AD – Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good curry. Hubby and I eat it at least twice a week and we are known to have some different variations, like Thai curries and even meatball curry. I also happen to know my neighbour is a fan, so when I was invited to review the Summer House Bar and Grill in Hall Green, quite local to me, I knew who I would like to take! Poor hubby had to stay at home and watch the kids!
Indian food to me is a real treat and we rarely go out to one with the kids. Now and then hubby and I will have a takeaway but not that often, as the girls are not huge fans. I just love all the spices and I do like a bit of heat! I was excited to see what the food would be like at the Summer House Bar and Grill.
More About the Summer House Bar and Grill
The Summer House Bar and Grill is located in Hall Green, Birmingham. It’s a family ran pub that offers a range of beers & ales, alongside traditional Indian food, authentic live barbeques and mixed grills. It is perfect for a special family occasion, as a larger table can be booked. There are also private rooms for functions and events.
Summer House Bar and Grill also promise the finest fresh produce and ingredients and a unique dining experience and it really was delicious.
My neighbour and I headed over on a Thursday night after I put the little man down. We found it pretty easily and went in via the bar, which looked like a typical bar with a snooker table and people relaxing with a drink.
We were then shown to the dining room and our reserved table. The decor of the room was lovely and it smelt amazing! It was pretty busy which I took as a good sign, lots of chatter and eating.
We ordered some drinks at first; both on the soft drinks, as I was driving and had a browse of the menu. There was a great drinks menu with a range of wine and beers, soft drinks and cocktails and mocktails.
I must say we did have to wait a little to have our order taken but as I said, it was pretty busy and one member of staff was working pretty hard!
Menu wise, there was a great range of starters, mains and sides.
For starters there were various meat dishes, lamb and chicken and fish as well as some vegetarian options like paneer, chickpeas and soya.
We were quite simple for a starter and chose poppadoms and some dips as knew we had a huge main to come. I love my Indian food but know I can’t always eat it all, if I have too much! The dips were lovely, especially the mango chutney.
For mains there were some amazing looking mixed grills. We saw another table have this and it was packed with with chicken, lamb and prawns. There is also a vegetarian option for this.
My friend and I fancied curries though and I went for a chicken jalfrezi and she went for a chicken madras. I think we were both after a bit of spice and heat! We also chose a vegetarian side too; a Tarka Dahl, which I had never had before. We both chose pilau rice and a plain Naan to share. There were loads of Naan and rice options on the side menu, as well as chips, salads and dips.
Also if you don’t fancy a sauce curry, there are a good variety of biryanis, as well as burgers and wraps.
Our Thoughts – Summer House Bar and Grill
The food was fabulous. The chicken in both our curries was so perfectly cooked and tender. The flavours were out of this world and just enough heat to our curries. We weren’t begging for glasses of milk, so were just right!
I really enjoyed the dahl side dish too and this is something I would not usually have at home, so was a real treat. The rice had some lovely vegetables in it and was a good portion size. In fact my neighbour couldn’t eat all of hers and took some home for her hubby.
I liked the atmosphere in the Summer House Bar and Grill. It was busy and lively and I always think good things of a place that is busy mid-week; usually good food and a good place to eat!
Price-wise I thought the menu was reasonable; my curry was £6.95. Sides a little more depending on what you were having. A plain rise is only £1.95 but the more speciality ones were closer to £4, so depends what you like.
Both my neighbour and I enjoyed our meal and experience at the Summer House Bar and Grill. The food was fantastic, really tasty and worth the money.
My only negative was the service was a little slow at times, as it was very busy. Possibly an extra pair of hands maybe needed.
Overall a lovely meal and I would go back or have a takeaway definitely!
Disclosure – we were provided with a meal in exchange for an honest review by DELICIOUS PR. All thoughts and opinions are our own.