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The Shimla Palace

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
+44 1889 881325
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of six on a Friday night. We reserved a table beforehand. We were seated immediately upon arrival. I had the vegetable tawa, and this was outstanding, The vegetables seemed very fresh, and the flavour was superb! They have Cobra on draught, which makes me happy. The best part about the Shimla Palace is the consistently good... More 

Thank Brendan901
Stafford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been getting takeaways from here for the past five years, always having at least one when we moor at Wolseley Bridge. Our verdict...every one has been AMAZING!! As we have dogs, can't eat out at pub here, but why would we want to when a quick phone call followed by a five minute walk gives us a great... More 

Thank Boataholics
Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Passed by on a number of occasions, but Sunday was the first time we visited - not on any recommendation, so open minded. Asked to wait in the quirky reception area whilst tables were still being laid for the evening service. Layout still the same as the previous public house existence which doesn't give the venue the best ambience. Menu... More 

Thank Ian B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

First time visited , very welcoming, great service, food was fantastic great selection of chutneys with popadoms , Balti was great and so was the chilli and garlic rice, will definitely return.

Thank legumeschef
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A beautiful building. We arrived without booking and were shown to a table immediately. They brought poppadums quickly and took the drinks order straight away. Then the long wait started. They kept asking us if we wanted to order more drinks - all the time! Eventually they took our food order but we waited nearly an hour for the food... More 

Thank Steveporter2302
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went here after reading such good reviews, and it was ok. I don't know if it's moving here from Birmingham , and having such a plethora of Excellant Indian restaurants, but I can't find one that lives up to the rave reviews. There was nothing wrong with the food, and the service was very good, but not got the... More 

Thank SandieWood03
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I managed to book a table for a Saturday evening. We have eaten here many times and it seems to be getting more and more popular. Booking is a must for weekends, can't speak for week nights. As we are local we have arrived on spec only to find that tables are not free until much later... More 

Thank Absfab
Little Haywood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our local for eat in and take away and has many "regulars" Never had a bad meal yet...staff are great Would recommend

Thank Phil T
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my family's favourite take out restaurant, with good value and tasty dishes. Always friendly staff!

Thank kjm-diver
Cannock, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was our first visit to the Shimla Palace, and while the food was very good, the evening was spoilt a little by the time we had to wait to be served.

Thank Carl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromwell House, Stafford ST17 0XS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 881325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?