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“Disgusting!!!!”
Review of Shimla Pinks - CLOSED

Shimla Pinks
Price range: $26 - $52
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting!!!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Where to begin....Don't waste your time or money on this place they call an Indian!! Me & my sister went, saw the meal deal in the window...starters took 40mins to arrive, very disappointed in the food. Then waited 50mins for main meal & heard the kitchen staff loudly arguing we thought they were killing each other!! When our main came, there was no apology, it was luke warm & it was chunks of chicken in a tomato soup, no flavour, the naan was the best bit. Then went to the toilets...no hot water available - actually turned off, hand drier didn't automatically stay on. Also the restaurant in itself was badly lit, could hardly read the menu let alone see our food!! Terrible service, didn't even ask if our food was ok?! Very rude staff. Then when paying, tried to over charge us...shouted rudely asking if we had asked for the deal. Would never return here, we're shocked as it's in prime location!!

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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Excellent value deal”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We haven't been to Shimla Pinks in Solihull for many years mainly due to the fact that we have such fantastic alternative Indian restaurants in the area. We were tempted by the 4 course meal at £8.99 served seven days a week but after enquiring, we were persuaded by the waiter to go for the 3 course option at £9.99!! His point was that the 4 course comprised small portions and the 3 course was normal sized - anyway, I can do without ice cream at the end of a meal!! The deal also includes fish options which is most unusual locally where every other restaurant charges extra.

I was going to order the lamb chops to start but was advised by the waiter that they weren't terribly tender - thanks, so I ordered chicken pakoras which were OK. Wife had salmon which was nice and for mains we shared a Naga Chicken and a Chicken Sagwalla (Madras hot). Mushroom pilau rice was good but the chillie naan was disappointing - small and thin and not much evidence of a chillie. The bill with a glass of white wine, bottle of sparkling water and a large bottle of Cobra was a very respectable £35.00.

Would we go again - probably not for a while. There are better alternatives in the area and we both observed that we didn't feel particularly welcome and the atmosphere is pretty flat. Just my opinion but when contrasted with the warmth and customer service experienced at nearby Spice Club and Shades of Raj, it's no contest.

  • Visited October 2013
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PlayaDel Carmen
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic curry”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I had quite forgotten about shimla pinks due to lots of curry houses popping up everywhere, but that has been my loss. Out last night with a few friends went to shimla's for a curry they have a great menu to accommodate everyone's taste and wow what a fabulous taste that was. The staff were very attentive and friendly. It is now in my top five curry houses to go and eat at. Go and give it a try I'm sure you won't be disappointed x



  • Visited November 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the best if not the best”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here on more than one occasion. Every visits is as brilliant as the last. The food is lovely. Highly recommended.

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Thank arashforooz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing indian cuisine..”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Well what can i say, went to shimlapinks on sunday after a game of football with my mates and had a brilliant time, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We was also given great customer service and had a real good time, would recommend this indian cuisine to everyone. Great atmosphere aswell. Perfect sunday we had..

  • Visited October 2013
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