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The Shalimar

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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
Today
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Open 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 715
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Good but a tad pricey

Visited an a Friday night and was really busy. Six dined. Fish pakoras and tandoori chicken were good starters plenty for one between two. Had usual popadums etc. for mains we had a balti, raj poor, a lamb curry and a butter chicken. Rice and nans. Service was attentive and friendly. Surroundings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
runforrestrun_11
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Derbyshire
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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850 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derbyshire
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited an a Friday night and was really busy. Six dined. Fish pakoras and tandoori chicken were good starters plenty for one between two. Had usual popadums etc. for mains we had a balti, raj poor, a lamb curry and a butter chicken. Rice and nans. Service was attentive and friendly. Surroundings are lovely, but at £150.00 for six, soft... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We normally dine at Anoki but the last two occasions at Anoki were not good so we fancied a change!. From the Moment we arrived at the shalimar the service was so warm and the staff are very friendly and so attentive!. It was early Friday evening but it was still quite busy but the staff are great in taking... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best Indian restaurants I have eaten in. Clean, nice decor, friendly and attentive staff, excellent food, and great value for money. They made this family 70th birthday event, very enjoyable and memorable.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Emma and myself have dined at the shalimar about 6 times and every time without exception the food has been outstanding, We have always been made welcome by the manager, Ali and the incredibley friendly staff .We have never been rushed no matter how late we have arrived in the evening. The atmosphere is warm and friendly . Fabulous.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fab food and fab service, lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, particularly since it was redecorated.

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London, Ont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Just came home from UK and had one dinner here. My family loved everything about it and I especially loved the attentive service given to us.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

My second visit to the Shalimar and I was not disappointed. Warm friendly greeting. Attentive and informed but not intrusive and over-fussy service. I am not local, but after my first experience when on business, I made sure I planned my journey to allow me to visit this restaurant again, this time with my son. I was remembered from my... More 

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We accept all your compliments with our professional pride. To include us in your planned journey is great praise indeed. We hope you son also had an experience to remember. We hope to see you both again soon Many thanks The Shalimar More 

Heanor, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our second visit here and we are still amazed.The food,the service and everything about The Shalimar is perfect. Once youve been you cant compare it to any other. Well done to Ali and all the staff. PERFECTION in Indian cuisine. Be back very soon.;-)

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Wow! 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 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This really was an experience, the food was the best I have come across and I have eaten in many many restaurants all over the country. The reason I class it as an experience was because of the service. Most Indian restaurants have very good service but the staff at the Shalimar were outstanding the very best I have found... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this 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 many thanks The Shalimar More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a fantastic night, all four of us had amazing food, fantastic service, hospitality and entertainment. Thank you Ali, Shak and your colleagues. Highly recommend ☺

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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 - 37
  • 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?