of praise. We value your custom and look forward to welcoming you again soon, Many Thanks The Shalimar More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A BIG thankyou again to Ali and all the staff for making this a very special occasion last night...,the kids had a great night,they were treated as grown up's and all thought the "food was lovely" they even had the chance to have some poppodums/pickles to try,which was an extra for them! they certainly wont forget it.thanks again... Mrs Abbotts,Darley... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

The Shalimar thanks you sincerely for your fabulous review. It is always a pleasure to help our local community and we all know that the leaving of the Year 6 students to start a new big school is an occasion they would like to treasure. We are glad we made it an event they will remember, we look forward to... More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lovely delicious meal with very attentive service. Lots of helpful advice and explanation of the different meals to ensure the right meal is selected for your taste. The staff, in particular Shak, were brilliant and very friendly. Definitely worth a visit - just a shame we don't live anywhere near the Peak District!

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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. It is such a shame you don't live more local but please visit us again if you... More

Bakewell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent on all counts - quiet, considerate service, excellent food (ample portions!), pleasant surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - we'll be back. Can't recommend highly enough.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted you thoroughly enjoyed the experience that The Shalimar offered. We look forward to your continued visits for more excellent times at the Shalimar More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visited the Shalimar with my wife and 10 month daughter after a long drive up to Derbyshire from London. We had a great meal and appreciated the wonderful service. They catered to the needs of our young daughter well and even helped guide us to some new selections on the menu that we hadn't tried. (the Malai butter is... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, We wish you and your family good health and happiness. We eagerly wait to welcome you back at the Shalimar next time you happen to pass by on your travels from London More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food at the Shalimar is of excellent quality, the restaurant is very clean and the staff are so pleasant and helpful. We would highly recommend this restaurant to take your family and friends.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Your custom is valued and we thank you for your excellent feedback it has now been relayed to all our staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon The Shalimar More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the best curry we have had in a long long time. The staff worked with good humour and were very helpful. Worth a visit.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your praising feedback and recommendation, your feedback has been relayed to all our staff at The Shalimar More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

10 of us, including one toddler went for an Indian buffet as an alternative to Sunday dinner and we'll no doubt go again. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, polite and attentive without being overbearing. We all ate until we were close to bursting but the staff still offered more portions at no extra cost and even... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We are immensely delighted that you found your Sunday lunch with us such a great alternative to your traditional meal and sincerely thank you for your fantastic feedback. The Sunday set menu deal really does provide our customers with a great experience. We pride ourselves in our true ability to deliver high quality dining which can be enjoyed by all... More

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