Must-visit West Midlands curry restaurants named

Published on January 3, 2012

Pictured left: Five Rivers A La Carte of Walsall

It was a sterling performance by West Midlands restaurants in the British Curry Awards, announced at the Battersea Evolution, London, in November.

The awards are known as the Oscars for the curry industry, so visiting one of the winners promises much.

Awards are handed out by British region (Best in Scotland, Best in North East, Best in South East etc), with the Midlands – both East and West – seemingly grouped together as one. No East Midlands restaurants were recognised, with all prizes going to the Birmingham area.

Topping our list of places to check out are…

Five Rivers A La Carte in Walsall, which won Best Midlands Newcomer.

Inside Five Rivers

And…

Itihaas in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, which won Best Restaurant in the Midlands.

Ithaas in the Jewellery Quarter

Other Birmingham nominees included The Horseshoe Bar & RestaurantAsha’s and Pushkar Dining.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.