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“Christmas Day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Simla

Simla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Christmas Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Went to Simla on Christmas Day. This was our third year and just as we thought it couldn't get any better it did. A five course meal on Christmas Day for under £25.00 is amazing. Most pubs were charging £55.00 - £70.00 for traditional fayre. Simla offer you the choice of either Asian or traditional. Both are excellent.

The staff here are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble and they go out of their way to accommodate you.

The restaurant while busy and buzzing was not overbooked like some we could mention in Boldmere. This created a good atmosphere.

We'll definitely be going back here for our now traditional curry Christmas dinner.

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Thank Pete R
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A cracking new years night curry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

After a very poor Christmas day curry ( see my other reviews). I was treated to a curry by my sister. I knew this was a good restaurant but it exceeded all expectations. We skipped startes but enjoyed papadums and an array of dips before moving on to mains. All 7 had excellent food. Who else does king prawns these days as big as a pigs whotsit? Not many must be the answer!
Delicious sauce, beautiful meat. Light and fluffy rice and bread and excellent service.
Well done Simla

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Thank Baltihunter
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very good food, fast friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

This was a good experience. My starter was very different and delicious (prawns in garlic). The main courses were a bit less distinguished, more towards standard Indian fare, but done very well and served with friendly, fast service. The decor is modern and attractive. Being unlicensed keeps the bill low. Overall I would highly recommend, although it didn't quite reach up to the stellar level its star rating (currently) shows.

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Thank whitstablite
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“exellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

seven family members ate here sat night
great service and atmosphere
food is always very good
still best in boldmere

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank johnandles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service and tasty modern Indian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went out for a meal with a few friends last night for the first time to this restaurant and we had a great night! They chilled our beers and wines as you BYO booze. The starters and main courses were very well cooked using fresh ingredients. I had a cracking king prawn bhuna on purée to start followed by a chicken and mushroom balti with a very sweet peshwari naan. Really nice waiters too and good atmosphere although a bit quiet for a Saturday night given it's very good reputation. Bubble wall definitely an engaging feature by the front door and clean throughout.
Quite good value, no dish was swimming in ghee like some restaurants and the flavours were delicious. My mate had a chicken vindaloo that although was hot, it didn't blow his head off and he could still taste the tandoori chicken. Highly recommend this and will be going back!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank VillanTommy69
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