Since 1984, the family-run Royal Watan Kashmiri has been a core player in Brimingham’s food and drink scene.
The menu here invites you to dive into a range of dishes, inspired by Kashmiri cuisine. It’s always stayed true to their vision, with a focus on high quality, generously portion and well balanced dishes that are home-cooked favourites amongst the family themselves. Part of it in fact, is even dedicated to the father of the family who started the restaurant way back when, showing their drive to continue to create dishes they love and retain the same passion and dedication. In this section, you’ll find the likes of Lassawalla Gosht (a recipe created by the family’s grandmother), Tava Chicken and Chooza Handi.
Elsewhere on the menu you can expect to see plenty of tandoori specialities, all of which are cooked to order in their in-house charcoal clay oven. Our favourite here has to be Kashmiri Fish which is beautifully prepared and flakes apart at the slightest nudge of a fork. And thanks to Birmingham’s part in the popularity of the Balti, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get your Balti fix here; Watan’s vegetarian dishes showcases some exceptional vegetarian Balti dishes (try the Balti Mushroom and Red Bean), but you can also make your own Balti with a range of ingredients (including Tandoori Chicken and King Prawns) and sauces (such as Desi Style or Malayan).
Royal Watan Kashmiri also serve these legendary table naans; served skewed on a stick to tear and share, these naans are some of the biggest with seen. And nothing is compromised - the flavour is still as rewarding as ever, offering you a proper wedge of bread to mop up any sauces remaining at the end of your feast. Most naan can be upgraded to this giant sharing size (including the chilli naan) so make sure you get a slice of the action.