Milan Indian Cuisine

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One of Birmingham’s most trusted dining institutions, Milan Indian Cuisine is a busy restaurant tucked away on Newhall Street. A true hidden gem, Milan Indian Cuisine is popular with vegetarians, but the meat and seafood choices at this modern restaurant are plentiful too. Inside is a stylish space decorated with leather seats, low lighting, fresh white linens and trendy flower arrangements. The real secret of Milan Indian Cuisines’ longevity however lies in the cuisine – the reasonably priced menu here is a unique fusion of traditional flavours, artistic presentation and contemporary methods. Good for business dining and large parties, this restaurant is guaranteed to impress the most passionate curry connoisseurs.
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B
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good service and food, recommend Nihari. But of a delay being seated though, even with reservation.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great welcome, great service, great food, all had a great time.

VB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Just found the murgh malai tikka not very tender and the cod amritsari was outstanding. The dal makhani was a bit salty.

B
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Milan are very polite, courteous and ooze charm.
They were all accommodating as we were a large party.
Food was beautiful and no delays.
Already booked to go back.

SK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful friendly service Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

HV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent food & excellent service good atmosphere

DK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you. Annual family curry for 12. Excellent food. Friendly, helpful staff. Touch pricey, but is in City Centre.

R
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, as always, at Milan.
Service was excellent, even if the food was a little slow arriving because the place was really busy.
Overall an enjoyable meal.

HK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another brilliant evening dining at Milan. It is without doubt the best curry house in the whole of Birmingham (believe me, I've tried them all!). Friends came all the way from Northampton to join us (the second time they have done this because the food is so good). Top service and the best Saag Paneer I have ever eaten anywhere in the world. Well done Milan.

RU
Cheshire
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I booked a large work party of 16 in for dinner mid week. I didn’t really find the quality of the food that high and did feel it was expensive for what it was. The toilet facilities weren’t that great either. Not a bad experience but could be improved.

AN
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

12 of us met here for a curry for my stag do. Service was excellent and attentive and the set menu was great for a group, we were going on to the jam house from here so location was perfect.

S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was ok. My friend loves this restaurant. But for me there isn't a huge selection and I've had better.

s
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

poor quality food, waiter had staring problem.
wish i went to ashas down the road

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience again from Milan Indian Cuisine. Tasty food, friendly and attentive service.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and delicious food.

Y
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, very good and varied menu and service very good. Would definately go again.

R
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, nice interior and good service. The food was lovely, very tasty. Definitely worth another visit now

SB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

Toilets require attention

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great service, interior felt a little dated but that's the only fault we could find. Would happily eat there every time we are visiting Birmingham

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just visiting Birmingham. Every time we come to visit our children at the University come to this place for an authentic Indian meal. Good food with smiling service from all the staffs and attention to details. North Indian dishes are the best and this time we indulge ourselves into Indian street food. Excellent**

AG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Milan has a lovely cuisine that does not bloat like other "brand" name Indian restaurants.
The food is well made and has an authentic Indian feel. It has a good variety, but not so extensive as to make you undecided about what to order...
The location is easy to reach in the city and close to other well known Indian restaurants.
The service was very good and friendly.
How could you make it to an outstanding score:
More attention to moving the dinner smoothly.
Gap between starters and main course could be shorter
More comfortable chairs

RW
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegetarian festival - great for me (veggie) and my three non-veggie friends who all loved it. Class.

g
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was, as always, fantastic especially the vegetarian dishes. My colleague had a Chicken TM which was to my taste sweet and bland. Sag paneer and jalfrezi vegetables and dhal all excellent.
Service was a bit pushy, we were asked 4 times if we were ready to order when we were all still clearly engrossed in a conversation.
One of my favourite restaurants

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting the area to attend a concert and wanted a restaurant close to my hotel as I was eating alone.

I found Milan via opentable app and booked a table through the app too.

On arrival, I was warmly welcomed and shown to a table. The server was very polite and engaged me in casual conversation and when I told him it was my birthday, he presented me with a bottle of Prosecco as a gift!

The food was delicious and cooked perfectly and the service was outstanding and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Found this a very pleasant experience. Excellent food and professional and friendly staff.

RW
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and friend's birthday, very nice evening. Will return.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good evening. Initially cool by the entrance, staff moved us and the evening went very well. Staff were attentive and the food was tasty. Intend to book again. in fact will do it now for a special occasion next December. Hope you can cater for an early booking.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere. Waiters attentive but not annoying. My dish (lamb rogan josh) was a little too salty but the lamb was lovely and tender. Dishes are pricier than other places but you are in the city centre .

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was second to none and the good wad delicious. Will definitely be back.

R
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We booked a table for our work Christmas meal last Friday. We arrived at about 8pm and were sat down fairly quickly. Our starters did not arrive until 9pm, and our mains didn't turn up until 10:15pm. By the time we were finally done eating, it was almost 11pm and we were keen to get going quickly as some of us had to rush off to catch the last train home - but then it took another 15 minutes just to get the bill! I understand that Christmas periods can be busy and there were other large groups in the restaurant, but we ended up spending most of the evening looking at our watches, and the staff did not seem to care that we'd been waiting so long. We would not come again.

RW
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, great staff, service and food.

M
London
62 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable meal here. Prices are very reasonable, menu is varied - recommended.

CR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and very friendly service. Great value food and drink

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The music was quite loud and the service was quite slow. All dishes were quite spicy - even the butter chicken. All in all we sat in Milan for three hours! which is way too long for a three-course meal. We had to wait for ages for our drinks, then for someone to take our food order and then for the food itself. The puddings were nice although not very Indian.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the atmosphere at Milan's. Calm and quiet. Attentive staff who look after you well.

G
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Returned to an eating ground 4 adults 2 children and were all very pleased with the food and portions. Service could be better as forgot accompaniments and brought spicy curry instead of plain for the children - not a fan of service charge being added though. 7/10

LK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Having not tried Milan I was looking forward to my visit.
I booked a table for 4 people with a confirmation from Open Table and when my husband and friend arrived 5 mins earlier than myself they were told there was no booking. It was only when I arrived and started to retieve my booking from my emails that we were shown to a table.
They were really rude and made us feel uncomfortable during the visit, as if we weren't welcome.
The food was ok but the disappointing service we received means I will return to my usual choice of Indian restaurant where our visit is valued.
The bar man was actually very pleasant. Its a pity the other staff and management do not follow suit.

CB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night, but maybe the location is the reason. (Milan is just beyond the city centre pub/bar area). However, we found it well worth the extra 5 minute walk.
A warm welcome was followed by friendly and professional service. The food was very good and enjoyed by all six of us. No overdosing on food colouring or sugar. We had a great evening and will return I've no doubt. Prices were very reasonable

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered five different dishes and the food was all very good except the Chilli Paneer chunks were a bit too large and the Mongoose draught beer was more expensive than I realised (£5.25 a pint)

Service was great, decor/art were great and would definitely go again

g
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Milan's for the umpteenth time, it never disappoints. The food was, as always, really tasty, well prepared and great for vegetarian options

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