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The Shimla Palace

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$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
+44 1889 881325
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the Shimla. It is the best Indian restaurant in Staffordshire whether to eat in or for a takeaway. Great range of food and will happy to accommodate your taste. Staff always friendly and make you feel very welcome whilst always being helpful and courteous.

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last night my boyfriend and 1 went to shimla palace. We had a fantastic welcome, food was amazing and the staff where very friendly and very helpful. And although I stuck to my usual rum and coke they had mini bottles of prosecco available and also chocolate heart puddings And to top it off we also got a lovely gift... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I meet a friend here as it's half way between our home towns. If I lived locally I would visit much more often. I do hope people living nearby realise what a gem they have in Shimla Palace. A beautiful building with history, divided into rooms, tastefully decorated, clean, crisp white table linen, polite, attentive, knowledgeable, yet unobtrusive staff and... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely warm welcome, courteous staff & excellent service without being overbearing. Good varied menu reasonably priced. An extra special touch is a complimentary drink with the bill & a long stemmed rose for the ladies. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank cracker1802015
Stafford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shimla is the best Indian restaurant in the area whether to eat in or for a takeaway. Booking is essential for the weekends as it gets very busy. The choice of food is great and will happily prepare it to your taste. Staff always friendly and make you feel very welcome.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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595 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area with friends they spotted that this place did kursi Lamb if ordered in advance so we tried it. There were four of us dining but the meal was huge, easily enough for 2 more people. We thoroughly enjoyed it though, some delicate spicing with fantastic flavours. The onion bhaji starter was lovely and we finished with the... More 

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Thank Jan W
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Shimla many times and always been happy with the food and friendly service .. I took a friend to sample this restaurant lovely food to be horrified how awful it was .. The starter was good but then came the main dish .. We both had Tandoori and on having a couple of mouthfuls we both... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Went New Year's Eve expecting quite a crowd. Wrong. Very few diners but many waiting for a takeaway. We waited over ONE HOUR TWENTY MINUTES for our main courses. The takeaway customers were obviously first priority. Had it not been New Year's Eve and difficulty of finding somewhere else we would have left. Food average.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We ordered a meal at 5-30 to be collected at 7 pm. No problem there, until we started to eat it! My wife's Tawa Special Mix was terrible, the meat was so tough she broke a fork trying to eat it. The meal had not flavour & went uneaten. My Naga Morichi was OK but went uneaten as we were... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Came here with family and my 2 year old grandchild for a birthday celebration. We weren't disappointed. The service was great and the food really good. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and will return. Would highly recommend it!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $23
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 881325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?