Shalims Balti House

4.5
415 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
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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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 415 People Are Saying
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MaureenG
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff lovely place inside. Will be back again.

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TaraDW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointed by our visit to Shalims Balti house. Even though I had booked, when we got there we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and no complimentary drink was offered in fact we were barely given a second glance by the staff all night. We sat down at 8.10pm and had our meal brought to us at 9.20pm. Terrible service and staff not welcoming or chatty. Meal was fine but nothing special. Will not be going back.

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SarahK
Dorset
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another fantastic meal. Due to allergies I have to be dairy free. Some great vegan options. Plus the option to have meat curry with a vegan sauce.

Shalims Balti House
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Sarah. Our Vegan options are proving really popular, with many of our customers. Many thanks. Shalim

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MattH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to shaking balti for a couple of years .
The food and service is excellent and good value for money

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 17 January 2022

Thank you for your continued support, Matt. It is most appreciated and thank you for your review. Many thanks. Shalim

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PamJ
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting this restaurant for many years and never disappoints

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 17 January 2022

Thank you, Pam. For all your support over the years. Many thanks. Shalim

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vipGroveterra
London
129 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Indian at Shalim Balti House

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KlaireB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat best balti in weymouth been lots of time never had bad meal keep going back for more great food plus very clean and tidy

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Klaire. Your support over the years means a lot. Many thanks. Shalim

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though they were so busy with it being NYE we couldn’t fault anything about our evening.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, glad you enjoyed our busiest night of the year. Shalim

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have to say the visit I made that forms the basis for this review was on New Year’s Eve, so maybe not the fairest representation of what you might expect on a normal visit. Too deal with the negatives first: we booked a table for 6:45 (thank goodness I gave in to the Other Half’s ‘early eating’ fad rather than book at 8.15 as I would’ve preferred) and, although we were seated as soon as we arrived, we had to wait at least an hour - possibly longer - for our main meal to arrive. But as I say, it was New Year’s Eve and the restaurant was heaving, the situation compounded by a lengthy queue of punters ordering take away. Having said that, the wait didn’t particularly bother me although the Domestic Management was getting quite hungry! We’ve been to this restaurant before, though, and can assure readers that the delay is not the norm, and the service remained as polite and efficient as always. Indeed, the staff didn’t even seem stressed so hats off to them. The restaurant was, as I’ve already said, understandably busy. This led to a little more noise than usual but, actually, it wasn’t unbearable and, if anything, increased the atmosphere on an evening celebrated by one and all. It was warm, civilised and still felt upmarket. So, if you’re looking for a quiet romantic dinner for two, you needn’t worry on most other nights of the year. Now the really important bit: the food. As per my previous experience here, it was excellent which, baring in mind how busy it was, is frankly remarkable. Nothing burnt, nothing dry, nothing cold, and no mistakes regarding what we ordered. The cuisine is a wonderful balance of authentic styles from the sub-continent with a nod to ‘traditional’ Anglo-Indian fare I fondly remember from the seventies. I love a bit of a burn and the Vindaloo doesn’t disappoint; none of your wish-washy hot in name only. The Bombay Aloo also carries heat yet presents as authentic (curries aren’t particularly hot in India). Excellent and tasty. Good portions.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Mark, for being so understanding on New Year's Eve. To give you the heads up, it was our busiest night of the year for 2021 and we were swamped in the restaurant but more so on the takeaway side. Luckily I have a very efficient and unflappable team who took the night in their stride. Fingers crossed, next time you visit we won't be as busy. See you again soon. Shalim

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JacquiT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening for New Years Eve! Delicious Food. Thank you.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

It was a great night on NYE, glad you had a good time with us. Shalim

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Alice
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service was quick and fantastic. Couldn’t do enough for you. Will definitely be returning.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

We look forward to it, Alice. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Shalim

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DeeJay
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy going to Shalims as it is well spaced out, very friendly and effecient service - you do not have to wait long and the food is of a good standard. My only gripe is that the overall cost is on the expensive side. Otherwise very pleased and will go again, just need to save up more.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thanks for taking the time to review us, DeeJay. Sorry that you feel that we are expensive, but we are comparably priced to other similar local venues. Shalim

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RegS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had to wait about an hour for our meal and when it arrived it was lukewarm.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 10 January 2022

I am sorry to hear that here, Reg. Please, if everything is not 100% to your satisfaction, let us know then, and we can do something about it at the time. Hopefully, this has not put you off returning. Shalim

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AlanH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 13 December 2021

Thank you, Alan. Shalim

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ShellE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food ,fabulous service Always our favourite place to eat when visiting Weymouth

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 13 December 2021

That's great to hear. Thank you, ShellE. Shalim

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and a nice atmosphere. Will visit again.

Shalims Balti House
Responded on 13 December 2021

We look forward to it, Dave. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Shalim

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Gillica
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a very pleasant dining experience, and this occasion was no exception!

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MelanieC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely, came quick and was pipeing hot. Staff were friendly and approachable. Great value for money. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, efficient service and value for money…never disappoints.

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JimM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great place to dine with nothing but great service and food.

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StevenN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Great atmosphere
Highly recommend.

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AmandaS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty food,good service,modern resturant.great prices

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MandyP
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here as just a short distance from guest house we were staying at. Excellent choice. Welcoming staff, very clean and the food was exceptional. We had one starter and Popadoms and pickle tray. 2 mains with special rice chips and nan bread. 2 pints later and 1 pint cider. £58. So good value for money. Nothing bad to say. Would definately recommend. If ever in area again wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

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LindaW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent even though it was a very busy night

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VinceD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Indian Restaraunt in Weymouth. Excellent food, polite friendly and efficient service. Thouroughly enjoyed our 3rd visit

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MattR
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and good atmosphere. Staff was polite and definitely will be back again. Thank you

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Probably the best Indian restaurant in Weymouth.

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Lindleylass
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The two specials that we had were extremely sweet, despite me asking for mine without sugar. It is quite expensive, £1.90 for a single chapatti, and the portions are on the small side. Ambiance was good, staff reasonable and place was clean.

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Lynnet
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We haven't eaten here for about 20 years. Heard some good reports so thought we would have a change from our usual indian restaurant. Service was very good but we were disappointed with the food sadly. My husband ordered a hot dish..he was warned about the strength of the chilli when he ordered but he loves spicy food. My dish was supposed to be medium but we found the food very bland & couldn't taste much spice at all. Tarka dall was v watery & lacking in strong garlic taste it is known for. Such a shame as we were so looking forward to a lovely spicy curry. The restaurant itself is done out v well & had nice ambience. Got busier as the night went on & became so noisy we had to raise our voices across the table! Our next indian meal out will be at our usual indian restaurant, sadly not shalims.

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good and superbly cooked Indian food. Staff are courteous and attentive. Extensive menu choice. We will return !

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good !!!
shame that it was rushed by staff though. Didn’t even finished my starter and our mains was already being served to us!
instead of coming back with our mains the waiter just stood there why we finished them. So we felt like it was rushed

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Jord
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Service was brilliant. The setting overall was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was cold and the two dishes (masala and peshwari) both taste the same

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RoyM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was just great. A very good experience all round. I was a bit disgruntled with the small print on the menu saying "min £17.50 per head table service" though!

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IanW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service was fast & very tasty would definitely recommend it ! Will definitely be going back :))

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LesleyH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We booked and attended, well managed good covid spacing, food OK, ambience nice.

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Emme297
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was just ok for us we’ve had more tastier curries, but they where still ok for the price. The service was ok but unless we asked management for it xtra drinks etc the other staff never brought anything over. We waited ages for our food as well. We understand that it was very busy tho so we don’t hold any of this against the restaurant we still enjoyed the visit

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Charlie
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time of visiting couldn’t fault the food good value for money
Went on a Saturday night was busy but service very good
If visiting Weymouth again would certainly return

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RobC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten in many Indian restaurants all over the UK and shalims is one of the best by far .

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, never had a bad meal here. Always choose it for special occasions

FAQs

Shalims Balti House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01305 783515.

Shalims Balti House is rated 4.5 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.