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Akamba Garden Centre, Solihull

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Transport yourself to Africa at Akamba Garden Centre, an exotic garden, gallery, and restaurant. Explore the Kenyan-inspired gardens: walk through the palm trees and spot model elephants and giraffes. Sit down, relax in the exotic atmosphere, and enjoy food and drinks from the Tribe Eatery. Make sure to pop into the gallery to see a wide range of African art. The center regularly hosts live music evenings, ranging from reggae music to a Michael Jackson tribute. Check online to see if any performances coincide with your visit. If you’ve been inspired by your taste of Africa and would like to take home an exotic plant with you, visit the on-site shop. Take a look at our Solihull trip builder to schedule your visit to Akamba Garden Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Music great, thats about where it ends - total disappointment of the Big Jam event which we attended in ever other aspect. We had decided to purchase tickets for a friends special birthday. Upon arriv...  more »
  • The big jam oh yes it was a big jam at the bar . The music was great . The food was excellent but what a shambles the bar was everyone was well peed off . Every time you went to the bar for a drink yo...  more »
  • Attended the big bash with 10 tribute bands, paid £23 each which we thought was a fair price. Good turn out and nice atmosphere, weather helped as well. However to purchase a drink was a complete sham...  more »
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  • Great environment, gives a tropical holiday feel. Best enjoyed when the weather is good. Nice place for evening entertainment. Jerk chicken looks and smells great on the grill. Drinks/cocktails could be improved as well the presentation of food. But overall a nice place to spend time.
  • Such a wonderful, unique atmosphere. So relaxing that you can completely forget that you are still in Solihull! Food is great, cakes are all delicious (believe me I have tried most) and staff are engaged and efficient. Love this place x
  • I visited Akamba today with my partner. After taking a look around the beautiful gardens, we decided to head inside to order some food. We went to the bar and were served by a female member of staff, who seemed very put out to be doing her job. After giving us a dirty look after enquiring about the two for one cocktail offer, she was rude and seemed to throw her weight around. We felt sorry for a taller female member of staff who also came to serve us and seemed lovely - the shorter lady snapped at her and the nicer staff member seemed to be aware of the other's attitude. We are both aware of how difficult working in customer service can be, having experience in this sector ourselves. However, we came at a quiet time and there were now apparent reasons for this staff member to be under stress.I hope this is noted, as it spoiled an otherwise pleasant visit, resulting in us choosing to leave and eat elsewhere.
  • Small but with very friendly staff. Experience with the reptiles can be found nowhere. Nice food in the restaurant, and reasonably priced. Highly recommend.
  • Went for lunch the food was delicious! Reptile house was great fun for the whole family, staff really friendly and encouraging with holding the animals. Great price too. Can't fault it :-)

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