“Authentic Indian cooking in large-scale city venue” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
With seating for up to 200 and two private rooms, MemSaab is certainly a serious operation, but its vast size doesn’t detract from the high quality cooking and enticing menu of modern and traditional Indian styles. A mix of traditional craftmanship and modern Indian art creates an atmosphere that respects the past whilst also offering diners a contemporary experience.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 200
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Closed: 25 December
- Wines under £30: 27
- Wines over £30: 14
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Indian
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About the area
Most people associate Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands with the legend of Robin Hood, though the former royal hunting ground of Sherwood Forest has been somewhat tamed since Robin’s outlaw days. Traditionally, the county’s primary industry, alongside agriculture, was coal mining but it is also an oil producing area, and during World War II produced the only oil out of reach of the German U-Boats.
The county is divided between the old coalfields north of the city of Nottingham, the commuter belt of the Wolds to the south, Sherwood Forest and the great country estates known as the ‘Dukeries’. Towns of note are the river port and market town of Newark, which hosts major antiques fairs six times a year, and Southwell, known for the medieval minster with exquisite carvings of Sherwood Forest.
D H Lawrence was a Nottinghamshire man, born in Eastwood, the son of a miner and former schoolteacher. He grew up in poverty, and his book Sons and Lovers reflects the experiences of his early years. Other Nottinghamshire notables include Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop; Jesse Boot, founder of the Boots pharmaceutical company; Henry Ireton, the man who singed Charles I’s death warrant; and Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean.
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