Lunch at Itihaas, Birmingham

By Dave Massey twitter.com/brumhour

Lunch at Itihaas, Birmingham

It’s my first time at Itihaas. It is an upscale Indian Restaurant based just past the business district of central Birmingham. This strikes me as a venue where business deals are done. The staff are friendly and welcoming as you’d expect.

It’s exactly Noon when we arrive and the venue is totally empty apart from the Staff, the venue has two floors and we are seated in the rear area of the ground floor. We are offered a welcoming glass of Champagne and as its noon, I try and protest a tiny tiny amount about this before pretending not to accept the offer too quickly.

We take a look at the lunch menu, I pretend I’ve not looked online already at it. There’s burgers, wraps and and dosas on the menu. Which I didn’t expect to see at all.

Inside Itihass
Inside Itihass

We order a Shahi Thali which is a designed as a set of small dishes for a single person but we split this in two. It arrives with Makhani Murgh, Lamb Rogan Josh, Tarka Dhal (Curried lentils), Rangey Chawal Rice, Makhan Naan and Rhangey Raitha, Getting to try tastes of all these dishes is great, I enjoyed the chicken the most (obviously!)

Shahi Thali
Shahi Thali

Next up we try a Lunch bucket, Paneer Tikka Served with Bombay Scented Chips which comes with two skewers filled with tikka, I eat most of the chips before discovering the Skewers underneath.

Paneer Tikka Served with Bombay Scented Chips
Paneer Tikka Served with Bombay Scented Chips (The Skewers are under the chips)

Our server wants us to see more of the menu and suggests we try two more dishes. Clearly they want you to know how much great food there is, I’m already sold on the venue and the food myself.

We choose Keema (Lamb) Dosa with Samba and Coconut Chutney, its a bit difficult to photograph this but we try and then we cut it in half. I loved the lamb and I’m not really someone that eats very much lamb.

Keema Dosa with Samba and Coconut Chutney
Keema Dosa with Samba and Coconut Chutney

Lastly we are onto the sliders Potato and mixed veg Tikki with Grated Salad, Minted Raita and Tamarind Chutney Burger Served with Bombay Scented Chips which comes out as two mini slider burgers. I’m already pretty full by this point but I eat half a slider and more of the great Bombay Chips.

Potato and mixed veg Tikki with Grated Salad
Potato and mixed veg Tikki with Grated Salad

I see this more as a “ladies/gents who lunch” type venue in the day even though its a little bit tucked away from the main central part of Birmingham. The lunch menu is slightly more mainstream than I’d expected to find, but I’d love to go back for dinner in the future. Well worth a visit!

A lovely upscale venue with great food.

Find out more about Itihaas lunch menu here: itihaas.co.uk/menus/itihaas-lunch-menu


This isn’t a sponsored post. #BrumHour was invited to try lunch at Itihass by Delicious PR. Find out more about Delicious PR here: deliciouspr.co.uk. We didn’t pay for drinks or food but we did leave a tip.

In May #BrumHour’s travel and transport is provided for by whimapp.com/uk