A Street Food Feast at The Indian Brewery | Birmingham

February 27, 2018

With no mid week plans for the first time in ages, the girls and I planned on lunching together one weekend so we could catch up. Deciding on the Indian Brewery by Snowhill because it’s somewhere we’d all wanted to try for a while since we heard about their new menu.

Set in railway arches, The Indian Brewery‘s decor is a mix of brightly painted concrete and posters advertising all sorts of indian treats. The brewery is on show which is fun, the kitchen is also visible to you and the bar takes up the main wall as you come in. Whilst the seating is fairly basic tables/long benches as it’s more of a Thali/street food cafe in no way a restaurant and that’s absolutely fine. It was comfy enough for our lengthy session there!


One thing you do notice when you come in is the delicious smell of food cooking coming from the kitchen. When we sat down we grabbed some menus and started our plan of attack. With the street food thing sharing is definitely the way forward here. So we picked the Mixed Grill and a few other dishes to go alongside.


The Mixed Grill was a mix of lamb, fish and chicken. It was brightly coloured and had some tasty yogurt dolloped on top. The meat was tender and well cooked, my only gripe is that I was hoping for a bit more spice. With the yogurt you’d hope it was there to extinguish a fire, but the meat was more aromatic. But none the less, I enjoyed the lamb lollipop. The fish I could’ve left but the dish wasn’t bad. Shared between 3 it was £6 each.


To add to our sharing situation we picked the Loaded Massala Fries. These were DIVINE. Honestly, spiced fries and copious amounts of cheese works. I’m sold and no fries will ever be the same, send me more plz?



We also picked two types of Pakora because why the eff not? Pakora Chat and Pakora Pops. Both delicious fried parkora-ness. I enjoyed the yogurt with the chat and the sweet dip that came with the pops. We probably didn’t need two types of Pakora but we bloomin well enjoyed them so don’t judge us.


We then went with a bit more veg in the form of the Vada Pav. A curried sweet potato burger with green chilli. We probably didn’t need it because of all the carbs and it wasn’t my favourite (fries before guys peeps). But veggies would enjoy this for sure – there is a great selection for veggies here I should add. Don’t be put off by our mixed grill.


During our visit I drank various gins (they have a good collection behind their bar – including Gun Powder Gin – a fave of mine). The girls enjoyed beers (it is a brewery after all) and ciders. Overall I was dead impressed with our visit to the Indian Brewery. Since coming to brum it’s taken me a while to find a few places to say explicitly that I’d come back too, but this is one. I’d probably not order the mixed grill and just order a wider range of nibbles instead. But the atmosphere, the service and the food just worked for me.

Have you checked out the Indian Brewery? Is it your style of food? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. I shouldn’t have to disclose when I’ve paid in full for something because it doesn’t need disclosing unlike a comped meal. But to all those complainers, I paid for this with my own hard earned cash and enjoyed it and therefore wanted to share it.

P.P.S. The Indian Brewery is located at 16, Livery St, Birmingham B3 1EU.


  • Reply Kelly March 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Im going to Birmingham this weekend and definitely want to check this place out now! Thanks x

  • Reply Chloe February 27, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Street food is the best kind of food!


    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      It totally is!

  • Reply JESSICA BROWNE February 27, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    OMG! Emma I love indian street food! This looks so gorgeous!

    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      It was oh so tasty, you should try out bundobust in MCR if you like streetfood.

  • Reply Marianna February 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    If only they had one in Manchester! This looks like such a great take on Indian food and those fries, I need them in my life – like right now!

    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Oooh if you’re looking for an equivalent (minus the meat) get yourself to Bundobust.

  • Reply Jess February 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Omg my gosh, an old flatmare of mine used to make vada pav toasties so this totally brings back some memories. Wouldn’t blame you for ordering two types of pakoras, they look so tasty! Me and my fella would probably do the same.

    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      VADA PAV TOASTIES!!!! Oh my god Jess, do tell me more plz.

  • Reply Jenny February 27, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I love the sound of this kind of food. I just had to google if they were a chain as I’m in London. I really want to visit!

    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Hmmm I’m not sure about Indian Street Food in London!! I can recommend things in MCR and Leeds. Let me know if you find somewhere in the big smoke.

  • Reply Olivia Jade February 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I love your disclaimer, made me laugh! People can be so petty. I haven’t heard of this place even though I live near brum. Sounds like they offer a great variety of food and gin is always a winner 🙂

    • Reply MissPond February 28, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      People can, it’s so silly. Ah well. I shall be clear as muck on all posts from now on. The gin was cracking, as was the food – well worth a visit!

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