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,
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.