Birmingham Halal Food Restaurant Websites – Updated

Salaams and a warm welcome to all our Halal Food Review readers old and new in 2012. One of the most common requests we have from our readers is if a halal restaurant has a website or not so we thought we would start a series posts which would list restaurant websites by their city. We’re going to start with our favourite restaurants in Birmingham. If we miss any out just complete the form at the bottom of this post and we will add a link. This will be a continously updated resource so that you have a A to Z guide to good Halal food anytime you need it.

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Abu Zayd Arabian Grill and Steakhouse
Website coming soon
0121 773 5646

Al Faisals
http://www.alfaisals.co.uk
0121 449 5695

Al Frash
http://www.alfrash.com/
0121 753 3120

Bader Restaurant
http://www.baderrestaurant.co.uk/
0121 766 5799

Chennai Dosa
http://www.chennaidosa.com
0121 454 1111

Chicago Burger Company
http://www.thechicagoburger.com/ Under development

Chop N Wok
http://www.chopandwok.co.uk/
0121 643 6430 Queensway Branch
0121 634 3977 Cannon Street Branch
0121 423 4060 Sutton Coldfield Branch

Desi by Imlees
http://www.desiimleesrestaurant.co.uk
01214494495

Desi Khana Restaurant
http://desirestaurantsinbirmingham.co.uk/
0121 778 4450

Fargo’s Food Factory
http://fargosfoodfactory.com/

Grameen Khana
http://www.grameenkhana.com/default.asp
0121 449 9994

Haveli Restuarant
http://www.havelibuffet.com/
0121 773 4555

Imlees Restaurant
http://www.imleesrestaurant.co.uk/
0121 449 4335

Ismail’s Grill
http://www.ismails.co.uk/
0121 706 3355

La Favorita Italian Restaurant
http://www.lafavorita.co.uk/pages/birmingham.html
0121 771 4112

Mogo Grill
http://www.mogogrill.com/
0121 705 9864

Mughal E Azam
http://mughaleazam.co.uk/
0121 777 9348

Peri Peri Grill
http://www.periperigrill.com/
0121 328 0348

Royal Watan
http://www.royalwatan.co.uk/
0121 471 1713

Shahi Masala Buffet Restaurant
http://www.shahimasala.com/
0121 783 4121

Shiraz
http://www.shiraztasteofpersia.co.uk/
0121 454 9911

Yaqub’s Steakhouse
http://yaqubs.com/

If we’ve forgotten to add one of your favourites to the list send us their details via the form below and we will add it to the directory.

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Royal Watan Tandoori Restaurant Reader Review

Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere, today we have a mini review for the Royal Watan Tandoori Restuarant submitted by Halal Food Review reader Ali. The Royal Watan Tandoori is located on the Pershore Road and away from the traditional balti and tandoori hotspot of Sparkbrook so its always great to hear from our readers especially when they are happy to submit a review. The full address for the restuarant is 602-604 Pershore Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7HQ

Over to you Ali.

I was actually suprised to find that this restaurant had not been reviewed by the Halal Food Review, it may not be as well known as many other halal restaurants due to its location but the quality of food is excellent. I had a chance to visit the Royal Watan Tandoori establishment recently with my family, we were welcomed by a polite waiter and escorted to our table. The restaurant was not too busy with a few groups dining in on the day of our visit.

Once we were seated we were given our menus as well as being served complimentary bottled water( normally its hellish getting waiters to give you water at some restaurants as they want you to buy drinks lol) then we were asked about poppadoms and they arrived with a nice selection of dips. The menu is brimming with choice and is based on a traditional balti concept. For starters we ordered a mixed grill and the waiter also recommended the Kashmiri Fish which we also ordered, it was a nice touch for the waiter to suggest specialities on the menu that we may not have considered otherwise.

Firstly the best word to describe the fish is WOW, it is one of the best fish starters I’ve had with a melt in your mouth taste. The mixed grill was a really generous portion which had a selection of everything in it and there was enough for the whole family. The lamb chops in the mixed grill were really nice if there was to be a criticism then it would be that the mutton tikka was slightly on the hard side and overcooked.

Progressing onto the main course, the waiter recommended that we have our dishes cooked “desi style” and I am glad we made that choice, the lamb karahi was beautifully done, and our second dish of boti kebab again was really well prepared. From the sundries menu we had a medium cheese and garlic nan, which looked as good as it tasted!

One niggle that I had was that the Royal Watan didn’t serve my favourite dessert rasmalai so we opted for milkshakes instead and again they really hit the spot. The atmosphere at this restaurant is cosy, perfect for families with a nice contemporary modern decore. Me and my family are now regulars at this establishment and are always welcomed and treated well.

Value for Money: 9
Quality of the Food: 9
Atmosphere: 8
Would I Go Back: definitely!