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“Amazing food and exceptional service”
Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 130 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friend and I visited this restaurant after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were staying locally for the weekend and didn't want to trawl the area in the hope of finding somewhere good to eat on a Saturday night.
We were so pleased to have made the right choice. From entering we encountered the unfamiliar sound which was the buzz of conversation amongst the diners in place of Indian music. We were shown to our table and despite being half an hour delayed this posed no problem. We were promptly served with drinks and then our starters. The portions were enormous, beautifully presented and delicious. Wonderful combinations of flavours hit the palate almost instantly. The staff were attentive, helpful and unintrusive. The manager who saw that I was struggling to cut up my chicken with a table knife offered me a steak knife which just sliced through the chicken making it easier to carve. The staff worked well as a team and were always on hand when required. The management have done an excellent job on staff training and everyone we met seemed proud to be working in such a quality restaurant. My friend was also delighted with her meal and we didn't have room for a dessert.
I would highly recommend you visit this restaurant when in the area. I shall certainly return and only wish I lived closer to the beautiful Darby Dale. Thank you to all the staff in the kitchen and front of house for such a wonderful and memorable evening. You certainly deserve your place up there with the best Indian restaurants in the country!

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1  Thank BarbaraEverest
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2014

Thank you for the fantastic review, your observations and showers of compliments have been relayed to our staff and we accept it with pride.
We strive constantly to exceed expectations of our customers and we are delighted to know that you all had a memorable time with us here at The Shalimar. We look forward to seeing you again next time you visit us in Darley Dale

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to The Shalimar yesterday for my birthday with some friends and it was great. its only the second time that I have been and the first for half of the party and none of us went home disappointed. The staff were excellent, Special thanks to our waiter, Shak, who, along with all the other staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food was very impressive and there was plenty for everyone. to make the night even more amazing they even brought out a cake and a card for my birthday which was a really nice surprise. Top class.

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1  Thank Callum H
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

We value your custom and sincerely thank you for such a fantastic review!
The Shalimar works hard to provide you with an excellent dining experience and we are thrilled that you all had a memorable time with us. Shak always enjoys working on our large tables and thanks you personally for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon The Shalimar

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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went for a meal there. It was so nice, amazing staff service, lovely food. Great welcoming atmosphere. I would certainly recomend anyone to go there. All round lovely experience. Food was beautiful

Thank Alison R
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

We accept all your gracious compliments with our professional pride Thank You. We look forward to seeing you again for more memorable times with us at The Shalimar

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've just been for a family meal, 7 adults, 2 children and a toddler and I can not fault the service we received.
We had the buffet style lunch and couldn't believe the amount of food brought out to our table. Not only that but special attention was given to our toddler and extra food specially prepared for him.
The food is nice, tho not hot, and the atmosphere is lovely - the staff really make this place with a tremendous level of service.

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Thank PurpleStar76SB
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

We are immensely delighted that you found your time with us such a memorable occasion and sincerely thank you for your fantastic feedback. We pride ourselves in our true ability to deliver a high quality dining experience which can be enjoyed by all, although it was a shame you didn't ask for your food to be more highly spiced at the time. We look forward to seeing you again and mention about the spicing of your dish for future reference many thanks The Shalimar

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

18 of us ate at The Shalimar last Saturday. A few of us have eaten there before but for most of our party it was their first time. The service, decor and food really is first class.
Despite our large numbers the food was served in good time, and no longs waits to re order drinks.
Shak, our waiter was his usual funny and attentive self.
All in our party have stated they would return after such a great night.
Thank You.

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Thank D J
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Wow! Thank you for all your compliments and such a fabulous review, as always we will accept all your words of praise with our professional pride.
Our sincere vision and endeavour is to excel in every way in order to make your dining pleasure a memorable one. We work hard to ensure we always exceed your expectations and Shak is pleased he left a lasting impression on you. Please do come again to enjoy another fantastic evening with us all here at The Shalimar

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