Memsaab

4.6
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Indian
True Indian lovers in Nottingham will already be familiar with this acclaimed restaurant on Maid Marian Way. A modern space with bucket-loads of style and a menu that had the restaurant named 'Runner Up Best Restaurant' 2012 and 2011 by The Observer Food Monthly Awards. This ornate, luxe dining room is dressed with maroon coloured feature walls, Indian craftwork and chocolate leather sofas. The wine list is mostly Euro with a few antipodean bottles thrown in for good measure, and signature dishes at MemSaab include the tandoori ostrich infused with garlic and red chilli; and the rasmalai dessert - Indian milk patties in a saffron sauce garnished with edible rose petals.
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PO
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to Memsaab with high expectations and we weren't disappointed
Can't wait to return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal - very stylish

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Were lucky enough to attend during Diwali celebrations which gave it an even better ambience. Exceptional food (and lots of it), excellent service and really good value for money. Topped off by the fact that when I booked it I said we were there to celebrate a birthday and they brought over some lovely cheesecake and a sparkling candle. Overall, wonderful visit and will definitely be back

AT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as usual. Hadn’t been in a while mainly because I hadn’t been out. It’s the best Indian restaurant there is

PS
Norfolk
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Probably the best Indian restaurant in Nottingham. I have been going there for several years and went again recently, after a gap of a couple of years. I was delighted to find that the quality of the menu and the cooking remain very high. I had Boti Padina to start and Nizam Lamb Handi for my main course. Both were new to me and both were excellent. The Boti Padina was one of the best starters I've ever had in an Indian restaurant - succulent, delicately spiced lamb cooked to perfection. The Nizam was almost as good with a moderately hot spiced sauce which had a pleasantly satisfying heat that kicked in as an afterthought, giving plenty of time to appreciate the subtle but forceful flavour.

It's always good to see a restaurant maintaining the same high standards over a period of years and Memsaab is one of the few that has succeeded.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, well served.

RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service to celebrate my wife’s birthday, they even made us our favourite egg curry.

JJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food. Would definitely recommend it.

PO
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and fantastic service as always. Can't recommend enough!

TG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very accommodating venue, as we had to increase the number of guests at short notice -thank you very much

R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Wonderfully served by lovely staff

We will surely return highly recommend ✨✨✨✨✨

W
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Indian food that is based around great taste, not just heat and will good service. Highly recommended.

PR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. High quality and very tasty. Excellent service with a genuine smile. Lovely balance of great fine dining and still a personable touch.

AG
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. Will be back soon.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice birthday treat. Food was excellent and advice from staff very good. Would definitely go again.

OT
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excelent and well presented. we were not rushed in anyway. The service was just as good and the little thing matter to them.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely Indian food in the centre of Nottingham. :-)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner. Told only limited special menu on site. Food was good. But plates VERY dirty, guess their dishwasher was faulty. Staff were nice. Probably won’t go again until their dishwasher is back to work.

MG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely I would recommend to anyone who likes Indian food

d
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bit more expensive than we`ve paid in other good curry restaurants,however seeing how everything and most importantly the food is faultless i`m not complaining,and we go every month so that says it all.

DM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly above our usual budget, but the food and service was exceptional. The best indian restaurant we have ever visited.

AT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. I found another wine on their list that is even better than the grillo. The Gavi Di gavi. So that’s a definite win. It was simply Devine. I was their as it would have been my fathers birthday so I too my mother out for dinner. The lady who runs the house sent us 2 glasses of sparkling wine which was lovely and very much appreciated. If you want an India in Nottingham I don’t think it’s possible to have a better meal than in here. Outstanding

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just a really nice experience

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mensaab is in my opinion the best Indian Restaurant in the Country. The Staff are fantastic and the food is amazing. I travel all over the country for work but I can't wait to come to Nottingham for work so i can eat here!

DA
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was nice and arrived very quickly and the service throughout was excellent - the only disappointment was the popadoms and accompanying dips which could have been much better

ST
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and atmosphere. Good service, enough space between the tables to chat loudly without talking over neighbouring diners.

AT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love this place and the food is impeccable but I went on New Year’s Eve and it was a set menu effectively as it only had a few dishes to choose from. I don’t like that so I can’t give it a good review. As for the wine again a let down as they didn’t have Grillo and I picked the best of what they had, was an Argentine white wine but not a patch on the grillo they had and left half a bottle as it wouldn’t go down. I would never go again when a limited menu is on offer and I don’t want desert or sides like Bombay potatoes which I don’t like. Also the wine list is now a problem as a Pinot Grigio is difficult to get a good one, the Sancerre and Chablis is always acidity, a Chardonnay very sharp. Good white wines are a dry Riesling, gave, Greco di tuffo, falegehnia, verdiccio or the grillo that they had before. Can’t drink red wine with curry and beer is too heavy for me. So not sure if I could now go back as no decent wine is an issue for me.

KD
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing! We were very well looked after as a couple new years eve. I also went there for my works Christmas party and again the food and staff were outstanding. Highly recommend!!!!!

TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top restaurant, lovely fresh food, going back soon for my birthday.

HE
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, excellent food and lovely decoration and restaurant as a whole. Will definitely be visiting again.
Great for special occasions

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service, the people are absolutely lovely! Food was delicious too except a thing here and there over cooked but that could just be a one off! Because other stuff we ordered was commendable!!

AA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic service and the food was outstanding, well worth the price and good portions too.

AT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food was even better than last time. It’s a truly outstanding restaurant

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had booked a table for 22.45 via Opentable but when we arrived, they clearly only take orders till 22.30. They were very apologetic and were going to be in touch with Open table to correct that. However..... they checked with the chef in the kitchen who agreed to stay because of the error and we had the most amazing meal - everything was delicious - all the traditional favourites but just better! They were also courteous and although we were late we never felt rushed out. Would definitely go here again if in Nottingham.

RC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Memsaab was recommended by a friend and it was a very lovely evening.

AT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good but was very noisy on Saturday. The service was good but not exceptional as they were very very busy so waiters had little time for you. I would always recommend it as very good but I would prefer more attentive service for the price that we are paying.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, super food and a great selection of drinks to compliment the menu

A
London
17 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is indeed one of the best Indian restaurants we've been to.When we are traveling around England we have a habit of going to an Indian restaurant one our way back and we go to different cities/various places and I can say this one was one of the nicest we've been. The prices might be higher than the ones of your favourite curry place,but once you go there you will understand that it's totally worth it.
The ambiance was nice,the interior design ok (not as 'kitchy' as most Indian places),the service good, but the best part was the actual food. I would recommend this place to all my friends going to Nottingham!

j
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class! We haven't eaten at the Memsaab since we last spent a couple of nights in Nottingham around 10 years ago and it was just as good, if not better, than we remember it. Everything about it was excellent - the relaxed ambience, the very professional, but not in-your-face, service and, not least, the food. We will be back, probably when there's next a test match at Trent Bridge.

HC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible meal and wonderful staff, would highly recommend :)