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A delectable menu crossing all frontiers of ancient India

Since we first opened our doors, Itihaas has been celebrated as the best Indian restaurant Birmingham has to offer. Our award-winning chefs have all been expertly trained and have an unparalleled knowledge of all Asian sub-continent cuisines, creating delectable menus which pay homage to ancient India.

The professional Itihaas team also cater for Asian weddings in Birmingham and the West Midlands, delivering the same restaurant standard quality and incredible flavours as you would find in-house. Itihaas is regularly voted the best Indian restaurant Birmingham city centre boasts, so if you’re after the rich flavours of an authentic Indian buffet or feast, then we are the top Indian restaurant nearby.

Our chefs are the masters when it comes to the fine balancing act of spicy food, creating dishes designed to impress and delivering a real taste of ancient India. You can choose from our three menus – Saffron, Cardamom and Tamarind – which contain favourites such as masala lamb, butter chicken, paneer jalfrezi and jalsa kofta, alongside a range of rices, chutneys and sweets. We source only the freshest ingredients but we can really make them sing through our vibrant dishes.

Customers come from across Birmingham and miles around to enjoy the traditional Indian buffet food we cook. Our specially crafted menus are what set us apart from other Indian restaurants in Birmingham, using our own tried and tested recipes to recreate the flavours of the Asian sub-continent. No other Indian restaurant Birmingham has to offer can come close, thanks to the experience and knowledge of our master chefs and highly trained front of house staff.

We can proudly say that Itihaas has never had a quiet night since we were established. Loyal customers and visitors to the city have taken Itihaas to their hearts and made us the go-to Indian restaurant in Birmingham.

If you want to celebrate our ancient Indian heritage, then please don’t hesitate to make a reservation for the restaurant or book us to cater for your wedding reception.

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Indian catering for weddings

Your wedding day is probably one of the most important days in your life, and Itihaas are here to make the celebrations memorable. We are the premier wedding caterers Birmingham has to offer, providing Asian event catering to happy couples getting married in the West Midlands. Nikha and Mandap ceremonies are regularly performed at our carefully selected and prestigious venues, seeing Itihaas customers are given top priority on their wedding days.

We offer the highest quality Birmingham catering hire services, with lavish five-course reception meals and evening entertainment for you and your guests. Our talented chefs are experts in the cuisines of all countries from the Asian sub-continent, so whether you are looking for an authentic Indian feast, a delicious Pakistani menu or a Sri Lankan banquet, we can cater for your wedding reception.

As the top Asian caterers in Birmingham, we can see you get the wedding reception of your dreams. We work closely with some of the most exclusive wedding venues in Birmingham and the West Midlands, which means our customers enjoy the most memorable and special wedding day. Food is so integral to a successful wedding reception, which is why our professional Birmingham catering team take your wishes so seriously.

We use only the freshest ingredients, working to traditional recipes which are packed with authentic flavours. We can cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, so you can guarantee that all those you invite will have the most enjoyable meal possible. Our five-course banquets are all expertly crafted and designed to impress, which is what makes Itihaas the best Asian event catering company in Birmingham.

We ensure your wedding reception will live long in the memory of you and your invitees. For the best wedding reception possible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today.

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Itihaas Indian events and wedding catering

Itihaas events and wedding catering have evolved incredibly over the last 15 years, originally offering the service in 2005 and achieving a modest 12 events in its first year, the events business has enjoyed a mammoth growth in its operation that now features hundreds of events per annum.  The Ethos for the event planning  and event catering has always been the same, to make the clients day as special and as memorable as possible, it’s a huge responsibility that a bride and groom bestow upon the Itihaas wedding events team, in planning and catering for the special day we do not view it as a job, we see it as an honour and with that mindset we give our undivided attention at every unique request and detail. we understand that each event and wedding menu is as bespoke as the bride and groom that we are catering for and our team of chefs’ constantly strive to create a unique menu with fusion dessert pairings for each event.
Our fine dining restaurant in Birmingham city centre often plays host to bride and groom food tasting sessions where our chefs will help create an individual menu tailored to individual preference. Whilst we Focus our menu predominantly towards North Indian cuisine our talented chef brigade also caters for Gujarati, South Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern/Arabic and most excitingly Indo-Chinese cuisine, which means we really can deliver the fusion that you desire for your special day. Please get in touch if you are.
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Itihaas: pioneering Indian restaurant in Birmingham

Itihaas is the translation of the word “History” in the ancient language of Sanskrit. We have attempted to recreate aspects of Indian culture and history throughout the restaurant décor, environment, service and of course, most importantly, the food.
The 1st floor is modelled on a colonial dining room and the ground floor is reminiscent of Maharaja palace. The private dining area, which seats twelve, pays homage to British Raj library, an area that would have been used for cigars and brandy in a British Imperial palace. 
The food between lunch time and even dining varies in service, style and menu. Lunchtime dining is a tribute to Indian street food with a casual service style and delicious and pioneering, hand and snack options that can be found on the streets of Delhi and Mumbai. The evening menu, features a fine dining option in presentation and also service, this pays tribute to how the kings and queens of the Moghul empire of India would have been served in the royal palaces.
when the Indian Moghul empires were disbanded by  the British raj, the very talented Royal cooks and chefs found themselves unemployed and often without accommodation, that became the catalyst for the revolution of Indian street food as these very talented cooks were creating the finest vibrant and exquisite foods, using ingredients that were previously only enjoyed by royalty and adapting them on the street of Rajasthan north India Punjab and the cross India for the common man. Itihaas menu features those adaptation and fusion street food creations. So please, come and dine with us and let us share our passion for Indian cuisine with you!
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There is always room for dessert!!

there is always room for there is always room for dessert!!dessert!!

This one is for all the people with a sweet tooth out there… Summers being right over our heads, our award winning chefs have created a bespoke dessert menu for all our dessert lovers…

As they say a balanced diet is having a cake in each hand, our chefs at the restaurant have fashioned a Gajar Halwa Cheesecake with a twist of their own…A base of walnut and carrot cake garnished with gajar halwa, pistachio and whipped cream.

Being an Indian fine dine restaurant, where the contemporary meets the traditional, our menu would be incomplete without Saffron and Pistachio Rasmalai… Here our chefs have once more twirled it a bit. It is a dessert in its purest form; fluffy and light sponge cake decorated with crushed pistachios and garnished with pomegranate pearls

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Perfect menu for a Summer Wedding!

With the wedding season just around the corner, know what you would like to have on the menu for your special day!

Itihaas knows that food is the heart and soul of Indian weddings, therefore knows that you would need a good selection of choices to choose from. We like to put forward the finest Indian dishes prepared by our award winning culinary specialists. From canapés, to a total menu, we even sketch out a unique drinks menu for your exceptional day…

As we understand that every wedding is one of its kinds we like to offer a bespoke and lavish menu for each of our events making every ceremony as memorable as it can be.

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Itihaas’ Raj Rana featured on BBC Midlands with homeless charity Let’s Feed Brum


Itihaas’ Managing Director, Raj Rana, was featured on BBC Midlands discussing his work with homeless charity Let’s Feed Brum. As one of the founders of the charity, Raj has also started employing some of those he has met on the streets to work in his kitchen.  

Check out the video here, where the BBC talk to Raj and one of his new recruits, Rhudi. 


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Wedding Trends of 2018!

wedding trends of 2018!

Here’s a brisk summary of a few wedding patterns that will highlight even the most conventional Indian wedding functions.

Brides pulled out all the stops on Blues, Navy, Royal Blue and Hues. With the changing shading palettes for brides, we saw shades of blue becoming showbiz royalty at the 2018 wedding style.

From powder blue lehengas to satiny indigo outfits to pestle blue shararas, this colour was extremely popular among the ladies and the grooms didn’t timid far from coordinating their outfits with their brides.

wedding trends of 2018!

Dance floors and DJ’s at Indian weddings were amped up in 2018 with appealing marble or hardwood move floors, particularly the ones that matched the whole décor theme.

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Deciding on your perfect Indian wedding menu

Indian weddings are renowned for being extravagant and glamourous…and no guest will ever leave hungry. Your wedding day should represent everything about your love for one another, which is why we ensure everything from table decor to your reception menu is perfectly matched to exceed expectations.

As expert wedding planners at Itihaas, we know how important the perfect menu at an Asian wedding is. Which is why we only provide the finest Indian cuisine prepared by our award-winning chefs. From appetisers to a complete menu, we even plan out a special drinks menu for your special day, as an opportunity for a celebratory cocktail should never be missed.









Whether you’re planning a mild or spicy set menu, let us cater to your guests. We pull out all the stops for your appetisers to receive excellent first impressions, whether you opt for tangy fish, flavoured with spices in a crisp batter or marinated chicken, salad, garlic mayonnaise and hot chilli in flatbread, we will give your guests an exceptional taste for what is to come.

A welcome drink should never be forgotten, it is a way of welcoming your guests in and thanking them for celebrating your special day. By the time the reception comes around, there will be only one thing your guests are waiting for, food…and of course the first dance.

Be as extravagant as you desire with our caterers, so whether you are after 3 courses or 10, Itihaas is here to add the perfect balance of flavours and spice to your big day.

We can keep dishes flowing throughout the night, with delicious options like our chicken jungle curry cooked on the bone, our tantalising tempura chicken and paneer in bamboo boats, or a more seafood-focused menu with dishes like our lobster paanch phoran and goan prawn curry. We certainly never forget a sweet tooth, which is why we can find you a cake beyond your wildest dreams, after all, it’s all about that wow factor for your very important guests. Not to mention the selection of delicious desserts, from mango colada to gajar halwa cheesecake, let us know what sweet treats you desire and we can cater to you.

If you’re looking for excellent Asian wedding caterers to put together your perfect menu, then get in touch with us here at Itihaas today. We make dreams come true and strive to exceed expectations.

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National Curry Week at Itihaas


Now, if there is one thing we are good at, it is making an exceptional curry. So, as a fine dining Indian restaurant, there is no way we will be missing out on National Curry Week.

From 22nd – 28th October, join us at Itihaas to indulge in our wide selection of flavour-filled curries. If there is one way to celebrate National Curry Week, it is at Itihaas Indian Restaurant. Whether you’re looking for tender spring lamb in our delicious rogan josh or opt for something a little different with our seafood prawn and scallop mustard seed curry, we can deliver whatever your taste buds desire.

national curry week at itihaas

At Itihaas, we are proud to have won the ‘best restaurant in the UK Cobra Good Curry Guide’ meaning we know exactly how to mix our flavours and spices together to bring our customers the very best curry dishes. Sit down in our stunning restaurant where contemporary meets traditional, experience a journey through North India, Kenya and Mumbai along the way.

Experience the true taste of an Indian curry at Itihaas, not just for National Curry Week, but every week! Book your table today.

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