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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LT
Dorset
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

PD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great food and very attentive staff.

C
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have heard a lot about Shalim’s, all good, and we were not disappointed. Welcome, drinks , food and atmosphere were great. Lovely folks working there, helpful and attentive. We will be back soon without doubt. Very pleased all round.

IM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was wonderful . Customer service excellent .The restaurant always spotlessly clean . Just everything perfect

AC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd visit and yet a gain everything is 1st class.
Friendly staff, great food and service. The atmosphere is always relaxed.
Extensive menu and staff happy to help and recommend dishes to your taste.

Highly recommend and will keep coming back.

Andrew and Vicky

RD
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have eaten here on many occasions in the past and reckon this is probably the best Indian restaurant in Weymouth.
The food is always fresh and tasty and the staff are friendly and attentive.

JB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very tasty meal, great atmosphere and attentive staff. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.

KB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Turned up, staff was rude. They said they didn't have a booking online and that I was lying to them. We where not allowed to be seated and only able to order for take out.
Was not happy and will never be using this place again

PT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times and the standard is, as always, outstanding for food and service.

NR
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I am a Canadian visitor and this is my third visit over the last 4 years and the improving standards are from Good to Very Good

S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit absolutely lovely will definitely be returning very soon

LM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thali Evening

AR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place to dine with incredible food, the service is impeccable. Would recommend to anyone. Best Indian resterant in the area

VP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my husband enjoyed a fantasitc meal out last friday. The food was lovely and the service was 10 out of 10. We will definelty be going back.

MB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual, the balti house didn't fail. Great food. Cooked to perfection. Would happily recommend a visit.

AB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but food a bit bland . Madras had no kick .

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