About Shalimar - Macclesfield

Known throughout Macclesfield for their delectable cuisine, Shalimar is a favourite among even the most discerning of Greater Manchester curry heads, serving up regional specialities from India and Bangladesh. From all of the time-tested classics to some exciting fusion dishes, Shalimar's comprehensive menu is packed full of choices. Stick with an old favourite like the chicken tikka massala, try some hash bhuna (diced pieces of duck marinated herbs and spices, grilled in the tandoor cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and tomato) or go for one of Shalimar’s fusion dishes like the ginger lamb or kofta paneer. Located on Chestergate in the town centre, Shalimar can get busy, especially on the weekends, so book ahead to guarantee a table at this Macclesfield hotspot!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Shalimar - Macclesfield
98-100 Chester Gate, Town Centre
Macclesfield SK116DU

Menu Highlights



Aloo Chops


Deshi Chicken Tikka


King Prawn Puree


Chef's Recommendations

Chicken Tikka Akbari

Tandoori baked chicken pieces cooked with garlic & finely chopped onions in a slightly hot spicy sauce, garnished with fresh tomatoes & green peppers

King Prawn Delight

Whole shell on king prawn, cooked in fresh ground herbs & spices

Shalimar Fish Bakor

Pan fried Bangladeshi fish, cooked together with prawns, freshly ground spice paste with jullienes of red, green & yellow pepper, sauted in light spice


Chicken Sherpur

Cooked with onions, peppers, cinnamon, bay leaves & herbs in a tangy flavoured sauce

Thai Bengal

Chicken in an exotic mix of spices with red & green peppers in a special Thai chilli sauce

Fiery Marrakesh

Marinated chicken or lamb tikka, cooked with date puree honey, lemon juice, crispy fried onion & touch of Marrakesh spice, hot sauce

17 Shalimar - Macclesfield Reviews

17 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
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sharon s.a month ago · 1 review

Booked a table for 6people for my daughters 21st, had a fantastic time. The food and service was out standing. Can't wait to go back.

christine H.2 months ago · 1 review

Great service. Couldnt fault the food, freshly cooked. Can highly recommend the Chand Puri and Nachnie. A nice touch at the end of the meal was the baileys and chocolate to finish.

Rebecca S.5 months ago · 1 review

Always gorgeous food & the staff are very attentive & polite. We went for the Sunday special which is good value, we’ll be back again soon!

Alison H.6 months ago · 1 review

Really enjoyable evening. Set menu for 2 was excellent value for money and portion size just right for sharing. Food delicious. Service was attentive. Ambiance just right. Evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

Linda P.2 years ago · 1 review

I may be considered biased towards The New Shalimar as it was our 'local' for many years when we lived in the area. Having moved 250 miles away four years ago we went there whilst on an overnight visit to Macclesfield on a Monday. We were given a warm greeting on arrival and instantly recognised. There were several other tables occupied, not bad considering a Monday. Service was friendly, good and prompt but not rushed as we were a party of four friends with lots to talk about. The food was delicious, I chose from the extensive menu a 'two chilli' rating curry which maybe warranted a 'one chilli' but that's personal taste. Portion size was generous too. It could be a while before we return on a visit to the area again but it will definitely include a visit to The New Shalimar!

Steve S.8 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to the New Shalimar. The food was absolutely fabulous and all the staff were first class. The best Indian food we have eaten since visiting Atul Kochar's Benaris in Berkley Square. So it's about time the New Shalimar got a Mitchelin star as well. We intend to become regulars very quickly. Thanks for a great evening out. Steve and Jude

Tracey H.a year ago · 2 reviews

Excellent service for a party of 12 celebrating my sons 18th birthday. Staff very attentive. Food delicious and made a fuss of the birthday boy. Highly recommend this Indian just found our new takeaway too!!! Thank you to all the staff that made our night so special!!

Christine H.10 months ago · 1 review

Great place. Staff friendly, couldnt fault the food nicely presented and all freshly made. There were four of us and everyone chose different dishes and they were all good. Nice touches with the baileys and chocolate. Good value. We will visit again soon.

Francoise W.2 years ago · 6 reviews

Excellent meal and very good value for money. Excellent service too. The food was tasty , copious and there was no waiting between courses. The staff was friendly and very efficient.

Tracey H.10 months ago · 2 reviews

First class service yet again for a family birthday. No problem with the large amount of guests they were catering for. Food excellent as always. A pleasure to visit.