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The Shalimar

Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
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Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $16 - $41
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited on a weekday evening. The service was very friendly and efficient, food was very good, and it's clear that the staff try their best to make sure everything is to your satisfaction. The food was very tasty and the restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere too, so we cannot fault it.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The service was excellent and there was alot of choice on the menu. We had starters, mains, extras and drinks which came to £25 per head, very slightly more expensive than other indians in the area, but worth it. It will definately be going back.

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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. It is unfortunate that we had to recently increase our prices, but we believe in paying that little bit extra for quality. We look forward to welcoming you all again many thanks The Shalimar More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the second time myself and my fiancée have visited Shalimar, this time in a party of four for my birthday. This is the second time the service has been exceptional. The second time the staff have been polite, courteous and friendly and the second time the food has been brilliant. I cannot rate Shalimar highly enough. The staff... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review, your observations and showers of compliments. Our staff strive constantly to exceed expectations of our customers and we are delighted to know that you all had a memorable time with us here at The Shalimar. We look forward to seeing you again More

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

eaten here many times whether it was a takeout or eating in the restaurant and can never fault this place. The food is absolutely amazing, best Indian food I've ever had, any other Indian restaurants I go to definitely do not live up to the standard here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and will take time out to... More

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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 continued visits. Your excellent feedback has been relayed to all our staff who accept it with pride. We look forward to welcoming you again soon many thanks The Shalimar More

Rowsley
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Upon arriving at The Shalimar we were presented with our drinks and welcomed as old friends by the very friendly manager we then proceded to the lounge where we relaxed while we waited for our meal it was ready quite fast and within seconds we were saying goodbye and see you soon then we were eating it at home enjoying... 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 have you call in and we look forward to your continued custom. More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Ashbourne for a weekend and after seeing the reviews decided to give this place a try. The food was great but what sets this place apart is the amazing service. The staff are so friendly and attentive. From walking in the door (30 minutes early, no problem!) to a handshake as we left, the staff couldn't... 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 you thoroughly enjoyed the experience that The Shalimar offered. We believe in giving our customers a quality dining experience which includes everything from the cuisine to the service. All of our staff are very proud to be part of our team and we are rightly proud of them too. We look... More

Norfolk
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We read the reviews & decided as we would treat ourselves. I'm really sorry to say we were very disappointed. None of us enjoyed the meal, it was edible, but more like a poor pub curry, greasy & bland, not the tasty meal expected. Was the chef having an off day perhaps? The only good thing was the delivery.

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Your feedback is important to us in our constant efforts to excel. It is very disappointing that we only hear of our customers unsatisfying experience when we read it on here. We have received no complaints about our cuisine and if you were not happy with the quality of the food you should have phoned the restaurant so we could... More

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the moment we were welcomed at the door, through a gorgeous meal, up to the moment when the Manager offered to buy us a drink before we left, this was a great evening out. A very extensive menu - and the Butter Malai is one of the best things I've ever eaten!

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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. The Malai Buter is one of our specialties and we are glad you found it perfect to your liking. We value your custom and look forward to welcoming you again soon, Many Thanks The Shalimar More

Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Probably one of the best Indian meals I've enjoyed in a long time - poppadoms, pickles and tandoori mixed grill for starters (fresh poppadoms too, not greasy or fatty, very light and tasty), two mains from the chefs choice; again, very tender meat, fresh sauces and pilau rice with nan plus two desserts (one, off the menu at the waiters... 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. We look forward to seeing you again The Shalimar More

ashbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have just had a very nice family meal at The Shalimar. The food was excellent in very pleasant surroundings and the staff were simply lovely........they couldn't do enough to make our evening a pleasant one. As it was our son's birthday , he was brought a cake with a large sparkler on top. He said " I wish I... More

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your gracious compliments and we accept it with our professional pride. We are proud to have given your son such a wonderful memory for his birthday, and look forward to seeing you again for more memorable times with us at The Shalimar More

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