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“Still fabulous”
Review of The Shalimar

The Shalimar
Ranked #2 of 130 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$33
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

I have reviewed the Shalimar before and we are regulars, but I just want to say thank you for another wonderful meal. We had my daughter and nephew with us as well as brother and sister in law, and Ali made special dishes for both of them, coming out with a taster to make sure it was ok for each of them. Everything about the Shalimar is excellent: the staff are the friendliest, most welcoming people you could ever meet, attentive but not pushy in any way; the food is just divine; the decor is lovely; and local Peak Ales from Chatsworth as well as draught Cobra and Kingfisher. With a nice terrace area it's also a great place for a drink and a chat on a summer evening. If you have visited before, return, and if you haven't, then try it. You won't be disappointed.

Thank HenryStanley
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Your custom is valued and we thank you for your continued visits.Your excellent feedback has been relayed to our staff who are very proud of the service they provide. We look forward to welcoming you again soon The Shalimar

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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Just had a take away from this restaurant. I bit into my lamb curry to find a greasy and easy to chew texture. I investigated further to which my wife joked "ah you checking its not turkey". Problem was it wasn't funny. It was indeed brown turkey meat. The smell gave it away. I am left in no doubt. Very disappointed they have just lost a regular customer.

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2  Thank Nick B
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Turkey Review Response,

As always when we get a negative review we look deeply into the concern, but with this review it is obviously an unfounded accusation.
We are very disappointed that you feel the need to try and bring our restaurant in to disrepute by posting this sort of review.
We recommend that if you truly believe that we served you 'Turkey' which is a meat not used in our restaurant then we suggest that you make a formal complaint to trading standards and Derbyshire Dales. We would have been very happy for their unexpected visit and maybe they could explain the difference between Lamb and Turkey
We only use high quality lamb in our dishes which is slow cooked to add tenderness, of which all our customers say our lamb is the best, maybe you know better than our butcher, our chefs and our genuine customers and it is WE who are all mistaken.
You say we have lost a regular customer through your accusation but we firmly believe that good customers do not write a review without first getting true facts. We believe that this review was just written as a way to try and make our excellent restaurant look bad, wasting both our time and your own.
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

It was our first visit to this restaurant yet we were treated like old friends. The service was excellent throughout with such attention to detail. We decided to opt for the set meal but were invited to swap a dish. I asked for a paneer dish and was brought a sauce to try first then had the curry tailored to my personal taste - made to feel very special. The meal was served at our pace with gaps between courses and we were never rushed. Such friendly staff, fantastic food and splendid service! My only regret is that we haven't visited sooner!

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Thank Carol C
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2014

Thank you for your praising feedback, we are delighted that you had an excellent evening here with us. Your feedback has been relayed to all our staff at The Shalimar and we look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We wanted to treat friends to a meal so couldn't think of a better place to take them,as we have been using the shalimar for over 11 years since moving to derbyshire it was a excellent meal and service was friendly and attentive our friends were very impressed and the new decor is great ,thank you for making the best jalfrezie sauce and peshwari nan ever and delivering to us no matter were we live .

Thank hiker979
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

The Shalimar thanks you for your lovely feedback and praise. It is our constant endeavour to succeed and delight all our guests, and we are pleased that we helped to entertain your friends as well. We do have limits to our delivery service though! Although we will always try our best. Many Thanks The Shalimar

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

What a jewel this place is!Top class food,top class venue,top class staff and service.Probably the best Indian we've ever eaten in.Shame we were only visitors for the one night,would be definite regulars if we lived locally.

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Thank Chris B
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The_Shalimar_DD, Manager at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback, We wish you good health and happiness and we look forward to welcoming you back at the Shalimar next time you are in the area.

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