The Top 10 Indian Restaurants In Birmingham, England

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Freelance Travel & Music Writer26 April 2018

While Birmingham may be known both locally and globally as the inventors of the balti, there’s so much more to the city’s rich Indian food scene than just that. Read on to discover, in no particular order, 10 of the top Indian restaurants in Birmingham, famed for their diverse takes on the classic curry and its accompaniments.

Lasan

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Lasan Birmingham

The Lasan Group is famous in these parts. When it’s not serving up the best Argentinian food in Brum at Fiesta Del Asado, it’s providing everyone with arguably the best Indian food in the city. The award-winning Lasan restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter won Gordon Ramsay’s ‘The F Word’ programme back in 2010. This is Indian fine dining at the top of its game.

Jilabi

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Jilabi Indian Restaurant, Birmingham
Jilabi Indian Restaurant, Birmingham

If it’s not Lasan with the best Indian offering in the city, then it’s definitely Jilabi. This Sheldon eatery sees people travel from all over the country to taste its authentic, home-cooked food, with its Super Sunday Buffet a personal favourite.

Asha’s

Restaurant, Bar, Indian, $$$
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Asha’s is headed up by famous Punjabi actress Asha Bhosle and is one of Birmingham’s most sophisticated Indian restaurants. Situated on the stylish Newhall Street, Asha’s is just a short walk from the city’s business district and its contemporary Indian dishes are perfect for lunch or dinner.

Tipu Sultan

Diner, Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Tipu Sultan, Birmingham
Tipu Sultan, Birmingham
Tipu Sultan offers majestic dining and grand stature aplenty. Armed with fine Indian cuisine downstairs, and space for banquets, parties, meetings and more upstairs, this all-rounder of a restaurant should be near the top of your wishlist the next time you’re dining in Brum.

Hen and Chickens

Restaurant, Indian
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There’s more than meets the eye with this popular Jewellery Quarter pub. Behind its generous cask ale offering, Hen and Chickens prides itself on its curry and grill, which is highly recommended by everyone who passes through the restaurant’s doors. Its sizzling mixed grill and traditional curries are enough to make anyone come back for more.

Indian Brewery

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Indian Brewery Birmingham

Indian street food and craft beer enthusiasts: Indian Brewery is nestled beneath the railway arches near Snow Hill train station. The rustic interior of the restaurant channels the industrial strength of Birmingham as a city, and its food is just as strong, too. This walk-in restaurant also sells its own brewed craft beer, Birmingham Lager, on tap.