Memsaab

4.6
253 reviews
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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
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food
Wonderfully served by lovely staff

We will surely return highly recommend ✨✨✨✨✨

W
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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 March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely I would recommend to anyone who likes Indian food

d
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AT
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a really nice experience

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AT
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HE
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

AT
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

s
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

AT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

A
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service - very very nice ; my prawn dish was simply delicious 😋 will definitely be going there next time I am in Nottingham 👍

ST
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Memsaab as we found it on Google, glad we did. Beautiful food, great service and happy people all around. The maitre'd organised dishes for us as my wife had left her glasses at home and the menu was too long to read out loud. Simply put, an exceptional place for fine dining Indian cuisine. Well worth the price.

JC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a vegetarian and get really bored of bland food. But here the food was really tasty. Best Veg Biranyi I have ever had. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience at Memsaab, and it was wonderful.
Very busy when we first arrived due to people that had finished their meal but had not vacated their table, so a lot of people waiting to sit down, but it was very quickly resolved by the management.
Everything for us was excellent, will return again for sure!!

TB
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Nottingham for the weekend and found this on OoenTable. From the initial reception to leaving the warmth from the staff was genuine. Service was attentive and the food not only tasted superb but was plentiful. In fact we had to ask for a doggy bag. Highly recommended

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, best Indian food I've ever had.

AT
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent is all I can say. Best Indian I’ve ever had

HW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food. We had a great time and loved it! Thank you

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