Mowgli has opens at Grand Central Birmingham

Indian street food restaurant, Mowgli has opened its debut Birmingham restaurant at Grand Central shopping centre. The 364 sq m unit with space for 128 covers is located alongside Pho and Tapas Revolution.

Designed by Founder and CEO Nisha Katona, the interior includes the iconic Mowgli ropes with an ambiance inspired by the broken-down temple behind her ancestral Varanasi home. The menu offers a vibrant selection of smash and grab zingy sharing plates including traditional tiffin boxes and the brand’s signature dish, Yoghurt Chat Bombs.

The debut opening for Birmingham marks the brand’s fourth restaurant, ahead of its Leeds opening scheduled for early 2018. Mowgli was founded by barrister and food writer, Nisha Katona, who has written for titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Independent, as well as filmed for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Food Network.

Katona commented, “We take our customers on a culinary adventure to experience the true taste of India, and we are thrilled to finally share what Mowgli is all about with the people of Birmingham. We are excited to grow the brand across the UK, and with its direct connection to the busy station and Bulling, Grand Central has proved to be the perfect location for our most southern site and the next stage in our countrywide expansion.”

Sarah Fox, Head of Restaurants and Leisure at Hammerson, commented, “Grand Central is already home to a range of leading dining brands and the addition of Mowgli further strengthens this vibrant mix, bringing a new, exciting offer to both the centre and Birmingham. Attracting innovative and creative restaurants such as Mowgli is testament to Grand Central’s strength as one of city’s leading retail and leisure destinations.”

Since its launch in 2015, Grand Central has established itself as a leading retail and dining offer in Birmingham ideally located adjacent to the iconic Bullring shopping centre. Grand Central was built directly above New Street Station, the busiest train station outside of London.