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“Average food for large groups,might be better otherwise”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The New Shalimar

The New Shalimar
Ranked #58 of 204 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cheshire,UK
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Average food for large groups,might be better otherwise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I think a challenge for any restaurant is producing freshly cooked, quality food from an extensive menu to large groups of customers. In this respect the Shalimar doesn't do a great job.
Nothing wrong with the staff, decor, etc...just when you've got to serve 15 main courses at the same time then some will be left under the heat lamps too long and turn into curry "porridge".
We paid over £20 a head for a very average meal....a few pappadums, main course and a beer or two. This place is not cheap i would say, most mains being aroudn £10 a head.
I had a Balti "Exotique"..it was impossible to tell what the meat was indeed there should have been prawns in there too but i failed to find/discern one.
My friends tell me that normally this place is pretty good... but we were the only people in the place that night.
There are plenty of other curry houses around Macc where i have eaten better.

  • Visited February 2013
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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

The curries in this restaurant are ok and the service is attentive ...but the thing that lets them down is the rice this iwas not very good when we went their..not very aromatic and it was glutinous prices reasonable for this type of restaurant

  • Visited November 2012
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Prestbury
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The best of its type in macclesfield”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and the latest yesterday was the best

It compares very well to the best we have visited on the curry mile in Rusholme

Keep up the great food chef and we will keep coming back

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1 Thank golferbillPrestbury
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Tranent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tasty...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Discovered this restaurant by accident but so glad we did. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the atmosphere relaxed. I liked the idea of the orange segments to cleanse our palates after we'd finished eating. Would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Indian food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value Sunday Feast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We decided to go for a curry on Sunday evening and were enticed by the 5 course offer. For less than a tenner you can have poppadums and chutney, a starter, curry, rice/naan and ice cream and coffee.
Everything was superb and the curry was REALLY tasty. The service was prompt despite the restaurant being very busy. Will definitely go back soon and we would recommend this to curry lovers.

  • Visited August 2012
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