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“Superb food and unrivalled service”
Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 126 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Superb food and unrivalled service”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I visited Shalimar on a Sunday lunch time with my wife and 2 children. We had the buffet. The food was excellent, and began with a generous portion of poppadoms and dips. This was followed by a mixed starter of chicken tikka and vegetable pakoras, all of which were delicious. The main course consisted of a selection of 4 dishes, 2 different rices, as well as our choice of nan breads. Prior to receiving the food the waiter asked us about our preference of meats, how spicy we liked our food, what the kids liked in particular, etc. He was very attentive and concerned that we were served the food we would most enjoy. The whole experience was very enjoyable, and one we will be repeating at some point.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Gemma L
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. The Sunday Lunch menu is a great way of experiencing a wider range of different dishes at The Shalimar and we are glad that you enjoyed the 4 dishes that was prepared for you. We look forward to seeing you again The Shalimar
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Derby
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5 reviews
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“Fab u lous”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Had a great meal here last night. The food & service were both outstanding. The staff are polite friendly & helpful. The menu was varied and everything we tried was really tasty. Will definitely go again. Thank you.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Helen R
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
It is great that you mention our 'Outstanding' food and service, as we are very proud of the achievements we have been awarded in regards to this, Top Ten Indian restaurant in the UK. We look forward to seeing you again Many Thanks The Shalimar
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Rochelle, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable meal at The Shalimar made all the better by the great service. Went for the set meal which was good value for money and a good selection of dishes.

Thank you.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Simon C
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank You for taking the time to write your review on Tripadvisor. It is great that you had such an enjoyable evening with us and we look forward to you visiting again. Many Thanks The Shalimar
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

The service, food, atmosphere and value is outstanding. The staff , from manager to waiters are always polite, helpful, friendly and nothing is to much trouble, ,always prepared to go the extra mile.
Shak was our waiter of the night and was truley amazing. Thankyou.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lulie H
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Shak Thanks you for your truly kind words, he along with all our staff work very hard to make sure that all of our customers have a great time. Thank you for writing us such a great review The Shalimar
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great service great food.”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

On a recent visit back home from California my family and I called into The Shalimar and as always were hugely impressed. The Shalimar restaurant never fails to deliver tasty fresh food and the staffs attention and warm welcome are world class. I highly recommend the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank C G
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write your excellent review on Tripadvisor. You may be aware that we have been voted one of the top ten Indian restaurants in the UK and your review tells us why. Our 'World Class' service is something that our staff have worked hard towards and it is great that it is mentioned in nearly every review. All our staff are so proud of this award. Many Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are over visiting The Shalimar
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