The Cumin Restaurant

4.7
163 reviews
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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.
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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for a curry in town.

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AW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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IT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway good food and very friendly staff.servie was brilliant

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LM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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A
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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JG
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Y
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great authentic Indian food. Good quality and value.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FO
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DA
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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IT
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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DB
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite Indian restaurant! Food and service always excellent.

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MA
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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W
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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.

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K
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Derbyshire
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff. Managed a large group well!

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OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

A friend and I were the first to arrive in the evening and were greeted and initially well looked after. I have been here before and the food was up to its usual very high standard. Two large groups of people arrived while we were eating our main course and then for us the standard of service dipped substantially. After finishing the main course we would have liked to have ordered dessert and coffee but were ignored by the staff so we paid the bill and left.

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PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not the biggest of portions for big lads and curry connoisseurs, brilliant staff. Thanks again Sonny

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time back at the cumin, would definitely recommend it. The service is the thing that impresses me the most. Food is very authentic too! Will definitely go back

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SW
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here a few times now and every time it's amazing. The staff are really friendly and the food is really nice. I would recommend to anyone.

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y
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the meal very much, in particular the Hyderabad Biryani which is something special.

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DJ
Nottingham
51 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Most enjoyable food. Discrete service. Would dine there again !

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d
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good and friendly service. Good quality food.

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M
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very busy but the service didn't suffer as the waiter kept us informed throughout, food quality was fantastic

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BD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty main course. Chicken was perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Good garlic naan bread too. Would welcome a greater selection of chutneys and pickles to accompany the popadoms. Would eat here again for sure

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