The crew behind The Cumin, right by Nottingham Castle in the city centre, have pedigree as refined and experience as varied as the incredible food on offer. Executive chef Shelley Anand has curated a menu that incorporates his family’s African background into Indian cuisine, making for a truly unique dining experience. If you’re a veteran of the UK curry house scene, you might have dined at The Brilliant or Madhu’s in Middlesex, Curry Craze in Wembley or Curry Special in Ilford. These restaurants remain successful to this day, and diners can expect the same reputation for excellence to be upheld at The Cumin. Find this top Indian restaurant along Nottingham’s Maid Marian Way, and be sure to book to avoid disappointment.
Briyani here is really really good, so fragrant and spicy. Great meal, thanks Cumin!
Excellent meal and service. This was our second visit and will not be the last. Compliments to the chef.
Staff were very attentive and welcoming. Food was nicely presented and really tasty. We all really enjoyed the curries and the spices used. You will not be disappointed
Where else can you find Indian cuisine that uses East African ingredients in more adventurous dishes than at Nottingham’s The Cumin? Run by the Anand family, who came to the UK from Kenya in 1975, here you can get a fix of cassava-based jeera mogo or find Goan curries made from tilapia, a fish native to Lake Victoria. The Cumin is one restaurant not afraid to fuse complementary flavours, and it’s bold gestures of culinary fusion like these that make this city centre restaurant in the shadow of Nottingham Castle truly distinctive. That said, if you’re a purist in pursuit of authentic Indian and South Asian cuisine, The Cumin will not disappoint.
Begin a meal at The Cumin with the tandoori mixed platter for an indication of how this adventurous Indian restaurant in Nottingham’s city centre confidently handles traditional Indian cookery. Or go for the Anand family’s signature Afro-Indian fusion with the appetiser of masala fried tilapia fish, flown in from Kenya and marinated in a spice blend before being lightly battered and fried until crisp and golden. Seafood fanatics will be equally pleased with the Goan prawn curry, spicy and exotic and packed with king prawns, roasted coconut, coriander and paprika. Indian-style meat, poultry, and vegetarian dishes abound, and if you’d like to bring The Cumins’s vibrant cuisine out of their Maid Marian Way premises to your next big event, they do catering as well.