By far the best Indian restaurant I have ever been to. A real eye opener, making the traditional curry houses (which I love) seem like the Indian version of a microwaved Wetherspoons burger. Whilst it might appear a bit "posh" to some, its certainly not pretentious - just very good quality and a wonderful atmosphere.
For the quality of food, prices are very reasonable.
Proper desi food. This is probably one of the best restaurants in the Balti Triangle as it's been christened.
It's balti food aimed more at brown people - of which I am one, so when you pop in you will see the place is usually rammed full of desi families.
Worth going just to check out the chairs.
No Chicken Tikka Massala here. Just proper Kashmiri cusine. I recommend the Achari Chicken with Chilli naan bread.
Only downside is that the portions aren't great.
706 Stratford Road, Sparkhill Birmingham
B11 4AT Map
Tel 0121 778 4450
Although purely vegetarian, this Southern Indian restaurant is the best place for a curry in Birmingham. Don't just take my word for it, the walls are adorned with photos of TV chefs visiting! There's enormous variety in the menu, to ensure that no meat eater will go away feeling robbed. Plus, there's a fantastic sweet shop next door.
Advance booking is recommended!
569-571 Stratford Road, Sparkhill,
Birmingham B11 4LS
Tel: 0121 766 7199
Fish dishes are a speciality and highly recommended. One of the best South Asian restaurants in the region. Located in Clent Hills which is ideal for a long walk before or after lunch.
Jaipur Cottage, St Leonards Square, 92 Church Avenue, Hagley, West Midlands, DY9 9PN. About 8 miles from Birmingham.
01562 882 456
Dispenses with the usual k-tel classics you get in curry houses, and opts instead for an altogether cooler soundtrack, as well as fabulous live jazz nights on Wednesdays.
107 Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8DD; Tel:0121 449 3883
Award-winning curry restaurant in the famous Birmingham Balti Triangle. Widely regarded as the place to go for the best balti in Birmingham. Try the aubergine pakora and any of the house specials. Remember to bring your own beer as its unlicensed.
186 Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8JS;
Tel: 0121 753 3120; www.alfrash.com
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