Akamba Garden Centre

Akamba Garden Centre, Solihull: Hours, Address, Akamba Garden Centre Reviews: 4/5

Akamba Garden Centre
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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4.0
673 reviews
Excellent
335
Very good
175
Average
70
Poor
34
Terrible
59

Joseph B
1 contribution
Very poor restaurant
Oct 2020 • Family
Meal for 5 at their restaurant.
Reasons for one star.
Ambient temperature felt cooler inside compared to out, not a nice feeling at the end of October. My feet were frozen and I ended up putting on my coat.
Restaurant was set up to be COVID compliant but children from two separate families were running out of control, staff made no attempt to intervene. Social distancing was therefore down to a foot if lucky due to the children.
Food order was taken incorrectly, then rectified when pointed out when food delivered, staff were friendly enough. One meal arrived five minutes after the other four.
Cutlery was straight out of a school hall.
No gas in their drinks machine meant soft drinks were restricted to bottle drinks.
Quality of food was not up to standard of other Caribbean restaurants, jerk chicken was average. Chips were dreadful, vegetarian option lacked taste. Rice and peas average.
When attempting to pay bill they couldn’t even find order and ended up asking us what we had.
Staff were friendly enough but otherwise experience was dreadfully poor.
Written 31 October 2020
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Nahid Gokce
2 contributions
Exotic travels
Oct 2020 • Family
So I stumble over this place after reading a online review and was intrigued about the place as it was friendly for children abs adults . It like we had entered the tropics, the kids where so excited to see the different trees and huge statues abs figures of the African animals , took lots of pictures , went in for food too. Good service food was piping hot just how I like it, and enjoyed it thoroughly , bonus Was for me that it was all halal.
Written 29 October 2020
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Gea
2 contributions
Amazing!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Reccomended by friends, absolutely amazing night! Genuinely cant praise all of the staff enough for their hard work sticking to the new "Government Guidelines", event night and everyone enjoyed themselves whilst sticking to the guidelines!! Best night out since last year "when things were normal". But this is the best place to experience the "new normal" whilst able to still enjoy yourself! Fantastic hardworking staff, amazing atmosphere and overall the place is phenomenal!! Thankyou for a fantastic night!! Will deffinately be back!
Written 27 September 2020
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CEJP
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
A night well spent!
Sep 2020 • Family
Just got home from a lovely evening at the Akamba Bar & Eatery. It was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised to find such a gem. From the surroundings, the animal carvings with such attention to detail, the beautiful gardens, the welcoming staff, and delicious food, we had a great time. I wish I got the names of all who served us but a special shout out to Paulette who was a wonderful host from start to finish. From her warm welcome, to her tambourine playing when we serenaded my husband for his birthday and her checking on our welfare, she really made our evening. The chef (Joy? So sorry I cannot remember her name) did a marvellous job and came out to greet us after we had eaten. The gentlemen who took our orders and served our food were friendly and keen to make us feel comfortable. Thank you so much.

We will definitely be back, especially given the 50% deal on a Weds! That put the cherry on the cake. Talking about cake - that vegan chocolate cheesecake is seeeerious. See you again soon Akamba team and thanks again for a lovely night.
Written 23 September 2020
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Chelle Lou
Estepona, Spain4 contributions
Terrible service
Sep 2020 • Family
We booked a table in advance. Was seated ok time. However we had a 50 minute wait for you food to arrive, and then only one main out of 4 turned up. We had another 15 minute wait for the rest of the food to arrive. By the. The first dish was cold. We did ask twice where the rest of the food was, to be told “ it should be here soon “ The ride on the vegan dish was done in the microwave as all the rice was stuck together and clumpy ( Tasted like and uncle bens rice) . The vegan burger was dry and cold. Very unorganised.. there was a queue at bar despite there supposed to be social distancing. It wasn’t even very busy just not enough staff to cope. Very disappointed and won’t be eating here again. I would advise to stick to coffee and cake if visiting.
Written 20 September 2020
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Urmila S
11 contributions
Not the best
Jul 2020 • Friends
Food was cold and felt rushed with everything... wanted us and out in no time..... not sure about this place......
Written 27 August 2020
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littleroundlady
Northampton, UK17 contributions
Really Polite Staff
Aug 2020
My first visit, Food was delicious and authentic, and reasonable portion size. Staff were really polite and went out of their way to accomodate and help us as we had a problem with the new Covid related booking system. Lovely plants and great ambience. a nice little place definitely worth a visit. the tropical bird house closed due to Covid restrictions.
Written 26 August 2020
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Rich19167
Birmingham, UK19 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2020
I can understand that the recent eat out initiative is likely to make places busier. However, to arrive and be told there is a 50 minute wait for food is poor. If you know it is going to be busy as it likely will be. Why not either employ more staff, or limit bookings. Very poor as i was really looking forward to this and had somewhere else to be after booking so could not wait. In my experience a 50 minute wait really means "we have no idea when your food is likely to arrive" Only went as discounted, certainly will not bother again when full (overpriced) priced.
Written 26 August 2020
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Grace K
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
Loved it here!
Aug 2020 • Friends
We popped in for a quick drink after a long walk. My first time visiting and loved it from the off, with the wonderful iron statues in the car park and the fabulous plants. We were greeted at the door by the wonderful Paulette (P) she was warm and welcoming, carried out all necessary COVID related tests along with a laugh and joke and we were welcomed in! Once inside the smell of the wood and the walls ordained with authentic masks and tribal wear instantly made me feel like I’d been teleported. We chose a seat in the corner with big cosy bean bags on the chairs and blankets available for cooler evenings. We then went to the bar and ordered drinks, and again found the lady on the bar to be warm and friendly.
Once we’d finished our drinks we went for a walk in the gardens, again iron statues everywhere that are very impressive, lots of outside seating and also a second bar for those warm sunny days!
I can’t wait to go back again. A genuine little diamond
Written 23 August 2020
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Vistan
4 contributions
Tribe beer is great!
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice little place; good to be able to sit out in a little tropical garden etc.

I would recommend the Tribe Lager- I think it is brewed in house as I can’t seem to find it on the internet anywhere! But I would love to purchase some if I could.

Nice visit, recommend if you want to sit in a nice garden for a couple hours with a drink.
Written 22 July 2020
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