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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've been a couple of times now and it's really good every time. Not only is it brilliant food but also brilliant service and everyone working there is very welcoming
Would defiantly recommend going.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Rosie H
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your 5 star review. Myself and all my staff pride ourselves on our service and food, we are very pleased that this shows through your review. Thank you for your custom and look forward to seeing you again, The Shalimar
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Matlock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“very family friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Fantastic for eating in with the family and also brilliant take away. My oldest son knows he likes chicken korma, but usually wants to try something a bit different. The waiters are fantastic at suggesting different dishes and bringing him taster plates to try. The Mango Lhassi is also a real treat. Lovely relaxed atmosphere but also feels like a really special place to eat out with family for a treat. Huge take away portions mean we also have enough for lunch the next day too.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Anna T
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your great review. We are always helping our customers get the best experience that they can by helping them choose a dish that would suit their tastes. We feel that a sample of the sauce is the best way to do this and would willingly let you taste any dish on the menu before ordering. The Mango Lhassi is made specially to order and as such comes to you at its freshest making it that little more special. Thank you again for your review The Shalimar
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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

A cold wet and rainy evening in May 2013. A warm welcome from Ali and Shaheen at the Shalimar. Service, cleanliness and food could not be faulted. We will make this venue our regular special eating place and recommend it to any visitor to the Derbyshire Dales.
Pete and Carol - Sydnope Hill, Matlock.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mollieshay10
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your five star review. Ali and Shaheen and the rest of the Shalimar staff look forward to seeing you again and hope that you find each visit as welcoming as your last
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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“Great service and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Five of us went for a family meal on Bank Holiday Monday. The staff were very welcoming as soon as we entered the restaurant. We made our order and immediately recommended we try an alternative to Korma. One of the waitors brought a taster of the sauce which we ordered. Great to see passion in the service and this was also in the food! I had a Lamb Kanghan which was divine! The only slight downside I would say is that the rice portions were slightly smaller than other Indian restaurants I go too.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank SallyMc285
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your five star review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Shalimar. It is a shame that you didn't say about the size of your rice portions at the time of your meal as we would have gladly made you extra. The Lamb Kanghan is a favorite of our customers and always goes down well. Thank you again The Shalimar
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“Getting better and better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

No stopping these guys. Hygiene rating of 5 - Doesn't get higher. Fantastic service and went out of their way to prepare a meal for my little daughter who has special dietary considerations. A takeaway this time but just as good as the last eat in. Keep it up guys

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bobberdave
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank You for your great review. Our takeaway menu aims to deliver the Shalimar experience at your dining room table. Thank you again The Shalimar
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