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From Bombay-style street food and sweet centres to Gujarati vegetarian cafés and progressive Indian fine dining, Brum has it all. Long before any Michelin stars came to define the top tables in town, it was Birmingham’s Indian restaurants that lit up the gastronomic scene. Immigrants had brought curries of all sorts from the Indian subcontinent, and soon every neighbourhood had a local Indian restaurant or three. Then, in the 1970s, a Pakistani genius from Sparkbrook invented the balti – a type of curry cooked in a pan known as a karahi – that many now consider the city’s trademark dish. The rest? History.
If you’re looking to spice up your days when lockdown lifts, why not treat yourself to a table at one of Birmingham’s best Indian restaurants? Now that England’s roadmap out of lockdown has been announced it won’t be long until we can finally dine out. All being well, UK restaurants will be able to reopen from April 12 at the earliest – but only for outdoor meals. From May 17 restaurants will be allowed to open indoors again, subject to social-distancing rules. So, if you’re already planning your next meal out in anticipation, here’s our round-up of the best Indian restaurants in Birmingham.
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