Jiyaan Indian Restaurant
private residence of a local Doctor. In 1890 the proprietor of The George Hotel, adjacent to Linden House purchased the
building and over the decades it was integrated into The George Hotel. Now called the Ramada Solihull, purchased in 2012 by SGS Hotels (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Subhash Gulati Group based in India, it was the vision of the group’s chairman Mr. Subhash Gulati and his family to bring the rich tradition along with the distinct local styles and flavours of North West India, most famously the Tandoori style of cooking to both the local area and customers at the hotel.
It was very convenient as we went for a drink in the Ramada hotel attached beforehand. The food was very good and the staff were chatty and corteous. There were some delays, but once you caught someone's eye then they came and cleared the tabel, or ordered more drinks.
Food is extremely good. Service is efficient. The staff are there if you need them but not in your face. Linen serviettes and table cloths give an upmarket feel. Free popadoms are a nice touch. Limited menu but everything is cooked and served to a high standard.
I visited the restaurant whilst on a business trip after seeking out an Indian restaurant on Google with good reviews for an evening meal. I'm not local to Solihull and google maps struggled to direct me to the location by foot, however when did find it, the welcome, service, food and wine were all excellent. The tables/chairs etc were also dressed very nicely.
The service by waitresses and management was just the perfect amount of attentive and it was refreshing to be waited on by staff who didn't look miserable or sour faced (as you so often find in a lot of places!) The courteousness and sweet nature of the staff really stood out and I think this goes a long way in whether customers are likely to return or not.
The cuisine was of a very high class standard - not only presentation-wise but the flavours or the dishes I had were like no other Indian meal (or takeaway!) I have tried before. For the food quality and service, I think the menu was well priced. I will definitely be recommending the restaurant to any fiends/family/colleagues who visit the area in future.