Tamatanga Restaurant Review Birmingham

Tamatanga Birmingham Restaurant Review


A long line of Indian Street Food restaurants have been popping up around Birmingham over the past year. One of the offerings that always catches my eye is Tamatanga, a vibrant and colourful restaurant on Navigation Street. It opened last year and although I didn’t get a chance to visit until last Friday it was well worth the wait! 


Tamatanga Birmingham Interior

The interior design of the restaurant is just as fun and vibrant as the outside, and the friendly staff make the whole experience even more cheery. 


Tamatanga Review Birmingham Cocktails

Tamatanga have an extensive drinks menu – including cocktails, wines, ales, gins and a range of delicious sounding ‘tama cooler’ soft drinks. I opted for a Berry Bombay cocktail which consists of vodka, pink lemonade, raspberries, blackberries and mint. The cocktails are 241 between 10am and 7pm which made for great value at £7.45 for two Berry Bombays. The drink was light, refreshing and pleasantly sweet without being overbearing. It was dangerously easy to drink and I’ll definitely be ordering another two next time I visit!


Tamatanga Indian Restaurant Review Birmingham

When it came to choosing food there was plenty of options, although the sheer amount of choice did mean I found the menu slightly overwhelming. You can choose from curry bowls, biryani, wraps, salads and much more. In the end I opted for the Chicken Khurana, marinated chicken pieces with sweet potato in a coconut curry sauce. In my opinion it was closer to a thai curry than an indian in flavour, but absolutely delicious none-the-less. The curry was flavoursome, with just the right amount of coconut without being too sweet. 


Tamatanga Food Review

Next we tried the Delhi Lamb Curry. This was much more like an indian curry I’d expect, the flavours were heartier and slightly spicier than the Chicken Khurana. The star of the show, though, was definitely the Naan breads. We ordered both a plain, and peshwari variety and both were outstanding. The bread was fresh tasting, doughy and full of flavour – everything you’d want in a Naan. 


Overall I was impressed with Tamatanga. The quality of food was high, the cocktail I tried was delicious and it was good value for money. The venue is casual and laid back and would be a great location for families or groups of friends alike. I’d definitely recommend Tamatanga if you’re looking for a casual place for an Indian meal in Birmingham