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Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “upmarket Indian in the Jewellery quarter” has pioneered a fine-dining approach as an alternative to the classic UK curry house for almost two decades. Ratings continue to impress under founder Jabbar Khan following the 2018 departure of high-profile chef-director Aktar Islam (see Opheem).

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not your typical curry house: this is fine dining Indian food!” – Jabbar Khan’s contemporary Indian in the Jewellery Quarter may have lost its charismatic frontman Aktar Islam (see Opheem), but, boosted by its 2017 revamp, continues to win impressive ratings across the board.

Summary

£63
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A distinct cut above the normal Brummie Indian” – Jabbar Khan’s “upmarket” Jewellery Quarter destination is the survey’s most-commented-on curry house in town, delivering “a twist on the usual fare” with “challenging” and “really different” flavours. Just before we went to press in autumn 2017 there was big upheaval here: first the restaurant closed for a major overhaul and nothing short of a ‘rebirth’ was promised with a new interior and menu to match; then it was announced that the business’s ‘front man’ Aktar Islam was to leave.

Summary

£58
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Down a dodgy-looking side street” in the Jewellery Quarter, this “upmarket Indian may not be a romantic venue, but it’s of a quality found only rarely in the UK”. “Unsung hero of Asian cuisine, Aktar Islam, cooks sincere and brilliant combinations that are superbly matched with the wine flight: it’s a great culinary experience!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
No trainers
80

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.95 £21.50 £3.50 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Service 10.00%
3-4 Dakota Buildings, James Street, Birmingham, B3 1SD
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Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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