For Birmingham’s curry connoisseurs, Itihaas Restaurant is a consistent favourite. Meaning history in Hindi, the restaurant aims to share India and Pakistan’s rich and vibrant histories through their many authentic offerings. The setting here is absolutely stunning, complete with a Colonial Room, Maharaja suite and the Tiffin Room, a private space that seats 12 guests and even includes a butler. The food is just as stunning. With favourites ranging from their Indo-Chinese scallops with a lemon-garlic butter dressing, coriander and tomato, lamb and achari gosht masala, and methi murgh mirch, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Itihaas Restaurant. Book ahead to secure your table at this Jewellery Quarter gem.
First time visiting this restaurant, I can clearly say it was the best Indian we have had for years. Will definitely be returning again 10/10 recommended
Lovely restaurant setting, great food (creative and tasty for both meat eaters and vegan), and friendly staff. Perfect for a special meal. Would very much reccommend!
Any self-respecting Indian cuisine fan in Birmingham will already be well acquainted with Itihaas Restaurant on Fleet Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Celebrated and praised for serving authentic, traditional Indian dishes in a cosy setting, Itihaas Restaurant is a big hit across Birmingham with fans of a bit of heat. It’s very clear when you enter this Jewellery Quarter hotspot that no expense has been spared in its decor with walls decorated with carved stone elephants and ancient Indian artefacts on display. But what comes as a delight, is the fact that the food matches the regal surroundings.
br>One of the best pieces of advice we can impart is that when enjoying Indian cuisine, you should always consider the chef’s specialities – after all, these experts really do know best. Take for example the mirchi murgh with tender baby chicken, tossed in fresh crushed ginger and garlic before being pan-fried with fresh green chillies. If seafood is more to your taste, why not pull out all the stops by ordering the lobster paanch phoren simmered with five spices in a creamed mustard paste? Vegetarians will also find plenty of appealing dishes at Itihaas Birmingham, with nourishing yet delish paneer, lentils and chickpea options to beat the band.