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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
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a spin off of the one in Derby - which is no longer there. We were customers of the old restaurant and loved that too. We visit the Shalimar relatively frequently and enjoy a great meal every time, with attentive but not pushy staff, who are friendly and efficient. Food is excellent every time. Atmosphere is just... More 

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Thank Martin G
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have driven past this place many times ,so we decided to give it a try, the car park can be a bit of a cram,so don't leave it to late to arrive ,the restaurant is clean and well lit I have to say the poppadoms were so fresh,still a little warm ,very crisp,starters very good ,main course very tasty... More 

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Thank sdmmmtc2016
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A huge thanks for going that extra mile to make my birthday meal with a few friends a bit special. Great meal, great staff. Thanks

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Thank David B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in the area and passed the Shalimar on Saturday. We had eaten but decided to go back for a takeaway on Sunday. We were welcomed straight away and offered a drink whilst we waited. Food was lovely. Had a tikka which is my favourite and have to say one of the best. If we are in the... More 

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Thank Sam04770
Northallerton
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant and very welcoming. Greatl menu choice and very reasonably priced. Excellent service.

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Thank Carolyne T
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post such a glowing review we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope that you will visit us again soon, More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to a very busy restaurant at 7.15pm on a Saturday and was greeted at the door and taken straight to our table.Drinks were ordered whilst viewing the very extensve menu and made our choices.Starters and mains were presented really nicely at our table and the food tasted fresh and delicious.The staff were all really polite and helpful and make... More 

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Thank james v
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a great review you have posted the team and myself are so pleased that you enjoyed your Saturday evening with us. we hope to welcome you again in the near future for another dining experience at the Shalimar. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service , friendly staff , great atmosphere , great food would recommend to all . Will definatley visit again.

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Thank zajs1
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we eagerly await your next visit to the Shalimar More 

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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered food for collection and pleasingly it was ready right on time. We read the reviews from good to bad and decided to make our own minds up. It's good that the owners answer reviews. That's an indication that they care. On balance though I have to say that whilst acceptable the food wasn't anything special. Now that's not... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to post your review and we take on board your comments. As you have eaten all over the world you obviously can appreciate that flavour and strength varies from restaurant to restaurant and palettes depending on where you are in the world. If you had advised us that you would have prefer a more spicy... More 

Nottingham
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230 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are very spoilt in Nottingham with some excellent Indian style restaurants, so the standards we are used to are high. Service is very friendly indeed here and the staff are extremely helpful. Some might find it slightly intrusive but we were happy. The food is very good, well cooked, one dish was slightly over spiced for my taste so... More 

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Thank RobinHood1
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting such a positive review the team and myself feel that we have got things just right when we receive comments like yours. I hope you will dine with us again when you next return to the area. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself, husband & daughter had a meal here on bonfire night, an impromptu decision after the bonfire event we tried to go to was full ...and what a brilliant decision it was. As ever the staff were amazing , i love how every time we have been they have gone out of their way to adapt a dish for me... More 

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Thank 880dawn
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Wow your comments are fantastic thank you so much the team and myself feel so proud when we receive reviews like the one you have posted .I am so pleased that you had a fantastic dining experience at the Shalimar and look forward to your next visit. 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
USD 13 - USD 32
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?