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Akamba Garden Centre

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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
0121-733-3111
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Birmingham
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had previously visited and decided that it would be an ideal venue for our ladies group midsummer night meal. The party was 53 ladies for a three course meal and visit to the garden center and shop. We arrived at 7.10pm our meal was planned for 7.30 the meal wasn't ready till 8.pm the tables were not correctly set... More 

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Thank Trixie T
Solihull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter and family had come from Exmouth in Devon to visit us and as they had enjoyed visiting Akamba on previous occasions were determined to book a Sunday lunch there. We went a little earlier as the 2 teenagers wanted to reacquaint themselves with the friendly and very tame birds and exotic reptiles at the centre..as usual they were... More 

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Thank Hazel W
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and two friends went to visit Alanna as we had heard it was good and we weren't disappointed. The impressive entrance leads you in to another world. We walked around the garden centre and visited the bird walk before going to lunch in what I can only describe as like being in Nairobi. The restaurant had retro tribal charm... More 

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Thank TheresaHeleneBach
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Beautiful place to visit, always a friendly helpful welcome with excellent service, great value for money and fantastic tastey food.

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Thank Yvonne Irv
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Quite hard to find but worth it! The garden is beautiful, they have an indoor/outdoor restaurant, handmade animal/tribe sculptures (what you can buy), cocktails and brilliant cakes. The whole atmosphere is like you are in a different country.

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Thank siligazita
London
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The adverts in the local newspaper state something along the lines of "no other place like it" and having now visited, I think that is certainly a fair claim. The owner's passion and energy is visible throughout and we were certainly impressed. The food was good and the range of teas and coffees also interesting. I would have given 5... More 

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Thank NorthernLightLondon
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A garden centre that's simply 'out of this world'. A must visit. They have exotic plants and while you're there, have a Swahili coffee and a nice piece of cake.

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Thank WebbyWench
Solihull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The garden centre itself is fairly limited in comparison to places like Melbics or Dobys but really they are not trying to achieve the same things. This is a little taste of Africa selling exotic looking trees, grasses and plants and metal animals. The metal animals are really nicely made and most appear to be life-sized (or near enough) so... More 

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Thank ian c
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were quite excited to try out this Caribbean / African restaurant, but a bit disappointed on the day. We went for an early lunch and they were out of Jamaican soda and out of dumplings. We had to queue for quite a while. The Jamaican jerk chips that we finally settled on were nice and got increasingly spicy as... More 

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Thank Howarth S
Solihull, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We visited last Tuesday (hottest day of the year, so far!) it was great to sit outside in the lovely grounds with the palm trees and metal sculptures just lovely! we ordered the jerk chicken with came with rice, carrots and roasters! We also ordered a ham and cheese panini, both arrived with 15 minutes, and apart from the dry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, African, Jamaican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
  • Phone Number: 0121-733-3111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?