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Suppliers at Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Fayre

Itihaas is proud to be hosting an exclusive Wedding Fayre at the prestigious venue, Stanbrook Abbey, on Sunday 25th February 2018, from 11 am-5 pm.

We have some superb suppliers who will be providing exclusive offers on the day, and you can sample some mouth-watering Canapés prepared by the Itihaas Team.  

Come see the extraordinary Stanbrook Abbey as it sits amongst the Worcestershire countryside; you’ll be amazed by its grand exterior and elegant rooms as you take in all this venue has to offer.

As an official Asian Wedding Catering Partner for Stanbrook Abbey, Itihaas offers your perfect day multi-award-winning, authentic Indian Cuisine.  Come and experience the taste for yourself as we offer our delicious Canapés on the day, and speak to our specialist Event Co-Ordinators who will be able to talk through your queries and show you how your special day can be a unique one with the amazing packages that will be on offer.

Lisha K Collections will be doing an exclusive sale for their first event in the Midlands. 

They pride themselves on bringing you quality on product and service.

They will be selling bridal lenghas and party wear lenghas, anarkali, punjabi readymade suits and Pajami suits. Not forgetting their un-stitched suits and Saree range. 

They provide a full Indian shopping experience to cut the stress out for the client. 

They specialise in the whole process including Nanki shakh etc shopping too. Come and have a look and a chat to the team about what they do! 

Maries Couture Cakes have a vast range of experience in supplying wedding cakes, favours, candy buffets and gift baskets to Asian weddings. As well as supplying beautiful cakes, they offer the most delicious egg free cakes you will taste anywhere. They have spent years perfecting their vegan egg-free cakes and they are now available in all our flavours including caramel and chocolate fudge.  Marrie will be available at Stanbrook Abbey on the 25th Feb, come and speak to her, and try some cakes!

Live Make-up and hair by Worcestershire MUA Preeti.

Have a quick makeup look or hair styled on the day! Preeti will be able to advise different looks for all your upcoming events

Wedding invitations and more, by Val Sandhu.  Val will be showcasing her exclusive handmade and designed invitations to mesmerise your guests from the moment they receive their invite

Mind-blowing Decor by two of Midlands most magical Decor teams will be available to show you how your venue can be transformed into something themed and imaginative. See examples of the variety of table decor, Staging, Top Table, Mandap’s and more! 

Maz Events Creates bespoke, cutting edge decor for weddings, receptions, walimas and parties, unusual mandaps, themes and decor.  Every event is unique to  the client- Come and see examples of their work

Dream Moments will invest their time and experience in making your event a memorable one! Offering a bespoke service, this team will add a touch of class to your event.  Come and discover what the can offer.

Photography by Emil- If you are looking for natural wedding photography and candid moments then you must come and see Emil’s work, he will document your day – not direct it. Timeless and authentic photographs of your wedding day..

Costume Jewellery, by Mara and Elle. They’re easy to wear pieces incorporate naturally sourced precious stones, semi-precious stones, druzy quartz and baroque pearls.

Their unapologetic style is expressed using these elements in a bold and adventurous way to create iconic statement pieces.

Each piece is lovingly handcrafted in India by talented artisans. Come and have look for yourselves

Looking forward to meeting you,

Itihaas Team

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Valentine’s day in Birmingham

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and with it falling on a Wednesday this year, you may be struggling for ideas. At Itihaas we have come up with our favourite places to visit around Birmingham and created an exclusive Valentine’s menu filled with delectable dishes for you and your other half. It may be mid-week but that doesn’t stop the romance at Itihaas, with a candlelit table and 3 course, exclusive menu just for you.

Stroll the canal

Walk up an appetite along many of Birmingham’s peaceful canals and take advantage of a few of the bars along the way, you will soon be ready for a delicious Indian feast at Itihaas Indian Restaurant.

Peaky Blinders tour 

Are you and your partner a fan of the BBC 2 series Peaky Blinders? Just finished watching and didn’t want it to end? Well, why not head over to Birmingham for an official Peaky Blinders tour, a great way of spending quality time together.

Ghetto Golf 

A must do if you are looking for a fun time, take in the vibrant artwork, DJ’s and a unique take on 18 hole mini golf. You’ll have soon built up an appetite ready for some succulent Chicken Jungle Curry cooked on the bone.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Stunning glasshouses, tropical rainforest and acres of beautiful gardens make for the perfect date to spend with the one you love. Once you have took in the stunning views, you are only a 10 minute drive away finishing off Valentines day with a 3 course, candle lit dinner at Itihaas.

Itihaas Indian Restaurant

Visit us on the 14th February for a romantic Valentines date. Based in the heart of Birmingham, we are surrounded by lots of fun things to do, from shopping to many wonderful theatres.

We look forward to welcoming you with a Belvedere Vodka Gol Guppa, complete with a delicious 3 course Valentine’s lunch or dinner filled with tender meats and sweet treats. In an award-winning establishment, enjoy an authentic Indian dining experience at a candlelit table for two and celebrate Valentine’s day the right way at Itihaas Indian Restaurant.


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Stanbrook Abbey Wedding Fayre

Are you planning your dream wedding or recently engaged over the magical festive season? The process of planning your wedding is a very special time and that is why we are happy to announce that we will be partnering up with Stanbrook Abbey to bring you a Wedding Fayre like no other on Sunday 25th February, from 10:00AM – 4:30PM.

Discover the wedding venue of your dreams at the outstanding and glamorous venue, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel. You will discover this hidden gem in the majestic Malvern hills of Worcester, at the heart of the West Midlands. Find you and your partner surrounded by the peaceful 26 acre estate boasting with beautiful greenery, flourishing orchards and an enchanting lake providing stunning photograph opportunities.

You will be welcomed in to the wedding fayre with the delicious tastings of Itihaas’ canapés, to get a taste for the exquisite Indian feast to indulge in and sample ahead of your big day. Itihaas weddings plan on making your day run smoothly and that’s why we are bringing along plenty of suppliers to help inspire you, from classic and luxury wedding car hire to DJ entertainment & setup – we haven’t missed a thing. There will be wedding planners on site for advice and consultations on your special day, not forgetting the wedding décor packages available so that you can add your own personal touch to this astonishing venue.

Don’t forget we will be adding discounts for on the day bookings, grab a bargain while you can…after all this wedding planning isn’t going to be cheap!

We also want to reveal our first set of confirmed wedding suppliers that will be on hand to give you specialist advice about your magical day:

– KSB Cocktails

– Maz Events Decor

– Kudos DJ Entertainment

Book your FREE TICKETS now…including free consultations! You won’t want to miss this wedding fayre.

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Feel the heat at Itihaas

The New Year has arrived and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our wonderful customers in 2018 to dine at Itihaas.

The mornings are still frosty, the nights are still dark and sadly your hat and scarf are still essential…but we do have one place to keep you warm during the last few months of winter. Itihaas Indian restaurant will not only give you a warm welcome, but we will heat up your taste buds with our delicious flavours and spices. Surround yourself with loved ones in our traditional yet contemporary Birmingham Restaurant and enjoy the ultimate fine dining experience.

Explore our exclusive choice of dishes, that we ensure will keep you warm all year round –

Rajasthani Murgh Tikka – Begin with sensational smoked cheddar, cream and tandoori spiced pieces of tender chicken, cooked on skewers in the tandoor to get you in from the cold and heated up.

Dhaniya Tahree Murgh – This delicious dish is one of our Northern Indian household favourites, made up of diced chicken pieces curried in a thin but smooth gravy, cooked on the spicy side with onions, paprika and coriander to really fire up those taste buds.

Lamb and Achari Gosht Masala – A fantastic choice if you’re looking for heat, spice your night up with the angy lamb dish marinated in mango pickle & turmeric, lending it’s rich colour, cooked in mustard oil, funnel seeds and ginger to really showcase the flavour.

Sabzi Miloni Handi – Opt for our flavoursome vegetarian dishes, with our mixture of chopped vegetables being spiced with garam masala cashew nuts and chillies you will really be able to feel the heat.

Chai Masala Mousse – Don’t have a sweet tooth? But drawn to the spicy side of life, then go for Itihaas’ fluffy & airy milky mousse infused with Indian chai spices of cinnamon, cardamom & nutmeg served with a tasty almond biscotti. Top off the meal perfectly with this sweet alternative to your dessert.

Reserve your table today and enjoy our exquisite Indian cuisine!

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

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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