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Akamba Garden Centre

Tythe Barn Lane, Shirley B901PH, Solihull B90 1PH, England
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (19 reviews)
“curried goat” (6 reviews)
“dumplings” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Jamaican, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
Tythe Barn Lane, Shirley B901PH, Solihull B90 1PH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to explore and soak up the atmosphere. The food is a celebration of Africa, but is a little disappointing.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to South Africa and Kenya and this place reminded by me of the 'Boma' eating places they have there. It is based on the jungle - loads of animal (not real - pity) and then you enter the restaurant - perfect. We...More

Thank jeanrobinson123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited during half-term. There is a well-stocked gift shop selling African gifts of varying prices and the plants on sale are displayed very well. We had lunch in the Tribe restaurant. My jacket potato was well presented and delicious. My daughter...More

Thank Clare J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garden centre plus. Great day out for the family or friends. African and Caribbean on the menu. The best real chicken nuggets and chips for you discerning offspring that won't eat anything spicy. Life sized animal sculptures of the highest quality. Exotic plants giving an...More

Thank cicarose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant recently with a very large group. Really impressed with the ambience, customer service and food. Lovely outdoor space with spaces t osit and soak up the atmosphere with a drink, lovely restaurant space with authentic decorations. The garden centre is a...More

Thank sligo72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was excellent as it transported us to Africa as soon as you drive to the car park. The decor was really nice and very Kenyan, but the food was Caribbean. There was confusion on how to order your food or drinks. We enjoyed...More

Thank Hema P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

all i can say just visit its fantastic the tropical house full of exotic creatures and birds i imagine the beach is brilliant for the kids the restraunt is out of this world the food is very very tasty great sculpturrs and gifts the staff...More

Thank joyjayc
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. Great place to take children, a beach, reptiles and birds. Customers can handle some of the reptiles and the birds are so close and used to people. Found it by chance, well worth the walk from the canal (bridge 11 on the Stratford)....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's the strangest place ever right in the centre of the countryside of Solihull. I couldn't quite believe my eyes when I arrived with all the metal African animals dotted here and there. It's a garden centre but I didn't buy a single plant because...More

Thank sauciehunnibunni
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon. The venue is lovely and feels very authentic. It's quite dark and very hot and there are paraffin lamps lit on the bar. There are fans overhead to regulate the temperature a little. It feels like you're on holiday!...More

1  Thank Claudia H
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Is akamba dog friendly?
26 August 2016|
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Response from k8tthy | Reviewed this property |
Yes very. The staff are great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tythe Barn Lane, Shirley B901PH, Solihull B90 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
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