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The Shalimar

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Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
+44 1629 735999
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Baslow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here with my husband and 2 children a couple of weeks ago. I have never experienced such fantastic service! We were made to feel like VIP's. From the moment we walked through the door and welcomed by Billy, until the minute we left, it was absolutely faultless. My 6 year old son burnt his finger slightly in one... More 

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Thank Alex B
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite dining spot in the Peak District! Ajmil Ali is the consummate host and all of the staff are very attentive. If you like Indian/Asian food, you will absolutely love this place. It is one of the best places to eat in all of England!!! I am from the U.S. When I go back to England again,... More 

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Thank julie1125
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Myself and the team were so pleased to see you again at the restaurant and thank you for your fantastic review. To be one of your favourite restaurants in the UK is a honour. We look forward to your return to the UK and your next visit to the shalimar. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a takeaway from here with my friend on a visit to Derbyshire. Food was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Stephen R
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for review and so glad you enjoyed your takeaway hopefully next time you visit the area will will dine with us at the restaurant. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend and 4 month old little boy and we had the most delicious meal! It's the second time I've been and it was just as outstanding as the first with 5* for all 3 courses! Our waiter called Shak even walked around with our 5 month old little boy (as he started to get restless)... More 

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Thank francesca c
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review and I have passed your praise onto Shak. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to us and that you gave 5 stars to every course. The team and myself all feel that if our customers are happy then we are happy and we love to help and interact with families... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting the area and liked the look of The Shalimar and the great reviews on here. We were not disappointed. I have eaten in some of the best curry houses across the country and this equals them all in every way. In fact, the service surpasses them all. Very attentive and great banter - really made us feel... More 

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Thank Neil J
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Wow what fantastic comments thank you so much for taking time to post your review. The team and myself are are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Shalimar and that we lived up to our 5 star reputation .All the time and hard work that we put in is so worthwhile when we receive reviews like... More 

Esh Winning
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With the encouragement of the owner, Mr Ajmil Ali, to return soon, we called again. Last time we visited it was New Years' Eve, and the Shalimar was packed out. On a Monday evening in February it was much quieter, but not a ghost town. Mr Ali warmly greeted us and personally waited upon us. He gave us helpful advice,... More 

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Thank David B
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review I was so pleased to see you again on Monday evening and it was a pleasure to recommend your meal and personally tend your table. It means a great deal to myself and the team when we receive reviews like yours it shows that we have got everything just right and I look forward... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant for many years and the quality of the food and the high standard of service had never changed. My husband who has suffered a stroke is treated with the utmost care and attention and it is one of the few restaurants he feels comfortable and at ease in. The staff go out of their... More 

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Thank joanofarc2017
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We really look forward to seeing you and your husband when you visit us for a evening meal .Thank you so much for your fabulous comments the content of which I have passed onto the team. I am sure that we will see you for many years to come and you will continue to enjoy the excellent food and service... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajmil was the perfect host! Helped us choose the perfect dishes and made us feel so welcome. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Bazerquest
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to your next visit to the shalimar. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Shalimar for the first time in nearly 5 years....been so long as my husband has been treated for tonsil cancer.....so it was quite a momentous occasion. All I can say is since our last visit it remains superb. Service, food and atmosphere are second to none and the food was delicious. My husband can't manage overly spiced food... More 

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Thank KateSWalker
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review we are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed Saturday evening with us at the Shalimar. I really appreciate your comments recommendation all of which I have passed onto the team who along with myself look forward to seeing you again soon for the birthday celebration. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Shalimar while stopping at Darwin Country Park, we have eaten here now on three different occasions and each time we have not been disappointed. From the moment you walk through the door you are made exceptionally welcome from all the staff. The food and service are excellent and served to a very high standard and with a... More 

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Thank 159tim10
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us at the restaurant and also had a good time at Darwin Forest the staff enjoyed talking to you especially as you came from Derby. I have also passed your praise onto the chef who is also pleased that you enjoyed your the food and your evening with us and we all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dale Road North | Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 735999

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