Mahfil Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Mahfil Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

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+44 121 448 5820+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
₹1,087.00 – ₹2,717.00
CUISINES
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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About
An Authentic Bangladeshi Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge with a modern twist.
PRICE RANGE
₹1,087.00 – ₹2,717.00
CUISINES
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles546 reviews
Excellent
387
Very good
67
Average
37
Poor
26
Terrible
29
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

FionaandReg
Birmingham7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Kings Norton. Amazing food, dishes to suit every taste, amazing cocktails, fantastic, attentive staff and really lovely decor! The manager and all his staff are very attentive, professional and friendly, the staff will get the chef to do whatever you want to eat. Very reasonably priced and well worth every morsel!!!
Written 29 March 2020
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Helen M
Birmingham4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Just wanted to thank The Manager (think he said his name was Baaba) and his team for another great night with top quality food and excellent service. We had the private dining glass booth which was perfect for all the ladies in my family to have a good catch up. This is the third time I’ve been to Mahfil in recent months and the food has always been lovely quality at a very reasonable price. Thanks again all for a great night and for the bottle of wine!
Written 1 March 2020
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Paul D
Birmingham136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
Totally disagree with a previous review that said this restaurant was not sticking to rules . Our visit on Saturday 12th Sept 2020 made us feel very safe, all staff were masked and all precautions were correctly taken within the restaurant. Friendly service and excellently cooked food and drink were enjoyed by myself and my wife and obviously from what we heard in the restaurant many people were regular visitors.There is an extensive menu with some different dishes from your average Indian restaurants and all that we ordered were tasty and clearly freshly cooked.We will definitely be back.
Written 15 September 2020
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Trevor L
Kings Norton213 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Waiter placed serviettes onto our laps without prompting which was a little awkward. At the time we went in it was fairly quiet but we had a wait a fairly long time for food. The portions, especially of rice etc, seemed fairly less than when I have visited previously. We asked about going up to the bar after our food and the waiter said he would bring any drinks to us... is the bar upstairs closed? When paying for the bill, the waiter waiting for our response on the card machine regarding a tip, and then asked if the tip was included in the cash part of our payment. I have never known a waiter to ask about tips! Although the (smaller portion) food we had was quite pleasant, the experience was disappointing, especially as I have visited on many occasions before and had much better experiences.
Written 3 January 2020
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carolinepE3190TS
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Arranged a meeting with some colleges, on arrival restaurant was lovely, had a nice feel and we were greeted well, however I was very disappointed with the service. Being a vegetarian and placing my order stating clearly I wanted the vegetarian option I was very disappointment and upset to be served with the meat option. Feel more care should be taken when taking orders and serving people their food.
Written 29 January 2020
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R Bee
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
I want to try everything on Mahfil's menu! The starters we ordered were creative in flavour and beautifully presented, and the lamb passanda was without doubt the best I've ever had. Excellent table service in very pleasant surroundings. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We'll definitely be back.
Written 21 October 2020
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sarah s
Birmingham23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Went here for the first time as heard it was good. Oh dear that was wrong. Meals were bland and didn’t pack much flavour but was told by the waiter they were ‘bog standard’ dishes we had. You certainly wasn’t wrong there. You said it!! Biriyani came with a dish of veg curry sauce (not a piece of veg insight) which tasted raw and inedible. Oh dear so much for venturing away from our usual and giving others a go. Back to our usual in future
Written 22 October 2022
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Owen M
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
We ate here with some friends, the tables were all too close together and it feels like you are dining with everyone else in the restaurant. After we had finished our starters the waiter came over with the main course. He failed to clear the table of the used starter plates, knives forks etc. so there was not enough room on the table. When it was pointed out that the table should be cleared, the waiter stacked everything up and left it on the end of the table. You guessed it the pile of dirty plates that was left at the end of the table fell over onto the floor and had to be cleared up! The service was very poor and the waiting staff not very attentive. They were all running round like busy fools and not being very productive. They completely forgot to bring out a Nan bread that was ordered and instead of just apologising and getting the nan, the waiter started to check the order pad and argue that it was not ordered in the first place. Once he realised that it had been ordered and was written on the order pad he apologised and we then had to wait for the nan bread to be cooked and brought out to our table. The food is just ok nothing special, and fairly reasonably priced. I have had some great food and service from this restaurant in the past, so was very surprised that it has gone down hill so much in regards to the food and service. Next time I will try the Kurry kingdom just up the road.
Written 19 February 2022
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Tom
Worcester97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Was recently recommended Mahfil by a colleague and so we tried them for a takeaway earlier in the week. Having enjoyed the food, we decided to try the Sunday buffet today - and we’re very glad we did! Really reasonable price and the food was delicious. The waiter was very attentive and made sure we were kept stocked up with Naan bread and drinks, as well as ensuring any dishes on the buffet that were running low were replenished. Will definitely be back again for the buffet, and quite possibly an evening meal!
Written 3 October 2021
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Tracey F
Birmingham22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Having missed my curry night during lockdown , we decided to have a family takeaway, although not the same as eating in, everything was lovely hot and tasty. When dining was permitted again when didnt hesitate at the chance to dine in. Again we were not disappointed, hand sanitizer available at the door, waiting staff wearing masks and tables arranged ,to keep safe as possible. Tables were sanitize after each use .The staff and the food were excellent as usual, and we will have rebooked again. dined with you on tuesday 25th.july. The restuarant was reasonably busy and the takeout/deliveries were a regular occurance but our food was served in a reasonably time and well presented.Well done all, see you soon.
Written 1 August 2020
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Jan
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Took my daughter, her husband and 4 year old for a bufett here. It was the most disappointing meal we have ever experienced. Son inlaw said you need a dental plan before eating the onion barji and pakora. There were no poppadoms and wasn't asked if we wanted any. 3 choices of starters and mains. Jalfrezi, lamb bhuna and chicken tikka masala and 3 veggie options. All meat options were tastless and the masala tasted nothing like it should and was salty. We hardly ate anything and the 4 year old ate barely anything and was charged £8.50 for her and £11.95 per adult. There was no information about anything else you could have. My husband and I used to order from here on a weekly basis and it was always nice. We will never order from here again. Extremely disappointed and a total waste of money!
Written 23 January 2022
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Claire D
Birmingham36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
We visit this restaurant a few times a year and as always last nights meal was as great as ever. All the staff had masks, tables were spread out and we witnessed things being cleaned thoroughly between customers. I felt really safe, well looked after but still able to relax. The food is Exceptional value. As a vege the choice is great, every dish fresh and flavour-full. I cannot recommend it enough.
Written 1 August 2020
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siintheocean
Birmingham2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
This is the first time we've been here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Attentive waiters, cracking pint of cobra and the food was exceptional. We've eaten a lot of curries inbthe area and this is easily up there with the best of them.
Written 9 November 2021
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Margaret C
Birmingham33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We were greeted and shown to our seats straight away. The booths are rather cosy I imagine some men would have difficulty. Our meal was very good as always with out too much wait. There seems rather a lot of waiting staff because as a Wed evening not too busy. I did object to having all our glass's taken away and the bill being produced with out being asked. We were not occupying a table stopping others from eating as it was quiet.
Written 23 February 2020
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Debs39a
Birmingham19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
Another birthday meal at the marvelous Mahfil! Absolutely fantastic food as usual. Social distancing no problem. Waiters wearing masks, tables set at correct distance and hand sanitizer freely available. Well done to management for following guidelines.
Written 4 August 2020
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