Varanasi

4.4
50 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Set on 3 floors in a sumptuously chic restaurant, serving impeccably-presented authentic Indian haute cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 18:00 - 23:00
Friday - Sunday: 17:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
0121 633 3700
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Offers

2 courses: £26.95

2 course meal includes poppadoms and chutneys, Naan bread and steam rice.
Excludes seafood and game - extra charges will apply.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 28 May 2018

Ends: 28 June 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:00-21:00

What 50 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

This is an incredible place. Great atmosphere set over 3 floors and each floor is a different experience. We were served by "H" mainly and he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic but also left you alone to enjoy the experience. Overall, fantastic food, fantastic service and a fantastic experience. Looking forward to visiting again, next time in Birmingham.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

New menu was a huge hit with my guests. Absolutely what Birmingham needed. No other Indian restaurant can match this place.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Lovely food and lovely staff! The food had so much flavour and taste, really enjoyed it

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Lavish interiors,delicious food,only criticism food portions too small.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The restaurant was very nice and cosy. Absolutely lovely decor and classy. Staff were attentive and very friendly. Excellent service. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Fab interior and my dinner for the evening was a Delicious Malabari fish , leavened bread. presentation was immaculate.

A must for Indian foodies wanting to experience authentic rich and delicate tastes.

By far the most delightful service by H.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Wow! Breathtaking.. I had taken some clients to this venue from Dubai and even they were impressed! I have seen mixed reviews on this venue, but I’m not sure where they found fault. My experience was faultless, ambiance, food service was of the highest order! I have already booked again for next week with my family... my new favourite, Birmingham don’t really appreciate what they have, Embrace it!

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Good food but expensive Worth traveling there. Good ambiance

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Excellent service and ambience.
Perfect for any occasion. Food was the best I have ever had. Reminded me of my trip to India.

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2.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Service is very very poor it 40 min to get our drink.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Food was lovely.

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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We went on Valentine’s Day. The food itself was nice, but the service was awful, the waiter’s seemed to be running around a lot, perhaps the place was understaffed. Our drinks were late, twice. We’d order them was before the meal and we’d get them after we’d finish eating! We asked for ketchup and had to chase that up twice. We asked a waiter a query about whether we could order a side which wasn’t on the menu, and he never came back to us! The bill came to over £100 for a set menu which definitely was not good value for what we got.

The place is picturesque in that the decor is lovely, and they had a live band which was a nice touch, but considering it was Valentine’s Day, they didn’t make much effort to decorate the place with roses or balloons, it was pretty bland.

Generally disappointed, wouldn’t go back. Our table waiter was very pleasant though, so have now complaints about him.

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3.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Though restaurant search told us Varanasi had availability and booked on line 30mins before reservation when arrived at restaurant were told that they didn’t have a table as it was busy and we would have to wait!

They offered us 2 round tables pushed together. Think they need to update online booking as their availability said there was a table every 15 mins.

20 mins later they did find us a larger round table and offered us a round of drinks as a peace offering.

Apart from that the evening was enjoyable and Abdul our waiter was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Best indiant food I've had! Stunning interior every dish ordered was full of flavour, i will definitely revisit

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Totally amazed with this find!!! Was staying in the park Regis hotel and googled places to eat so glad we found this a total gem will defenatly return. You will not expect what you get amazing 👍

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Fabulous meal once again. The waiter remembered exactly how I liked my food. The team is supported to the highest of standards when it comes to service and the chefs produce the best Indian food in Birmingham. No other restaurant rivals the ambience and setting. Beats any other Indian restaurant hands down.

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1.0Dined on 12 January 2018

It started off well, the decor was amazing and then menus didn't look too bad. We ordered our starters and although they were small, they were enough. When it came to ordering a main we wanted to order about 5 dishes as there was 7 of us and wanted to share, the waiter told us we had to order a main each. He said that this was stated in their terms and conditions on their website, which it wasn't. So we ordered the 'correct' amount. One of the waiters said he would speak to us when we had finished as he didn't want to 'spoil our meal'

When he came over we asked to see the terms and conditions and of course there wasn't any. Then we were told that it's a fine dining restaurant like 'Adams and Simpsons' and that we would be expected to do the same there. As we were unhappy he said he would take off the service charge, which of course everyone knows is optional.

I then went to speak to the waiter away from the table and he asked me to step into a 'hidden' part of the restaurant. I explained why I was unhappy and his response was very rude. I asked that if he was going to be rude then we should step out into the restaurant where there are witnesses. His response was that he would get security to escort me off the building.

I didn't want the service charge taken off and I didn't want a discount or a free dessert. I wanted the 'fine dining' restaurant to admit they were in the wrong and state such things on the website/ menus so people are aware of what is expected in such an overly priced restaurant that clearly is not fine dining. We would not have been treated in such a way at any other restaurant.

Go to Pushkars instead, food, prices, drinks, atmosphere and staff are amazing!

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5.0Dined on 9 January 2018

Absolutely stunning restaurant!! With amazing staff and food. Had my 21st birthday here, and i was blown away. I will 10000% be coming back to this restaurant. Pompadoms and dips were extremely pricey, we thought they were complimentary and we had three between 8 of us. But overall excellent place.

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5.0Dined on 5 January 2018

The restauran is incredible and the food really good.

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1.0Dined on 31 December 2017

The service was too slow and got some of the orders wrong.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

perfect setting, great service and discretion was held at all time. truly impressed and will be returning.

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Fabulous restaurant offering great food, great service and a fabulous interior.

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

We had a delicious meal here albeit quite expensive, however the price reflects the high standards this restaurant has. The service was impeccable and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
I would definitely recommend this establishment to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Great service, great food. Haven't been disappointed at all with every one of my experiences!

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4.0Dined on 6 December 2017

Over-all a wounderful expereience here! I took my parnter as a surprise to celebrate his new job as a Chef in Finland, his mind was blown...the carrott cake is TO DIE FOR, we attempted making it at home but can't get it right ! The design was well thought and is very elegent. All staff are very attentive and made our night very special.

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5.0Dined on 28 November 2017

I had previously dined here and decided to take my work colleagues for a get together.
They were all shocked to discover such a restaurant even exists in Birmingham.
The talented chefs created some new dishes for us as a taster and they were just amazing. We all agreed that it was the best fine dining experience we have ever had in an Indian restaurant. All the dishes were cooked to perfection and there was a clear distinction between them. We ended our evening at the cocktail bar as the restaurant got full within minutes after 7.30pm... fabulous recommendation to connoisseurs of Indian haute cuisine. Awaiting our next visit soon as the ambience is just surreal.

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1.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Third time unlucky. We went twice before and it was excellent so decided to go for brother in law's birthday .. kept waiting for 30 mins despite having huge numbers of empty tables. Food tool over an hour to come and main was served whilst we were still eating starters. Food quality was a let down .... What's happened ?? Food used to be excellent but now is fairly generic Indian. Poor. And a shame won't be going back

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3.0Dined on 25 November 2017

The food and restaurant was lovely. We came for my birthday celebration.
But the service was far from it, we have to wait 10 minutes for the menu a further 10 for order to be taken. We ordered a wine which arrived that wasn't the same year as on menu and was advised it would be the same price despite being from a different year. Ordered another to be told the same. This arrived after our food arrived. Had to ask several times for bill.
Problem was there was too many people serving us. Really need floor management to prevent communication issues.
If you please organise your service better this place would be excellent. But until then, it's far from it.
Bad experience for a birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on 25 November 2017

A true gem of a place, stunning and the service impeccable, would definitely be recommending this place.

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5.0Dined on 22 November 2017

Absolutely fabulous. Food was top notch, service beyond expectations, wonderful ambience. Bathrooms were as clean as in a five star hotel.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

An incredible transformation as you walk in from the loud street into a serene, beautifully decorated restaurant.

The whole experience has been thought out and implemented perfectly, from the ambience to the service to the food. I would recommend anyone who likes Indian cuisine to go.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Loved Varanasi! Wonderful venue and gorgeous decor. Attentive service and food to die for.

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Some of the food was served slightly cold but we made do as there was 14 of us. However for the price I'd expect that they would be able to cater for a slight larger party for dinner.

They tried cancelling the booking however managed to squeeze us in when we arrived at the original time slot.

I've been here before and it was amazing but was slightly let down this time due to the above.

Thanks

Sharan

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

Lovely food and ambience. Service is exemplary, lead by example! Definitely recommend to al

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5.0Dined on 30 October 2017

Beautifully decorated restaurant serving immaculately cooked new age Indian gourmet food. It's obvious the management are heading for something special with this place. If you want to experience something different this is definitely the new place in town to be at. The staff have been excellent on our visit and have a great understanding of the food and drinks they are serving. A cut above the other Indian restaurants in town!

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5.0Dined on 28 October 2017

The best meal I have had for a long time - amazing space and service faultless

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5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

The decoration is outstanding, such good taste and very inviting. Food and service was also excellent. My only criticism would be the bill, I do feel it is rather overpriced as they charge for the slightest smallest thing ie the sauces to go with the pappadums surely it should be one cost and not a separate which was a bit steep and also the service charge, surely this should be optional. Dont get me wrong, I dont mind paying for great food but it should be fair and not be overpriced.

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5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

Excellent service.
Great food.
Lovely atmosphere - ideal for couples.

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4.0Dined on 26 October 2017

Food was amazing. Service was mixed. The decor is lovely but it is not very busy so it felt a bit weird.
It was £120 for starters, mains and 3 drinks each.

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Excellent ambience and great music. Service was fantastic and food was on point! I love the food each dish speaks for it's own ... the presentation is mouth watering. I would definitely recommend this restaurant perfect for any occasion as they also have private rooms.

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