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Set on 3 floors in a sumptuously chic restaurant, serving impeccably-presented authentic Indian haute cuisine.
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1DA
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 18:00 - 23:00
Friday - Sunday: 17:00 - 23:00
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0121 633 3700
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
Varanasi Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The service was very attentive, and a great balance of friendly and professional - among the best we have ever experienced. We had a set menu which worked well for a group, was nicely presented and delicious. I will make a point of recommending Varanasi and taking friends and family back to share the experience. .
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.
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.
It was a beautiful restaurant. I was not happy with one thing when entering nobody was on reception floor to take us to our reserved seat we waited for about 8 minutes as we decided to walk through restaurant and try and locate someone we found staff members. Apart from that the service and food was expectional slightly expensive but worth every penny.
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.
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!
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
After seeing reviews online I decided to book a table for 6 for my 28th birthday for my family and I as a celebrity meal.
On arrival the lady on reception and lounge stated that our table was not ready and will take some time. No complimentary drinks were provided. The venue itself was beautiful and the decor was amazing.
Our booking was made at 8:00pm we was not seated u too 10:00pm. The staff stated they were very busy this evening but the waiting time just became ridiculous! As you can imagine we were very hungry at this point.
Around 10:30 we were told our order did not go through on their iPads and that we would have to order again. We were every hungry at this point and argued with staff to get something out for us to eat. At first the waiter stated that he would bring out some starters that we would have to pay half for.
Our mains did not arrive until 11pm at this point we did not care about the food and just wanted to eat and leave! We ordered drinks to our table which was forgotten about and we had to remind staff of our drink orders.
We left after half past 12 and no body was in the restaurant. Once we came outside we were faced by all the clubbers and party (drunk) people, forced our way out of the entrance of restaurant where public stood, which was not very nice, especially as we was with family. We did not receive any discount off our food other than free starters. It this was a disaster of a birthday meal and has left a bad memory.
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