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.
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.
Great food friendly staff especially thanks to Saroj, for taking care of us Loved the fact that we were not rushed and served with care
There were 5 of us, I had visited the restaurant before, my friends absolutely loved it, the food and service were exceptional. We will definitely return.
The food was very good, the staff were polite, helpful and explained the menu when needed. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The overall dining experience is not to be missed.
Excellent ambiance, excellent service and excellent food. Would highly recommend it. Only criticism, it took a bit longer to get our food. But we enjoyed the dinning experience.
The food is amazing however we had to wait an hour for our table and then again for our food! The service was very slow. We did receive complimentary poppadums and drinks but the delay was uncomfortable for our group and effected the atmosphere of the otherwise beautiful restaurant as other diners were also waiting for a very long time for their tables, their food and leaving mid-meal due to the delays and inconveniences. The food is delicious but the delays are off putting. Worth a visit perhaps when they are not so busy.
Staff were pleasant and accommodated an early arrival. Service was good and the food was fine, if nothing special. The problem is that this restaurant is enormously overpriced. I made the mistake of not checking the menu beforehand- I would never have booked if I had. £22 for a small prawn curry and small portion of rice is off the charts, even by London standards- I cannot understand such pricing in Birmingham. Further, the choice of dishes is limited compared to other Indian restaurants. The decor is very tired and dated.
Lovely meal and great service. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable about dietary needs; I have coeliac disease so my food must be gluten free at all times, they were able to advise so no problems. I have been to Itihaas before & would go again.
Very friendly staff always more than happy to help. Very nice decor and ambience. Very lovely and delicious food. Overall one of the best Indian restaurants in Birmingham in my opinion. Well worth a visit.
Service was amazing and the food was delicious, absolutely loved the indo chicken and gol gappey, highly recommended, there's an intimate atmosphere. Service was great, will definitely go again and recommend to family and friends
Very disappointed. We got there a 40mins earlier and the lady at entrance was rude. Then we was having our starters and another waiter come over and started removing our plates well half of us were still eating our starters she stood over us until we finished. Even when the mains come out the same thing again the started clearing our table well we were half way through eating. Never been anywhere and felt this rushed or not welcome. Iv been here before and never revived such poor service.