Shalims Balti House

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Shalims Balti House is a national and regional award winning Indian restaurant. Come in and enjoy the best in Indian dining Weymouth has to offer. The mouthwatering food and warm comfortable surroundings all add to the experience that you'll find hard to beat when it comes to Indian food in the area. For the best food, service and comfort dine at Shalims Balti House.
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MM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day meal, friendly staff, efficient service, excellent food. Highly recommended.

DB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best curry house in the town! Brilliant as usual a must go for all!!!!

Shalims Balti House
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks, Dave, that is so good to hear. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review us. Shalim

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RO
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic, very tasty and quickly prepared. However the experience feels rushed as table turn arounds are an obvious business driver.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thanks for the 4-stars, Ryan. I am sorry you felt rushed on your visit to us on Saturday 25th January, that was not the intention at all. Our fault we got swapped and our standards slipped. Please don't let that put you off returning. Shalim

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food good service went with in-laws and they all loved it too

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you. Shalim

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SC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - service was quick & staff very welcoming - we will be back soon.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 2 December 2019

We look forward to it, Sally. Could you help us out with a review on TripAdvisor too, please? Shalim

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j
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Was put in the back section next to the smokers door which kept opening making it cold. A party of 20 came in which was were noisy which didn’t help.found staff over Busy and rude and quick to take orders but not when we wanted help
ordered onion Bhajis for 4.10 and received two very thin bhajis which I didn’t think was good so told waiter I had a complaint and he did nothing about it.no care.i put on my booking it was a birthday party so expected a nice welcome but nothing was said.spent nearly 200 pounds but didn’t feel like our custom was worth a thankyou and had to take receipt to bar ourselves.food was really good as always no complaints there.just shame about the rest

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 18 November 2019

I am so sorry to hear that jc2019. I will look into what went wrong on the night you came in. Please accept my sincerest apologises for your recent experience with us and I hope it has not put you off returning in the future. Shalim

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LR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book, great atmosphere, polite, efficient staff and great food.... even if i couldn't finish it all! Will definitely visit again.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 11 November 2019

We look forward to that, Lee. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Shalims

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited shalim’s on Friday the 25th October and had a fabulous meal. The dishes were cooked beautifully, service is attentive without be over bearing and we always feel welcome and have a lovely time here. We would recommend to anyone to visit the Balti House and always bring friends and relatives here when they are visiting Weymouth.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you, Morgan. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent meal with us - great review and recommendation. Thank you for helping spread the word about us. Shalim

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PN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All great but don’t do anything for birthday parties a little disappointing

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thanks for your review and feedback Paul, that is something I will look into. Shalim

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ML
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to eat out always great food and great service

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you, Michelle. Shalim

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AC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must be our 10th visit in the last 6 months along with several takeaways. Every aspect is always superb and highly recommend on every level.

Thank you and see you soon.

Andrew

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 21 October 2019

No, thank you, Andrew. It is great that you have visited us so much recently. Thank you for your kind words and custom. It means the world to us, if you have the time would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Shalim

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BM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely relaxed meal with all the family. Shalims and his team were able to accommodate all our different food needs with a smile. Excellent evening thank you.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you, Beki, glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Can you help us out if you have the time, with a few words on TripAdvisor? Many thanks. Shalims

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WR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food very comfortable surroundings friendly and helpfull
Staff,value for money

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you, William. Could you help us out with a mention on TripAdvisor, please? Shalim

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BG
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall lovely food and service with friendly staff.
My only complaint being that when I booked online I requested 2 high chairs. I was told when I asked on arrival that there were no high chairs and I also did not see any baby/toddler changing facilities. I would of appreciated some notification of the lack of child friendly facilities prior to arrival.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 21 October 2019

Sorry about the misunderstanding, Bethan. I have taken on board your feedback and I am looking at ways to make sure this kind of miscommunication doesn't happen again. Shalim

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LT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was lovely , but was rushed to go bill put on table and we had not even finished our bottle of wine, would have liked a dessert or coffee, was told no dessert..which I found strange, do not think we will go back

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 23 September 2019

I am sorry you felt that way Lynn, that is not at all, the impression we wanted to leave with you. I hope you will give us another chance? Shalim

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PD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Beautiful food. We were on holiday in Weymouth and it was very busy even on a Thursdsy night so booking is recommended. Very clean and smart venue. We loved it. Thank you.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 23 September 2019

Ah, thank you, Phil, for your review and recommendation for booking ahead, in the Summer and at weekends it's a really good idea to do. However, we will always try our best to squeeze you in if we can. Thank you. Shalim

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L
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing meal & very tasty. Would definitely go again

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 9 September 2019

We look forward to seeing you again too. Thanks for taking the time to review us. If you have the time would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Shalim

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PM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and lovely friendly staff , eat Indian regularly and this is one of the very best places I have been to , highly recommend, thank you

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 29 August 2019

That is so good to hear Philip, thank you. Shalim

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JH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for many many years and am glad to see that although the name has changed slightly the superb food quality has not.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 29 August 2019

Ah ha Jamie just have noticed our subtle rebranding. Thanks for the review. Shalim

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service with lovely food - i will be back as soon as i am next in weymouth

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 29 August 2019

That's great to hear, thanks for the review. Shalim

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KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The food was fine and our waiter was very good. However, we were presented with the bill as soon as we had finished our main course (in fact, they started to clear the plates whilst one of our party was still eating).
We weren’t offered any dessert or coffee but instead told we had to leave as they had another group waiting for the table. We had been seated at 6pm and they asked for our table back at 7.20pm. We didn’t expect to sit at the table all evening but did expect the restaurant to have the courtesy of allowing a 2 hour service.
We will not be returning and don’t recommend unless you want a rushed meal in a fast-food environment.
All in all- rather disappointing. Next time we’ll go to Chillis!

F
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Shalims with my family when we were staying in Weymouth! Best curry i have had in ages - lovely atmosphere, gorgeous restaurant! would definitely go back and would highly reccomend others to give it a try, you would be disappointed.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you, Frankie. That is very high praise; indeed, comments like that mean a lot to us. Could you say that on TripAdvisor too, if you have the time? Shalim.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there on Thursday 1st August 2019 for the last night of our holiday
Easy to book a table online
Friendly and polite helpfull staff
Meal was lovely and didn't have to wait long
Go and try for yourself...you won't be dissapointed

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you, Sharon. Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Weymouth? Glad we were able to add to your last night in Weymouth. Thanks for taking the time to review us and recommending us. If you have the time, would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Many thanks. Shalim

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CR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had read the previous reviews and though we’d give it a go.
We were not disappointed at all, the food was fantastic, and the service excellent too.
Would highly recommend

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you Cara, can you help us out with a review on TripAdvisor too? Shalim

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C
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food as usual, wonderfully friendly staff. Great decor and high standards of cleanliness.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 2 August 2019

Thank you, Claudia glad you enjoyed your meal with us. If you have the time could you give us a mention on TripAdvisor too, please? Shalim

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A
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Excellent food but service was very slow. Everything took a long time to come but the worst was a round of beers that we ordered when our food came. About 10 minutes elapsed before we were told they had no cold beer, we said we’d have it anyway and it took so long to come most of the table had finished eating. I cancelled the order at this stage which resulted in one of the staff being very rude and telling me locals are quite happy to wait that long when they are busy. Real shame as a great venue and really nice food.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 8 July 2019

Really sorry to hear that Andrew. I will look into the incident further. Shalim

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IV
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking at the outside it is an average Indian restaurant but once you get inside everything is amazing. The staff are all well presented, the decor is authentic and the food is to die for.
Fantastic keep it up!

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you, Ian. If you have the time, can you give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Thank you. Shalim

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LW
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for a number of years and will continue for years to come.
We have eaten in a number Indian restaurants but Shalims is top of our list and we look forward to our trips to Weymouth just so we can eat there.

We can’t recommend this awesome restaurant enough, you need to try it and see for yourselves. You won’t be disappointed

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 8 July 2019

Wow, thank for that Lee. Reviews like this make me feel very humble. Thank you. Shalim

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went on a busy Saturday night, and had to wait around 20 minutes to be seated despite having booked.
Drinks service was good. There was only one person taking orders and he took a while to track down. Food then took around 30 mins to arrive.
Portions were not large and we regretted not ordering more than one dish each, some rice and bhajis to share.
That said, the food was tasty and fresh. They were super busy, and I'm sure on a second visit on a quieter day it would be 5*

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 8 July 2019

Sorry that you didn't have a 5-star experience with us this time, Charlie. I hope it hasn't put you off returning. Shalim

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

asked for a soft drink and it was flat when we told true waitress she was telling us we was basically lying and that it wasn’t flat!! Food was amazing just the drinks issue as was out of plastic bottles

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal and great service, thanks

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you. Shalim

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AW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to to Shalims for a curry night taking out some customers also. We felt very welcome upon arrival, we were led to our table and asked what drinks we would like. We were given time to order out food, and we were not disappointed when it came out. I had the mixed kebab starter, and it was very nice indeed. Everyone else could not fault their starters also. Mains were just as good. Really enjoyable night, and we will be coming back very soon indeed. Thank you, Alastair @ City Plumbing.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you so much it is always our pleasure hosting you and your customers from City Plumbing. Thank you for choosing us again, would you be able to help us out with a review on TripAdvisor too? Shalim.

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DW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good Indian restaurant with great quality food and a pleasant atmosphere

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 24 June 2019

Thank you Douglas, glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Many thanks Shalim

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We arrived for our meal at 1845 and were seated and served quickly. However as the restaurant filled up the service did suffer. There were only 2 people serving and one front of house. We had finished our food and waited at least 15 minutes before we had to call someone to ask for the bill which prompted them to clear the plates. The table next to us arrived and sat down before our meals arrived and they were still waiting to order their food as we were leaving. Shame as the restaurant was lovely and the food was good.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 3 June 2019

I am sorry that your visit did not go according to plan, we were short staffed, on what turned out to be a hectic Sunday night. We are currently looking at expanding our team to make sure this does not happen again. I hope this has not put you off returning. Shalim

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IM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 1st class service .Food fantastic true Indian cuisine

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank you for your very kind words, Inge. If you have the time, would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Many thanks. Shalim

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SW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great staff, lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back again.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 3 June 2019

We look forward to your return visit Susan. Thank you for taking the time to review us, if you have the time, would you be able to say the same on TripAdvisor? Shalim

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AD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service was tasty and prompt, just a shame of the loudness on the next table

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 14 May 2019

I am sorry about that Andrew, I hope that has not put you off returning. If you have the time would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Shalim

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M
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so polite and food is great definitely would recommend.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 14 May 2019

Thank you, Maisie, for your review and recommendation, would you be able to say the same on TripAdvisor? Shalim

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was nice but small portions for the price and drinks order was wrong. Manager was lovely and service good otherwise

SW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great food and very attentive staff.