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“Excellent night out”
Review of Akbars

Akbars
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent night out”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Last night I took some very good customers out for a meal, and the trip to Akbars went down very well. Everyone commented on the quality of the food, the great decor and the good service. Would highly recommend this place if you want to impress.
Not the cheapest around but worth every penny.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Three colleagues and myself ate here and really enjoyed the experience. Did not book and were seated straight away even though the restaurant was busy. Everything ordered came well presented and nothing disappointed. 5 starters, 4 popadoms plus pickles, 4 mains, 2 different naans, one special rice, two chappattis, one dessert, one lassi and 6 beers came to £93 which we thought was good value. Would I eat here again - undoubtedly Yes!

  • Visited March 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not good enough”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I booked a table for 2 a week in advance for Saturday night at 9pm. When we got there we had to wait 15-20 mins to even be seated, and were given one of those vibrating, flashing devices. We stood waiting with a bottle of wine and two glasses as there were no seats. When it flashed, we were taken to our table, which hadn't even been cleared. The waiter removed the dirty plates, but never brought us any cutlery or napkins. However the waiter did manage to sprinkle rose petals all over the table...

We had to ask twice for tap water as the staff were not listening. We also had to ask twice for the bill. For the experience we had, Akbars is too expensive and I would not return. Food ok - I had the lamb and spinach balti, the lamb wasn't very tender but overall it was alright. Naan breads lovely.

Also the "happy birthday" song they play for customers is severely irritating. In our 90 minutes or so at Akbars, the song was played for a customer at least 8 times.

Don't believe the hype about Akbars, go to Sachins instead. Nicer food and better service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Not bad at all”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

On my second visit to Newcastle in a month I fancied a curry.

The restaurant was across the courtyard from the Holiday Inn Express and ideal for a quick bite to eat.

Highlights, shish kebab starter was spot on, nann bread perfect, enough for two.

Balti Chilli Chicken was average with a slightly sour taste due to the addition of lemon, 5/10

Overall a good meal, I would return.

With popadoms and pickle tray, four bottles of beer, £28.00 reasonable

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service but far too greasy”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very impressive looking restaurant and buzzing atmosphere inside. We didnt arrive until 9.30 on a Saturday night so it was heaving and very loud (lots and lots of birthdays going on)
We were shown to a lovely table very quickly and the waiter was very polite and helpful.
Menu is straight forward and they were willing to offer smaller portions of mains as starters.
I had lamb chops for my starter and they were incredibly spicy! Huge portion but far too spicy. They definitely cater for the Saturday night English curry eater!
Main course was swimming in fat, the naan was very impressive but that was also covered in fat.
The service was very prompt, the menu really reasonably priced it was just a shame the dishes werent more authentic.

  • Visited March 2013
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