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“The shalimar darley dale”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 122 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“The shalimar darley dale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Six of us had a meal at the Shalimar. What can I say that hasn't already been said. The food was to die for, I even asked if it was possible to have a Chicken Narga that was not on the menu, not a problem even asked how I would like it cooked. All in all the best Indian restaurant I've ever been. I will be back even though it is a 2 hour drive. Thank you for the experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Aitch48
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
As the saying goes "If you don't ask you don't get" we are very pleased that you felt welcome enough and took the time to ask us if we could prepare you a meal to suit your personal tastes. We unfortunately cannot put every Indian dish on our menu but are willing to prepare something else which is not on the menu if asked. It is great that you mention the quality of our ingredients and the quality of our service of which we are very proud. Thank You for an excellent review and we will look forward to seeing you again next time you travel this way, The Shalimar
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceptional restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Ample car parking, inviting entrance and a wonderful warm welcome for starters. We have been to many Indian Restaurants, but this is the best. Knowledgeable waiters, excellent food and exemplary service. We'll be back soon.

Visited September 2013
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Thank You for an excellent review. All our waiters are very knowledgeable when it comes to our menu and can tell you what each and every dish has in it. They are also very proud of the service that they provide and are very thankful that you mention this in your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again The Shalimar
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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Contemporary Indian Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Great atmosphere and contemporary Indian music.
Fantastic food, well labelled on the menu.
Offered a lift back to our B&B due to inclement weather.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank cathy h
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
Thank You for an excellent review, We do all we can to make sure that the customer is well looked after and this shows in your review, thank you again The Shalimar
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Derbyshire
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We regularly visit the Shalimar and have never yet been disappointed with the quality of the restaurant, its food or its staff. Even when very busy, service is very efficient, staff attentive and friendly and the preparation and presentation of food is of a high standard. Dishes retain their individual character and are not let down by either overpowering spices (unless you really want this) or nondescript sauces. The restaurant is spacious and very well presented, and staff soon get to know you after a couple of visits. They are happy to advise and tailor dishes to your taste. All in all a very good experience every time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank UJMBs
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
It is great that you find the same quality of service each and every time you come to dine at our restaurant. This shows that we are very able to maintain the high standards that we set ourselves and give all of our customers an evening they will remember. Thank You for a great review The Shalimar
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Aylesbury
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197 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Fairly average curry house- I feel some of the reviews are over the top. Decent enough, but nothing to write home about




  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank barry89
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
It is a shame that you didn't go into detail with your review and let us know what you didn't find excellent. Thank you for your review The Shalimar
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