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Basmati Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal
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230 Birmingham Road | Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7AG, England
0121 358 8898
6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 kevinbJ7800JC
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 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for an impromptu mid week meal. Ordered poppadums with pickles and a pint of Kingfisher, followed by chicken sashlick and naan. Food tasted great and the service was very attentive. Thoroughly recommended - I will go back again.

1 Thank Jonathan D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table online for 6 people mentioning the occasion was to celebrate our sons 16th birthday. The confirmation came through swiftly and promptly at 8 pm Friday 30th we were seated at one of the round tables in the restaurant. The service from staff was as usual very good the food impeccable! From the crisp crunchy poppadoms and... More 

1 Thank Louise M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Managed to get a table at the last minute on a Friday night for two. Really good food and accommodating friendly service. Was so pleased we wanted to go back the following night with our in-laws including 2 toddlers. Their 1st choice of the harvester next door was too busy with football fans so we were pleased to go to... More 

1 Thank Ian G
tajbir, Manager at Basmati Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Thank you very much for the effort you have made in making this review. It was our pleasure to welcome you here. We are glad that you have enjoyed your visit here at basmati. We shall be looking to have you here again at basmati on your next visit in Birmingham. Of course we shall make a even... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

consistently good food and service friendly staff never had any issues here would recommend enjoyed the chicken tikka masala

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

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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Staff here are extremely friendly and welcoming, and the environment is nice, too. Food was of good quality and portion size is great - I wasn't able to eat all of mine! I would visit again - give it a try

1 Thank acebaser
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Group of 6, great service and food! Called late in the evening and the staff were very accommodating. Great selection and variety for all.

Thank Alexander R

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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, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups
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: 0121 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?