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“Impressive meal, setting and value.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jinnah

Jinnah
12A Park Street, Selby, England
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Ranked #5 of 74 restaurants in Selby
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
York, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Impressive meal, setting and value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Decided to drop in early evening after food shopping. At that time not many tables occupied but it gradually got busier.

Opted for Grand Kashmiri Buffet at £10.95. Included popadums/pickles on arrival (good selection of about 8 dishes from gentle raita to fierce lime pickle), then a dish of starters (lamb chop, chicken, onion bhaji and veg pakora) then main courses from the buffet.
Plenty of choice from amongst a dozen domes varying in strength and style. Something for all. Particularly enjoyed the Veg Korma and Chicken and Lamb dishes. All kept fresh and not drying out like so many buffets. A freshly made naan of our choice was brought to the table. Lovely.

They have a £2.00 surcharge for those folk whose eyes exceed their stomach capacity to discourage waste. Absolutely nothing to criticise. If you've still got room there was a selection of sweets. Total blowout.

Then there's the building. A stunning old church makes for a much more pleasing ambiance that the usual Indian restaurant. This place is special and will impress guests.

Staff were attentive and made sure you were comfortable with what you were eating. Service not really tested as it was quiet when we arrived. Expect it would be fine even if busier.

Altogether a very pleasant dining experience which we will repeat soon.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian food in a lovely building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Lovely food either A La Carte or Buffet. Unlike many other Buffet meals - this is always fresh and not just topped up.

Visited August 2013
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EAST YORKS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Second visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Three of us had a meal here end of August and it was delicious. We chose off the main menu and started with poppadoms and the pickle tray, there was plenty. I had Chicken Madras with rice and there was loads of chicken and rice and it was just perfect. All of us commented on the generous portions and the Nan breads were beautiful. We have sampled the buffet on our previous visit and it is good value for money you get the pickle tray,a starter,buffet main course and a sweet.Just help yourself to whatever you fancy on the buffet.
The staff are very friendly.The ambience is good and your not hemmed in as its quite a spacious reataurant.
We travelled 15 miles to eat here and there are nearer Indian Restaurants to us so that gives you and idea of what we think of it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We are regular customers of Jinnahs in Selby, I would highly recommend!
The service is excellent and the restaurant is lovely inside, the staff couldn't do any more for you, they are all lovely. Takeaways are fast and always perfect. Buffet during the week is also very nice and very good value for money!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful setting with very yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I was a first timer to Jinnah but I will definitely return. We had the buffet menu which is very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. My only complaint would be I'd like more poppadoms as I love them! The pickles are plentiful and inventive some of which I had never had before. The starter brought to the table was lovely and we were allowed to go at our own pace. The staff were attentive but not over bearing - which I always find in Indian restaurants!! The quality of the buffet food was beautiful and there's even a dessert selection too! The lighting and the waterfalls make it an ideal setting for a romantic meal and celebrations, but it is priced so you could go regularly and not feel the pinch! Definitely a favourite of mine :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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