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The Shalimar

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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
01629 735999
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 11
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  • 7
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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
Squibby

I hadn't booked and despite being full, I was accommodated within a very short space of time. Pleasant service and an EXCELLENT tender fish dish, a house speciality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
FredGB
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GB
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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GB
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

I hadn't booked and despite being full, I was accommodated within a very short space of time. Pleasant service and an EXCELLENT tender fish dish, a house speciality.

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Birtley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Two couples had a good night at The Shalimar, celebrating a birthday. Fantastic service, quality and quantity of food could not be faulted. Nice atmosphere with Indian music to add to our experience. Attention to detail included a birthday cake with candle and Shalimar voucher for the birthday boy! Will return and recommend 😉

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Holbeach, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped here while on holiday in the area, couldn't have asked for better. Staff were unfailingly polite and attentive, we had poppadoms, pickles, butter chicken, Madras, rice & Naans. Food was rapidly served, tasted fantastic, perfectly spiced (the Madras was lively!) felt very welcome and very well looked after. Even got a card trick from one of the staff! Apparently... 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 have been relayed to our staff and we accept it with pride. We 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. More 

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent visit to the Shalimar with a group of 6 for our last day in Matlock. Food was excellent and served swiftly by very friendly staff. Tastes were excellent and we all left very full and happy to have visited.

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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. More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a meal wednesday evening. Napkins weren't clean had to be changed some of the Food was obviously not cooked fresh just reheated and over cooked. Far too much thick heavy sauce not enough meat. Medium strength curries all very bland. Staff try to get you to order too much. Compared to other places I have eaten very poor value... More 

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At The Shalimar we pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with a freshly prepared meal each and every time they visit. If requested you could have visited the kitchen to see your meal being prepared freshly for you. If you look at a review a few weeks before you will see that... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. What a lovely friendly atmosphere it has, my husband and myself were made to feel very welcome. The staff couldn't have been more attentive - we would like to say a big thank you to Billy the barman who looked after us superbly. Thank you Billy. Fantastic restaurant, superb food and... 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. Billy is very thankful of his individual praise and is delighted he added so much value to your evening. We pride ourselves in our true ability to deliver a high quality dining experience which can be enjoyed... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After outstanding reviews we could not wait to go to The Shalimar. We love curry and have eaten at numerous curry houses all over the world. On arrival we found the interior nice and spacious with slightly dated décor...the whole place had the feel of a wedding reception going on. Staff were attentive and friendly. We were seated next to... More 

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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. This is the first time ever, we have received a feedback that we are not a restaurant that accepts large parties. As you can probably see from many of our reviews this is just not the case. If you did indeed visit us and we asked how you... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a gorgeous meal here. The food was freshly cooked and tasted like a real curry should and the atmosphere was great. The guys were very friendly and attentive and we ate without feeling rushed. We've been searching for the perfect Indian restaurant and it looks like we've found it! Will most definitely revisit and recommend.

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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 memorable times at the Shalimar More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped here quite late in the evening knowing that no pub in our neck of the woods ever serves after about 9.00pm. We were made very welcome the moment we walked in and from there on extremely well looked after. Not being terribly familiar with Indian cuisine the waiter could not have been more helpful. The... More 

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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments. We appreciate your valued custom and look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Shalimar More 

South Normanton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went at 6pm on Saturday so was fairly quiet, the staff were all lovely, couldn't do enough for us, lovely meal all the food was great. Mentioned that we were celebrating my husbands 50th birthday and was presented with a cake with a candle & a birthday card with a voucher & all singing Happy Birthday to him,,😀 We asked... 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. We look forward to welcome you all again at The Shalimar It is your valued feedback which fuels our passion to excel and exceed your expectations. 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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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 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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