The Indian Tavern

4
56 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Upmarket Bar & Grill located on the Waterfront, Brierley Hill. Enjoy quality fresh authentic Indian food here at the Indian Tavern.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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3.9
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SukiS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is lovely especially the vegetarian options. Not many restaurants offer soya but this is one of the few places that does. Will definitely be going back.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A different experience , service not great as we waited to order drinks but overall very good food in a modern lively tavern .

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Rangel
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, having the option of tapas was great to try new dishes. The staff were polite and friendly but we didn’t get much guidance from them on the menu and were encouraged to order through the app. If you don’t know Indian food the menu offers little explanation on what the different dishes are or how many tapas plates are recommended per person. The waiters bring out the food but don’t regularly check if you need more drinks etc so it kind of feels like virtual service only. The atmosphere was energetic but for me traditional Indian music in the background would have been nicer than loud 80s pop as it made conversation quite difficult and didn’t fit the theme of the restaurant. Overall an amazing meal and would definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my God children

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PaigeM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is lovely, servers really polite and the app makes ordering really easy. I have been here twice now with friends and will definitely be coming again in future

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VickiN
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, did go by times on website thinking it was open till 11pm , but was asked to drink up at 9.50pm by a staff member couldn’t understand why the person behind the bar didn’t mention this as we had not long got another drink. I would return though because the food is lovely.

JB
JackB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Waited over an hour for food. The two gents working we’re more interested in their phones and going for cigarettes than working. Sat between two tables of dirty dishes for over half an hour, but in that time both members of staff had two cigarettes each. We were informed that the bar was closing at 8:15, I assume this has something to do with licensing, I was unable to order any additional soft drinks through the online ordering but witnessed the bar staff serving multiple different tables drinks from the bar. A gent went to the bar at 9pm and ordered 4 pints and was served - seems a little unfair. A table had ordered 3 portions of poppadoms of which were sat for more than 20 minutes on the pass because again the two front of house staff were taking it in turns to smoke. The food we received was once again amazing, I had read the tripadvisor reviews for this establishment and was confused as I had eaten here in October and found it amazing - my last visit makes me understand the tripadvisor comments.
Pull it together! The food is great, the service? What service! I ordered online, I got my own cutlery, I waited an hour, I couldn’t order any more drinks and I sat amongst dirty dishes.

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, drinks slow to arrive, disappointed when had to pay the bill before being served with food and drinks.

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AmeliaP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the energetic and busy feel of this place, with the decor and everything it was amazing. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The curries we had were absolutely gorgeous. Me and my boyfriend adored the keema topped chips, we thought they were the highlight of our meal. Service was well-timed and friendly. I had a tiki cocktail and it was honestly amazing and so worth the money.

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Ruby
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great atmosphere and the food was amazing! We always bring our family and friends here whenever they come to visit & it certainly didn’t disappoint! Best indian we’ve had!

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LeeB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food amazing
Service couldn’t fault it
Only problem as there was only two of us we were put on the world’s smallest table had to ask to move as food didn’t fit on the table told we couldn’t but was offered the worlds second smallest table to put our food on so you couldn’t have it all in front of you. In fact there was only room for two plates on the table the drinks had to go to the side table as well….

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service and easy to order

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LindaP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal, beautifully designed polite and informative staff. The only issue for me was being open plan and music was too loud.

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AndyC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I spoke to a staff member about someone had booked a table using my email address and was concerned it may be fraud. I called at the time the table was booked and asked for you to check email address with people who had booked table , I was promised a call back but did not receive one so I am still worried about fraud.

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Adamn
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good, with great fast service, only thing I didn’t like was how loud the music was, had to shout to talk across the table. Other than that it was fine 👍

MA
MARKD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had several meals here never been disappointed. Good choice of menu anddrinks

JD
JennieD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good service, easy booking system online.

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Goose
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a good night at the tavern, very good food, good selection of drinks, we were a table of 8 and we all had a good time, would definitely go again

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Neil
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and did not have to wait long for it Price was good First round of beers was sent back as they had a funny taste so they was changed to bottles with no problem Nice place would not say it was particularly comfortable due to tables and chairs being hard and a large room which i thought was a little noisy

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EMC15
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was okay.. that’s it, just okay. one of our curries, chicken tikka masala, tasted like hienz tomato soup. Music in the restaurant was very loud felt like we were shouting across the table to talk. Had a small black hair in our naan bread. Wouldn’t of wanted to paid for what we got, wasn’t particularly hot either.
You order through the app which is handy especially during Covid and staff were polite but we had no real service no one came to check on the meal or ask how it was and we when our plates were taken it was a bit awkward as there was no service or staff engagement so we just left afterwords we felt like we were waiting around and didn’t want to leave abruptly or come across rude. We were only there for an hour it felt awkward but still friendly.

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Charlottew
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Drinks came after food.(approx 35 mins after we sat down.)
Plates and cutlery not brought to us, staff had to be reminded.
Not offered anything after plates were cleared. Felt a bit abandoned.
The saving grace is that the food is divine!!

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Johnnytheboy
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was nice. The only thing that separates this from the other Desi pubs is the portion sizes. The mixed grill is tiny compared to others I have had. Wouldn't recommend the mixed grill for this reason. The curries were bang on though.

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Call me old school but I would love actual service, the app seems to make every worker ignorant, no greeting, no menu's were given, no explanation of how things work, no cutlery until we asked, no plates until we asked, the wine bottle wasn't even open and when we asked she looked at us like she didn't understand, no one cleaned tables when new food came so there was no room. If staff are only there to bring food out then it's fine, but other than that the customer service is shocking. Just because you have a ordering app doesn't mean you can't offer good customer service too, it would also be nice to have a choice, anyone older than 30 would struggle here, there's just no direction , iv been to more welcoming street food venues. But apart from this the food was absolutely stunning and price wasn't too bad. The venue was nice and quirky ( kids got some lovely pics) the benches were a bit much for us oldies getting in and out we brought nan along too and she really struggled. Again it's obviously just aimed at people under 30 I think.

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Grace
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food & really quick service! Would definitely recommend :)

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can not fault the food .Quality is fantastic. I like the ordering on app at your table. Only fault was we had to share long table with other party of people we did not know .

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WayneA
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is the second time at the Indian tavern for me third time for my wife, there was a group of 4 of us, we all enjoyed it very much and would go again, thank you and keap up the great work

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MarikaK
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰Love it!!!

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ScottA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you order by app don’t order starters and mains as they come at the same time.
Starters are worth the money very nice

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RachelD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service is excellent but needs to let people know how to order food and drinks

MR
MichelleR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a reasonable price, friendly staff & a good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was nice but didn’t like the way all the food was served together. Would of been nice to have your starters and then your main course instead it was all served together, so parts were cold by the time you came to eat them.

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Suzyq
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food really good and good value but server was a little condescending and unhelpful when we had trouble loading the app to order our food. A little more customer service would go a long way.

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SimonW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a Thursday evening and not particularly busy. A different menu to a lot of Indian restaurants but offered some sizzling dishes which looked lovely
We all enjoyed our food, and the girls loved the waffle desserts
A modern and good restaurant

LH
LindaH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service
Definitely return and highly recommend

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justineC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Poppadoms stale. Food rushed out, not allowed to have starter as a starter.
Staff seamed on edge all the time.
Would I recommend to a friend , NO.
Would I go again NO

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Julietp
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fab night for 2 birthdays. Food and service excellent. Portions generous and reasonable prices will go again

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Joanna
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Didn't really rate the food at all, found it quite disappointing. It also really upset my stomach. I have a very good tolerance for food but as I was leaving had to go back and hot foot it to the facilities. There were also a couple of guest who appeared to be drunk and a bit disorderly which didn't really help of the vibe of the place.

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PennyT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was fine for the price but not the best Indian I’ve ever eaten. On a Sunday evening there were only the 4 of us in there so obviously no ambience to speak of but food arrived super quick which was a bonus.
Waiting staff efficient enough but didn’t have the spark/energy that makes you want to say much about them.
Wouldn’t be my first choice of restaurant but if someone else wanted to eat there I wouldn’t put them off.

SG
ShannonG
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Tables are ridiculoudly small, no room for plates and drinks. Curry was very poor with no flavour or taste, tasted like a Tesco microwave meal. Two different Currys tasted the same. Rice was mushy. Service was very slow. Overall very disappointing

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D12334
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place, really liked the decor. Food was lovely and well priced. We were on the long tables in the corner and felt cramped as table next to us was fairly close and kept getting knocked. They were a rowdy bunch of people so was quite distracting.
Staff were very pleasant and helpful.

FAQs

The Indian Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01384 933327.

The Indian Tavern is rated 4 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.