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“The setting is not that appealing”, but that’s about the only caveat with this “warm” Indian “on Nottingham’s curry strip”. While “traditional” in style, its dishes are “cleaner-flavoured than the norm”, while “pleasant” and “personal” service also elevates it above the competition.
Popular family-run fixture in the city centre “serving Indian cuisine at its best, using fresh ingredients and home techniques to bring the true flavours of the Punjab”! Staff are “most attentive”, too, with diners “treated as special guests”.
A family-run city-centre venture that attracts plaudits for “real, rather than anglicised, Indian cooking” – “still the best biryani around!” – and a “very friendly” front-of-house; “upstairs is a bit soulless”, though.
“Far better than the average Indian” – this “well-run” and “always-busy” city-centre establishment serves the “best biryani around”, and vegetarians and vegans are also “well catered for”.
Now this principle is being followed by Shelley and Sunny Anand who have opened Nottingham's The Cumin. It is based around the traditional Indian restaurant with a touch of modern decor to create a relaxed and comfortable dining environment.
The restaurant capacity is 74 covers over two floors, 20 on the ground and 54 on the first floor. Our first floor restaurant offers more privacy from the road and is an ideal venue for private functions, with a full sound system into which you are welcome to plug in your own music or allow us to arrange a DJ.
Being in the city centre, we are also an ideal place to hold your business meetings or lunches. Contact us to arrange a truly productive business meeting with a delicious lunch.
Owner and Executive Chef Shelley has created a menu which caters for all tastes.
With his background in East Africa, Shelley has incorporated some African tastes and ingredients, dishes such asJeera Mogo (Cassava) and Tilapia fish, which is found in Lake Victoria, and drinks such as East African Tusker Beer. With Shelley's passion for creative cooking,our menu is always evolving from healthier options to new seasonal ingredients.
The Cumin Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A pre-arranged booking by a group of 30 college mates from the intake of 1976 were looked after quite superbly by the family run Cumin. As the organiser of this self proclaimed bunch of grumpy old men, no complaints for the first time in 40 years! Indeed, universal praise for the food and service - never before and probably never again. Food and service were really very good and much appreciated by a crowd who know their Indian food. Nothing but praise for Sunny and his family, particularly his brother for the production of such great meal. Yes, the establishment is a bit nondescript but the welcome and food more than compensate."