Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar

4.7
168 Reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Situated in Dordon, just outside the historic market town of Tamworth, Simla is simply one of the most stunning Indian Restaurants in the Midlands today. Simla is much more than just an independent Indian restaurant; it’s a wonderful exotic culinary experience serving only the finest traditional and fusion Indian cuisine. Formerly Cafe Simla,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 168 people are saying
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latoyaf
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful! I had the surf and turf and I love every bite! I regret not having dessert because we were so full! The service was the best service I've ever experienced. Our champagne was always topped up, food recommendations etc. It was an amazing experience in such a beautiful restaurant. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good!

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Jules
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Nice looking restaurant but open plan and it was busy and very noisy … the menu has changed and was very limited for … I enjoyed it better with the old menu when I could have the curry’s I liked … I used to come regularly but I won’t be returning

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DawnC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to be with wonderful attentive staff
Fine dining at amazing prices and absolutely wonderful cocktails in the cocktail bar

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Patty
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Need to sort drinks ordering out better ordered drinks to have with main and we had nearly finished before the drinks came

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KateC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A selective menu that offers great food, great service and a lively vibe

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KalliB
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was brilliant!

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G33M4NN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big change to the menu after lockdown. I was told Mo has had some Michelin star chefs helping improve the menu, and boy have they done a fabulous job. Swanky new cocktail bar too. It was a Monday night and nice and quiet so obviously the service was attentive, informative but not intrusive. The food was excellent, i had the Prawn Pataya, my guests had the Lamb Shank and the Butter Chicken and Peshwari naan and rice. The naan was so good we ordered another. Can't wait to return.

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DawnF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with my wife.
Beautiful found and service. Everything tasted so amazing
Can’t wait to return
Xx

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chose here as a final treat before my daughter went to university and even though we had an early booking the atmosphere was great, and we were made to feel special. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The dishes are a bit different which was really nice for a change. Would definitely go again.

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LeanneB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat and staff are helpful and friendly

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The food is lovely, but very small portions. Slow service, 35 mins before we even got a drink and 1hour 15 before we got any food. Felt ignored by the waiting staff and the noise level was like a busy bar, you can’t chat at your table as you can’t hear anything. Music way too loud.

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WilliamA
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Been before and a better welcome then. Noted it was a Birthday on this visit, not sure why as nothing done or mentioned. Find it overpriced for portion size and poor options on menu. Could do a lot better.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked Simla better when it was the old menu. The food was lovely but I think they should go back to old menu. The staff were amazing.

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Rosy
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, so warm and welcoming! The staff is truly amazing. Good food, with an extra vegetarian and vegan menu. We will be back :0)

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MandyZ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant, the staff, food and decor are first rate.

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LouiseS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service all round. Staff couldn’t have been anymore helpful. Gorgeous food and drink. Beautiful decor. Could not fault, had a lovely evening,

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GeorgiaW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice and the service was also very good

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SteveH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great customer service but noisy atmosphere. Food very good. A little on the pricey side for what it is.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there after moving to the area and we loved the ambiance, food and service. Highly recommend...P.S. they do great cocktails 🍹!!!

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LisaF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Really nicely decorated and very busy we were shown to a table in the far corner and the menus arrived very quickly. We ordered a cocktail each after quite a wait and then the service went a bit downhill. I’m not sure if it was because we were in a corner or if they were low staffed but I had to try several times to get someone’s attention to ask for some water for the table and more cocktails which still took an age to arrive by which time we had finished our meal!
I ordered the salmon tikka to start which was tasty but very dry and just a very small blob of pesto cream to accompany it really needed a side salad or more sauce. My friend ordered the rice bowl which was very sweet and resembled puffed rice breakfast cereal interesting though! Main courses were better we didn’t have time for a dessert but it looked a very limited menu.
Nice ambience but a little loud and interesting fusion food let down by poor service.

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Krystal
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here with impeccable service!

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RoyM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful surroundings. Clean decorated superbly lighting to die for. Tables clean overall brilliant. Food was amazing and just enough.

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nice bar area. Lovely staff. Great atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently attended the Simla Restaurant and couldn’t of been happier with the food/ service.
It has recently been renovated and the new image is vibrant , modern and energetic.

Our starters were the beef kabobs & the Rajeshwari Lamb Chops , they were cooked to perfection and the flavours were divine.

For our main we chose the lamb madras , mushroom rice and a side of masala fries. Just Wow ! The waiters were extremely attentive from start to finish.

Once we had finished our meal we sat in the wonderful Zenna bar. The cocktail waiter was fantastic and after giving him an idea of what I liked he concocted an amazing cocktail with an intricate design , needless to say they went down extremely well !

If you love Indian food with an edge and an outstanding service then this restaurant is for you.

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YvonneW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place go there every anniversary lovely atmosphere

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KevinM
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Grea good buy pricey. Service is very good but its quiet noise inside.

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ClareH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. We had the bottomless Prosecco lunch and it was amazing. Such good value too. The service was brilliant , the decor in the restaurant is beautiful too. Highly recommend.

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ClaireF
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, staff and food!! Will definitely be going back soon.

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MickM
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had a wonderful meal! The taste was amazing.
Great service off the staff / and Mo personal touch pouring champagne for us !
It is always a lovely ambience and a great place to enjoy the cocktails !
Thanks again
See you soon

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SophieP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a great atmosphere. Good choices on the menu. Indian food with a difference. Not just an Indian restaurant but a while new experience. Totally recommended.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Simla for 18 months or so. Absolutely loved the changes made, the food was gorgeous, staff were friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service !

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Bottomless Brunch! Food was amazing and service excellent, all staff were so happy and cheerful!

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AnitaS
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have been here previously before the changes and it was good but now it’s even better. Not so much choice as before on food but that’s not a bad thing. My only concern was the staff wasn’t wearing mask.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with delicious food. Very different to our usual Indian Restaurant but that’s why we thought we would give it a go.
I do feel that the portions we had were a bit skimpy and that it was very expensive for what we got.
I would love to go again but it would have to be a special occasion as I could go to my usual Restaurant twice for the money and not still feel hungry when I left.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

On arrival we were given a standard table by the window my chair had a big hole in it which I feel gave a bad impression. The waitress asked for our drink order ( not very welcoming we felt as she was very short and sharp with her approach) it was busy however it was our first visit and we didn’t feel very welcome …
There was confusion with our order my husband did not receive the correct starter .. the dips for the poppadoms were placed on the table .. a member of staff explained he would leave it there to remind the waiter to bring our poppadoms if he didn’t we should remind him ourselves which we had to do …
The main order arrived … we all looked shocked at the portion size ..I had 3 pieces of chicken in my Balti which looked totally lost in the sauce … the order of 4 nann breads arrived in one basket for four people .. this looked like one nann bread quartered .. we all felt the meals did not reflect the high price charged .
I along with my party of 3 felt so disappointed with our first visit as the reviews & gallery images on the website did not correspond with the experience we received…
Sorry to give such a negative view on your restaurant but we all felt we wouldn’t be eager to return.

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LesleyL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were incredible.

Service on point as always, can’t recommend enough

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KarenN
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu is short and nothing I liked and had the chicken korma, served in a soup/ dessert dish and it was funny wasn’t as good as the food before Covid changed the menu
Was disappointed, we also ordered a drink when starters were collected and never received
Won’t be back

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jimh
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with the family for a meal as some are moving to the south coast this week, from start to finish the experience was excellent, food, choice, service etc. not the cheapest Indian you will have, but that is reflected in the ingredients and overall standard of the food and whole experience, definitely worth a try!!

FAQs

Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01827 331111.

Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 168 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 reservations at the moment.