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The Shalimar

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$34
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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A group of 5 of us ate here for my brothers stag do last Sunday evening. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel welcome and it was noticeable how busy it was for a Sunday evening. All the food was...excellent and the manager even allowed me to try a small sample of the dish that I ended up ordering which was appreciated. Several birthday groups added to the atmosphere and if I am in the area again I wouldn't hesitate to visit this restaurant again or recommend to others.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food amazing service and great price will deffo be returning when in area again would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Superb comments thank you for sharing them with other Trip Advisor members so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A favourite of ours and as usual fantastic service and excellent food. The staff can't do enough for you and the quality of the food is wonderful. The lamb desi is to die for x

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nice to know that we are one of your favourite restaurants really appreciate your fabulous comments and thank you for sharing your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members. Look forward to your continued support and custom.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great curry and warm welcome from Ajmil the manager. First time here but would definitely recommend it for the food, service and they even offered to drive us back to our hotel 👍🏼

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Fantastic review really appreciate you sharing your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members. So pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us at the Shalimar. Ajmil

Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was of great quality and plenty of it. The service was amazing! I'll definitely be back. Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Five star review thank you for sharing your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in last Tuesday for a meal. Having read feedbacks most of which were 100% went in with an open mind as flavours do vary a lot from Restauarnt to Reastaurant. No need to worry. Greeted by a very Ajmil who saw us to the...table. Drinks ordered and meal came within 20 Minutes freshly cooked. Slightly different flavours to our favourite Indian Restaurant in Suffolk but still superb. The Vindaloo was excellent just the right power. Sag aloo YUM!!!. Asked for the salt and pepper and was informed "we do not have that". Suddenly realised he was joking!!. Silly little things like that make the eveing fun. Left with a £10 voucher was can be used anytime. Thanks again and we will return. Few feedback comments on price. Bare in mind you do have to pay for top quality A1*****More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So very pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and that everything was to your satisfaction. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with other Trip Advisor members and if you visit the area again please call and see us...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paid the shalimar a visit after a long time Saturday evening & wondered why we hadn’t been for so long, the food was of a high standard as always and the service impeccable, always served nice & hot & on hot plates, A big thing...for my husband & myself, all in all a fantastic experience, but nothing less than you expect from Ali & the team, we’ll done guys. & we’ll definitely seeyou soonMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So good to see you again back at the Shalimar. We are so pleased that everything was to your satisfaction .Thank you so much for taking the trouble to share your thoughts with your experience with other Trip Advisor members. Absolutely fantastic comments thank you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had read the reviews and had mixed expectations. The service was excellent and the service first class. What a gem!

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad we lived up to your expectations and that you had an excellent time with us at the Shalimar. Really appreciate your comments and for posting them on Trip Advisor. Ajmil

Reviewed 5 days ago

A week ago my husband and I went back to the Shalimar, we had been there before and always loved the friendly atmosphere and attentiveness of the staff but this was the first time we went there since my husband was diagnosed with Ataxia due...to Gluten intolerance. Everyone there helped us to choose the dishes and reassured us on the ingredients used making sure our food was fully gluten-free. They were willing to tailor the food to our liking making each dish more or less hot to fit your taste. The manager came to talk to us making sure we were happy with our food and general night out and even gave us a card for our wedding anniversary! The Shalimar is a great place to visit again and again as they will recognize you and welcome you as an old friend!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It was lovely to see you again back at the Shalimar and we are so happy that you had another fantastic time with us and that everything was to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor members and we look...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were on a Hymer Motorhome Rally at Peak Rail and our hosts recommended this restaurant. We went as a party of 8, but there were also others from our group dining. The restaurant is very well decorated, staff are top class, but more importantly,...the food is amazing. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The_Shalimar_DD, Owner at The Shalimar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your Superb review on Trip Advisor. We were very busy last night and we are so pleased that you had a very enjoyable evening with us. I have passed your praise onto the Chef and...More

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Flyer59946681404
30 July 2021|
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Response from johnlX4575KF | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, as both Hindu and Muslim dishes ie full Indian from vegetarian to meat dishes are done
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Andyroo1980
11 October 2019|
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Response from The_Shalimar_DD | Property representative |
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shalimar

Yes, The Shalimar offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Shalimar offers delivery services.

Yes, The Shalimar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Shalimar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5