Birmingham’s Blue Lagoon restaurant styles itself as an Indian restaurant, but it would be more accurate to catagorise it as a Bangladeshi place which isn’t shy about taking influences from across the region. The team take most of their inspiration for their food from Sylhet, Bangladesh’s second city, and they have transplanted the city’s flavours to Brum’s Waterside. There’s something for everyone at this local Bangladeshi place, but it’s a special treat for those with a taste for inventive curry.
There’s plenty to be excited about at the Blue Lagoon on Birmingham’s Waterway. Each dish coming out of the kitchen is a homage to Bangladeshi flavours with hints of Indian influences. The intention is to create a fusion of flavours to hold the interest of Birmingham’s famously discerning curry fans. There’s hints of subcontinental influence abounds, but the food doesn’t suffer from an overload of ideas executed poorly. Instead there’s bold takes on old favourites and chef specials with enough inventiveness to keep things ticking over.
To succeed in Birmingham as an ostensibly Indian restaurant, even if Bangladeshi would be a more accurate tag, you need to be doing something pretty special. Competition is fierce, and the team at the Waterside’s Blue Lagoon are carving a niche for themselves with tawa dishes (a unique blend of herbs, spices, tamarind and coriander) which is proving extremely popular with the Blue Lagoon’s diners. Find out more about Bangladeshi food at the Blue Lagoon every evening from 5.30pm. This popular eatery is regularly full thanks to a combination of an excellent, inventive menu and its regular great value offers, so a reservation is usually a must.
Excellent service by friendly staff in all a very enjoyable experience.our party of four were served very quickly and by a most helpful waiters who were able to assist with menu queries