Mr Singhs (Handsworth Wood)
From its modest beginning in a small shop in Smethwick back in 2005, Mr Singhs has grown and now has dine-in restaurants in Handsworth Wood, Wolverhampton, and Gants Hill. They set out to create great vegetarian food in a fun family atmosphere. Let’s see if they can deliver the goods on our visit.
Mr Singhs is well situated in the Handsworth Wood area of Birmingham, its only 10 mins from the M5 Junction 1. The Hawthorns stadium is again about 5 mins away. Villa Park is approx 15 mins away. Parking is a slight issue, as it is situated in a residential area.
Appearance & Entry:
Mr Singhs is situated on a corner plot, they purchased the property next door to extend the dine-in facilities. The décor is very inviting and modern with brickwork on show. The place is very busy and there is a queue ahead of us which is a mix of dine-in and take away business. You immediately sense the atmosphere is very family friendly with plenty of young kids about too. You maybe best advised to book before you visit particularly on a Saturday evening. There are wash room facilities here and they are clean. The staff are helpful in finding us a place to sit.
Please note there are no alcoholic drinks at this venue. The selection of soft drinks is good, all the soft drinks whether can or bottle are available. There are also a selection of milkshakes and hot beverages available.
We order our food at the counter, there’s a wait for a table to be vacated and cleaned. There’s a small waiting area close to the counter. We wait for 5 mins for a table. Our food arrives within 15 minutes of ordering, we believe that is good considering how busy they seem. The table and cutlery are clean.
Chilli Cheese Nuggets (10 pieces): We ordered these as a side, they hit the spot in terms of spice, and they are hot. They are quite filling too, so be wary if ordering other items.
Sizzler: the sizzler arrives and the portion size is a healthy size for 2 growing lads sharing. The mixed grill comprises of Paneer and Soya all resting on bed of onions, green peppers, and mushrooms all dressed with BBQ chilli sauce. You are given three choices of how spicy you want the sizzler – mild, hot and very hot. We opted for the hot variant, and this was the right choice for us. Think the very hot one may be one for the really brave.
Soya: Portion size is good, the pieces are large, the texture, taste, and spice are spot on.
Paneer: Again portion size is good, the triangle pieces of paneer taste great.
Now check out the Wrap:
We opted for a naan wrap with a filling of tandoori chicken style pieces. Fries are also used as part of the filling. The naan wrap is huge, and is a handful to eat, this is about to get messy. I love how soft the naan is, I’ve not come across a naan so soft before. The tandoori chicken style pieces are good, but make no mistake for me it was the naan that was amazing in this dish.
It’s got the good location, and the food is of a very good standard, we loved the sizzler and the wrap was great too. They told us about the atmosphere and it lived up to the billing, it is indeed a very family friendly venue.
For the above reasons we give it a 8.3 – well worth a visit, put it on your bucket list veggie folks, and don’t forget they have a vegan alternative menu too.