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Featured in the Michelin Guide 2012 to 2020 and awarded AA Two Rosettes for Culinary Experience, MemSaab continues to raise the standard of Indian fine dining whilst remaining accessible, affordable and most importantly enjoyable. Comfortably and stylishly designed, seating up to 200 with two private rooms. With it's Award winning chefs, extensive menu and impeccable service, MemSaab is the perfect host for A La Carte, private and corporate dining. The interior design combining traditional Indian craftsmanship and modern Indian art captures the essence of India whilst placing MemSaab firmly in the 21st century! "MemSaab is amongst the top three best Indian restaurants in the country" - AA Gill,
PRICE RANGE
£13 - £45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food. We had the early evening set menu, which is perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. It was very good value with poppadoms and pickles pre-meal, then the starter and main served together on a platter...with rice, daal and slices of naan. It was lovely presentation and delicious food. We will definitely be back to try the a la carte menu.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived and were seated quickly at our table ,drinks came out fast we opted for the early menu set price and got 2 curries rice naan plus a starter each and the food was really nice lots of flavour not too spicy just perfect...will return again and try some things off the rest of the menuMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on valentine's day but was disappointed to know we were only allowed to order from the set menu which wasn't advised at the time of booking . The selection of items on the set menu wasn't ideal ,the wine was horrible I couldn't finish...it and I only had one glass the food was over powering and just not that nice . I was so sad to have hated the whole experience we've never been out on valentine's for a meal so after 16 years I thought let's push the boat out. I thought the place was ment to be quite a posh restaurant but it really isn't anything special. I can honestly say I'll never visit again I'm still fuming I wasted over £100 on mundane small portion food with cheap wine glasses no better than what you get in your local pubMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to go with friends and it was great both for service and food! Although we booked for 8.45pm and got there on time we had to wait for another 25 mins. Not great but it was made better by being given complimentary bubbles as...a way of apology. Once seated the service was great and not the usual “curry” menu - had some great items on there and ones that you wouldn’t find in the run of the mill restaurant. My wife had king prawns which were excellent, I had lamb shank, again excellent, and our friends had similar orders - all excellent. Price wise - really good value. 4 people with drinks (nothing silly) worked out at £160 total to include tips. Only piece of advice is book - it was really really busy but the above will explain why. Thanks guys 👍🏻More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, and great food ! everyone was really friendly, It was a weekend so a little busy as expected! will visit again

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Visiting Nottingham our relation who lives here recommended it,and we weren’t disappointed,on arrival we had a very warm welcome ,loved the decor and relaxing atmosphere ,and the food was delicious,every course was so good ,the service was excellent the staff were amazing so friendly,,a shout...out to Zacheer,I would definitely go here again when in the area ,top marks guysMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Best Indian restaurant I have been to in Nottingham and up there with the best I have tried in London and Mumbai. Friendly staff, great spacious restaurant. The vegetarian biryani and daal were excellent and the meat eaters were very happy with their choices. Only...negatives for me were the tonic water and very basic oversweet expresso martini. Its not cheap but I think very fair value given the business overheads. Highly recommended !More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Christmas Eve and we have a lovely meal. Not been before but was very impressed. I think the only thing that would have made it more personal would have been how you paid. We had to go up to the bar area to pay, where...a slightly grumpy man thrust a car reader at us. I’m being picky because the atmosphere, food, and everything else was excellent and I’d definitely be back. But if your are slapping 10% service charge on, at least be polite to your customers.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Asked what the special was, got told lamb and potato thing. Asked what the sauce was, got told tomato based. Upselling 100%. NOT. I went with Lamb Rogan Josh. Husband went with Chicken Tikka. - he likened it to Tesco micro meal, which would have...been nicer and cheaper. My Lamb Rogan Josh was lovely, but when the Pilar Rice and Naan came out, which a month before was enough for two, it was somewhat substantial lacking:-(. On the basis of tonight's over priced meal, will we be back again, erm HELL NO. Sorry, as previously, previous month was SOO much better so NO. Xmas greed margins me thinks. Sad, but that's the fact.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Popped in on spec & found it was a set Diwali celebration menu. Absolutely delicious meal, the lamb was melt in your mouth. Indian fine dining sat its best, will definitely come back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

First impressions were great, very friendly staff and the atmosphere was nice too. We ordered drinks, and then some poppadoms, the poppadoms were served with black hair on the plate to which the waiter just glanced at it said nothing and took the poppadoms away!...We were given some fresh ones but no apology whatsoever. The poppadoms were very soft and bendy, not the usual crispy ones we are used to being served elsewhere. The meal tasted ok, although I was put off by the skin left on the chicken. Not the usual standards, I would expect after paying over a hundred pounds for two people. In my personal opinion, I wouldn't judge a book by its cover. What I mean by this is the amount of awards on the entrance.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Absolutely top quality food. Excellent service. Had friends over from Dubai Booked a table wasn't extremely busy at first but got busier later on. Would definitely recommend booking. And Will definitely be returning on our next visit to Nottingham. 5*

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing food, extremely friendly staff ultramodern restaurant. The service is amazing and impeccable, I highly recommend a Tandoori mix grill. I cannot fault this restaurant in anyway whatsoever five star plus, the restaurant is extremely spacious with lots of room and a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Absolutely delicious food. Lovely attentive service. Couldn’t fault it. I’d absolutely come again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Went for husband’s 40th birthday. Travelling through Nottingham, and had read really good reviews about this place. Arrived on a Saturday and the restaurant was really busy, which was a good sign for us! Food and service did not disappoint. Service was fast, friendly and...attentive. Food was one of the best Indian cuisines we have ever eaten! The garlic chilli dish is a must! As a vegetarian, there were many options and portion sizes were generous. And to top it off, the staff brought out a cheesecake with a candle for the husband, which was unexpected but really appreciated! We had a great time and would definitely recommend this place to others. Only saddened by the fact it’s not closer to home but if we are ever passing by the area again, we would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Farkhanda M
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Response from MemSaabManagement | Property representative |
Hi there! Everything on our menu is HMC meat except the ostrich :) Thanks for your enquiry.
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Noor A
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Hi Noor, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, all the food served is Halal, except the Ostrich. We serve alcohol in the various glasses except the water glasses which are used for water only. Do let us know if we can assist... More
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MemSaab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5