survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This city-centre venue wins consistently strong ratings – if not much feedback this year – for its classic “rich” cuisine from India’s northwest. It is part of an international group (with UK branches in Manchester and Solihull) owned by the prolific Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle and run by her son Anand; now 88, she is best-known in Britain from Cornershop’s 1997 hit single ‘Brimful of Asha’, which punned on her name, meaning ‘hope’ in Hindi.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s a “great buzz” at this outpost of Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle’s empire – yes, she's the same Asha namechecked in the 1997 Cornershop single, and amazingly the most recorded artist in music history – with “lovely cocktails” serving as a foil to the “rich” North-West Indian cuisine.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This city-centre venue with a focus on delicious kebabs and other dishes from the subcontinent’s Northwest Frontier is part of an international empire set up by Asha Bhosle, the prolific Bollywood singer, which also has branches in Manchester and Solihull. Now 86, Bhosle is credited as the most recorded artist in music history, and insists she would have been a cook if her singing career had not taken off. Fun fact: Cornershop’s 1997 hit single Brimful of Asha was a tribute to Bhosle.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This city-centre venue with a focus on delicious kebabs and other dishes from the subcontinent’s Northwest Frontier is part of an international empire set up by Asha Bhosle, the prolific Bollywood singer, which also has branches in Manchester and Solihull. Now 86, Bhosle is credited as the most recorded artist in music history, and insists she would have been a cook if her singing career had not taken off. Fun fact: Cornershop’s 1997 hit single Brimful of Asha was a tribute to Bhosle.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
16, 40
No dress code
170

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £24.95

Starter Main Pudding
£5.80 £26.70 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.50
Filter Coffee £3.45
Extras  
Service 10.00%
12-22 Newhall St, Birmingham, B3 3LX
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Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday1 pm‑11 pm
Sunday1 pm‑10 pm

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