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“First class”
Review of Shimla Cottage

Shimla Cottage
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: WELCOME TO SHAFIQ'S SHIMLA COTTAGE (formerly the Simla Restaurant) Initially opened in 1973,the Simla was,then,the only Indian restaurant serving Indian cuisine out with Glasgow-thus our pedigree beyond that of any Indian restaurant in the Paisley/Renfrewshire area. At the time ,my wish was to make the highest quality Indian cuisine available to the public, and now with the establishment of the Shimla Cottage,i am delighted to offer even greater quality and more extensive choice. The availability of fresh produce is,i believe, the foundation of good Indian food. Here at the Shimla Cottage we pride ourselves on our insistence on the finest quality ingredients, all year round. Fresh herbs and spice, such as coriander and green chillies, are constantly available to us. The quality of produce in Scotland is such that i feel the standard of our dishes on our menu far surpasses even the best to be found in India or Pakistan. I am proud to say that the Scots have a knowledge and appreciation of curries which is often greater than that of many Asian people. The Simla restaurant has long been regarded as the name for Indian cuisine. i believe that the Shimla Cottage is superior still. If you regard yourself as one who appreciates the best in life, then why not indulge your sensibilities at the Shimla Cottage. you will not be disappointed.
Scotland
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19 reviews
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“First class”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The food at Shimla Cottage really is second to none. Service is always excellent. A family favourite with us for many years.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Paisley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Outstanding Indian Food! Love it!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have dined in the restaurant in previous years & it was first class. Recently though we have had takeaways (last Saturday) and by far, this is the BEST Indian food I have tried! I cannot stress how high I rate the quality of the food. I would only get an Indian takeway from here. Love it, love it , love it! Thankyou Shimla Cottage! From the Macrae family, Kilbarchan

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“An Indian gourmet treat not to be missed.”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

My family has frequented this restaurant for years and every visit home is not complete without a visit to the Shimla Cottage. The food is first class. Every curry I tried was mouthwatering. The chef Shafiq has mastered the art of subtly blending sometimes strong spices to produce gourmet Indian food. The staff are very friendly and polite which combined with the excellent food makes the Shimla Cottage one of my all time favorite restaurants!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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“VERY GOOD”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The food is excellent and the service is second to none. The restaurant has been in the village for around 40 years. It used to be situated across the street from where it is now where it has a great view of the main road I love to sit in the window seat and watch the world go by

However, it is extremely expensive. I have been in classier Indian Resaurants in Glasgow and they have been cheaper

Visited December 2012
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“First Class”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

great service and friendly helpful staff. Chicken Nentara to die for, can cost a little extra but you only get what you pay for i.e Fabulous food, each dish cooked from scratch , the only restaurant i know where you can have a tailor made meal to suit your individual taste, £8.10 for 3 cans !, i would say an average price in a good quality restaurant, i'm sure you'll find MacDonalds is much the same price for fizzy water,served on a sticky table, i'm afraid i prefare nice clean crisp linen myself

  • Visited October 2012
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