Shalimar Gold

An Indian Experience

Destination Dining Derby

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Discover an incomparable world of opulence and fine dining in Derby’s oldest and newest restaurant. Derby’s best loved Indian restaurant, established for over 30 years on Midland Road, has moved but a few doors away, but what a transformation!

To enter the new Shalimar Gold restaurant is a revelation. You will find a sumptuous interior, impeccable service, fabulous food, and the warmest welcome in Derby. Discover intriguing artworks, and even poetry themed on the ‘Romance of Shalimar’ amidst luxurious bespoke furniture and soft lighting, set out in a subtle arrangement of intimate spaces.

Discover also a wine list to rival the best rated London eateries, and champagnes by Her Majesties own supplier.

Owner and restaurateur Mahmood Akhtar and his son Shaz have spared no expense to create Derby’s ultimate Indian dining experience, and together with top architect and award winning designer Richard Swain, they have achieved this.

One of the first things a diner will notice is this great attention to detail, not only in the overall design, but in the beautifully laid tables, the faultless service, the dark evening dress of the staff, and even the white gloves worn when handling the silver! And a glance at the well presented menu will reassure even the most fastidious diner, and the sternest food critic that this is a restaurant that knows what it is about.

Shhh.... Gold's the word

This superlative style can be seen in the simply stunning 'Maharajah' dining suite, a specially designed boat shaped table, set in its own space, defined by a curved wall of gold leaf, with a dazzling bespoke chandelier cascading down into the table centre. It takes your breath away!