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The Shalimar

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Balti
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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Dropped by for our good friend's birthday yesterday and were treated to some wonderfully authentic Indian fare. The Achari Mazah Special was the perfect masala and succulent lamb, our starters and sides were all fresh and flavourful, and the service was first class. We will definitely be back and cannot speak highly enough of the food and the friendly welcome.

Thank Adam M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here, after checking on trip advisor for favourable reviews and we found this with Shalimar. The recommendations were true to form. Service was pleasantly attentive. The food was delicious. We would not hesitate to return and recommend to others. Being gluten free they helped with my choice and reassured me what I was having would be gluten free.

Thank Tigerlove50
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently visited for Sunday lunch and wasn't disappointed. It had been a while since we last visited, the service second to none and the food, we, my husband had the tandoori mixed grill and I had the seared sea bass. Both wonderful. Will definitely be back. Thank you

1 Thank Kay E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and myself are always on the look out for places that are not part of a chain, we prefer real food and real service. After hearing good reviews about The Shalimar from several friends we didn't hesitate to book a table. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome, the waitress Maggie was... More 

Thank Mycroft B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were fortunate to come across this wonderful indian restaurant during our weekend away in Derbyshire. We made a online booking on Saturday afternoon for that very evening and were lucky there was a table, as the restaurant was very busy. On our arrival the staff were so welcoming and friendly. Our initial table was next to... More 

Thank samwilkinson27
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An early evening meal for a family of 6 (4 adults & two young children). Spotlessly clean restaurant with very nice food and the staff were excellent. The Manager and our waiter made us feel really welcome - 10 out of 10. All of the staff were polite and very smartly dressed. We live quite a way from here but... More 

Thank birts51
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first time we have visited, but it won't be the last. The whole experience was fabulous from start to finish. The staff are outstanding, and couldn't do enough in particular Ali was amazing. The food was flavoursome and well cooked, and the portions were very generous. We will definitely be visiting again, probably to sample the buffet... More 

1 Thank Superowl55
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a meal we had Saturday night, really busy and great atmosphere. The service was amazing, the staff are so attentive and the food - absolutely delicious! Best Indian food we've had in such a long time from anywhere. Spotlessly clean too. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Jane M
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Shalimar. What makes this restaurant stand above others is the staff. They make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Add to that superb food and a pleasant place to eat it and you can see why it is so well regarded. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Wesley1288
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

The team and myself thank you so much for posting such a glowing review we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at the Shalimar and eagerly await your return. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just come back from a fantastic meal at The Shalimar.As usual, all of it was fantastic, the staff can't do enough,especially Ali.We had a 3yr old and a baby too,and made to feel that nothing was too much trouble for them.We chose to have the buffet,but Ali made sure the 3yr old was catered for with freshly cooked none spicy... More 

1 Thank leizure
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback it is lovely to receive two reviews from one table both praising the food and the customer service . I have passed your comments onto Ali who looks after the Sunday buffet and he is so pleased that you all enjoyed your birthday meals with us at the Shalimar. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $32
Indian, Asian, Balti
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: 441629735999

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