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£9 - £24
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Indian, Bar, Cafe, Asian, Pub, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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We went to the Indian Cafe Racer for my partners birthday. We were absolutely blown away with not only the really attentive, lovely service but the tastiest food. We were guided to make some selections by the gentleman that was serving us, the cauliflower starter...was advised and honestly as meat eaters we were not overly expecting much but it was unreal. This restaurant is such a find and really affordable for the quality of the meals. I really do want to thank the staff for being so wonderful and making the experience really enjoyableMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant! We visited as a family. Two of us are vegetarian. The ambience was great. Jazz music was playing when we arrived and the restaurant had a homely, intimate feeling. The woman who seated us was delightful, talking us through the...whole menu. Later the owner also talked us through our menu choices and offered advice on what to choose. Both people who served us were very charming and attentive. The food was astonishingly good! I eat a lot of Indian food and it’s one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. My only problem now is that I don’t live in Birmingham and I’m heartbroken to have to leave this place behind. I will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a takeaway from here last night - just eat made a massive error/failure to deliver anything at all, but our contact with the restaurant was excellent throughout. Nothing but honesty, caring about the customer and good service in all of the (many) calls, during...what I imagine to be a busy sat eve shift. The owner couldn't have been clearer of the pride in his food and his desire to find a resolution; when eventually sorted we did enjoy our meal (collected!), its very tasty and on the spicy side so bear in mind when ordering anything with chilli, but lovely nonetheless. Customer service here cannot be faulted - thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food, which was full of flavour. Good variety on the menu, gobi manchurian and chicken chetinad were my favourites. Waitor was friendly. Nice interior. Good price. The location was not so good and a little confusing walking via the pub first, but...well worth it!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow 1st time here the food is amazing tried loads of different starters even surprised myself with what I ate. Staff top notch will definitely return 👌

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely dining experience! Fantastic menu with tapas style starters… we loved it! A cut above your usual Indian! We will return.. it’s in the back of a boozer….. don’t let this put you off! In fact forgot this… and enjoy fine Indian dining

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time we dined we went on quiet afternoon for our wedding anniversary. Azad was a great host, he's a lovely guy, so passionate and gave great food recommendations. We ordered everything he suggested, and dessert and he even gave us an anniversary treat!...We went back recently on a busy friday night with friends. We unfortunately didn't have a reservation but he managed to squeeze us in. Even though the restaurant was full and really busy the service and food were just as great as our first visit! Our friends loved it too. The small plates are great for sharing and every dish I have tried so far has been delicious. Our favourites are the papdi chat, gobi manchurian, chilli paneer and lamb chops. It's definitely the best indian restaurant in Birmingham. I wish we lived closer so we could come more often!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just simply perfect. Service exemplary; explained everything on the menu and advised on the number & type of dishes to order etc. Food was outstanding !!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food in a surprising location- (don’t let it put you off but it’s basically in the back of a sports bar) Excellent welcome and explanation of the menu and recommendations- you don’t get service like this everywhere - also warned not to over...order. The food was to die for. I’m a curry aficionado - I cook them too but I’m getting tired of the standard British Indian fare. Amazing flavours . We had the cauliflower and rajistani lamb amongst other things . So good I almost cried. Thanks so much Indian cafe racer and amazing staff!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, this might be one of the best Indian meals I’ve ever had! I’m really bored of the standard curry house fare, and this was something refreshingly different. The care that was taken to welcome us, explain the menu and make personal recommendations was so...appreciated and the standard of service was incredible throughout - nothing was too much trouble and the staff were really attentive without being overbearing. The food itself was beautifully made and absolutely delicious - each item came out one by one which allowed us to make the most of our meal and really savour every dish. It’s in a slightly odd spot at the back of a very average looking pub, but the ambience was still lovely. Highly, highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as we were after a good Indian restaurant in Birmingham before going to a football match. It is 10 mins walk from New Street station and there’s a pub and hotel at the location. The food was exceptional, one of us is...vegetarian and this is very much catered for. So many highlights from the truly stunning GOBI MANCHURIAN, the amazing PANEER TIKKA to the taste sensation of the RAJASTANI LAMB. We had a great chat with the owner after the meal. He’s really got ambitions to improve even more. Seems like other places are trying to copy him. We booked in advance, probably worthwhile although we took the first slot of the evening at 5pm, there were spaces. Totally recommended, worth a trip to Birmingham just to visit here.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolute hidden gem!! I was looking for some food before a gig at the 02 and found this online very close by, and boy was I not disappointing. Situated at the back of the pub is this amazing restaurant. Friendly knowledgeable staff who give you...a great insight on what is best on the menu, nothing is too much hassle and the food tasted incredible, will recommend this place again and again. Cant wait to go back! :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal out here. We were due to see a show at the Symphony Hall, so this is a little ‘off the beaten track’, but well worth the walk past the chain restaurants of Birmingham. Behind a pub is this hidden gem...of a place. The meal was outstanding, the servers were knowledgable, friendly and very attentive. We took a risk and followed the tripadvisor reviews and we were certainly not disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was ever so kind, the place very well decorated and the food was unbelievable. Light, full of flavours and spices and so enjoyable. The location might be a bit tricky to find, but so well worth.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

If you go out for a meal you may experience one standout dish if you’re lucky. I’ve never experienced a meal before where every dish is standout amazing. Hats off to the kitchen team because their care and attention to detail really shows. We’ve eaten...in some of the best restaurants in the world including the Taj Palace in Mumbai and this meal was better by some margin. Sensible prices, good ordering assistance from the manager, good service and a nice atmosphere. Can’t wait till we come back to Birmingham for a return visit to Cafe racer.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Indian Cafe Racer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5