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“First time at the Shalimar”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 122 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“First time at the Shalimar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We called on a wet Tuesday evening on our way back home from Baslow. We have passed the resturant on many occasions,but never ventured inside. We were greated very warmly by the co owner Ali,who showed us to our table. We ordered drinks ,and studied the menu ,which had quite a few new dishes for us to choose from.we asked for Poppadoms and a pickle tray to start ,and I must say it was a most pleasent change for the Poppadoms to be so fresh they were still slightly warm. We chose a Rajoot Balti mild and a chicken tikka Karahi mild,it was nice that they were able to make these mild by adjusting the spice,and not putting lots of yogurt,the plain nan was as we ask for it to be cooked Thin. My only comment would be to bring the nan on a metal dish so it could be kept warm on the warmers. The service was quick,but at no time did we feel rushed by any of the staff,nor did they keep asking "is the food alright". The whole resturant is clean and well presented. I would like to thank Ali for a very pleasent evening

  • Visited June 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Consistent quality and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is our local restaurant, every time we go we get excellent service, amazing food and a pleasant surprise when the bill arrives.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and will always offer advice if you are unsure what to order.
The restaurant is clean and tidy and always looks fantastic.
The food is fabulous and nicely presented and arrives altogether, no waiting around for one persons meal.
If you're looking for somewhere to eat with friendly staff, great food and don't want to pay over the odds, this is the place to go, highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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Ashford-in-the-Water, United Kingdom
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“Shalimar - best meal and such good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

This restaurant has very good staff, helpful and attentive which adds even more to the experience of their excellent food. The portions were more than ample and obviously cooked freshly from good quality ingredients. I can wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone looking for quality as well as value.

  • Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Great food, great service, what more can you ask for? Highly recommend.

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St Buryan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“First-rate Indian restaurant !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We were staying in Bakewell and I had read reviews of this restaurant, having worked for some time in Darley Dale. We caught the bus down for an early meal. The staff were very welcoming and managed to pace our meal perfectly so as to comfortably catch the 8.40 bus back. The food and service were excellent. In particular, the Peshwari Naan was delicious and my Vindaloo had bags of flavour as well as the expected heat !
Knowing that we had come on the bus, the staff assured us that if our return bus failed to arrive, they would organise a lift back for us. This demonstrates service beyond what one could reasonably expect. If this place had been open when I worked in Darley Dale, I would have been a very regular visitor ! Overall, Brilliant !

  • Visited May 2012
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