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Itihaas Restaurant

18 Fleet Street | (And Birmingham Selfridges), Birmingham B3 1JL, England (Ladywood)
+44 121 212 3383
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Ranked #206 of 1,476 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $42 - $92
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Description: Itihaas is a stunning restaurant where contemporary meets traditional. No expense has been spared in achieving this, and as you step into this two million pounds restaurant, you will certainly see just that. The decor is clean and crisp with plate glass and slate finished walls. This smart and sophisticated interior is complimented by the 18th and 19th century Indian artefacts, including original paintings, carved stone elephants and 300 year old doors. Downstairs, the Maharaja Suite which also seats 80 is luxurious with opulent mood lighting and decorated with more Indian treasures. To complete the real ambience, behind 300 year old Indian wooden doors is the Tiffin Room which seats 12, complete with a bar, library and your very own dedicated butler!Cuisine in this fine establishment is created by award winning chefs and staff who come from Indian Five-Star Hotel backgrounds. They have a single aim - to be able to deliver the authentic Royal Indian dining experience to its patrons with utmost courtesy and hospitality. The menu will take you on a culinary journey through the North of India with a couple of stops through Kenya and vibrant Mumbai.At this royal eatery, indulgence is paramount.
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice ambiance, good hospitality, Food is OK and Prices are little higher, but OK. U can try there once a while.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

some of the best and different Indian food I ever tasted and I have tasted many around the UK I would , recommend itiaas restaurant. However its not cheap £84 for 2 for 2 course meals with beer. Decor superb and they seem to cope with large groups very well there was a party of about 30 there at the... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The website does the place justice. Both staff and presentation of restaurant was as expected. High class indian cuisine. Tasty food. Attentive waiter. Clean. And last but not least its very romantic. :)

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Birmingham
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119 reviews 119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a review of the concession in Birmingham Selfridges rather than the main restaurant. I like eating in the food hall at Selfridges. It's a really buzzy place and I love the atmosphere. There are a number of different concessions of which Itihaas is one. I had their lunch deal of a curry, rice, naan and a drink for... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My partner booked an overnight stay nearby knowing of my love for genuine Indian food, something sadly I can’t get in my home town of Grimsby. Having checked Tripadvisor I compiled a shortlist of restaurants, Jyoti’s Pushkar, Ashas and Itihaas. Frankly not a fag paper between them so I chose Itihaas. First point which caused some confusion, there are 2... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Five star service with a personal welcome from the manager on arrival, it's the little things that make all the difference - My wife and I were treated exceptionally well, with some great individual dishes that you just cant get at other Indian restaurants in Birmingham, for the less adventurous there are still traditional Indian dishes, I would recommend asking... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited Itihaas at Selfridges with two of my work friends recently. Itihaas certainly didn't fail to impress! We were greeted very welcomely and professionally by the manager himself who then showed us to our seats. We decided to treat ourselves with a glass of prosecco and some fries before our mains came. I ordered the Lamb Rogan Josh which came... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I happened to be here with a group of 10 people. an open and welcoming atmosphere. I informed the staff about my preferences (non meat) and as if all staff knew, with every dish (starter, main) I got informed about the fact it contained meat or not. The variety of tastes, spicy, but not too!!, presentation .. it was a... More

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solihull
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245 reviews 245 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Having visited the Itihaas Brassarie at Selfridges I decided to ask a colleague to join me for trying the business lunch menu at Itihaas Restauarant and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We both had the Executivethali (pre plated meal) £12.95 which consisted of 6 small bowls (1.Karahi Maha Jingah..King Prawns...2.Makhani Murgh..Chicken....3.Lamb Rogan Josh....4.Makhani Dhal..Mixed lentils...5.Rangey Chawal..Basmati rice...6.Rhangey Raitha...Yoghurt) and Naan.... More

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Dorset, England
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224 reviews 224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited on a family get-together on the recommendation of someone who lives in the area, and weren't disappointed. This was a Saturday (31 May), though the place wasn't very busy. Despite what others have said, we found the service to be good - attentive without being obtrusive. To us 'out-of-towners' the location seemed unusual, some way out of the... More

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