Memsaab

4.5
270 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Featured in the Michelin Guide since 2014 and awarded two AA Rosettes for Culinary Experience since 2016. 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' by The Observer Food Monthly Awards. This ornate, luxe dining room is dressed with maroon coloured feature walls, Indian craftwork and 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 270 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food!

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SarahM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing chutneys and vegetarian starters.

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AntonioT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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AntonioT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Totally amazing food

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laurab
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing, great service, really good social distancing measures put in place.

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MattV
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice restaurant which had a nice feel to it. First thing was that we were temperature checked on the way in which was very reassuring, but done in a very friendly / cordial way.
Food was very nice, good quality meat in the dishes and not too stodgy.
Only points I could fault were that we were served a bit too quickly (odd thing to complain about I know!) but just felt a little rushed! Also not the cheapest, which wasn’t an issue given the quality but just to be aware that this will cost more than the average indian cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food and drinks were amazing. Service was sub parr considering it’s an award winning restaurant.

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Tracyf
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The food was good and so was the wine also the service was great.
We booked a table for two and on arrival we was taken right to the back of the restaurant it was so far out of the way I thought was being taken to the kitchen.
The last time I came here it had a really good authentic feeling but in this back area it felt like a cafe.

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jzbn
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely mind blowing food on offer for their Valentine’s menu with incredible customer service to boot. Staff were so friendly and we were asked often if we were enjoying ourselves, with the staff not being afraid to engage in some friendly banter.

For an upscale restaurant, the atmosphere was beautifully pleasant. No snobbery or anything here if you’re worried about that sort of thing. Memsaab gives you a high end, fine dining experience without the judgment.

Highly, highly recommend.

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Glenterrier
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone thinks they have "the best Indian restaurant" quality these days thanks to social media is much better than say 10 years ago. Memsaab is a step up from any decent or even good restaurant.

From the excellent welcome, timely service which was attentive but never intrusive and simply outstanding cuisine the experience is fantastic. The favourites are all here, but the menu is less extensive than many, a reflection of the attention to detail and delivering great dishes to consistent standards. Flavours seemed more subtle, no single addition to a dish overwhelmed any other flavour, the lamb was beatifully soft and flavoursome, the breads fresh, hot and tasty.

Memsaab clearly does not set out to be a budget venue, the decor, space and service are all first class and this does come at a higher cost than most, but the thing is....it's worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suberb from start to finish. Fab food and reasonable price. Staff are so obliging and go an extra mile for you. Best Indian.

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AntonioT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s an exceptional restaurant but I must say the new year eve food was way below it’s usual standard. I will still use the restaurant throughout the year but never again at new year as I was exceptionally disappointed at the quality of the food served compared to its usual standards. Should be utterly ashamed of themselves as they know as well as I do how much better the food can be.

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MichelleM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and very attentive service

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RebeccaG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing setvice.
Best Indian restaurant outside India

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vipFusspot
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was as good as the top Indian restaurant in London

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PeterO
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal - very stylish

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 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

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AntonioT
London
16 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

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vipPeterS
London
18 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, well served.

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vipRav18
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JaneJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food. Would definitely recommend it.

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PierreO
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TheresaG
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

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vipRodderslinda
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Wonderfully served by lovely staff

We will surely return highly recommend ✨✨✨✨✨

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
110 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.

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vipPeterR
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.

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vipAdamG
Nottingham
9 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AM
AndyM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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stuartm
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MatG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely I would recommend to anyone who likes Indian food

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david
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
DezM
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.

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AntonioT
London
16 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

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just a really nice experience

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Jonesy289
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!

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DanA
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

FAQs

Memsaab does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat and Uber Eats. Memsaab also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0115 957 0009.

Memsaab is rated 4.5 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.