Lasan Restaurant

4.6
58 reviews
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Indian
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  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Fit for Foodies
Since its launch in 2002, Lasan has firmlyestablished itself as the finest Indian restaurant in the UK, if not the world, courtesy of its numerous awards and international recognition. From national curry awards to facile victories in Gordon Ramsay’s ‘F Word – Best Local restaurant’ on Channel 4’ and the BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’, not to mention our inclusion in The Sunday Times top 100 UK restaurants.

Don’t be surprised if you bump into an A-list celebrity or two, given that our global reputation has enticed many of them to visit Birmingham and see what all the fuss is about!
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l
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your average Indian, this is a superb Indian with a contemporary twist. The food was aromatic and extremely well presented. Will definitely be going again

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without fail the best Birmingham has to offer. Consistently the best food, service and wine.

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g
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal on Christmas eve. Slightly under flavoured Korma was the only minor negative. Other than that, the whole experience of food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Pricing makes it a special occasion only place, but will definitely go again.

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HJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian Food
We had lunch at Lasan to celebrate our sons graduation. The food was amazing (especially the salmon and lamb cutlets in the sharing starter). The service was attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. This was Indian fine dining at its best.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Starters were exceptional. Dining room slightly cold.

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AC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely superb evening. They went out of their way to accommodate our every need (including preparing an alternative dairy and gluten free amuse bouche). Exceptional food and we will definitely be returning very soon.

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G
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, the best Indian meal we have eaten in our lifetime! Service slick but unobtrusive. Food outstanding, such a shame we don’t live closer. Modern Indian at its best.

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine. Sorry they don't do the Lamb Lababdar any more, which I'd cross the country to eat.

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a late lunch and there was only one other table occupied which detracted from the atmosphere somewhat. Food and service were excellent, and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone on this basis. I guess location is such that lunchtime is not going to be a busy time even on a Friday. I bet the place is completely different in the evening ! Perhaps a lunchtime set menu might be a good attraction ?

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HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant... been waiting to be in Birmingham for years after seeing the head chef cook on BBCs British Menu and I wasn't let down.

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GW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was superb, some of the best Indian food I've ever had! As was the service, very attentive but not intrusive!

What let it down, although it certainly didn't ruin our night, was the lack of a dress code, even a basic one! As it was our anniversary, we had made an effort to dress up, believing that it was a contemporary restaurant. Sadly one of the other tables deemed Flip flops, shorts & t-shirts suitable! As i said it didn't ruin our night in the slightest but its just something that will be remembered!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I am in Birmingham I visit this extraordinary Indian restaurant. It’s really the best Indian food in Europe! The service is top and I love the absence of any kind of cooler local atmosphere. I’ll be back.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous designed food and taste better.

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n
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good place. Good service, attentive staff. Nice menu. Different.
Food was nice - but nothing exceptional.
Could do with a few more beer types.
Reminded me of being in Delhi.

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MD
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has a great reputation. The food was good but not outstanding, especially given the price. I would go back and wouldn't stop anyone else, but I must admit I was slightly disappointed. Perhaps that's the problem with a great reputation.

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FH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Class service as per usual, food excellent. All staff so very well trained and absolutely make you feel very special.

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D
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine list. Very high quality Indian food. Sharing platter recommended to start. Great decor since refurbishment.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There’re were 4 of us eating at Lasan. I had been once before and took my daughter as I was so impressed. Food is different and superb. Portions are very generous.
The staff could not be nicer and so attentive without being intrusive.
Lasan is definitely one of our favourite restaurants in Birmingham. We live in Warwick but it’s certainly worth the drive.

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here for a belated birthday meal - the meal was first class - different to any we had had before and the staff were excellent and very attentive

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S
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. An explosion of flavours with every mouthful.

We’ve been before; will go again

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful culinary experience. Amazing food and very friendly attentive staff. Would definitely recommend.

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RG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely staff. Our second time eating here and it didn't disappoint. The flavours were amazing, so many layers and well thought out. The peshwari naan was outstanding, cannot fault any of the dishes. Cannot wait to return. Thanks lasan

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. It was difficult to find a nice simply chicken curry on the menu which is sometimes all you are looking for from an Indian but on the whole a great experience.

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S
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

There was a problem with the reservation we had made through Open Table as we were not on the list so they had to find us a table which was a disappointment because we felt like we were put in the basement as we were the only people sitting in the section downstairs by the kitchen. The service by the main waiter was not great and he appeared to be very stressed and always looking around like he should be somewhere else, however the waitress that dealt with us was excellent. The food could not be faulted as is was all delicious and full of favour. It's a shame the service was not up to par with the food quality. At the end of the meal I asked to pay by card and after 10 minutes were still waiting for the machine. I went upstairs to pay and was told there was only one machine so they were waiting for it. I would have appreciated being told this as it appeared like they had forgotten about us. Overall we were very impressed with the food quality but the service on this occasion let it down. The atmosphere was much nicer on the upper floors so ask for a table there. We will go back but will confirm by phone that the reservation has been made and will ask for a table on the upper floor.

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B
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2016
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Lovely food, service was good (manager a tad bit cocky). Bill came to £141, we paid £150 cash and they decided to keep the change (which we were going to leave as tip anyway). We explained that we wanted to leave the tip and say thank you for the lovely service and food. Waiter then explained they don't give change when payment is made in cash.

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S
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2016
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The staff and service is excellent however the food was, at best, average. We had two starters which were ok but nothing special. Two main courses (goat curry and mutton curry). At nearly £20 each they were poor. The goat dish was mostly rice and very dry and the mutton curry was like water with very tough meat. Overall, with a bottle of wine, the meal was close to £90 and not at all worth it.

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OT
London
65 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Holly at Carters of Moseley recommended Lasan and when we mentioned our impending visit when chatting to staff at other Michelin starred restaurants most of them either knew of or had eaten there. It was perhaps the most we have paid at an Indian restaurant but we were not disappointed.

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F
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question the absolute top Indian restaurant to dine in. It is quiet difficult to contemplate ever eating an Indian meal anywhere else again..... Absolutely outclassed ashers

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Lasan for my friends 60th Birthday. We had the 8 course tasting menu this gave us the opportunity to try a variety of dishes. The dishes were a fusion of sweet, sour , salty and spicy. It tantalised your taste buds. We enjoyed the whole experience. I recommend Lasan.

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G
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the full works - apero, tasting menus (8 courses) & wine flight. It was quite delicious & not overpoweringly spicy, but pricey - £200 incl. tip. One minor gripe, there were no cocktails, a bit surprising given the retaurant's high-end status.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Having booked our table 5 weeks in advance and being sent an OpenTable confirmation the morning before our booking - we were surprised to be called by the restaurant at 10pm the night before to be told that due to a glitch with their booking system they could only offer us a table at 9:30. Apparently this had been a problem for several weeks and the restaurant had been turning customers away during this time. A quick check on the latest restaurant reviews showed no evidence of this problem but were promised that they would try to re-schedule our booking and give us a call the next day - we heard nothing more from the restaurant.

Hopefully by submitting our experience on OpenTable, Lasan might think twice about how they treat their 'average' customers.

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MM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary after years of hearing how amazing it was, and we certainly weren't disappointed. Our server was very friendly and gave us his recommendations which we ended up ordering. I had the beef medallion and beef cheek main and my husband had the coriander crusted lamb. We both commented that they were two of the nicest dishes we have ever had. Service was very good and super friendly and the ambiance was relaxed but still upscale. Prices were decent for the quality of the food. We are so looking forward to another visit:

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TL
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet Monday evening after a few drinks in the City Centre, so Indian was high on the agenda, Lasan was showing available on OpenTable...

Battered crab was one of the nicest things I've eaten in a long time, subtly spiced and crisp. The Sancerre I had to accompany was slightly too dry for my palate - wish they did Gerwurtztraminer by the glass! Selection of lamb in different ways surprised with well spiced lamb chops accompanying "pulled lamb"; the accompanying pinot noir was a perfect partner.

Friendly staff recognised me and offered prompt service.

I shall return!

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S
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When arriving to Lasan the staff were very welcoming and throughout our meal they had excellent customer service. The food was absolutely gorgeous and each dish was explained to us so we knew exactly what we were eating. The atmosphere was really nice and although it began to get quite busy half way through the staff still made sure that we were fine and couldn't do enough for us. The whole experience was a 10/10, I recommend any foodie and lovers of fine dining to check this place out. I definitely will be returning!

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b
London
48 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the food was good but nothing outstanding. but the prices were off the scale. However the staff were really helpful and attentive. dont get me wrong the food was really tasty and the restaurant itself has a touch of class but you can get equally good food in Birmingham for exactly half the price

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S
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The taster menu was absolutely wonderful, all the wines and the food went really well together and managed to convince my brother that he actually likes wine after 25 years of thinking he doesn't.

The waiters were attentive and explained the wines and what was in the food.

The portions were a good size, and we left some of the rice and still came out really full.

Great food and would definitely return.

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D
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

first time I visited the Lasan was with my wife, mom and step dad as a mothers day meal and none of us were disappointed. service was superb from the taking of our coats as we walked through the door to no not even having to lift the bottle to poor our drinks there was a member of staff there for our every need! the food was just out of this world everyone of us enjoyed every mouthful. my mom even phoned me to next day to tell me again! how much she loved the meal. an eating experience I will never forget im starting to save up for another visit, on the pricey side but if like me you don't get to visit restaurants at the top end of the scale because of the price this one wont let you down worth every penny not just for me but for the enjoyment it gave my family.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2015
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I have eaten here many times and normally am I very impressed. This time not so. It started badly when I was telephoned during the day to see if I would move our reservation time. We had a guest with us so couldn't and arrived on time. We had to wait half a hour for our table.
The owner was talking to guests and this appeared to send the staff into melt down. Rather than talking to tables I wished the owner had been in the kitchen cooking. We had every excuse from staff under the sun why over an hour after arriving we still hadn't had our food. When it came it was not the usual standard.
Note to self: if we go again check the owner isn't going to be there.....

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