There’s no denying that Indian cuisine might be one of my favourites, especially Indian street food. So when I was invited to the VIP launch of new Indian Street Food restaurant, Indico, based in Shirley Birmingham, I couldn’t wait to go along.
Walking in you’re met with brightly coloured interior, I honestly felt transported to India rather than being in Birmingham! Amazing mural paintings adorn the walls, as well as brightly coloured umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.
On to the menu, which I absolutely loved the fact that it was designed as a newspaper. Think small bites, tiffin boxes, curries and grilled delights. They also had an extensive cocktail and mocktail range, which I was very impressed with. I sampled the Wine Cooler and a mango flavoured cocktail and confirm both were delicious. Priced similarly to all cocktails in Birmingham.
Food wise I did get to sample the tandoori chicken, vegetable pakora, samosa chaat and lamb kebab. I can honestly say it was all delicious. The samosa chaat was the stand out for me, so full of flavour and texture. The pakoras were wonderfully spiced, and the meat was also flavoured really well and cooked superbly.Chris and I both agreed we can’t wait to go back and try the menu out properly. I’m particularly excited to try some more of the street food on offer and perhaps a Tiffin Box, a traditional Indian lunch box delivered to city workers, each box contains a choice of curry, 1 dal lentils rice or chapattis with salad and raita. Yum.
Indico Restaurant is based at Parkgate Shopping Centre in Shirley, Birmingham.
Disclaimer: I was invited with a plus one to the VIP launch night of Indico. All views and opinions are honest and my own.