The Cumin Restaurant

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£25 and under
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Indian
The Anand family has a long & successful history of catering, originating from the Punjab, North India.
Opened in 2007, the Cumin is situated just a stone’s throw from the Market Square and the castle. The restaurant offers a true taste of North Indian and Punjabi Cuisine.

The Cumin’s attained many awards over the years, Best Newcomer, Best in Midlands by Pat Chapman & the Cobra Guide for 2013 - 2014, shortlisted for the British Curry Awards 2014-2015 and receiving 5 star Metro rating are just a few.

These awards come from amazing cuisine, service & passion for the restaurant. Sunny who looks after front of house ensures all his guests are looked after, while our award winning executive chef Shelley brings the spices, aroma & flavors of North Indian Punjabi cuisine with a twist of his own skills & flare.
What 173 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the first time visiting the restaurant wo


food very tasty very quick service.It was a lovely evening.will deffinetly visit again.

DH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food. G&T needed much more ice. Cobra spot on. Pretty good service. Manager good guy who checked in on us every now and then. Quite noisy but if you like a lively atmosphere...😊👍 Would go back without a doubt.

DA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an overnight stop in Nottingham from Newcastle and based on previous good reviews decided to give the Cumin a try.We were not disappointed only 2mins walk from the old market square in the centre of Nottingham we were immediately greeted and seated in a nice table upstairs,this was a Friday night so pretty busy,menu offered a great selection as well as the usual suspects.The food and service was excellent l had the masala king prawns to start and spiced lamb chops for main,both delicious as was The tandoori salmon which my wife chose.Slightly more expensive than the norm,expect to pay around £60 for starter mains nan and drink for 2 but we’ll worth it.No hesitation in recommending this well run friendly restaurant.

SG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, the waiters and staff went all out and were very friendly. Excellent night really enjoyed it we will return again.

HP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the onion bhaji and it was the best I've ever had. Also had the okra and a fabulous lamb dish. Excellent service and really good dinner!

JO
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything about this restaurant .Friendly welcome on arrival , relaxed service delivered in exactly the right way for our party.
Food was very good and presented in a way that some more expensive eateries could learn from.
Sonny, the owner, engaged with us in such a way that we felt very comfortable from when we took our seats until we left . It really was as if we had made friends there and everyone in the group was keen to return.
A great evening and I would recommend this place to everyone who likes a curry but with a more upmarket feel. Thanks to all of the Cumin team.

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service. Flew all the way from India to watch the match and was looking for a good Indian meal and spotted the cumin restaurant. Loved the lamb biryani, the amazing chole bhatura and the chilli chicken reminded me of a meal from India. A must try would surely recommend.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

3 of us had a meal hear at 8.30pm on Monday 3rd June. The restaurant was busier than normal due to cricket fans having a meal after the World Cup game - England v Pakistan at Trent Bridge, but by no means full. We ate upstairs and had to wait quite a while for 3 beers and to order our food. Eventually after a long wait our starters arrived. I had the squid for £7.00 which was one of the smallest I have ever seen - five small rings of squid and a chilli type sauce on the side which wasn't very nice + some not very fresh (dry) salad leaves. My colleagues starters looked slightly better but not very exciting. The staff looked harassed and under pressure all night - I have no idea why.....as I said the place wasn't full.
The main course I had was the speciality of the house - biriani; cooked in a salt crust. the chicken was dry - the dish had obviously been over-cooked. I have been here several times before and always thought it was better than the Memsahib restaurant up the road. This was a very bad night at the office!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visited on Thursday 23rd, loved it so much went back with family on the Saturday. Fabulous food, the team are so welcoming and friendly which makes your visit. Can't recommend it highly enough. The best.

PG
Buckinghamshire
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food served by lovely people.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for a curry in town.

AW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the service, quality of food and ambience were just what we love!

GS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Excellent service - friendly and efficient. The menu is small but very authentic. We really enjoyed the food

IT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway good food and very friendly staff.servie was brilliant

LM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, on the spicy side but very tasty and enjoyable. Lots of options and able to adapt the menu. Good wine selection and great atmosphere. Will be back!

SW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly and attentive staff, a little more expensive than I 'm used to but it was in the centre of town.Food was delicious and arrived quickly

A
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Could not fault the restaurant as a whole. We had a group of eight for a stag do having dinner and they were very welcoming considering the energy a few of the party bought to the atmosphere. Quick service with outstanding food and friendly staff. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

SC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a meal Monday night and it was great . Great service very friendly . The food was fantastic . Came away very full . An enjoyable evening

JG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to try the cumin on several occasions whilst staying in Nottingham for weekend, finally made it last Saturday and wish we had been before, the food and service were excellent, it was a little pricey but sometimes you get what you pay for and this was worth every penny.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very lively restaurant. The food was first class and the service was very good. The staff were very friendly. I would highly recommend the restaurant for those that enjoy high quality Indian food.

Y
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic Indian food. Good quality and value.

SH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I went for our anniversary, without a doubt the best Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food was outstanding. Highly recommended

FO
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and fast service but the main course portions were a little too small. We didn't order any starters and the main courses came very quickly despite the restaurant being quite busy because we went on a Saturday night. There were a few large parties which made the room was very noisy but apart from that it was a pleasant experience.

BF
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff
Fantastic menu
Each dish was delicious
Perfect location
Lovely lighting
Friendly atmosphere
Will definitely be returning

DA
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Managed to book in with a party of 15 for a stag do, very good food plenty of beer and good service. Excellent dishes enjoy by all.

IT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cumin is a great place to eat food always great,staff brilliant so friendly.we will definitely go again

TL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as lovely , staff great
Very nice meal thank you x

A
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good Indian food. Really fresh, nicely spiced, perfectly cooked fish starter set the tone, but all the following dishes were pretty much as good. Highly recommend the birianis, with their pastry sealed lids opened at the table; this seems to successfully have the effect of trapping in the moisture and producing a full=of=flavour dish. Service is welcoming, friendly and efficient. There’s a few good Indian restaurants in Nottingham at the moment, but Cumin is one of the best.

DB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal with friendly staff. The service was very good went for 2 birthdays and both got a cake. The only negative comment was a little bit chilly so would wear a jumper would not put me off going again

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Indian restaurant! Food and service always excellent.

MA
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent. The food is exquisite and the specials are worth a try.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, nice friendly staff, not the poshest date night type place but really enjoyed it, thanks!

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always visit this restaurant when in Nottingham. Excellent food. Friendly family run place.

W
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual great food service and ambience thanks until next time

GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved my evening at Cumin. Amazing food unlike any other curry place I've ever been, can't wait to go back and explore more of the menu! It is limited but this makes it taste amazing as you know is very fresh. Would recommend for a date night or family dinner

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Our table for 2 was a little cramped and very close to other guests either side. Poppadom pickles were very mild and the portions of starter (onion bhaji) and main course (rice and curry) were on the small side, however everything was very tasty and the service excellent - will probably try again.

K
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Found this restaurant on Trip advisor and we were not disappointed. We reserved a table online and the table was ready prepared when we arrived even though they were very busy. Staff are very friendly and attentive and will talk through the menu with you. We went as a party of four and all thoroughly enjoyed our food. Service extremely efficient and the food served was fresh and hot. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Derbyshire
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service excellent, could not have been more helpful. Great tasty food and excellent value.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, best indian we have ever had. Service superb, definitely will be returning, thank you for a lovely evening

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. There's a lot of places in nottingham to get a decent curry but I would say the one I had from the Cumin was the best.