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“Lovely little place”

Big Nanny's Caribbean Restaurant
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Newly opened.
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely little place”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely little restaurant almost hidden from view but that adds to its charm. We got a groupon voucher so 2 courses very reasonable but even without the voucher not overly expensive. Lovely atmosphere & decor & tables not wedged close together. The staff are very friendly. The food is very nice & good size portions, will definately enjoy trying different foods on the menu on a future visit. My only worry was as we were leaving it began to get busy & with only 2 wait staff I would be concerned about delays.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere to match the food”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our waiter was extremely friendly and it was nice to be greeted with a genuine smile. The restaurant was relatively busy for a Sunday evening, but we were served well and do not have to wait long for our meals.
All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food, which was delicious authentic Caribbean. We even got our first taste of a mix of 'hard food' such as yam, banana, dumplings etc.
Our cocktails were also very tasty. Definitely recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Emu7
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
590 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Good in parts ...”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited Big Nanny’s mid-week in May: it was raining. Our reservation was for 7 pm (the restaurant according to its website, opens at 6), but when we arrived at 6:55 the door was firmly padlocked. It was unlocked at 7.

The restaurant was pleasant (we’ve visited restaurants on this site many times over 25 years) and clean. Nick the waiter was charming. Menus and winelist were good (though it turned out that the wine I wanted was out of stock). Service was pleasant, though rather slow,
The starters were excellent: I had saltfish fritters with an excellent lime-dressed salad and a pepper relish. My partner had fish and chips. Overall, the starteres were great, light and tasty.

Mains were not so good. There was a longish delay because the curry goat for my partner wasn’t quite cooked – this wasn’t a problem, but I’d thought that this was a fairly slow-cooked dish, so I was surprised. In the event, it wasn’t very tasty, and quite spicy. The goat was fairly chewy. I had pork and ginger, which was OK, but not special. Sides were nice, rice & peas was OK, steamed cabbage (a freebie) tasty, and the star was the fried dumplings (another freebie) which were excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Dr_Bob1
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Birmingham
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Eaten Here Twice & Good Both Times”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've eaten here twice now. Both times it was with a Groupon voucher and both occasions have been good. The resurant is lovelly inside. The menu is pretty good. The quality of the food is no better than a good caribean takaway but there are so few Caribean resturants in Brum, so this is worth a go. All the starters I've had here have been very good.

Service is very friendly. Its in a good location to have a few drinks before and/or after.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank KingsHeathan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening out”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

We booked a 2 course meal for both of us on a Saturday evening via a Groupon deal. Lovely atmosphere, professional but informal customer service with a smile, food was delightful with a personal touch. Highly recommend and will dine here again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PinSandhu
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