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“Gem of a find !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jilabi

Jilabi
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Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Sheldon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jilabi is the consecutive winner of being Birmingham's Best Indian Restaurant and have recently been announced as a finalist for Birmingham Mail's Best Big Night Out restaurant in Birmingham. Jilabi, where people dine, relax, laugh, chat, celebrate and entertain in our contemporary surroundings and always come back to do it all again! At Jilabi we have a passion for bringing the authentic taste of India to our discerning diners, our award winning chef's deliver a wide range of choice from your firm favourites to a whole host of specialities all made with the freshest highest quality ingredients and of course you can be sure of first class service. "Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times"
Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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“Gem of a find !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

After a recommendation from the owner of our local Indian restaurant, we visited last night, along with two of our friends, and we were definitely not disappointed ! The quality of the food was exceptional, freshly cooked and very tasty, not the usual variants of "brown or red sauces", the staff were very friendly and attentive. We will DEFINITELY be revisiting !

  • Visited August 2014
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“If I lived closer, I'd never be out of this place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

By far and away, the best Indian meal I have had. Have been to Jilabi a few times when staying with family and I can't get enough of the place.
The service is wonderful. Always lots of staff on, willing to help and offer advice if required.
The food is sublime. Lamb is always tender and melts in the mouth and there is a large menu with an ever changing specials board to boot.

The end of the meal is topped off with complimentary dessert, coffee liqueur and a selection of sweets with the bill.

A real treat!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Had read all the positive reviews so thought I'd check it out for myself. Husband & I visited the Sunday buffet and were very impressed! The quality, choice and presentation of the food was excellent. One of the best Indian buffets we've tried. Food was very tasty with just the right amount of spice. Loved the battered fish pieces which melted in the mouth. Staff were extremely welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. Despite being rushed off their feet, staff never made us feel rushed and even offered complimentary ice-cream, coffee and drinks although we were far too full to take up their offer! Will definitely be visiting again - the journey is well worth it!

  • Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great value, brilliant hospitality ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Myself and my husband firstly visited the Jilabi on a Sunday and indulged in their buffet option. We recently moved into the area and had heard good things about it x it was very busy but we're lucky enough to get a table without pre booking X there were a lot of staff which meant we didn't have to wait long to be served. They were all so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was beautiful (especially the wide range of starters) and we even had complimentary drinks and puddings. We have since had a take away from there twice now and although we had to wait a long time the first time we ordered (did it online) they gave us a free starter and bottle of pop and the food has been to a fantastic standard. (I normally find take away doesn't quite taste the same as when you eat in). This is definately my new local curry house and I would recommend it to everyone x

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“Par Excellence !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I use this restaurant on a regular basis and have done so for several years now, and it always comes up trumps,the service,the quality ,the comprehensive variety of delectable meals coupled with the highly competitive price makes it stand out !.
Four of us went recently and we were well looked after ,enjoyed a three course meal with four differing meals, ice creams ,sweet tray a complimentary drink and all for just £50 total cost ..!!,the extension is nearly ready for its official opening later this month which will boost the capacity considerably as it is always well frequented ! ,so if anybody reading this haven't tried this restaurant then pay them a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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