Cotteridge local favourite The Spice Exchange Indian Restaurant has been dishing up refined Indian cuisine from its Pershore Road premises for over ten years now, an offering backed up by a deep knowledge of the world of spice, their flavours and health benefits. Situated four miles south of Birmingham city centre, The Spice Exchange models itself on the ancient spice exchanges of the Indian subcontinent, markets that are still going strong today, settling on only the freshest spices, carefully selected and ground on-site, in order to create beautifully balanced Indian dishes.
Once upon a time, black pepper was the king of spices, as valuable as gold and eminently tradable. Pepper is now a far more common commodity, but it’s less known that it is believed to be aphrodisiac. This is the kind of information diners pick up when they visit The Spice Exchange Indian Restaurant along Cotteridge’s stretch of Pershore Road, four miles south of Birmingham city centre. And, we suppose, if the dish is peppery enough, they might also pick up a little spice of life in the process… In any case, The Spice Exchange takes the world of spice as a backdrop, an integral part of every dish they create.
Attuned to the traditions of Indian cuisine and the spices that are the backbone of Indian culinary traditions, recipes at The Spice Exchange may use just two spices as cornerstones, or as many as ten, carefully ground fresh and on-site and blended to achieve the perfect balance. True to Ayurvedic tradition, the experts at the Spice Exchange are also aware of the health benefits associated with each spice: ginger’s circulatory benefits, the digestive boost of cumin and more. Next time you visit this Cotteridge Indian restaurant, along Pershore Road, be sure to ask about the spices used in your meal. It’s perhaps the most well-informed Indian cuisine you’ll find in the Birmingham region.
This is the 3rd time I have visited The Spice Exchange - the food as in previous visits was faultless, extremely tasty and delicious. Yes you do have to wait a while but knowing you get lovely freshly cooked food is definitely worth the wait! The staff are very friendly, professional and attentive. I will definitely return!
Exceptionally good food, friendly staff and bright colourful environment - what more could you ask for? Well, maybe a few more vegetarian dishes on the main menu.
Great food. Perhaps not quite as warm as should have been but obviously it was a buffet. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and good service. Will be back again