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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Great food!

Popped in for lunch as some friends and i were passing by. Food came out within 10minutes, hot and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
via mobile
Interesting place

An interesting place to go with lots to do for kids. Quite expensive to see the animals and you... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Alice H
via mobile
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“exotic plants” (27 reviews)
“african theme” (20 reviews)
“goat curry” (17 reviews)
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Tythe Barn Lane | Shirley, Solihull B90 1PH, England
+44 121 733 3111
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch as some friends and i were passing by. Food came out within 10minutes, hot and delish! Presentation wasnt great but who cares when it taste so good! Waiter was lovely and really friendly. Only reason not to give a 5 star...More

Thank Bananamanairsoft
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to go with lots to do for kids. Quite expensive to see the animals and you have to pay for the beach too. Feels a bit like a holiday resort or theme park in the restaurant but the food is decent. Not...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went as a small group of friends to celebrate my birthday and had a great night! We had cocktails and wine and enjoyed our meal. I had the jerk chicken and it was lovely! We were up dancing and singing and even had a...More

Thank hfeatherstone
Reviewed 17 October 2017

More of an experience. Garden visits can be difficult throughout the winter months, Akamba had the right atmosphere, a great African/ Caribbean vibe. Landscaping around the site was great. Plenty of tropical and subtropical species. Lots of places to eat and African music to accompany...More

Thank Eileen J
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden centre, amazing sculptures and plant life.. Sunday Caribbean buffet was amazing food was spot on!! Staff are fab too... will be coming back again :-) Thank you!

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are looking for something different on a dry day try this location. I say dry day because I prefer the outside areas which reflect a very different environment than that you would normally expect in this area. Ideal for a drink or a...More

Thank Wythallphil
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch on a Monday. The centre was very quiet, and we had the restaurant all to ourselves. The decor is very authentic and I could imagine on a sunny day would be very atmospheric. Our lunch was pleasant well presented, tasty and...More

Thank Roger186402
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Often drop in here as it's local and I can walk or cycle. An African/Caribbean styled eatery with curry goat usually on the menu, with other Caribbean specialties and African beers. There's often live music evening events here so check out the website or call...More

Thank Thyme-Flies
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Such a unique place to go, we went for my friends birthday there was a big group of us. It was a reggae night with a live band and also games that you can get involved in. Food was also really good ,also had great...More

Thank KerryPay
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Have heard lots good things about Akamba and encouraged hubby to go for weekend breakfast, Waited over 40 minutes, and the breakfast including bacon appeared to be deep fried ( apart from the eggs). Certainly tasted deep fried as well. We were given a complimentary...More

Thank Rubyreg
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Joanne B
24 September 2017|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any wheelchairs available to hire. The paths are quite narrow in places
27 March 2017|
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Response from kel c | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your interest. Yes kids love Akamba, we have the tropical house full of birds, reptiles and bugs (£4 per person). The beach is open on sunny days ( £1 charge per person). The garden centre itself is free to... More