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Viceroy Tandoori

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About Viceroy Tandoori

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 18:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 17:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 18:00 - 22:30
Viceroy Tandoori, 108-109 Icknield Street, B18 6RZ Birmingham

Further Information

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.


279 Reviews

5.7 /6 Wonderful 279 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 08:09

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!

2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2017 10:35

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

1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 06:51

Best in Birmingham. Very polite staff, clean and food was amazing. Plenty on street parking around. A bit pricey but was worth every penny. I even left a 10% tip because staff were exceptional. Will be going back again!

2 reviews so far 6
22.06.2017 15:21

My go to special curry place in brum, great food and service. Highly recommend with a short walk from the city centre with plenty of bars close by

1 review so far 6
04.03.2016 17:36

I recently paid my second visit to Viceroy Tandoori - the first for a romantic meal with my husband, the second for a celebration meal with female friends. On both occasions, the food, ambiance, and service were excellent. The range of options on the menu include old favourites and some really lovely, more unusual dishes for the more adventurous. Everything I have tasted (sampling not just my own selections but those of my dining companions as well!) has been superb. Fresh, full of flavour, incredibly succulent meat, and generous portion sizes. The spicing is very nicely balanced, delivering on expectations (which in my case are high!). The pricing is reasonable (especially compared to other of Birmingham's high-end Indian restaurants) - and certainly fair in light of the quality and quantity delivered. I really like the decor and ambiance of the restaurant - modern, fresh, comfortable, elegant and clean - and the view into the kitchen is reassuring of kitchen standards (the kitchen also looking immaculate). The front of house team are very friendly, professional, seemingly valuing our custom and unable to do enough to make our visits comfortable and enjoyable. Service was nicely paced - we never felt rushed, even when we were the last table left in the restaurant and I am sure the staff would have liked to shut up shop. I have eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants over the years, and Viceroy Tandoori has established itself as one of my firm favourites! I'll definitely be back on a regular basis.

1 review so far 6
24.06.2015 23:01

Loved my experience at Viceroy Tandoori! We went for the £25 banquet and it was incredible. We were so full afterwards but we were so pleased we went for this option so we could try an array of starters and different curries. Very authentic and very polite staff! Food was delicious, no complaints at all. We even tipped a lot more than usual because we were so impressed.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2015 07:58

Viceroy has been open for a little over a year and nestles just on the edge of the Jewellery quarter and I'd driven past it on many occasions. Arranging a get together and meal for a large group of retired friends near to a train station was the challenge and Viceroy popped up. It was perfect, a good selection on the menu, really accommodating staff and for the group in question a wine list as well. To be absolutely sure of the choice my partner and I went earlier in the week and I knew then it would be the right choice. I would recommend everyone try it once and defy them not to return.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 09:15

Despite booking, we had to wait 10 minutes for our table so take note for busy periods. However, once seated staff were attentive and courses speedy. The food was excellent and definitely worth the wait. The prawn puri starter was the best I have tasted and the spicy seafood bhuna and accompanying soft naan had just the right balance of heat and spice for my money. For 3 alcoholic drinks, water, poppadoms, 2 starters, 3 naan and 2 main curries, we paid £65 plus tip. Left a decent tip as we thought they offered great value for excellent food and definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 15:29

Great food and service one of the best indian meals I have had in ages, only two small negative points , the table of 4 opposite appeared to have to wait a long time for their main courses and had to ask on 3 occasions although they were very patient about it, at the same time we had to remind someone for our bill on 2 occasions. Not issues that would put me off going again or recommending to others. Best to book, we did and were glad as all tables were taken and this was on a Thursday.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 05:02

An excellent meal served by very attentive but not overly sycophantic staff. Well organised - we were in a group of 16 and two cancelled last minute of which none was a problem. Good contact by text from booking. The food quality and range was much better than the average take away. We were offered the set meal which as we arrived at 8.30pm and was a much better option. This was fully explained before hand and we were offered other options if anybody did not want it. There was plenty left over too so no chance of starving.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2016 06:29

Really enjoyable. The restaurant is nice and bright, large enough tables for all the dishes that come with a curry; you can see into the kitchen from the dining area and watch the chefs cook. Spotlessly clean everywhere. Interesting menu with classic dishes and some a bit different. My dish had huge pieces of chicken in but I thought it was a tad over cooked making it a rather dry. Good quality ingredients used for everything though. Annoyingly another table of six decided to stand in the doorway smoking for twenty minutes at a time and the smell wafted into the restaurant which was unpleasant! Overall though, a lovely place for a meal.

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 17:05

All I can say is we dined there on the 6th August for the first time, the staff are the very best, they are so friendly and helpful, the food was so very tasty and plenty to fill you, we had such an enjoyable evening we stayed long after the other diners had left and the staff were great, the restaurant is very clean and spacious between each table, and we were made to feel very comfortable, we really look forward to booking again, big thumbs up to the staff, excellent restaurant 10/10

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 09:25

This is a wonderful Indian Restaurant, I couldn't fault it. The food was delicious, and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating - one of our party wanted something a bit different, so they took her brief and came back with a dish that tasted amazing and was exactly what she wanted. We also wanted to have a bit of a mixed starter (which isn't on the menu) and this was provided with no problem but just a warning it is quite large, so make sure you leave room for the mains!

2 reviews so far 6
05.06.2016 10:58

Food - delicious, not your average curry house - if you want run of the mill 'traditional' curry dishes, probably not the place for you, but if you want somewhere a bit different with a range of delicately spiced dishes with tender meats and seafoods/fish this is fab. The mackerel samosa is incredible! Service - excellent - friendly and welcoming manager, always recognises us when we go, attentive, not pushy waiters, very prompt service also. Super lucky to have the Viceroy on our doorstep. We'll be back AGAIN very soon!

1 review so far 6
24.06.2015 18:47

Had a great evening at the Viceroy Tandoori Restaurant. The service was second to none and very hospitable. The food was excellent and we didn't have to wait long I would eagerly recommend this restaurant to friends and family. Will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 6
16.08.2016 13:05

A nice spacy seating arrangement where families could talk freely, very experienced and polite staff and there is no match to food. I have been visiting restaurants for the last 50 years I have had never so much tasty food before bit expensive but all good things cost money. I am really proud of having such a quality restaurant In Birmingham. I will definitely go again and make sure I am hungry because of the rich quality and quantity of the food served. Abdul Qayyum Chaudhary

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 11:01

Lovely restaurant, highly recommended for a something a little more special. Clean, bright and contemporary, the widow into the kitchen is a nice touch. The staff were attentive, welcoming and very efficient, getting the balance just right. The food was delicious and the menu offered a nice range of varied and unusual dishes, not just the run-of-the-mill Indian stalwarts. It's not the cheapest, but you still feel like you're getting value for money as the quality of the food is well worth the price

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 17:59

I've visited Viceroy Tandoori on several occasions and this time was no different. Excellent service and food. Can not fault the food and I recommend this restaurant to anyone who will listen to me! Excellent wine list too! Perfect meal out.

1 review so far 6
11.01.2017 07:29

The restaurant did a fantastic job of hosting a pre-wedding celebration banquet for my group of 30 people. The service was impeccable with good pacing of the drinks, nibbles with the drinks, and then appetizers and dinner. The food was delicious, authentic Indian -- a number of my guests said that this was among the best Indian meals they have had. My thanks to the entire restaurant staff and owners for such a wonderful evening!

1 review so far 6
27.08.2016 08:57

The Viceroy has a simple contemporary feel. A good selection on the menu but not too large an you can see that everything is freshly prepared. Reasonably priced and the portions are generous without being over large. Nice atmosphere and a good location but you may need to check your google maps if you don't know the Jewellery Quarter. Well worth a visit and do book as it gets busy.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 14:42

Their chili garlic lamb curry was incredible, it's one of those dishes that you want to last forever! I would also recommend their Palek Paneer and garlic naan. I would definitely recommend Viceroy Tandoori... YUM!

1 review so far 5
08.04.2015 10:02

The staff were really helpful and attentive and the food was great. Everything tasted freshly cooked and the menu had an unusual selection of dishes, which is always a bonus. It's only a short walk from a couple of great pubs in the Jewellery Quarter, so is ideally located. The only negative is the actual restaurant itself, it lacks atmosphere. Which I think is a combination of the hard floors and large glass front, it feels more like a cafe than a restaurant.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 01:31

This is without question the best curry house I have been to. The service was friendly, quick and really helpful. The food was out of this world. The chicken fell apart with a knife and and folk yet, somehow it remained loverly and moist, with great flavours to go with it. There is no question as to wether I would go again great place, great staff, and well priced.

2 reviews so far 6
25.02.2017 08:29

Another perfect meal at viceroy (must be our 6th)! When we visit Birmingham this is the only restaurant we visit, nothing else compares! We always go for a selection of side dishes to try a range of dishes, always of great quality and flavour. Viceroy really is a cut above the rest in terms of food and service. Our favourite Indian restaurant by far!

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 09:49

My first visit here and it was amazing. Lovely peaceful atmosphere in the restaurant, dim lighting and candles. Greeted warmly by (we assume) the manager who was just delightful throughout our night. Food was absolutely delicious. Just beautiful. Staff friendly and attentive. This has now become my favourite place to dine in Birmingham and I can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 5
12.03.2016 06:48

Best onion Bhajis I've ever had, king prawns were awesome too (I'm not much of a fish person!) and mains were excellent too. In fact probably the best curry I've ever had. Cleanliness very good, you can see them cooking he food and the smell when you walk past the kitchen just makes you want to order more and more. To top it all off they even served my favourite beer, Asahi!

1 review so far 5
10.03.2016 08:14

Super restaurant, polite and helpful staff, good atmosphere. It was a delicious meal, the king prawns were beautifully cooked and one of my fellow diners had lamb, so often rather tough in Indian restaurants but this melted in her mouth. You could taste the freshness of the produce. We loved the accompaniments with the poppadums so much we kept them for the main meal! staff could have not done enough.

1 review so far 6
23.12.2015 12:42

Both the food and the service were excellent. Our host was very friendly and knowledgeable and recommended the mixed tandoori starter which could just about be the best I have ever eaten. Pickled ( yes - pickled) chicken bhuna main course and Nan bread was fantastic.Probably one of the best curries I have eaten in a long time.

2 reviews so far 6
29.06.2016 14:28

Very accommodating with booking as texted me back when they had a cancellation for my preferred reservation time, great table, good atmosphere and stylish interior, staff very friendly and chef accommodated special requests. Beer (mongoose) and red wine good. 10 out of 10 for food presentation and taste, heat exactly as ordered. Would definitely recommend this resturant.

1 review so far 6
19.07.2015 12:32

Impressive food and service. The normal varieties of curry are available but these are secondary to the premium dishes, which are all very appealing. The duck breast in a spicy pineapple sauce (annanas hash) was succulent, rich, tangy and not at all fatty. My partner's seafood bhuna with coconut rice was delicious. Easy parking, too. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 5
01.10.2015 06:19

Went there along with couple of friends. The decor is good. We ordered Paneer, Lamb and chicken for starters. Everthing was just perfect. The main course was also very delicious. The server asked us our preferences and the food was perfectly as per our liking. I've been to many Indian restaurants in Biingham and can easily say that this is the BEST one. Will love to go back.

2 reviews so far 6
21.08.2016 11:51

The Viceroy Tandoori always provides excellent quality and service. I highly recommend this restaurant, whether it's for an 'ordinary' meal or a special occasion. Well worth a visit.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2017 08:08

I looked up the best Indian restaurants in Birmingham as judged by Trip Advisor reviews and this came top of the list. I can definitely see why: lovely which is reasonably priced and a fantastic team who couldn't do enough for me. I'd highly recommend Viceroy if you're around Birmingham and fancy a proper curry.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 07:57

fabulous food and service. really enjoyed it. we were staying at the airport, so it was quite an effort to get there. However, well worth the time and money. The only downside is that we wanted to try many more dishes than our stomach's could absorb. woudl be great if they had sampling menus available.

1 review so far 5
07.09.2015 08:00

The Viceroy Tandoori is a great find. I visited for my birthday and experienced lovely food and service. The surroundings are modern and there was a really nice warm ambience. Will return again!

3 reviews so far 6
05.02.2016 08:02

Booked the Viceroy on a recommendation of a friend and wasn't disappointed - Monday night and the food was really fresh and full of flavour. Excellent customer service, the owner and staff made us feel really welcome. The house starter was beautiful. So nice that we are returning on Saturday with friends.

2 reviews so far 6
19.10.2016 07:56

Visited on a Saturday evening, having previously eaten here midweek. Much busier this time but the food and service were of the highest standards on both occasions. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well worth the journey out of the city centre. Will be back next time we are in Birmingham.

1 review so far 6
23.11.2015 09:27

Have heard good reports about this restaurant so decided to try it out. We were not disappointed. Nice clean, modern layout. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Food was delicious and tasty and came out in good time and hot. Would definately recommend going here and we will be returning.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 16:51

Wonderful food and fantastic staff. We had a lovely evening here and would highly recommend. I had the monk fish for a change and it was cooked beautifully. My husband had lamb and that melted in your mouth. If we find ourselves in Birmingham again we will be back.

1 review so far 5
23.11.2015 22:03

One of the most expensive Indian meals I've ever had, but it was quite nice. My husband in particular liked his meat dishes. Naan were a bit under-cooked and a bit sweet for my taste. The rasmalai was delicious. Would come again, but as a special occasion - I couldn't afford to eat here every month!

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 03:50

Very welcoming restaurant with high levels of quality and cleanliness . The quality of food was outstanding and within our group of 4 we shared our dishes so tasted the chicken , prawn and lamb dishes that were all flavoursome. Will definitely return in the future.

2 reviews so far 6
02.01.2016 09:45

My wife and I have just had one of the best Indian meals ever. The Viceroy is right up there with the very, very best. I can offer no greater praise than to say it is as good as (if not better than?) The Clay Oven.

1 review so far 6
20.06.2016 10:11

This is a great restaurant. We were in Birmingham for the tennis and we dined here twice. They accommodated us at 9 PM Sunday evening without hesitation and again later in the week. Will definitely be coming back when next in Birmingham. Would highly recommend.

6 reviews so far 6
19.02.2017 09:15

Our sixth visit,the experience matched our anticipation.As usual,the food,service and atmosphere were excellent but the single most important component is the friendliness of the family members who run the restaurant.A great place,which happens to be located near a number of Birmingham's best pubs.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2016 16:51

The staff where great the food was fantastic , service spot on what more do you want ? . We arrived an hour early and they still managed to fit us in a very busy restaurant . Highly recommended . Just go .

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 16:45

One of the best curries I have ever had, in smart, modern, airy surroundings, served with charm and considerable expertise. The maitre d'hotel was most helpful, adapting dishes to suit our preferences - a must visit when I'm next in Birmingham, many thanks.

1 review so far 3
21.12.2016 08:39

When we book a table over the phone for 12 people a month in advance, please tell us at that point that we must order the tasting meal at 25 pound per head, not when we turn up on the night. NOT IMPRESSED !! To say that it's clearly stated on the website is not acceptable when we booked over the phone !! Having said that the food and service was very good but the damage was already done and was unforgivable.

2 reviews so far 6
16.05.2017 13:20

Superb meal - really different and inventive menu. Well worth a special trip. Fantastic service throughout - and the food was top notch. Offers more than your usual curry house (and is hence a little pricier) but not pretentious at all.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2016 11:29

really lovely food and cosy restaurant, service very polite I had a beef dish and naan bread, really nice. my friend had the lime and chicken dish which tasted delicious hard to find parking if you are new to the area

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 10:42

Great food and service. Couldn't fault anything. A great Bangladesh prawn starter with fantastic flavours and a lime and coconut chicken main with pilau rice and garlic naan. Restaurant was busy from around 730 onwards but it didn't affect the service