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Edgbaston
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184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England
0121 452 1862
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 201
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    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 52
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  • 89
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit!

This place is fine dining. Word of advice...dress smart to feel comfortable otherwise you will look and fell out of place! Anyway food is good, a vast choice. Unfortunately duck and rabbit was unavailable so slightly disappointed. Had the chicken liver which was nice. Chops are beautiful and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Pitbullz
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

great friendly staff and the food is awesum just the way you like your currie, decor is always nice and a very clean resturant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I am not huge fan of Indian food. As they can be very spicy and it is not really for my taste. However I was surprised. I went to this restaurant with a few friends and I can not tell how good tasty and awesome the meals were. They were huge portions and cheap, comparing it with Indian good restaurants... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Well, this was apparently one of the best Indians in Birmingham, and it did not disappoint. Chicken Tikka Masalla was slightly hotter than usual but it was outstanding. Plenty of meat on the plate and 2 portions of rice between 3 was more than adequate. We ordered a naan bread, which was the size of an elephants portion and was... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place is fine dining. Word of advice...dress smart to feel comfortable otherwise you will look and fell out of place! Anyway food is good, a vast choice. Unfortunately duck and rabbit was unavailable so slightly disappointed. Had the chicken liver which was nice. Chops are beautiful and the naan. ...well massive is one word to describe it!!! Car park... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

after a nightmare on elm street style outing to jimmy spices i decided to return to one of my old favourites a place where i have been to a few times and always fulljoy the occasion good staff,good surroundings,good atmosphere but most of all good authentic indian cuisine prepared fresh served hot to a very high standard at a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Starting with the staff, warm friendly welcoming approach to new customers, they gave plenty of to choose, there was no rush, food was excellent, great flavours and plenty of it. Prices were reasonable, had a great night.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was great, very rich in flavour. Not sure why the nan breads come hanging like that. Service excellent. Decor is fab. It was a busy Friday night and so had to wait in queue for table. The lighting/ambiance was spot on and not too bright. Would recommend to anyone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We've been here so many times with friends families and we've always enjoyed our food but the service has always let us down but we still keep on going back!! Food is wonderful don't get me wrong but I just do think that it's over staffed but with no waitering skills whatsoever and it is a shame as the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A restaurant where clearly attention to detail is important (as observed by the hourly toilet inspection carried out whilst I was in the rest rooms) the five star hygiene rating only lends itself to reinforcing the meticulous approach they take in delivering their dining experience. Oversized Nan bread is the only pantomime in what is actually a very well made... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner came here for a date night late evening around 10.00pm. The food was okish..I've had better..unfortunately the worst ever service possible! We waited for drinks for 45mins!!! Even after asking different waiters that we were still waiting for our drinks..forget the starters lol! Most of the waiters would quickly look away and keep walking as if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
  • Neighborhood: Edgbaston
  • Phone Number: 0121 452 1862

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?