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 now - Closes at 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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


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.

Kashmiri Lamb Cutlets

Smoked Tandoor grilled lamb cutlets marinated in Kashmiri masala, chopped sautéed seasonal vegetables, served with a coriander jus.


Shredded Lamb

Slow cooked finely shredded New Zealand lamb shanks with freshly ground kashmiri herbs & spices

Malabar Fish Curry

Pan seared marinated fresh water Sea Bass , on a bed of sautéed baby spinach , coconut shavings and pan fried red chillies.

8, Pistachio Murgh (n)

Cutlets of free range chicken breast cooked with an infusion of finely grounded pistachio, cracked coriander and cardamom

Gobhi Masala

Florets of tandoori roasted cauliflower, garden fresh snow peas cooked with cumin, ginger & scented spices



Lavender & berry kheer

Spiced Apple

Fennel and anise infused caramelized apple, crushed meringue, served with fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream, caramel flakes and a raspberry jus

Crown of Varanasi

Crushed honey comb, mango infused ice cream on a bed of chocolate sauce, served with dried mango powder, gold dust, mango jus and topped with 24carot gold leaf

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.

14 Varanasi Reviews

14 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
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Jason K.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent venue, awesome food, great staff. I would definitely go again!!

Claire P.7 months ago · 1 review

Great setting, tasty food & good choice including some unusual ones. Friendly staff & efficient unrusged service. Great entrance to the dining areas - it enhances the atmosphere.

Lin T.10 months ago · 1 review

Excellent restaurant. Staff were so helpful and attentive. Lavish surroundings, must be seen to be believed! And the food was delicious. We will definitely be back for more :)

Sonia J.a year ago · 1 review

Beautiful and unique restaurant. The food is delicious. stunning decor!! Pleasant staff! The drinks menu is jam packed with an array of choices. I will definitely be visiting for a special occasion again!! Just what birmingham needs !!

Paula B.a year ago · 1 review

The decor and surroundings were absolutely amazing! On arrival we were showed to the bar area, it was unbelievable on the wide range of drinks that were available. Excellent food and terrific staff, we will be visiting again!

Albert D.10 months ago · 1 review

very nice atmosphere and food. However, waiters appeared stressed and grumpy and did not look or behave friendly at all. I have not seen a single smile on their faces for the whole night. I ordered a draught beer which was not cold as expected. These issues really needs attention because even though the place is nice, you definitely lose customers over this attitude.

John M.a year ago · 1 review

Really nicel looking restaurant. The service was great and the food was reslly nice. Our waiter Josh was great, really attentive and knowledgeable about the food and where ingredients originated from. All in all a good night

Anna K.a year ago · 1 review

Went for a dinner with my partner we were celebrating our 11th anniversary. The service was great, food was amazing and the place look stunning. Well recommended.

Farhana B.13 days ago · 1 review

Food was great service was on point and the venue was amazing! Would definatelt visit this place again. Bit pricey but its okay for an occassion.

Jainish U.11 days ago · 1 review

Awesome experience.i will recommended anytime.boy dear for the price but cannot complain as atmosphere is worth. Staffs are friendly and people around are too good.