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Summary

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”.

£39
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£39
Good
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£38
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The Anand family have a long and successful history of catering, originating from their home in Nairobi, Kenya. They came to the UK in 1975 and have been in the catering business ever since. Their first restaurant in the UK was The Brilliant, followed by Madhu’s, both in Middlesex. These were followed by Curry Craze in Wembley, Curry Special in Ilford, all of which are still very successful today.

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.

Current menus

photo 1 Christmas Menu

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
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11 pm, Fri & Sat 11.30 pm
62-64 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6BQ
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