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An award-winning dining experience in the vibrant heart of the UK’s capital of curry, Asha’s celebrates Birmingham’s proud cultural heritage of Indian cuisine. Our city centre location, close to The ICC and Symphony Hall, makes Asha’s the perfect venue for an after-work gathering, a pre-theatre meal or a post-movie curry. Signature cocktails and spectacular food in a stunning setting, enjoy the finest Indian culinary traditions in truly opulent surroundings. It’s everything Indian food should be.

Tel: 0121 200 2767

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At Asha’s, we believe that an Indian restaurant should be about so much more than just “going out for a curry”. Here in the heart of Birmingham, where a rich culture of brilliant Indian cuisine is part of our local heritage and woven into the very fabric of our city, we have created a venue where you can experience signature dishes from the North West frontier alongside authentic regional favourites and our very own contemporary classics.

Asha's Birmingham
Asha's Birmingham
Asha Bhosle
A culinary road trip across India

Spectacular Signature Dishes

From soulful street food to the menus of maharajas, let our menu transport you across the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent. Sample the diverse culinary traditions, the distinctive regional flavours and the fabulous local colour of India’s proud culinary heritage, right here in the UK’s capital of Indian cuisine.

From the spicy, aromatic notes of Chandni Chowk Ka Kheema to the sumptuous textures of our Muscat Gosht; from a rich Lamb Saffron Biryani to the fragrant Hare Baingan Ka Bartha, we are proud to share an array of enduring classic dishes alongside some of the most visionary contemporary Indian cuisine to be found anywhere in the UK today.

Dishes

President's Platter
£ 69.96

This unique royal treat has been served to presidents of various countries. Please ask your server for more details.

Muscat Gosht
£ 16.95

Boneless tender lamb cooked in clarified butter, with whole spices in a rich onion and tomato gravy.

Chicken Chettinadu
£ 15.95

A spicy chettinad (South Indian) preparation, combining ground coconut, curry leaves, fennel and sesame seeds.

Cocktails

Delhi Devil
£ 7.95

Bombay Sapphire, fresh pomegranate and mint leaves muddled with lemon juice, lengthened with ginger beer.

Rikshaw Fizz
£ 9.99

Raspberry Vodka and Chambord Raspberry liqeur muddled with fresh kumquats, raspberries, red currants and homemade vanilla sugar, lengthened with champagne.

Maharaja's Mistress
£ 9.99

The sweet and aromatic combination of rose jam, curry leaves infused arrack and Bacardi spiced rum balanced with champagne.

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Asha’s Celebrity Guests

In a Bollywood musical career spanning seven decades, our founder Asha Bhosle has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, from the sitar legend Shujaat Khan and REM’s Michael Stipe through to UK artists such as Boy George and Simply Red. As a restaurateur, her showbiz connections have enabled her to welcome some of the leading lights not only of the music world, but of stage, screen and sport to Asha’s.

…you never know who you might be rubbing shoulders with when you next visit.

Actor, TV presenter, film producer… the multi-talented Amitabh Bachchan, also known as “the Shahenshah of Bollywood” or, quite simply, “Big B”, has a plethora of acting awards to show for a lifetime at the pinnacle of Indian cinema. Featuring in nearly 200 Hindi films since his debut in the early 1970s, Amitabh’s glittering career has taken him from Bollywood to Hollywood, acting alongside Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in Baz Luhrman’s 2013 movie The Great Gatsby. With no fewer than four Best Actor gongs from the National Film Awards and fifteen Filmfare Awards to his name, international acclaim bears witness to his status as one of Bollywood’s true greats

Amitabh Bachchan

Synonymous with culinary invention and a visionary approach to food, it’s little surprise that Heston Blumenthal OBE found a meeting of minds with Asha Bhosle’s innovative perspective on Indian cuisine. With four UK restaurants each boasting three Michelin stars apiece and his flagship Fat Duck being voted the world’s best restaurant in 2005, Heston’s playful, experimental culinary philosophy has attracted worldwide acclaim, with recognition not only from food critics but also academic circles, with honorary degrees from the Universities of Reading, Bristol and London, along with Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Heston Blumenthal

Making his lead movie debut in Vamsa Vruksham, a 1980 Teluga film, and taking his first Hindi film lead role in 1983’s Woh Saat Din, Anil Kapoor has gone on to become one of the world’s most recognisable Indian movie stars. Receiving Best Actor accolades from the Filmfare Awards for Virasat in 1997 and Pukar in 2000, he has also won a further four Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards. Starring with Kiefer Sutherland in the eighth series of US TV action series 24, his breakthrough on the international scene came with Danny Boyle’s acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. Famed for insisting on doing his own stunts throughout his career, Anil can justifiably claim to be one of Bollywood’s bona fide action heroes.

Anil Kapoor

Pioneering voice of the UK Asian Underground scene, Jay Sean first rose to prominence with Rishi Rich Project’s “Dance with You”, which peaked at Number 12 in the UK singles chart in 2003. A further two solo Top Ten hits followed in 2006 – “Eyes on You”, which reached Number 6, and “Stolen”, at Number 4. Featuring his distinctive, ground-breaking Bhangra-R&B fusion style, his debut album “Me Against Myself” was first released in 2004, going on to sell a staggering 2,000,000 copies across Asia. Recorded on his own independent label, second album “My Own Way” topped the UK R&B chart in 2008, confirming his status as one of the most important crossover artists of the new millennium.

Jay Sean

Acclaimed British-Irish singer songwriter and instrumentalist, Chris De Burgh has achieved global sales in excess of a staggering 45 million albums. Signing his first record contract with A&M Records in 1974, his career started with huge success in continental Europe and South America. Widespread UK recognition and acclaim arrived with his 1982 single “Don’t Pay the Ferryman”, with follow-up album “Man on the Line” charting at 11 in the UK. However, it was his 1986 ballad “Lady in Red” that immortalised De Burgh as an artist, reaching Number 1 in the UK – and 3 in the US charts. The accompanying album “Into the Light” reached Number 2 in the UK, and a very respectable 25 in the US. Following the hit Christmas re-release of “A Spaceman came Travelling”, his 1988 “Flying Colours” album entered the UK charts at Number 1. One of the UK’s greatest global musical exports, his music remains an enduring favourite around the world to this day.

Chris De Burgh

Known now as much for her philanthropism as her considerable acting and musical achievements, Priyanka Chopra is UNICEF’s global Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. Promoting various causes, from the environment and women’s rights to health and education, she has successfully reached out from her roots as an actress to become one of the world’s most influential women. Born in 1982, Priyanka burst onto the global consciousness in 2000, winning Miss World. A National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards (including 2008s Fashion, for which she won Best Actress) marked her out as a blockbusting Bollywood A-lister, scoring a series of box office hits in the slipstream of her 2003 debut The Hero. Going on to set up her own film production company, Purple Pebble Pictures, Priyanka enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim for Ventilator, a Marathi comedy drama, in 2016.

Priyanka Chopra

The Baadshah of Bollywood, the King of Bollywood, King Khan or, quite simply, SRK, Shahrukh Khan is one of Indian cinema’s most talked-about and best-loved stars. From villains and romantic leads to comedies, his versatility has seen him star in some 80 Bollywood feature films, winning no fewer than fourteen prestigious Filmfare Awards along the way. Established as one of the world’s most successful movie stars, he branched out into film production through his company Red Chillies Entertainment, with Newsweek naming him in their list of the world’s 50 most powerful people in 2008. His philanthropic work in healthcare and disaster relief was recognised with a Padma Shri (one of the highest civilian honours) from the Indian Government and a Legion d’Honneur from the French government. In 2011, he was awarded UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni for his work in supporting children’s education.

Born in 1986, Amir Khan is one of our greatest boxers of all time. Britain’s only boxer at Athens 2004, he went on to become Team GB’s youngest ever boxing Olympic medallist, winning a silver medal aged just 17. One Commonwealth lightweight title and five years later, he was one of Britain’s youngest world champions of all time, winning the WBA title, which he held until 2012. More recently, Khan held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014-2016, before challenging for the world middleweight title in 2016. Outside of boxing, Amir supports mixed martial arts and is a noted philanthropist, dedicating much time and work to projects to create jobs and prosperity in his home town, Bolton.

Amir Khan

Two medium fast bowlers, an all-rounder and a batsman renowned for his fielding, this quartet represent a golden generation of Indian cricket. A frequent match winner for India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, whilst Mohit Sharma play his club cricket for Haryana, making his World T20 debut as a bowler in 2014. Versatile all-rounder Karan Sharma is left handed batsman and leg break bowler who made his test cricket debut against Australia in 2014. Suresh Raina is an aggressive middle order batsman and occasional offspin bowler who is also renowned as one of the best fielders in world cricket. Suresh became the second youngest player to captain India and the first of only three Indian batsmen ever to score a century in all three forms of international cricket.

Bhuvnes Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Karan Sharma & Suresh Raina

Synonymous with Irish cuisine at its best and known to millions through his regular appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Paul Rankin is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and author. Starting his career at London’s legendary Le Gavroche restaurant in the 1980s, Paul worked his way up, returning to Northern Ireland to open his first restaurant, Roscoff, in 1989. Roscoff soon earnt international acclaim and, in 1999, became Northern Ireland’s first restaurant to win a Michelin star. His first venture into television came with the series Gourmet Ireland, followed by his debut on Ready Steady Cook in 2008. With five best selling cookery books to his name, he is one of Britain’s best-loved and most charismatic chefs.

Paul Rankin

Son of Northern Ireland football legend George Best and English model Angie Best, Calum Best was born in San Jose, California. Becoming a model in his midteens and moving to the UK aged 21, Best has gone on to forge a successful career as a reality TV star, with memorable appearances in Celebrity Love Island, The Match, Come Dine With Me and twice on Celebrity Big Brother. A regular at London’s Chinawhite club, his glamorous personal life has seen him dating the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Georgia Salpa, as well as launching a line of men’s fragrances. As patron of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, he has actively supported charitable work in the UK to help children affected by a parent’s drinking.

Calum Best

Irish comedian, TV presenter, columnist and author, Dara is probably best known to UK audiences for hosting Mock the Week and The Apprentice: Youre Fired. Born in 1972, he grew up in Ireland and, as a student at University College, Dublin, studied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His TV career started as a presenter on kids television for RTE – whilst simultaneously launching his career as a stand-up on the Irish comedy circuit. Making a name for himself through his one-man shows, his act at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe was the biggest selling solo comedy show of the festival and as his popularity grew, so did his audiences – his 2010 stand-up tour played for 150 dates to over 225,000 people. Thinking mans comedian and published author, Dara is also a frequent columnist for the likes of The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.

Dara O'Brian

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