Birmingham: Milan Indian Cuisine

img_9506Away from the hustle bustle of the main city centre and the ‘Balti Triangle’ (Ladypool Rd/ Stratford Rd/Stoney Lane), Milan stands on the corner of Newhall Street in Jewellery Quarter. It’s in good company as Asha’s, Lasan’s and Itihaas are all very close by.

Milan has been open for 20 years and has won awards for its food so I was glad when my friend Bal suggested we go for her birthday! There was a group of us – Bal, Rosie from A Rosie World (check out her blog), Shiv, Haroon and Amn.

We did the Captain Riddle’s Forgotten Fortune escape room beforehand at Clue HQ which was very difficult and we were far from escaping ha!

By the time we got to the restaurant we were very hungry so skipped the starters and went straight for the mains.


All the meat is halal at Milan’s apart from the lamb chops.

The curries we ordered were:

  • Chicken Khadai
  • Chicken Mirch Masala
  • Lamb Rogan Josh
  • Prawn Chilli Garlic
  • Saag Paneer


We also ordered naan, roti, raita and poppadoms. This is a tiny thing but the chutneys with the poppadoms were really nice – especially the orange sauce which I think was mango and just so good!

The food took about 10 minutes to arrive and it must’ve been good because we finished everything we ordered and the extras!

Prawn Chilli Garlic
Chicken Khadai

My favourite dishes were the Chicken Mirch Masala and Prawn Chilli Garlic as they were cooked really well and full of flavour. The chicken curry had just the right amount of spice making it actually tasty and not just overladen with spice.

I wasn’t too keen on the Chicken Khadai as the masala hadn’t quite reached the chicken so it was bland and not to my liking.

I didn’t try the lamb dish and the saag paneer was average.

Saag Paneer


We ordered dessert too… it was a birthday and we were celebrating so why not?! I ordered the Gulab Jaman with ice cream which was ooookay! I don’t like when there’s frost in the ice cream, this happens when it’s been in the freezer for too long so that put me off.

However all in all, it was a nice meal and I would recommend Milan if you want to get away from massive restaurants, noise and just have some good Indian food. The starters sounded really nice so I may pop back in to try those especially the Naram Dill Tikki 😋.

There were 6 of us and the bill came to £155 including mains, desserts and drinks so reasonably priced.

The company was great as always – love catching up with my friends and already looking forward to our Christmas get-together ❤️


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