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Basmati Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
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230 Birmingham Road | Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7AG, England
+44 121 358 8898
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 25th November. A fear friend was kindly treating us as we missed his birthday celebration earlier in the year due to illness. This restaurant is local to us and we were able to walk there and back! The staff were so attentive and courteous. Nothing too much trouble. My husband misheard confirmation of his order and so... More 

Thank youngatheartUk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always look to get a meal at basmati when visiting the great Barr area of Birmingham and I'm never disappointed, another great meal this evening, great service and a fantastic lamb jalfrezi , good quality meat with well cooked texture and just the right blend of spices, thanks again as always guys!

Thank Matthew O
Dudley, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with friends after work. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu had plenty to choose from. The food was nicely presented and very tasty. Ample portion sizes. The staff remained friendly and attentive throughout our visit. Prices were very reasonable

Thank s-jstevens
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular customer, staff are super friendly. Can become a member for £10 and you get 10% of each bill plus birthday vouchers. Most importantly food is great! Very tasty. Lovely atmosphere. Reasonably priced! What more can you ask for? Can accommodate large groups for celebrations. Perfect night out whether in a large group, couples or even solo. Also... More 

Thank Aydn L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We live local to the Basmati and consider ourselves lucky to have such a good quality restaurant within walking distance. The staff seem to be have been there for ages which I think is always a good sign and are polite, attentive and knowledgeable about the food on offer. I often have the Karahi Chingri Mushroom which has fat juicy... More 

Thank chris w
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Last night we took our 8 year old daughter to The Basmati Restaurant for her first curry. This morning she said "I really enjoyed last night can we go back again?" From the moment we walked in the service was excellent and our evening kept getting better. All the food was great, I enjoyed the Kakri Fish and others in... More 

Thank Ship-Mortlake
tajbir, Manager at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your custom and visit here at Basmati. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your family and specially the little one here. We are glad to learnt that we have been successful in catering for your need and meet the expectation . Basmati team would like to extend our warmest regards and... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a Friday night to a reasonably busy restaurant. Helpful service and staff but food was disappointing. Starters were good for the cost (mixed platter) but onion bhajis were not crispy 😞 Ordered a chicken and king prawn main but was not a single prawn in there. Told a waiter who just shrugged and didn't say anything. Chicken was... More 

Thank TandS2014
tajbir, Manager at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Diner, We are really sorry to hear that we have failed you with our offering on this occasion. We have looked at your complained and carried out an investigation to assess the validity of the concern raised in your comment. It appears that one of the dish you have ordered that contain tandoori chicken and king prawn. Often customers... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

went here with partner. food was very good and the service was nothing short of excellent. A little bit more pricey than your average Indian but to be honest worth it. clean, friendly, helpful and most importantly tasty food would happily recommend

Thank Charlotte C
tajbir, Owner at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Thank you very much for your review. We shall look forward to welcome you yet again soon. Many Thanks Taj More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We have been eating at Basmati for many years and the quality of the food and service has always been first class. Unlike many Indian restaurants, every dish here has a different taste and colour. Don't be put off by the basic look of the outside of the premises - this restaurant is always worth a visit.

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Thank 2glassesofwine
tajbir, Manager at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your every visit and custom. It is our pleasure to welcome you here on every visit. Most importantly a special thanks to you for taking your precious time out to make this beautiful and yet candid review. We shall look forward to see you again soon. Many Thanks More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Went the basmati in the very first week it opened all them years ago moved away from area and now moved back went sat night booked table got to say still as good today as it was then from very friendly waiters starters very nice well prepared wife being a veggie her meal panner sashlick superb tradional madras up there... More 

Thank Kevin B
tajbir, Manager at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your recent visit and custom. It was our privilege to have you here once again. we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your meal like you have had in the past. Basmati team always devoted to work hard to be consistent with our quality, service and offering all the time. We shall look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $24
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Birmingham Road | Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 358 8898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?