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Blue Nile Restaurant

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28 Great Hampton Street | B18 6AA, Birmingham B18 6AA, England
+44 121 551 9225
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my first Ethiopian/African food with my partner. The waiter was really polite and nice, he gave us complimentary coffees at the end. It's nice and quite there. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Arash A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't tried Ethiopian food before so I decided to visit the Blue Nile with a friend to see what it was like. Best decision ever! This has become my favourite restaurant in Birmingham hands down. This place does vegetarian food like no other, and such variety and flavour as well! I have brought my friends here and time after... More 

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Thank Lauren D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Blue Nile sharing platter. Very tasty and a wide variety of flavours from the 10 dishes on offer on the platter. Although it says for two people it would cater for three

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Thank Dubbs83
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Blue Nile is sited on a busy main road just at the edge of the jewellery quarter; the area doesn’t look great, but is actually fine. There is road parking in the evenings. The restaurant itself is bright and cheerful with plenty of tables. There service provided by the barman/waiter is excellent (he even advised us that we were... More 

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Thank Dr_Bob1
Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

First time I tried Ethiopian food before, it became the best restaurant I have ever been to. But this place, unfortunately, didn't live up to the expectation. I appreciate, it could be because the food was delivered, but the taste really wasn't great. Very oily and no flavour.

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Thank Ieva R
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Blue Nile with friends and we were more than pleased to find the same warm welcome and good food this time. We chose a range of main courses including Asa Tibs ( fish with peppers, tomato and chilli), chicken with spinach along with a shared platter of two lamb dishes with vegetables and... More 

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Thank Oldie48
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We ordered a speciality dish for two that consisted of 10 different dishes. Served on one big plate with and eating only with hands made a great experience. The coffee in the ends was the best coffee I had in a really long time, and I'm kinda coffee snob.

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Thank Dave O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a friends recommendation. Decor and service was average, but delicious Ethiopian food. Went for the veggie combo and grilled fish - delicious with the Ethiopian sourdough. Great value as well - We'll definitely be popping back...

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Thank Nijbhala
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had often complained that there were no Etheopian places in Birmingham so was delighted when I found this place. Located a bit awkwardly in the Jewellery Quarter parking could be an issue. It is not fancy on the outside but inside is rather cosy with uitable decorations and friendly staff. For those not familier with this type of eating... More 

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Thank evadark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had the blue Nile special for 3 people. No cutlery you have to use Injera (a sourdough flatbread). The staff are very friendly it's a family like service so forget all about normal restaurants be open minded and enjoy a good dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Great Hampton Street | B18 6AA, Birmingham B18 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 551 9225

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