City CentreIndian, Asian££££
17 Reviews
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About Varanasi

Spread over three distinct floors including a number of private dining rooms, three cocktail bars and a grand atrium, Varanasi on Broad Street is Birmingham’s largest restaurants with space for 500 seated guests. This restaurant specialises in luxurious South Asian cuisine and exceptional cocktails – Birmingham’s Varanasi is even home to one of the Midlands’ most extravagant cocktail, the Jewel of Varanasi. The menu here was envisioned by Michelin-star chef Alfred Prasad to create an opulent experience unlike anywhere else. Needless to say, reservations are an absolute must for this exceptional city centre restaurant.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


184 Broad St, City Centre
Birmingham B15 1DA

Menu Highlights



Tandoori Tiger Prawns (s)

Lightly spiced fresh water King Prawns cooked in the tandoor, on a bed of caramelized Onion relish with fragrant mint & tamarind jus.

Clay Oven Murgh

Old style classic, free range chicken supreme marinated in Yoghurt & ground spices, cooked in clay oven.

Aubergine Medley

Crafted trio of crispy golden fried aubergine in a light gram flour batter and tamarind jus.
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More about Varanasi, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Varanasi is one of the most grand dining experiences in the city. This impressive and high-end Indian restaurant is chic, elegant and opulent – changing the face of city centre dining one delicious dish at a time. This spacious restaurant is home to several dining rooms and a whopping eight cocktail bars, so no matter the occasion, you’ll have a meal to remember at this iconic space. We recommend beginning your meal at Varanasi with dishes such as dil salmon tikka served with salmon caviar and pickled relish; tandoori tiger prawns flavoured with mint and tamarind jus or the stuffed portobello mushroom baked with herbs, cheese and spiced creamy potato.

Then, it’s time to treat your senses to the main event... Meat lovers should keep an eye out for Varanasi’s famous Lig Murgh masala of corn-fed chicken tikka cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce blended with Indian spices and nuts or the lamb meatballs wrapped in tigerella tomatoes with rogan josh and a mint sauce. Seafood fans are also covered, with one of our favourites being the Malabar fish curry of pan-seared, freshwater sea bass served with spinach, coconut shavings and red chilli, while vegetarians should sample the saag aloo; malai kofta or Tadka dal. With plenty more besides, Birmingham's Varanasi is a must for any Indian foodies. Located on Broad Street in the city centre, reservations are absolutely essential.

17 Varanasi Reviews

17 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
H N.2 months ago · 1 review

I dined her last night we were a table of 2. This restaurant set on 3 floors beyond beautiful and elegant. We received a warm welcome. Food so tasty and delicious, flavours and spices just right i would describe food as outstanding, the best in birmingham. Service is great very proffesional, friendly and courteous. Great location, i thoroughly enjoyed my evening here we will be back again and will be sure to reccomend

Leigh P.3 months ago · 4 reviews

Excellent, high quality food. Beautiful setting, feels very luxurious. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend for food lovers and people wanting a special night.

Jas R.4 months ago · 1 review

Recently booked to go to Varanasi for my son's graduation. Really pleasant atmosphere. Food was really good and well presented. Faz was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave us many suggestions. He put our mind at ease and we felt very comfortable. The decor was very grand and very picturesque. Thank you very much Faz for your hospitality. Will definitely be coming again :)