Carte blanche

Away on busi­ness and hun­gry for some­thing new? Try one of these re­laxed, con­vivial res­tau­rants

Business Traveller - - INDIAN -


Imrans is a restau­rant lo­cated in Birm­ing­ham’s fa­mous “Balti Tri­an­gle” on Lady­pool Road. Only a cou­ple miles away from the heart of Birm­ing­ham city cen­tre, Imrans at­tracts cus­tomers from all around the United King­dom, who love din­ing at the tra­di­tional restau­rant.

The se­cret? Sim­ple, keep­ing to a sin­gle-minded vi­sion since 1971 to use au­then­tic fresh in­gre­di­ents to pro­duce au­then­tic dishes of the Pun­jab and the north-west fron­tier of the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent. Imrans food is all about sump­tu­ous flavours that once tasted will never be for­got­ten.

262-266 Lady­pool Road, Birm­ing­ham B12 8JU +44 (0)121 449 1370


Di­rec­tor and ex­ec­u­tive chef Mu­jib’s ex­per­i­men­tal ap­proach con­sis­tently ex­tends the bound­aries of tra­di­tional In­dian/Bangladeshi cui­sine. His pas­sion shines through. Work­ing with top-qual­ity pro­duce, his dis­tinc­tive dishes range from beef, lamb and duck to fish, vegeta­bles and fab­u­lous jumbo prawns.

The menus are var­ied in price and cover all din­ing pref­er­ences, in­clud­ing nut-free, gluten-free and health-ori­en­tated food.

The Viceroy am­bi­ence, like the cook­ing style, is unique. In the restau­rant, very com­fort­able leather chairs pro­vide seat­ing at ta­bles carved from thick chunks of pale ash. For those re­quir­ing pri­vacy, down­stairs the hide-away bunker-style space pro­vides the per­fect set­ting to en­joy an eight-course tast­ing menu while hav­ing a closed door meet­ing. 108-109 Ick­nield Street, Jew­ellery Quar­ter, Birm­ing­ham B18 6RZ

+44 (0)121 439 0607 and +44 (0)7921 500658 viceroy­tan­


Tak­ing its name from the Ja­panese word for the sea urchin, UNI brings the vi­brant colours, flavours and tex­tures of Peru­vian and Ja­panese fu­sion cui­sine to Lon­don’s Bel­gravia.

The menu of­fers a se­lec­tion of grilled meats and fish; suc­cu­lent Wagyu beef and black cod, the high­est-qual­ity sushi and sashimi, and an in­ven­tive se­lec­tion of tem­pura and maki with per­fectly bal­anced flavours and an ac­cent on colour. The Peru­vian in­flu­ence is preva­lent with touches such as an an­tic­u­cho sauce with the black cod, as well as ce­viche. Ex­plore the flavours of Nikkei, an imag­i­na­tive fu­sion of Ja­panese and Peru­vian cui­sine. Sam­ple dishes like but­ter­fish tira­di­tos, sweet shrimp and sea urchin ce­viche and Wagyu beef tataki.

Or se­lect from a range of seven-dish bento boxes, per­fect for a work-day lunch or prethe­atre din­ner.

18A Ebury Street, Bel­gravia, SW1W 0LU

+44 (0)20 7730 9267; restau­ran­


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