ZINDIYA is a superb Indian eatery and bar created by husband and wife team, Shivani & Ajay Kenth, who have planned this venture since their teenage years. Their concept was to create an immersive experience of India – drinking chai or Limca, eating chaat and gol gappe, riding a rickshaw – in a casual and fun environment. Over 15 years later, the idea came to life with ZINDIYA. The name is derived from the Hindi word “Zindagi” meaning “life” and the couple’s daughters name Diya, which means light and splendour. The experience of the street markets of Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are like nothing on earth. Their exotic and bustling aura is unique and Shivani & Ajay wanted to bring a sense of that culture to the place they were born: Moseley. ZINDIYA is designed to look like a traditional street in any of these wonderful cities - colourful, distinctive and different to what we see over here. They have used local craftmen and artists to create a setting that is bright, immersive and most of all, fun but in keeping with the real essence of what Indian street cooking is all about – fresh and affordable. There is seating for 90 people, including covered rickshaw booths and a bar area which has the finest cocktail range in the village, designed by cocktail expert Robert Wood, alongside local craft beers, hand selected wines from Birmingham’s oldest wine merchant Connolly’s and sweets from the delicious Miss Macaroon. Whether you fancy afternoon chai, a night out with friends or just a quick lunch, ZINDIYA's food and drink definitely brings a little bit of India into your life.
by Anita Patel on 18 Aug 2019
Warm welcome, our food was delicious and the young man that served us was very helpful and knew his stuff
by Karamveer on 17 Aug 2019
We had a large party of approximately 14 people, staff were friendly and the food was good! Made for an enjoyable evening
by Nicola on 16 Aug 2019
Lovely food and great atmosphere. Quick service and friendly staff
by Kaila on 03 Aug 2019
Had a great time here! Service was spot on, food was delicious. We had the high chai, which consisted of endless cups of masala chai and a selection of snacks and sandwiches. One coeliac in the group was catered for as well as a vegan. The atmosphere was relaxed and the decor was spot on.
by Gavin on 25 Jul 2019
Birthday treat for me and the kids. The atmosphere was just right and our waitress was informative on menu choices. Not too pushy giving us just the right amount of time. Food was a a, ING as the voices kept coming. Love the tapas feel to service. My kind of eating experience