It's always a treat to eat at Itihaas in Birmingham city centre. The initial welcome , the ambience and the service is all excellent. The chilli paneer starter was large and wonderful. My main - the tofu fusion dish was good but I don't really think it works as the tofu just had so little flavour - full marks for trying though. A little expensive but well worth it as a treat. Our friend up from London said it was the best Indian meal he had ever had. Next stop Lasan's then!
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Party were looked after very well. Would go back again...
Itihaas Birmingham Despite booking through top table they rang and asked for a £50 deposit for Saturday night. Food was very good but service poor. They rushed us to order our food but then did not bring the rice at the same time as the rest of the food and we had eaten main courses with breads by the time rice came . They did not take the deposit off the bill and needed to be reminded although did deduct rice Would not go again as similar restaurants in brum with better service
Excellent venue, food and service
We dined at Itihaas in Birmingham last Saturday evening and enjoyed the whole experience. We live in the South, but as we were up for an exhibition at the NEC, and the Christmas markets, it gave us the opportunity to visit this award winning restaurant, and we weren't disappointed.The food was delicious and served in a clean, attractive environment. The staff were friendly and advised us on the menu, so we chose dishes and wine we really enjoyed. We will certainly go again next year
have been to this restaurant been before and it was amazing, unfortunatley could not say the same about my last visit, had the mixed platter starter which was awfull, overcooked and overspiced. main course although was ok was very expensive overall.
As always, excellent food and service.
Good food and service but quite expensive for what it is.
Really elegant restaurant with generous portions.
Itihaas (Birmingham) - been a few times now - food always excellent.
A touch on the expensive side - but worth it.
Loved it here. The atmosphere was nice and service friendly. Some of the dishes were very unusual and everything was tasty - especially the breads!
it wasn't a great experience, every member of staff was old and looked tired as if restaurant is manager is making them work without their willingness. restaurant spacing is too tight. no body bothers about asking if meal is OK.
Itihaas in Birmingham. The ambience, food and service were all excellent. This restaurant serves traditional indian food at a very high standard and the very busy restuarant (on a Tuesday night) is testament to that.
Excellent Taste and a wonderful experience. Seriously authentic!!!
Itihaas In birmingham is a great ambient restaurant.
Excellent! Food, service and surroundings. Will book again.
Excellent! Having waited for ages to try this restaurant we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the service was prompt and efficient and the surroundings very comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised when we got the bill - not "curry house" prices but very reasonable for a city centre restaurant, already looking forward to our next visit.
Itihaas Birmingham Following rave reviews we thought we would give Itihaas a try. I really wanted to like this but I was dissapointed. Its a shame the cooking wasn't up to the restaurant itself which was light and bright. A mixed kebab starter was plentiful but it was bland and tasteless. There was no depth of flavour in any of the offerings and it was as though the portions had been marinated in nothing. My wifes king prawn dish was equally as bland.
Itihaas Birmingham. Disappointing really. The staff were courteous but I was surprised to be phoned before the time of our booking to be asked what time we would arrive. The atmosphere was great but the food average. They seemed to want to hurry us out after only 90 minutes and even switched off the music before we had finished. We won't return.
I booked Itihaas in Birmingham for my husband's birthday having seen it on Michel Roux's service on BBC1, believing it to offer first rate service. I phoned beforehand to ask if the birthday could be noted in some way during the meal and was told that they 'don't do that sort of thing unless you bring your own cake'. After then speaking to the manager, they agreed to do something. The service was very average, as was the food which was a bit disappointing and as such I feel it is overpriced.
great venue, great food, great ambience, great service and price too!
Ithiaas - its too dark and would be good if they have abit moe lighting! The food and service on the other hand is fabulous!
I took my mum to Itihaas for Mother's Day as a treat as they had a special Mother's Day menu & we had not been before. The restaurant is beautiful with old colonial decor & a lovely ambience. The food was excellent - v tasty & well presented & the service was very good & attentive. I highly recommend the fish tikka starter & the rogan josh - absolutely delicious. My only criticism was that my after-dinner Cointreau was served with ice! Will definitely go again - perfect for a special occasion.
We went to Itihaas after seeing it featured on Michel Roux' TV program "Service". The welcome, service and ambience were all excellent. Pappadoms/pickles were provided immediately and good advice was offered on the menu (a little different from the usual generic "Indian"). My starter was superb - succulent King prawns in a ( very hot ) sauce that was almost fudge like in consistency. The description of my main course made it sound unusual but it was Saag Gosht - but very good.
Excellent. Authentic tasty Indian cuisine.
I went here for my graduation meal. There was a big party of us and therefore we had a set meal. My mum had told me good things about this restaurant hence the booking. However the food wasn't quite up to scratch but the service was great. Whenever we needed something there was always a waiter there. I would like to experience this restaurant and try the food from the a la carte menu. Better book a table soon.
really nice restaurant and atomosphere. great service and lovely food with loads of flavour.
Excellent food, a very different menu. However I think we had the worst table in the restaurant - right next to the door to the function room downstairs. Unfortunately we couldn't be moved.
Very VERY good indian restaurant. There is a serious attention to detail in the quality of the curries. One minor criticism is that they could wipe spills from the table between courses, but that's being very picky! Putstanding food.
Itihaas, Fleet Street Birmingham
Great place,fantastic Venue good atmosphere,shame about the price of food such a rip off,never mind had great time but the food could have been a lot better value for money.
itihaas has to be the best restaurant in birmingham the food is amazing the staff are polite and friendly i have recomended itihaas to all of my friends we are frequent visitors and it is our first choice every time
This restaurant was featured in Michelle Roux's BBC show 'Service' for their excellent food and exemplary service. So on the recent visit to Birmingham i decided to check it out.I had a table booked just for my self. the food is nothing special. I have ordered a Shahi Thali, which is a platter of chicken, lamb, daal, and tempura like extremely salty fried vegetables, and just 1 Naan bread. I wanted to order order some rice, but i was unable to make make any eye contact with any of the waiters,
The menu was far from run of the mill althought despite the physical size of the menu not very extensive. The food when it came was very tasty, the surroundings are good but the service, at best, indifferent. Price was good and we would go again.
The food at itihuus in birmingham city centre was absolutely amazing, incredible flavours. Really was the best Indian food I have ever eaten. Can't wait to go again.
Excellent service given the large group. Food was fabulous and would definitley visit again
Went to Itihaas in Birmingham.
Food was superb. Beautiful decor. Many other patrons so atmosphere was noisy. Service was average.
Worth a visit for the food alone.
Itihaas seems to try a bit too hard to be contemporary and loses something of what an Indian Restaurant should be. The service and decor were very good, but the food was pleasant without being stunning. I expected more from a previous "Best in the UK" Curry Club award winner.
My 1st impression of Itihaas was good. The decor was impressive and the restaurant busy. The food was very good but the service did not match the food or decor. I would say the service was below average a couple of examples being the waiter coming over asking us what we wanted then as we started to place the order he simply walked away!! Asking for drinks which didnt arrive until we asked again.
Second time to this restaurant; it is a restaurant and not a curry house.
Food is top drawer and good value, with the exception of the rather expensive after dinner cognacs.
Would definitely return if in this part of Birmingham.
My wife is a vegetarian and the vegetarian food was also to a very high standard.
Food was excellent. Waiters were really good and polite. There was a very large group next to us so service was a little on the slow side.
excellent food and service
Excellent as usual.
Itihaas, Birmingham. Quality Indian food. Delicious.
Once again another lovely meal at this venue
Excellent choice of vegetarian dishes, although thought the 'assortment of breads' could have been a bit more assorted!
Great ambience and decor, friendly and engaging staff. The food was superb - very tender, packed with flavour and decent sized portions. Will certainly return.