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“Quick visit, but very good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Memsaab

Memsaab
59-59a Highcross Street, Leicester LE1 4SH, England
01162530243
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Ranked #89 of 811 restaurants in Leicester
Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Leicester
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Quick visit, but very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A group of 8 friends for a flying (not very) late night Saturday meal following a gig just round the corner. The kitchen closes at 11pm, which seemed pretty early to me on a Saturday, so we just made it. Its a very nice place, which, as other reviewers have stated has a sophisticated central London feel rather than central Leicester. We didn't have the opportunity to really explore the place, but it seems to have various different areas to eat. However, given the time factor (we arrived at 10.45) it was straight to the table and place the order. The staff were very attentive, but it was not a rush which was good given the circumstances and the restaurant does have a very good atmosphere. The menu has a wide selection of reasonably price dishes, many standards but a few different choices were available. I always feel you get a good idea of an Indian from the popadoms which were excellent - thin and crispy with a interesting selection of pickles. Not the usual Mango out of a jar! We dived straight into the main course. The guys all had Garlic Chilli Chicken and the ladies had a selection of vegetarian. A selection of side dishes and Naan bread. It was all very good, spicy but excellent quality, good rice and side dishes. I know we didn't have starters but at £20 per head it seemed reasonable value. Based on our brief visit I would recommend this restaurant and we will go again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

I came here with my friends only for a few drinks. Nice and big bar area. We had mainly cocktails and they were great. I might be back soon to try their food.

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“Best Chicken Tikka in Leicester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Since Friends Tandoori closed on the Melton Road we've been looking for a restaurant serving the best chicken tikka, the best tarka daal and fresh cooked naan. Oh and ... prawn poori.

The food at the Memsaab, is not cheap, but it is good :)

Try to go early when they are not busy or the service can be slow.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Does well in a city of Indian restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Memsaab is better than your average Indian restaurant, even in Leicester where the standard is high. Good, modern location, generally nice decor but the straits need some attention. All our food was very good starting with the popadom and chutney, god to see chutneys that are not drab. We shared a muscle starter, very good, nicely balanced sauce that went really well. For main course we had the fish bhuna which was light, flavoursome and a nice spice mix. The chicken kahrai was equally good, both dishes being light nd not leaving you with that heavy stomach feeling you often get after Indian food. Our side of aubergine was a little disappointing but the nan and piratha were very good.
Post 6.00 pm the prices can add up but there again this is better quality than you will get in most indian restaurants. The lunch menu, which we had a few weeks ago, is great valu for money and good
Well worth a visit

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“Beatutiful restaurant but abit too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Considering leicester is well know for curry houses there is alot of options where to eat if you enjoy a curry like myself.

This place looks great from outside and inside also has a lovely terrace but what lets them down is the service and extra hidden charges like service charge and how EXPENSIVE the curries are.

I'm sure if they improve them things memsaab would be as great as it looks

CURRYKING

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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