Andy’s review of the Merrymaid on Moseley Road

Situated on the edge of the Balti Triangle this lively pub does a roaring trade. Whilst ‘balti’ is on the menu, it’s best known for it’s gargantuan mixed grills. So, whilst I love my authentic balti, occasionally I have a longing for a sizzling mixed grill.

Service was friendly if a little slow but when food is freshly cooked, it’s worth waiting for. We ordered poppadoms (dipping sauces are in no nonsense plastic containers) which were quite simple the best we’ve ever had, crispy  and fresh but not greasy. My wife and I then ordered a small mixed grill each with a portion of chips … on reflection a large grill between us would have easily sufficed as, at the end of the meal, it was ‘doggie bag’ time.

The mixed grill was chicken tikka, tandoori, chicken, sheekh kebabs, and lamb chops served up sizzling on a bed of the ubiquitous fried onions.

The tikka wasn’t breast but was still very tasty, the sheekh kebabs were excellently spiced(punchy without being searingly hot) and the lamb chops were superb … my only complaint on the latter was that whilst my two were man size, one of my wife’s was more like a lamb chip.

Overall an excellent meal and for anybody hankering after a mixed grill in a buzzy friendly atmosphere then it’s definitely worth a visit.

The Merrymaid Bar and Grill


TEL: 0121-440-3043



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