The jewel in the crown of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, in terms of Indian cuisine at least, is surely Viceroy Tandoori Restaurant, along Icknield Street in Hockley. This historical district has been undergoing something of a renaissance, with many creative industries popping up alongside the traditional, and still thriving, jewellery trade associated with the area. It’s apt, then, that Viceroy can offer Birmingham’s discerning Indian food fans a menu that seamlessly blends tradition with innovation.
Both Portugal and Britain installed viceroys when they ruled their various shares of India and the Indian subcontinent. In return, Britain received the gift of superlative Indian cuisine (can’t quite say the same for Portugal, but watch this space!) At Viceroy Tandoori Restaurant, down Icknield Street in Birmingham’s historic and recently facelifted Jewellery Quarter, you’ll find examples of coastal and continental Indian cuisine alongside bold fusion concepts, all at affordable prices and with home delivery an option too. This restaurant is undoubtedly the Hockley’s culinary viceroy.
Indeed, Viceroy’s menu boasts several Bangladeshi dishes, such as the Golda Sukka or the Jhinga Garlic, both subjecting Bangladeshi king prawns to either the tandoor oven or a sweet and sour tamarind sauce. But the focus in this Icknield Street kitchen is firmly on Indian cuisine, with an incredible selection of seafood options, the kind typical of the former Portuguese colony of Goa, as well as a range of dishes typical of India’s vast and varied interior. Viceroy’s menus are among the best and most adventurous in all of Birmingham, so next time you’re in Hockley’s Jewellery Quarter and are looking to spice up your day or night, don’t fail to book a table.
Wow, really excellent food quality for a more than fair price. Nice atmosphere, good wines, excellent service. Overall very recommendable. We will go there again.
Great food and super friendly staff. The Viceroy is one of my favourite restaurants in the Jewellery Quarter and my favourite Indian restaurant in the city!
As usual the food and service were excellent. Quite a long way to travel for a meal but definitely worth it My favourite Indian restaurant