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PRICE RANGE
£10 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today

First time I have been to the shalimar , but definitely won’t be my last , I went with my family who some have been before , this time we had a birthday celebration for my grandson Rhys , , The food was fabulous and...all freshly prepared , and the poppadoms and chutneys was great, The service was very efficient and the staff are really nice and attentive, to the point they bought out a unexpected chocolate birthday cake with a lit sparkler on . Which really made it a lovely family get together , ,More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed today

We love the Shalimar! We visit regularly as a family of 4 but tonight there was 10 of us for my sons birthday. The staff are extremely welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The food is always excellent. Never fails to be a lovely experience. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed yesterday

Could not ask for better service. The most polite service you could experience. One year since we last visited and they remembered us and made us feel very welcome.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Was really good to see you again at the Shalimar. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members it means so much to us and we look forward to your continued friendship and custom.

Reviewed yesterday

Amazing food and amazing staff! Best curry ever.. always so looked after so well couldn’t recommend enough! Go above and beyond every time we visit!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Really appreciate your fabulous comments and thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with other Trip Advisor members look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed yesterday

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and very attentive staff. Wull definitely be back very soon. Probably the best Indian cuisine we’ve ever had

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Amazing review that you have posted on Trip Advisor everyone is so pleased that you had an excellent time with us and that you will be visiting us again soon.

Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous as always and even moved us to another table when I was cold by the window. Fantastic staff really attentive but not intrusive

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The team and myself really appreciate your comments and for posting them on Trip Advisor thank you.

Reviewed yesterday

Lovely meal as always, great staff, great food. Great atmosphere, service is brilliant. Food amazing and a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Your review says it all thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts with other Trip Advisor members.

Reviewed yesterday

Engagement evening out lovely service and great food! Made the night special and decorated the table and the service was great!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Awesome comments you have posted on Trip Advisor. So pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and that everything was to your satisfaction.

Reviewed yesterday

Great service as always. Best restaurant in Derbyshire. Been coming here for 20 years, wouldn’t go to any other Indian.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's always a pleasure to see you at the restaurant and we all thank you so much for your fabulous comments and for posting them on Trip Advisor. We all look forward to your continued friendship and support.

Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic food and Marcus recommended a alternative curry with is fantastic lovely staff and atmosphere well worth a trip

Date of visit: March 2024
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Really appreciate your fabulous review and thank you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor members.

Reviewed yesterday

The Shalimar in Matlock is more than just an Indian restaurant; it's an experience for all the senses! From the moment you step inside, you're enveloped in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff are absolute stars – friendly, attentive, and always happy to recommend...dishes or answer questions. But the true magic happens when the food arrives. Let me tell you, this isn't your average curry house fare. The Shalimar takes Indian cuisine to a whole new level. The flavors are incredibly complex and delicious, bursting with fresh spices and cooked to absolute perfection. I had the Lamb Kangan and it was honestly the most succulent, flavorful lamb I've ever had at any Asian restaurant. Everything is cooked to order, so you know you're getting the freshest ingredients and the most authentic flavours. The portion sizes are generous too, so come prepared to feast! If you're looking for a fantastic Indian dining experience in Matlock, look no further than The Shalimar. You won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed yesterday

It was amazing the staff are friendly the food is great would recommend the restaurant looks nice good vibe and interior 100% best Indian I’ve tired

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great comments you have posted on Trip Advisor thank you so much.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful, with lots of knowledge about the menu. The chicken chilli garlic main course was delicious the chicken was moist and the amount of food was just right too. Great meal and venue, thank you

Date of visit: March 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great review you have posted on Trip Advisor we really appreciate it and are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening meal with us .We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Read on here that someone would walk 10 miles for the chicken madras here, make that 20! It was excellent as was everything else we sampled. Just as good as the food was the service from Ali, the owner and his team. All in all...an excellent experience and we are already looking forward to returning. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for putting such a fantastic review on Trip Advisor. The team and myself are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you will be visiting us again soon. Ajmil and the team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened over 20 years ago. The quality of the food has remained high and delicious. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Ali for your great service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Ajmil Mahmood, General Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's always a pleasure to see you at the restaurant and we all really appreciate your fabulous review and thank you for sharing your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members. We all look forward to your continued friendship and support Ajmil.

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I don't offer a take-out service, as I was a customer! But, my review was for the Shalimar's take-out facility. Brilliant.
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THE SHALIMAR, Matlock - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The Shalimar

Yes, The Shalimar offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Shalimar offers delivery services.

Yes, The Shalimar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Shalimar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5