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“Fantastic”
Review of Tipu Sultan

Tipu Sultan
Ranked #360 of 2 379 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tipu Sultan is an award winning and British Curry Awards 2015 finalist. We are a fine Pakistani dining destination restaurant offering a fine dining experience like no other in the Midlands. The restaurant is inspired by a host of exotic and regional flavours found in Pakistan. Our culinary style celebrates Pakistan's creativity and alluring culture. When you enter Tipu Sultan Majestic Birmingham you are immediately transported into another world. Grandeur, opulent and majestic surroundings with attention given to even the smallest detail. The grand staircase, grand chandelier, hand crafted woodwork and marble all complement each other giving you a feeling you are in a palace. Although a fine dining Pakistani restaurant, Tipu dining is affordable boasting a menu which offers traditional and authentic dishes. Tipu also offers a banqueting room suitable for private functions, corporate events and even weddings. Tipu will go the extra mile when planning the event to ensure it meets with your requirements. Our menu has been created with the intention of partnering an array of classical Pakistani favourites, which are so beloved of Pakistani cuisine but keeping them contemporary at the same time. Regardless of what you are having, we do our best in using fresh ingredients, with locally sourced produce wherever possible matched by balanced spicing so that our cooking is flavoursome and inspiring. We also offer an entertainment and banqueting suite on the first floor perfect for celebrations and special occasions. For corporate events we also offer private meeting space.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening at you sultan, lovely food and exceptional customer service. Big thanks to out designated waiter jameel, would definitely come again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to tipu sultan, must say me and my friends received excellent customer service. Massive thanks to our waiter Jameel who went above and beyond.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food. Service was great. A big thanks to Jameel for fantastic service. Would definitely come here again and recommend to others!

1  Thank Alina A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table in advance for a table of 20. There was absolutely no parking. The parking attendant closed the gates. They were later opened and started accepting selected cars to go in. How pretentious of them to choose which cars they’d like to go in?! There’s so many reviews which mention this, you’d think something would be done about this?

When we arrived we were told there was no booking under our name, however they told us they’d make an exception as we were a large party? It was their mistake to start with but they didn’t acknowledge this. We waited another half an hour to be seated. At this point it would’ve been too much time to waste trying to get a table at another restaurant. Although we were very tempted to do so. The queue was going outside the door. It was like feeding time at the zoo!

This restaurant does not take bookings for any parties under 10, however if they do operate this policy, why are there queues going out of the door in such an uncivilised manner for hours on end? Maybe don’t operate a policy when you can’t deliver your side of the bargain?

Once we were eventually seated, we had to wait another hour until we were noticed by any of the waiters. We were seated right at the back of the restaurant, squashed in like a pack of sardines! The starters we ordered were the lamp chops, seekh kebabs, mixed grill platters and paapri chaat. They were very flavoursome and could not fault them, I would say this is the only plus point of this restaurant and what I have allocated the one star for.

However, the mains were a major disappointment. We asked for medium spiced curries and all they did was throw in generous handfuls of raw chillies! It is common sense to add more of the chilli ground spice instead of throwing in raw chillies. Never have we been faced with such amateur cooks. We have visited many good Indian restaurants before and never have we been presented with a Karahi full of green chillies.

We thought we’d try something different this time and that was a bad decision. Tipu Sultan has many opportunities for taking pictures but it is a restaurant at the end of the day not a tourist site!

Needless to say, we will not be visiting Tipu Sultan again for more than one reason. The first being the ludicrous parking situation, the booking system (or lack of), inexperienced waiters and the food which was below par. Save yourself a trip and go to one of the other well established Indian restaurants. I know we will be visiting Akbar’s and Mughal e Azam next time. They have never failed us for parking, service or the food.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to Sohail and his team for providing great service, complimented with delicious food and a memorable experience!
Looking forward to our next visit already!

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