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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.