by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
The Gateway to India, Birmingham
In Regency Wharf, at the side of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham, is a great new venue which opened in the spring of 2017. The Gateway to India is restaurant with an Indian street menu vibe to it. I was invited to try some veggie dishes (they also do plenty of meat dishes) and decided to bring my Dad as my plus one.
Once again, Dad had pretty much chosen what he wanted, but I was happy to take suggestions from the polite and confident venue staff.
We arrived on a Tuesday night, it was pretty early so we were almost the first there. It is right under Jimmy Spices, so make sure you choose the right door! The one on the right.
We were given dips and papadums, while we took look at the cool menu which looks like a newspaper!
Veggie starters were in order so we had a great Veg Samosa and lovely Onion Bhaji! We both had Cobra beer which was great!
Next we were on to our mains. I wanted to ensure I’d got a selection of veggie dishes for you, dear reader, to see rather than just have one. I had Kadhai Paneer (Cottage Cheese, onion, peppers, tomatoes and crushed coriander, Bombay Aloo (Potatoes with spices) and Dal Makhani (black lentils and kidney beans.
Dad couldn’t be convinced to have two veggie dishes so he had Tariwala Murgh (Chicken Breast with onion, tomatoes and spices plus Keemer Matter (Slow cooked minced Lamb with ginger, peas and spices).
We took a moment to pause for breath! The food as I’d expected, was excellent! This place is pretty good for groups of four or six and the music is upbeat.
Time for pudding! There’s several desserts to choose from, I knew we had to try the Gulab Jamun (Milk dumplings in rose syrup with a scoop of Ice Cream) and Gajar Ka Halwa Tart (Carrot Cake!). The Gulab Jamun was particularly yummy! Please ignore how the Ice Cream had started to melt. I was too busy chattering to take a photo straight away.
We left very full and very happy! Well worth a visit.
The Gateway to India is open Monday to Saturday from 5pm-10.30pm, Mon-Thurs and 5pm-11pm Fri-Saturday. Find out more here: thegatewaytoindia.co.uk
#BrumHour was invited to try The Gateway to India by Delicious PR, we didn’t pay for our meal or drinks but did leave a tip, I was expected to write this experience blog post in exchange for our food. This isn’t a sponsored post.