Shimla Pinks' modern interior is fragranced with aromas of authentic Indian cooking. This two-course meal begins with a pakora platter for pairs to share (usually £7.95), followed by a choice of main such as a beef or lamb dopiaza (£10.95) or chicken balti (£9.95); plenty of vegetarian options are also available. Each main will be accompanied by a choice of boiled or pilau rice (£2.25).
Choose from the following options for a two-course meal with rice:
£12.50 for two people, Sunday to Thursday (Up to 64% off)
£14 for two people, Friday or Saturday (Up to 59% off)
£24 for four people, Sunday to Thursday (Up to 65% off)
£28 for four people, Friday or Saturday (Up to 59% off)
Groupon asks the General Manager of Shimla Pinks, about the mixture of ingredients behind the restaurant's success.
G: Who is your culinary inspiration?
"Our head chef: for his passion and knowledge of an array of spices. He skilfully puts them together to make wonderful dishes."
G: What was the inspiration for the menu?
"We wanted to take spices from all the different regions in India and come up with individual dishes reflecting their roots. For example, the achari from Utter Pradesh uses spices indigenous to the Utter Pradesh region."
G: What's your favourite dish?
"It's a split between the South Indian garlic chilli chicken and the chasni, depending on the mood I'm in!"
G: What made you want to work in food?
"We're a family of foodies! It just seemed natural to us."
G: What's your first memory of cooking?
"In mama's kitchen, being told off for making a mess."
Shimla Pinks earned a favourable 4/5 stars from TripAdvisor users, and holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reviewers found meals full of flavour, and singled out the seafood dishes. Compliments also went to the friendly staff, extensive menu and warm atmosphere.
Details verified 30/08/2013.
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