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.
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 :)
Friendly caterers, Pleasant and calming atmosphere , Nice food which has the aroma and taste of fresh ingredients . Overall experience superb . Will visit again at the next opportunity
Found the service rushed considering the restaurant wasn't busy and had up to 3 waiters serving per table. Menus could be much easier to read especially if you are sitting in a dimmer part of the restaurant. Other than that, great friendly welcoming staff and flavoursome fine dining authentic Indian cuisine in an incredible setting make this the perfect place for a special occasion.