Yearly Archives: 2017

New Year Celebrations at Itihaas

On 31st December we welcome you to a celebration of exquisite flavour, live entertainment and the perfect setting to welcome in the New Year at Itihaas.

Have a taste of the feast you could be indulging in this New Year…Start off with our delicious crispy chicken, stir-fried with onions, peppers, chillies & garlic and flavoured with Chinese spices.

If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, our main of tender spring lamb cooked in a red-hot onion & thick tomato gravy, spiced with aromatic garam masala & garnished with freshly chopped coriander. A main that is filled with such powerful flavour and spice will have you all fired up and ready to celebrate in style.

To finish off, satisfy your sweet-tooth with Itihaas’ Chocolate & Coconut Samosa laced with Woodford Reserve Bourbon & served with Almond Kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream.

At Itihaas we know how important it is to be surrounded by your nearest and dearest for such important celebration. Book your table today and look forward to our appetising NYE menu filled with the traditions of India, not to mention the wide range of drinks that will be flowing through the night.

Discover the full exclusive New Year’s Eve Menu here at Itihaas Indian Restaurant & reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

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Christmas Cocktails at Itihaas!

Christmas will soon be here and at Itihaas we have been busy creating the perfect festive Cocktails to enjoy with our delicious Christmas menu! We guarantee our cheery Cocktails will leave you feeling warm inside…

Take a look at our top Festive Cocktails and Merry Mocktails

Espresso Martini

The classic Espresso Martini is the perfect winter Cocktail, warming you up and keeping you full of energy for busy nights out.

Ingredients –

  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Espresso Coffee
  • Syrup
  • 1 Coffee Bean

Monkey Old Fashioned Cocktail

Our Monkey Old Fashioned Cocktail combines a sweet taste with a hint of bitter orange to dazzle your tastebuds.

Ingredients:

  • Monkey Shoulder
  • Sugar syrup
  • Orange bitters
  • Angostura bitters.

Mango Lassi

Itihaas Mango Lassi is one of our favourite merry mocktails, a drink filled with elegance and flavour for you this Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • Natural yoghurt
  • Mango purée.

Bourbon Smash

Bourbon Smash, a simply wonderful Cocktail filled with the fresh flavour of lemon. The perfect match with our festive menu to refresh your tastebuds and complement our dishes.

Ingredients:

  • simple syrup
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Bourbon

During the festive period why not try one of our cocktails…or two. If you’re looking to dine somewhere this festive period, then join us at Itihaas Birmingham Restaurant for a bite to eat. Whether you’ve got a busy day Christmas Shopping, a work’s do, family gathering or just find yourself wondering in the city, then we can warm you up with our flavoursome Indian Christmas Menu complimented with plenty of merry Cocktails.

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5 Wedding Venues in the Midlands

Nothing makes a wedding like a stunning venue…and the magic of love of course! A perfect venue brings brilliant photo opportunities, decor beyond expectations and an atmosphere of complete happiness. Here at Itihaas, we know the Midlands offer some breathtaking places to get married…so we have put together 5 Wedding Venues, but to see more Midlands Venues go to https://weddings.itihaas.co.uk/venues/

West Midland Safari Park 

Did getting married in a safari park sound possible….especially in the UK? Well, West Midland Safari Park not only want to make your day special but have 3 venues for you to choose from!

Celebrate your Indian Wedding in a unique and vibrant location in either of the three venues on offer. Spring Grove House adds a touch of elegance in the stunning Georgian Manor surrounded by acres of the countryside…perfect for your own fairytale Wedding.

Bring your 500 guests to our Treetops Pavilion and experience a touch of Africa in the adventurous venue. Take a unique approach to your Indian Wedding, in this wonderful venue full of colour, vibrancy and a lot of happiness.

Add a contemporary approach with your special day, in the Cellarz. Still rich in character this present venue completes glamour and luxury – with an exclusivity being underground, you will also have your own wine and cocktail bar to make the most of. Celebrate your Indian Wedding in style.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens 

If you’re looking for elegance and beauty, then look no further. Located in the heart of beautiful landscapes, the Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to have your special day. A touch of magic is completed by four stunning glass houses, the wedding of your dreams will be created in such a unique venue.

Hilton Metropolitan NEC 

Start with a blank canvas in one of the many elegant suites the Hilton have to offer, your dream venue will come true as it is personally decorated to suit you. After a perfect day, you will be able to relax in the spa & swimming pool, celebrate your marriage in style.

New Hall Hotel and Spa

Go back in time with this enchanting castle style venue, with a medieval, majestic design, your Indian Wedding will feel like a complete fairytale. Explore the elegant gardens while celebrating in luxury at the New Hall Hotel.

Chesford Grange

The glamorous venue Chesford Grange has years of exceptional experience in making your special day beyond what you imagine. With a brilliant reputation, it will be guaranteed your day runs elegantly and smooth! Make it a day you won’t forget.

 

Experience professionalism, dedication and a real passion to turn your dreams into a reality on your magical wedding day. At Itihaas, we are here to make your day extra special, with our exquisite Indian Wedding Catering, exceptional decor opportunities – we are here to do it all. These exclusive venues are available for Itihaas Wedding services, we will work together to provide you with an experience like no other.

Visit our website and to view what Itihaas Weddings offer, you will be spoilt for choice with all of the stunning venues we are in partnership with. Contact us for any further information on Itihaas Weddings.

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Indian Christmas traditions

Itihaas is celebrating Christmas in style this year, we have put together a delicious traditional Indian menu with a festive twist to enlighten your taste buds. Talking all things Christmas, the celebrations, the Indian food, presents and most importantly traditions. In every country the Christmas traditions change, so here at Itihaas we wanted to show you the traditions of Christmas in India.

Compared to other festivities celebrated in India, Christmas is only a small festival however that isn’t to say they hold back on the celebrations. In the lead up to Christmas it becomes very chaotic… with house cleaning, gift buying and not to forget the preparation of the traditional Christmas cake begins. Family, friends and neighbours all enjoy the traditional rich fruit Christmas cake, so no pressure! Christmas in India is a time to bring everyone back together and celebrate with your closest family members, so those working away or studying away from home all return to spend time with their family.

A traditional pine tree isn’t used as a Christmas tree, instead, a mango or banana tree is decorated & the hanging of paper lantern stars between houses is very popular, so the stars float above as you walk through the magical Christmas streets of Goa. In the week leading up to Christmas, there’s plenty of people in India who love to gather together and carol sing for all to hear. Most importantly it is a time to celebrate with your closest family members and appreciate those we love the most.

Food is a huge tradition in India at Christmas time, so we welcome you to visit Itihaas Birmingham restaurant for a taste of India at Christmas time! With exotic flavours, mouth-watering spices and delicious desserts, our Indian cuisine will take the taste of India to a whole new level. Book your table today to avoid disappointment & enjoy our traditional Indian menu with an exquisite Christmas twist.

 

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A Hauntingly Hot Halloween at Itihaas

Something tasty this way comes…

Want to fill you and your family up before a long night of trick or
treating? Head down to Itihaas this Halloween for a fun-filled night of
delicious spooky & spicy dishes, prepared in our Birmingham Indian
Restaurant, just for you.

Chosen especially from our A’la Carte menu, our flavoursome dishes
will get you in the mood for a fiery and haunted evening.

Mirchi Murgh – Tender chicken, tossed in fresh crushed ginger and
garlic. Pan fried with fresh green chillies, dressed with coriander and
tomato juliennes.

Masala Champay – Juicy lamb chops barbecued in a clay oven
drizzled in tantalising chutney made from paprika, lemon and its own
natural juices.

Garam Gajar Halwa Tart aur Naram Kulfi (Contains nuts) – Homemade
hot carrot cake sprinkled with chopped almonds, served with Pistachio
kulfi ice-cream.

You won’t only be discovering the exquisite cuisine Itihaas provide
your taste buds, but the historical decor and low lighting will be sure to
set the mood. Don’t forget the treats of Halloween, here at Itihaas we
love any excuse to test out our sweet tooth. Spoil yourself with our
divine Apple Jalebi with Malaii Kulfi, the fresh Apple rings covered in a
light golden syrup batter will leaving you wanting more – this dish is
perfect alternative to apple bobbing!

Bring along your family and friends to celebrate Halloween at Itihaas
Indian restaurant and discover our fiery Indian cuisine.

Book your table now!

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Diwali at Itihaas

As we move into the month of October, it means one thing – Diwali is quickly approaching! We wanted to let all our customers know about how you can celebrate with Itihaas. The Festival of Light means we want to come together and welcome everyone to gather in our enchanting Indian restaurant, right in the heart of Birmingham.

Celebrating Diwali in style as Itihaas takes you through a culinary experience like no other, with our heartwarming recipes and our central location, the perfect spot to enjoy any occasion. 

Our A’la Carte Menu captures authentic Indian cuisine filled with exquisite flavours and presentation. You will be in high spirits celebrating Diwali after the ultimate finedining experience with our Indian dishes.  We also offer vegetarian options and a varied drinks menu – Itihaas cater for everyone in order to bring the community together for Diwali!

Indulge in traditional Indian cuisine, a contemporary take on historical decor and a wonderful atmosphereDiwali at Itihaas will be one to remember, we look forward to welcoming you.

Book your table today at our Birmingham Indian restaurant for a guaranteed night filled with making memories and celebrating with your closest family and friends – everyone is welcome.

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Lunching in Birmingham at Itihaas

Lunch is possibly our favourite time of the day.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​stuck​ ​in Birmingham​ ​midday​ ​&​ ​hungry​ ​then​ ​a​ ​guaranteed​ ​good​ ​lunch​ ​at​ ​Itihaas​ ​will​ ​fill​ ​you​ ​up​ ​and​ ​lift​ ​your spirits.​ ​Even​ ​after​ ​breakfast​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​topped​ ​up​ ​with​ ​food​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​day…​ ​before​ ​the hunger​ ​comes​ ​on.

If​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​busy​ ​in​ ​Birmingham​ ​for​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​Itihaas​ ​is​ ​placed​ ​right​ ​in​ ​the​ ​centre​ ​to​ ​fulfil​ ​your hunger​ ​needs.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​find​ ​yourself​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​go​ ​for​ ​a​ ​meeting​ ​with​ ​work​ ​colleagues,​ ​fill​ ​some​ ​time​ ​before​ ​the​ ​theatre or​ ​simply​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​indulge​ ​in​ ​a​ ​flavoursome​ ​lunch​ ​then​ ​we​ ​would​ ​love​ ​to​ ​help.​ Take​ ​a​ ​pit​ ​stop​ ​at​ ​Itihaas​ ​and​ ​discover​ ​our​ ​authentic​ ​Indian cuisine,​ ​deliciously​ ​catered​ ​into​ ​a​ ​ ​to​ ​satisfy​ ​your​ ​tastebuds.

 

Why​ ​choose​ ​an​ ​Itihaas​ ​lunch​ ​special?​ ​We​ ​offer​ ​quality​ ​and​ ​flavour​ ​at​ ​a​ ​fantastic​ ​price.​ ​Our​ ​lunch menu​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​great​ ​hit​ ​with​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​customers,​ ​so​ ​we​ ​would​ ​love​ ​you​ ​to​ ​come​ ​along​ ​and​ ​see​ ​for yourself.

​From​ ​our​ ​famous paneer​ ​tikka​ ​&​ ​lamb​ ​sheekh​ ​kebab​ ​lunch​ ​buckets​, ​to​ ​our​ ​bombay​ ​burgers,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​world​ ​of exotic​ ​flavours.​ ​Book now in our Birmingham Indian restaurant.

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Autumn – Seasonal dishes!

It may be coming to the time of year for gloomy weather and dark nights, however with Itihaas authentic Indian dishes, we offer delicious Autumn recipes that will soon warm you up, with their fiery yet tasty flavours. Make your taste buds tingle this Autumn at our Itihaas Indian restaurant with our A’la Carte Menu that will leave you wanting more, have a taste of what you could experience here at Itihaas in Birmingham –

For starters indulge in our Autumnal Dahi Puri, a dish filled with sensational spiced potato, chickpeas & onion brought together with the creamy blend of sweetened yoghurt and tamarind water.

Move on for your main and explore our flavoursome Autumn dishes created to satisfy your needs. With tender chicken pieces falling apart in your mouth, our Makhani Murgh is the perfect dish to warm up and brighten a gloomy evening. Blended with a smoke tomato sauce, cream, yoghurt and dried fenugreek, you won’t be left disappointed at our Indian restaurant.

If you are after something to really heat you up, try our Laal Mirchi Rogan Josh , a tender Lamb dish infused in a red hot onion & tomato gravy. You will be left fulfilled and fiery with this delicious contender.

We wouldn’t forget our vegetarian options this Autumn, so why not taste our divine Tadka Dhal, lacking in no way with the flavours and spices shining right through. Luxurious lentils garnished with fresh garlic, brown onions and cooked in a thick soup to ensure you taste the best of Autumn at our Birmingham restaurant.

Onto dessert, at Itihaas we have created the perfect warming dessert of Burnt Orange Chocolate Cake. Lose yourself in our heavenly chocolate cake smothered in exquisite chocolate sauce, topped off with tandoori glazed mandarin. If that doesn’t tempt you to try our favourite Autumn dishes, then top it all off with a Liquor coffee before you head back out to the cold evening.

Autumn is one of our favourite seasons at Itihaas, as it allows us to provide all our customers with extraordinary, flavoursome dishes, with our food reflecting the colours of Autumn but the spices heating us up on those much colder evenings.

Take a look at our A’la Carte Menu and book a table at our Indian restaurant today. We love welcoming new and old customers, so don’t be shy!

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Make your Christmas magical with Itihaas

You may not believe it, but with less than four months till Christmas – the preparation is on. Here at Itihaas we have been very busy creating a deluxe menu for all of your family and friends to enjoy during the festivities.

Whether you’re with colleagues, friends or family – indulge in a Christmas period filled with magic, exquisite cuisine and plenty of celebrations, here at our Indian Restaurant. Putting a festive twist on your favourite traditional flavours & spices to create the perfect menu for all of your festive celebrations.

Before you know it Christmas will have arrived, meaning the UK will be chaos with last-minute shopping & supermarkets becoming a battle. So why not save yourself the hassle and book your table with Itihaas today, for one less thing to worry about!

A taste of an enchanting Christmas with Itihaas – with two or three courses available!

Start off with our tasty Lamb Tikka Sliders served with our tangy Garlic Tomato Relish & devine Black Pepper, Soya Sauce Potato Wedges.

To really fill you up, our main of Turkey and Mustard seed Koftas really is our traditional twist of Indian flavours. Our seasonal Turkey will melt in your mouth while being complemented with our mustard seeds infused in a coriander & tamarind curry.  

With a sweet tooth like ours, here at Itihaas we are going all out and treating you to a Chilli Chocolate Lava Cake With Cinnamon & Almond Kulfi for dessert. Allow our gooey molten chocolate centre with a hint of chilli, explode with flavour in your mouth.

Be super prepared this Christmas by booking your table, as with limited availability, our tables will be filling up fast!

Take a look at our full Christmas menu & pricing’s – now available!

Send in your reservations here – we look forward to creating magical memories this Christmas at Itihaas!

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The best places to visit when in Birmingham!

If you’re planning on taking a trip soon, why not head over to the fantastic city of Birmingham! In the heart of England, it’s easily accessible and is full of attractions and things to do – you’ll never get bored! Here, we’ve given you a taste of what you can find…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous, 15 acres of stunning landscapes, hosting a range of exotic plant life within four glasshouses.

And if you begin to feel hungry at the end of the day, Itihaas is only a 10-minute drive away to satisfy your taste buds with authentic Indian cuisine.

Sea Life Centre

Considering Birmingham is as Midlands as the Midlands could get, this hasn’t affected the National Sea Life Centre with their one million litre ocean tank! It’s home to over a thousand creatures, consisting of sea horses, star fish, and a giant turtle…and let’s not forget the penguins! You will also have the opportunity to learn and take part in the 4D cinema experience – perfect for families!

You’ll be ideally placed to enjoy a light lunch from Itihaas. From street food to the lunch bucket – come and indulge in our culinary experience.

The Bullring / Mailbox

In need of some retail therapy? With 3 shopping centres and 5 department stores, Birmingham city centre is the place of shopoholic dreams! With high street to high end, The Bullring, The Mailbox and the brand new Grand Central, you can shop until you drop.

And if you find yourself needing to drop your shopping bags, get some appetizing food and rest your feet, head over to Itihaas where we are happy to provide you with a dining experience like no other.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Do you have a love for the theatre and performing? The Repertory Theatre is perfect if you’re looking for something to do while visiting the city. The variety of performances on show leaves you spoilt for choice, after being redeveloped in 2013, this theatre is a hint of luxury you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

If you are really early, or want to make a night of the theatre and glamour, pop on the tram or take a short 8-minute walk from the Repertory theatre and visit us here at Itihaas, where we can serve you up a night of exquisite Indian Cuisine.

Itihaas

Finally, the last place we recommend visiting is us! Our Indian restaurant is located within central Birmingham, so there is no excuse to not come along and see what the fuss is about! You won’t be disappointed.

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