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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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Launceston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were staying with friends in alfrington , who took use there for dinner last night it was realy clean and welcoming the staff were all helpull and friendly and the food was delishus and plentifull, think it has to be the best curry iv had only wish you were in cornwall so we could come again thank you .

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Thank S4101GTandrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The shalimar was clean and tidy, staff was ready to see us in, they let everyone pay individual which made it easier for our party, the food and plates where nice and hot, the service was fast and they asked when we was ready for our next course, they also made a big birthday cake free of charger from the... More 

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Thank Jessica W
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a fabulous review I have passed your praise onto the team who thank you so much. We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your birthday and look forward to to seeing you for another enjoyable evening at the restaurant very soon More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our New Year's trip for two families staying st a local cottage brought us to the Shalimar for an evening out. 4 adults and 6 children (10-15 years of age in range) were warmly welcomed and ably assisted. All levels of spiciness/ curiosity of cuisine/ intolerances were responded to with careful attention and encouragement. We all enjoyed our various meals... More 

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Thank Mum23B0ys
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We are so pleased that we made your New Years Eve one to remember .We were exceptional busy that evening but the team made sure that everything went well and the kitchen staff did a fantastic job.It's a shame that you don't live nearer but we look forward to seeing you again should you return to the area. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit in over 5 years. The team are as attentive and caring as ever, particularly as at peak time on a Saturday evening, there was a powercut that was affecting the whole Darley Dale area. Within a few minutes the candles and torches were brought out and everything just carried on without any fuss. The food... More 

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Thank Chris G
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovley review the fact that you say that everything is as good as it was 5 years ago shows me what a fantastic team I have.Everyone here gets great satisfaction when we receive reviews like yours and we thank you very much. Please don't leave it another 5 years before you return. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Shalimar tonight for a family dinner to celebrate my new job! The Shalimar has always been one of my favorites, and today did not disappoint! The customer service was, as always, first class: the staff are lovely, attentive and welcoming and despite a power cut which left us in darkness for almost an hour, the staff... More 

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Thank Tom G
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

What a fabulous review I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us despite the fact that the electricity went off I think in some way it created a different dining experience and everyone seemed to enjoy it in fact people seemed upset when the power supply returned. The team showed that they can cope with anything and... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went last night for my birthday and everything was perfect. Attentive friendly service from the moment you walk in, excellent food in a well established restaurant that knows exactly how to treat their customers and put them first.

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Thank 530sally
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday party at the Shalimar. The team and myself really enjoy celebrating people's special occasions and to know that we gave you an enjoyable experience means so much to us. We all look forward to seeing you again soon at the restaurant. More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our 3rd consecutive Christmas day meal at the Shalimar and it wont be the last, just when you thought a restaurant couldn't better the year before, the Shalimar certainly did.The atmosphere, welcome and food is above and beyond fantastic.We start our Christmas day chilling in the beautiful conservatory taking in the atmosphere and chatting to the wonderful staff... More 

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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

I have read your review several times and I still am struggling to put into words my reply the praise you give the restaurant and the team is fantastic and makes our job so worthwhile .We really appreciate your comments and it's great to know that we have got everything right .The care attention and friendship is a major thing... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal as always again at the Shalimar last night, lovely curry and a friendly service. The atmosphere in the restaurant is always relaxed and peaceful, something that I personally find curry houses lack- often feeling quite hectic! The upkeep of the restaurant is great too, always looks lovely and cosy!

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Thank MollyLolly247
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your comments on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Shalimar we are so pleased that you enjoyed it and await and look forward your next visit. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Derbyshire recently for the new year with friends and we were looking for somewhere eat for NYE. After looking on trip advisor, and as it was not far from where we were staying, we decided to give this restaurant a go and we were not disappointed! All the staff were very friendly, service was excellent and the food was... More 

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Thank JessandEric26
The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review regarding your evening at the shalimar on New Years Eve we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us myself and the team really appreciate your comments. We were very busy as you know but everything went very well and everyone had an enjoyable experience .We look forward to seeing you again... More 

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

My first visit and certainly not my last ! The restaurant was warm and welcoming and we were made to feel special as soon as we arrived. We ordered four different meals to share plus rice and Naan bread Presentation was perfect and our service was 100% Lovely staff Best curry ever Perfect evening Make sure you visit!!!

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

Well what can I say thank you so much for your comments they mean so much to myself and the team.We are really pleased that you enjoyed a great evening with us 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
US$12 - US$30
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, 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?