The food was amazing. The restaurant was beautiful. I would definitely come again.
Unexpectedly, we were treated to a "Bollywood Songs" singer. She was very loud (we were six feet away) but very good, despite the fact that we have never seen a Bollywood film.
Food: superb. Not overly fancy, but perfectly presented, served politely and well.
The place itself (we wondered what it might have originally have been) is amazing, like a three-floor variety hall.
Very expensive (well over £100 for to of us without a bottle of wine), but worth it.
I recommend you go.
It was amazing!
Very good curry experience indeed. Lovely starters and mains, excellent service. I will certainly return.
The entrance to the restaurant is probably worth all the points as it is just beautiful.
The food was stylishly presented and was interesting and unexpected. It was a little over styled but the food is actually very good.
Would recommend the place for large celebratory groups/dinners
Great food and great service as ever.
Can’t wait to return.
Total theatre upon entrance, fantastic. I hoped the food lived up to this and it did. Top quality food and service, first time here and we will certainly be back!
We dined at varanasi restaurant for my birthday. What a fabulous and unique find. Blown away from the moment we stepped in. Pleasant and friendly welcoming. Entrance and as you go into the restaurant almost as though you have transitted into a restaurant in a different country. Decor and design is truly immaculate, classy, elegant and completly different to what i have seen in birmingham. Food absloutly outstanding, exceptionally tasty, flovours and spices just right and moctails very nice. A special thank you to the waiting team who served us with such professionalism, friendliness, made us feel so important, thank you also for bringing out the cake and singing happy birthday you can actually sing guys. We loved our evening, thank you to the waiter for giving us a tour of the restaurant we loved the private dining rooms very equisite and luxurious, we are looking to hold a christmas party so we will most definently will be back.
The food was ok, but not great for the price you paid.
The restaurant is really nice.
Main course tasted less than fresh so AVERAGE
My review is rather late, my friend and I visited a month ago and was one of the best Indian meals I’ve had in a long time. As a chef myself I was extremely impressed with not only the presentation but the depth of flavour. We need this in London! Was a lovely dinning experience
Incredible find. You need to walk in to believe it’s there!
Dining here is like being transported into another world, with all the sights, smells and taste experiences. The ambience and service is perfect.
Delicious and well presented food, with a wide variety of different dishes to suit many different tastes. Good variety of vegetarian dishes too.
Waiting staff very attentive and helpful and can recommend dishes to suit your taste.
The whole experience is a real treat.
We came to this restaurant in celebration of our anniversary.the table was booked for 8 PM. We arrived on time and our welcome was pleasant. We were seated promptly and ordered our starters and mains pretty quick. I’m disappointed to say It came to around 9:15 PM and we had not yet received starters to our surprise We were not approached or notified of any issue or delay dues to being extremely hungry and hot Me and my husband came very close to leaving the restaurant with out any food. Finally after speaking to a waiter Our food was brought out within five minutes. It was only when I mentioned our long wait that we were even paid any attention, The service was very disappointing. Due to waiting so long we were not even offered any complimentary drinks or appetisers.
Thankfully when the food did finally arrive it was very tasty, but for the standard this restaurant is trying to achieve they definitely need to up the attentiveness.
Lastly I’d like to add how out of place the music played in this place is, for such a classy setting the music really did not set a mood, this needs to be rectified,quickly.
Excellent ambience, food and service
An incredibly impressive experience from start to finish. Wasn’t sure what to expect as Broad zstreet can offer some weird and wonderful things. But truly outstanding. Food and service was second to none. Needs to be experienced.
Excellent food, with very well informed attentive service...not my first visit, certainly not my last
This was my second time at Varanasi and it was exceptional. Service is always second to none, the waiting staff are attentive, polite and knowledgeable. Always there for wine refills and to recommend dishes on the menu.
Food was gorgeous and all served beautifully. Highly recommend to others and would go again. Decor is gorgeous.
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.
New menu was a huge hit with my guests. Absolutely what Birmingham needed. No other Indian restaurant can match this place.
Lovely food and lovely staff! The food had so much flavour and taste, really enjoyed it
Lavish interiors,delicious food,only criticism food portions too small.
The restaurant was very nice and cosy. Absolutely lovely decor and classy. Staff were attentive and very friendly. Excellent service. Definitely coming back.
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.
Good food but expensive Worth traveling there. Good ambiance
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!
Excellent service and ambience.
Perfect for any occasion. Food was the best I have ever had. Reminded me of my trip to India.
Service is very very poor it 40 min to get our drink.
Food was lovely.
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.
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.
Best indiant food I've had! Stunning interior every dish ordered was full of flavour, i will definitely revisit
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 👍
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.
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!
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.
The restauran is incredible and the food really good.
The service was too slow and got some of the orders wrong.
Great food and atmosphere
perfect setting, great service and discretion was held at all time. truly impressed and will be returning.