Birmingham has some of the country's finest Indian restaurants, and this is one of the best in the city. The style is traditional and colonial; potted palms and portraits rub shoulders with Raj-style antiques. The cooking concentrates on north Indian dishes like koila murgh (chicken marinated in yogurt and seared over charcoal) and hara bara gosth (a casserole of lamb cooked with garlic, chili, and spinach). The weekday lunchtime menu, served tapas-style,
is a deal at £8.95.