Best Indian Restaurants in Birmingham
Being the birthplace of the balti, it’s not surprising that Birmingham is awash with Indian restaurants.
The famous “Balti Triangle” contains the highest concentration of curry houses in the nation and a stroll down these streets are bound to get those taste buds tingling.
With so many places to choose from, we’ve done the legwork and picked out a few of our favourite spots for Indian cuisine in Birmingham:
Akram’s Kashmiri Restaurant
Being the tastes of the Kashmir Valley to the streets of Birmingham, family-run Akram’s has years of curry-concocting experience under its belt.
Of course, the menu is packed out with all manner of balti-style dishes from King Prawn Dhansak to spicy Spinach Paneer Karahi.
1526 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2NW (akrams)
Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant
A tried and true Indian curry house with a quarter century of history behind their deliciously authentic menu.
Royal Watan is another specialising in the flavours of the Kashmir Valley, with recipes passed down through the ages at this family-run establishment.
Meat-lovers should take a pop at “Grandma’s Recipe” Lassawalla Gosht – lamb on the bone in a warming, rich sauce.
602-604 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B29 7HQ (royalwatan)
Golden Balti Indian Takeaway
Say Indian takeaway to someone and the Golden Balti is the sort of place they’ll likely be thinking of.
A proper Indian takeout joint tucked away in Rednal, curry-lovers can revel in an extensive menu that covers almost every traditional dish under the sun.
From Tikka to Pasanda and right back to Bhuna again, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Golden Balti.
82 Edgewood Rd, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8SG (goldenbalti)
1580 Contemporary Indian Dining
1580 is a super-stylish, ultra-modern take on the classic Indian restaurant. So named for the year of Sir Francis Drake’s legendary circumnavigation of the globe, this Chester Road spot is a mishmash of rustic British interiors and the exotic scents and smells Drake and Co would’ve first encountered upon arrival in India.
A little higher up the price scale than a few on this list, but that is a testament to the fresh ingredients and innovative gastronomic creations (think quail curry and coconut-spiced mussels).
710 Chester Rd, Birmingham B23 5TE (1580)
Nestled away in Birmingham’s esteemed Jewellery Quarter, the Viceroy Tandoori is a swanky little spot to enjoy classic Indian and Bangladeshi infused grub.
Fish-fans should opt for the Red Snapper Biraan, or if you fancy something more animal-friendly, the Bhindi Dopiaza is to die for.
109 Icknield St, Birmingham B18 6RZ (viceroytandoori)
When the likes of TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Antony Worrall-Thompson are customers, you might assume Jyoti’s to be worth popping in for a look at.
The self-proclaimed “only Indian Veggie restaurant” in Brum, the award-winning Jyoti’s has a menu the size of the Yellow Pages and really is quite possibly the most authentic Indian restaurant experience around.
1045 Stratford Rd, Birmingham B28 8AS (jyotis)
Everyone loves a good Indian, and everyone loves a good burrito. It’s quintessential takeaway comfort food.
So, what could be better than a mashup of the two? What started off as a pop-up shop in Birmingham’s city centre has progressed into one of the hippest fast-food spots in the Midland.s
11 St Martin’s Walk, Birmingham B5 4BU (wrapchic)
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