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.
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.
Excellent venue, awesome food, great staff. I would definitely go again!!
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.
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 :)
By far the best restaurant I've been to in Birmingham. Amazing service amazing venue and lovely food. Definitely booking the private room for an event in the future. So beautiful x
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!
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 !!
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.
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
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.
Beautiful decor service is great food is overpriced and is not up to scratch need to relook at menu and maybe drinks menu needs more variety