Simla Restaurant & Zenna Bar

4.6
230 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 230 people are saying
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BenPaw
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really warm and welcoming staff, have never seen a place have such outstanding service, food was amazing and well presented so highest compliments, will be going again ! And recommend it to anyone looking for a nice Indian meal without a expensive price

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LouiseS
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely good and location but felt it was a bit too busy for them to cope with. One of the starters was forgotten and mains took a good hour after eating starters to arrive. Was told the missed starter would arrive with main but still had to be reminded. But they did take the missed starter off the bill. Would go again but choose a less busy period maybe

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MikeP
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal , good service and great atmosphere .

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LouiseE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Been here several times before and have always liked it. The staff are really lovely and friendly. However, last night it was just too busy and they couldn’t maintain the great service we’d received previously. We waited 45 minutes for a drink which ment we were eating our mains without a drink.

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IanC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your normal "curry house"; this is a real dining experience. Once inside the refurnished restaurant which has a wonderfully layout, enabling small intimate tables to long banquet reservations. The attentive staff are both very pleasant and knowledgable; their passion for their environment and their food is very evident. I couldn't say more than the food is wonderful (you really need to try it). I'm not sure about the cocktail bar, however, it was very popular.

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Thefiish
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal in a lovely restaurant. Food & Service is always faultless

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience1

Poppadum's OK pickles rubbish the were not pickles one was tomato sauce with some specs in it the mint sauce mayo with green food colouring did not try the pineapple mixture, minimal customers but still had to chase up our 2nd round of drinks.

Main courses were good

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, as always. Love the new menu!!
Highly recommend!

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LaurenN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are so welcoming! They are also really helpful if you wasn’t sure what to order! The new menu is perfect! Can’t wait to come back and try more things!!

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LynnS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very friendly welcome and excellent food and service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

LG
LucyG
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice food. Portions are a little on the small side for the price of them but overall an enjoyable experience. Will return

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GordonD
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff who genuinely seemed to have our best interests at heart wonderful experience

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! We was made to feel asif we we’re the only ones in the restaurant. Food was a little on the slow side but that didn’t matter as we was having such a great time and because the food was a little slow the manager gave us some dumplings on the house as we waited but we wasn’t really fussed anyways as the restaurant was such a good vibe. The masala fish is out of this world 😍 and i dont normally eat fish

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jen1
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food. The staff were very good we enjoyed our night although it was very noisy.

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JenniferC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mouth-wateringly delicious food! As always. Exceptional service. Another wonderful evening here :)

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like2dine2
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return from last weeks visit....excellent service with excellent food,lamb chops to start followed by the lobster curry,.

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Nicolaj
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu was fabulous, the staff were polite and attentive.
The food was delicious

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Nellyk
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Restaurant was freezing cold
Starters were cold
And mains were very oily
Would not recommend

JB
JuleB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Not the normal curry house menu a bit more refined. Cocktail menu good and a nice buzz

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RonE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different kind of Indianfood served by very friendly staff. Very well presented and gorgeous to eat every mouthful was different tastebuds were kept busy.
Ven the drinks were different couldn’t fault it can’t wait for next time

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Queeny
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place
Food is delicious
Drinks are beautiful, especially the cocktails
They are so attentive
Love this place!!

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HarrietH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was excellent and although the food was slow coming out the staff were very accommodating and provided a free starter for the delay or food. I have visisted Simla before and was able to get a chicken tikka massala as a adult main meal as it’s only on the kids menu. I asked if I could have a chicken tikka massala as a main but was told this was not possible although it was on the kids menu? So had to pick a main that I did not want. Expensive and overpriced for a meal that I didn’t really want. However the service and staff were lovely!

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like2dine2
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really on point the ..service was exceptional.

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CharlotteB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great service. Most enjoyable!

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TraD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First visit a long time. The menu has changed. Not over impressed. Surf n turf was overpriced, scallops were only just warm. The curry was small and came in a cereal bowl. The best thing was the garlic nann. Won't be rushing back.

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was amazing however we had to wait a long time for drinks and food we arrived at 8 and left at 11 due to having to wait for so long but the food was unbelievable xx

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DeborahN
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food beautiful again staff very welcoming.. down side was bar service as very slow which is unusual

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SA70
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Absolute perfection every time.. Can't recommend this place high enough. Its food service and ambiance is second to none.

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CorrineS
Spain
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with excellent service and food. Cocktail bar lacked atmosphere and ambiance but restaurant fab

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DavidJ
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Overpriced food that really wasn’t that goody. Had much better food in High Street curry houses. Guy next to our table had earriewig in a straw.
I will not be re visiting. £67 for 2 people way overpriced

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KayD
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as usual highly recommend they can’t do enough for you.

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SamanthaS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food as always, superb friendly service and great atmosphere. Tried 2 of the new starters and 2 of the new mains and wow they were amazing. Lobster was cooked perfectly, thoroughly enjoyed it and even better with cocktails. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff who can help you find the right dishes to suit your tastes. Simla never dissapoints.

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Parmjitk
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely designed restaurant. Food is always tasty and fresh. Lovely welcoming staff.

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lisap
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place, highly recommended. Brilliant food, beautiful surroundings excellent service and very friendly.

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant, well set out and nicely decorated.
It took some 25 minutes to be seated at our table even though I’d booked it so we waited in the bar area.
Cocktails were ok but I wouldn’t bother again.
The food however was top quality and plentiful. Not a massive menu but that’s all to the better in my opinion and prices were about right.
We’ll be happy to come back in the future.

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stevec
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful people. Price ok for the quality, exotic choice.

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Anje
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff who made you feel that nothing was too much trouble for them .
Food absolutely amazing .
Will definitely be visiting again and recommend highly .

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this place friendly service and the ambiance is awesome the only negative was the music it should have been Indian music to add to the ambiance it would also be great if the staff wore traditional clothing

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KarenC
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mo and his team provide excellent service and food. So glad to see the restaurant at capacity last night after such a challenging time.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal, we had the sharing platter starter and would highly recommend to get a good mix of a few items, the fish in particular in the sharing platter was really nice.
We had butter chicken curry and a lamb Balti for mains which were piping hot and rich in taste.
We each had a naan, one cheese and the house Peshawari which was different to what you usually get but it was really lovely.
The only thing that would have made the meal better would be the option for a keema / meat naan on the menu as that’s why my partner would always order.
The cocktails I highly recommend. They were unique and both delicious. I had the honeycomb which had chilli pepper in which really bought out the flavours and also the fine and dandy cocktail which was really smooth.
The redecorated restaurant is spot on and the bar looks really cool too.
Can’t wait to return again. Thank you.

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 230 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.