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Akamba Garden Centre

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Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
Phone Number: 0121 733 3111
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Amazing Hidden Gem

What an amazing hidden gem. Friendly staff, great food and drinks, what more is there to say! Had a brilliant and unexpected afternoon for my Dad's birthday. Will definitely be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What an amazing hidden gem. Friendly staff, great food and drinks, what more is there to say! Had a brilliant and unexpected afternoon for my Dad's birthday. Will definitely be coming back for one of the theme nights!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice surprise organised by our friends, been to Birmingham lots of time and did not know about this place. Sells good variety of plants at reasonable price. The only downside is when we went to buy some beer they would not serve and said they were busy preparing for evening function whereas the staff was just standing... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A lovely place with excellent service. The atmosphere is excellent. The desert wenu is good but main menu is lacking.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This a very special place. Designed to make you feel you are in the heart of Africa. Surrounded be life size metal African animals. The whole place has an African feel. On a lovely day you can sit under the Raffia umbrellas with African music playing softly in the background. The food is excellent and the staff warm and friendly..... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Brilliant night out! So different. A must see if you are in Solihull and want a nice evening out. The decor is fantastic, staff friendly, food lovely. I am returning next month for a reggae evening!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Chose here as I've been several times over the years and I knew it would cater to my diverse crowd of 51 family, friends & children. I was able to have a meeting weeks prior to the day with Steve the events manager who discussed all my requirements. There were no surprises and all the staff were really friendly &... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love it at Akamba. The outdoor areas are just great. You get the feeling you are far far away from home and the City. The itms for sale (plants, trees and garden ornaments) are just the best. The Caribbean restaurant and menu are fantastic. I love the goat curry and rice. The outdoor. At is great on a sunny... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having been to Akamba before and thoroughly enjoyed our food, we were very disappointed with the quality on our last visit. We took our grown up family to share our delight after our first visit but the menu was different this time (more English, less African), the place was still an adventure and we did warn them that we would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stumbled on this little gem by accident- what a find. An Oasis if calm with an interesting back drop of unusal plants and statues. Staff friendly and helpful -did not eat buy wish we had as it smelt and looked lush. Had a great selection of refreshing drinks.

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Solihull
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Oh dear, this is a shame- Akamba is a pale shadow of the place it used to be. Tired drooping plants at vastly inflated prices , a gift shop full of VERY expensive Kenyan art and trinkets (all covered in dust, no surprise there, I cant imagine they sell much at those prices). There are several food and drink outlets... More 

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Additional Information about Akamba Garden Centre

Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
Phone Number: 0121 733 3111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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