Indian street food-inspired restaurant & bar opens in Solihull

Indico Street Kitchen has opened in Parkgate Shopping Centre in Shirley, Solihull offering authentic Indian street food, creating 25 jobs.

The restaurant is set over two floors, with a mezzanine level and bar area seating 140.

Dishes include Gol Gappa - puffed hollow pastry rounds filled with seasoned potatoes and chilled mint flavoured water, and Pav Bhaji - a typical Mumbai style anytime meal, a spicy blend of mashed vegetables with light battered toasted bun. There is a range of Kathi Rolls which are a popular Indian street food dish originating from Kolkata, consisting of Indian flatbread rolled with different fillings.

There are also traditional favourites such as samosas, bhel puri and kebabs. Tiffin boxes include a choice of curry, daal lentils, rice and chappatis.

The drinks menu offers Indian beer, wine, mocktails and cocktails like Mango Martini, Mumbai Mojito and Mango Lassie Ta Ra Rum Pum. There is also Indian Masala Chai, which is a big part of the everyday street life of India.

Owner Faheem Badur said, “Eating out should be a fun experience with the best quality of food, service and ambience; what I am trying to recreate is a real sense of fun using the best of Indian culture, music, street food, street art and amazing cocktails ”.

Jonathan Cox, Head of Parkgate Shopping Centre said, “We are very excited that the much anticipated opening of Indico is just a few weeks away. Visitors will be amazed to see how they have transformed the 1500 square foot unit. It’s a great addition to the centre and it’s sure to attract visitors from far and wide.”