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The Cumin Restaurant

4.4
4.4
127 Reviews
£25 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0115 941 9941

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AnneO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised and delighted by our visit. Fantastic atmosphere and wonderful food. Good portions of lovely seasoned tasty food so good we are planning another visit. Highly recommended I enjoyed the food and ambience more than I expected. Chicken Bhuna was expertly cooked in a rich tomato sauce and the lime rice tasted exquisite. I will book a table again soon.
  2. AnneW

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice evening at The Cumin. The food/menu was definitely a cut above the normal/average Indian restaurant. Presentation beautiful, and very tasty food.
  3. JohnG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of nine on a golfing holiday in Nottingham. Decided to try this Indian restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. Fantastic Indian meal - everyone said it was the best we have ever experienced. Service was excellent and we will definitely be back.
  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully friendly welcome, as always. Utterly delicious chilli paneer, fish curry with lime rice and plain naan accompanied by an excellent Italian red, followed by gulab jamun. Continues to be the star of Nottingham Indian restaurants.
  5. MampsT

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    very noisy not for a quiet meal, there was quite a few large groups so couldn’t really hear myself talk. Although Food was lovely really good tasty Indian curries and starters were tasty. Would recommend for good food!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend the lamb platter. Decent amount of meat and was cooked to perfection.
  7. MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would go for one of the platters as a starter, it is a lot of food so you won’t need anything else except some poppadoms and it is all delicious! I’m sure any of the curries are all excellent , I got a lamb curry and it was amazing, very satisfying
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food delicious lamb chops
  9. AnnieF

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely veg ByrianI cooked as it should be. Very tasty Good service too
  10. Lucyhoy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Service was very efficient and friendly, social distancing measures were good. My only negative would be that poppadoms are sold in 3s not singly so for 4 of us we could only have 3 or 6, this seems quite cheeky to me.
  11. MarkHS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us were well looked after. The restaurant has gone to great trouble to ensure everyone’s safety It was an enjoyable evening with high quality Indian food plus superb service. We will be back.
  12. unicorn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 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.
  13. DeanH

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 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.
  14. DerekA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 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.
  15. ShaunG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, the waiters and staff went all out and were very friendly. Excellent night really enjoyed it we will return again.
  16. HelenP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 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!
  17. JeremyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 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.
  18. MonikaA

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 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.
  19. RussellS

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 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!
  20. LouiseJ

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 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.
  21. PhilG

    Nottingham

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food served by lovely people.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good place for a curry in town.
  23. AndreaW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever the service, quality of food and ambience were just what we love!
  24. GillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal. Excellent service - friendly and efficient. The menu is small but very authentic. We really enjoyed the food
  25. IrisT

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alway good food and very friendly staff.servie was brilliant
  26. LisaM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 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!
  27. SimonW

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 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
  28. Adam

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 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.
  29. SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 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
  30. JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 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.
  31. AlanP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 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.
  32. Yorkie

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great authentic Indian food. Good quality and value.
  33. StuartH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 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
  34. FrancescaO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 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.
  35. BenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff Fantastic menu Each dish was delicious Perfect location Lovely lighting Friendly atmosphere Will definitely be returning
  36. DavidA

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 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.
  37. IrisT

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cumin is a great place to eat food always great,staff brilliant so friendly.we will definitely go again
  38. TraceyL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was as lovely , staff great Very nice meal thank you x
  39. Andrew

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 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.
  40. DonnaB

    Nottingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 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

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The Cumin Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Google Map for The Cumin Restaurant

62 - 64 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6BJ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Nottingham

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Nottingham St James Street car park on 5 St James Street . Free Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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