Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar

4.6
189 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 189 people are saying
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CarolM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food at a great venue. We will definitely be back. Thank you to all the lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening with lovely friends.

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TraceyD
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing absolutely amazing 🤩🏆
You’d never think you were on the A5 having such a beautiful meal served by warm & welcoming staff who can’t do enough for you. The owner Mo he gets stuck in to 😊 everything about this place is just 100% and more. Thank you for making our meal so outstanding 🌟

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Frank
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Mostly friendly staff, however food quality average, limited choice with small portion sizes. Never been charged for poppadoms and unrequested condiments before! No off menu choices for selective eaters. Overpriced, no value for money.
No compelling reason to return to the venue.

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MarekK
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food wine really enjoyed. Ali restaurant manager was knight of the night. Really fabulous evening

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stevec
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly warm staff. We'll be back.

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JaneC
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience and the food was so different to the norm.
Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try some distinctive flavours.
I had Sea Bream, delicious. Lobster on next week apparently!
Only downside on my visit was I couldn’t have a liqueur coffee as no cream but my Americano was spot on and had a lovely seat in the window.
Thank you

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LauraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service would recommend and definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simla is the best dining experience around the food is superb friendly staff would definitely recommend👍

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Zack
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Fast and Brilliant service from Muj.

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Simla restaurant. Food and service wonderful.

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Sundayeater
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Shame it was a Sunday menu as a bit limited ...no bhajis, or saag paneer for example or other sides really but the goan King prawn curry was very tasty, service was great, very attentive...just a bit cold and music was slightly too loud for me. Reasonable price for three people.

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TomA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Been to all the Simla restaurants in the area but
First time under the new format and refurb( new management
Drinks ok
Food ok
Popadoms and chutney very strange nothing spicy mint yogurt raspberry jam and something else that resembled another sweet jam
No lime pickle or spicy dips ??? Or mango chutney We don’t do that we are different !!
Seemed to forget about us in between courses
Had the starter delivered again 20 minutes after the first one
Had a right moan
Couples on tables near to us arrived after us had their food and left before we had ours
Main course arrived after 9.00 pm
Too Late to walk out and get in somewhere else
We were on our second bottle wine would have been nice to have drunk it with food
Bizarre that they do a children’s chicken tikka masala (wife usually only eats this / boring) but they don’t do an adult portion ( who is the customer?)
Yes they did apologise but no discount for a ruined experience until we demanded one
Don’t think we will be back
Your loss

OT
OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic love it all and staff very friendly and professional in what they do
I would recommend to anyone 😍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Took 1.5 hours to receive a main meal. Not acceptable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Over the years I have used this restaurant many times but understand it has changed hands, very disappointed with the food Prawns in my king prawn dish and sauce was like gravy

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SteveP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food,great service, lovely place to dine,fusion menu was a nice change from the "norm"

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ClareB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a works leaving do and it was brilliant. We had great service and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend .

JB
JaneB
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service
Delicious food well presented.
Quite busy but happy ambience.

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and very friendly service would recommend we will be doing back

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TomC
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

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SamanthaS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always, great service and ambiance.

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latoyaf
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good!

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Jules
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 16, 2021
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.

LB
LeanneB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat and staff are helpful and friendly

JC
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

SH
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.

FAQs

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

Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 189 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.