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 Jayne on 23 Jun 2019
We had a lovely Afternoon Tea here - if you’re looking for something a little bit different from the Traditional teas I would highly recommend this. The food was beautiful Cocktails lovely too. Staff very polite and friendly.
by Caz B on 22 Jun 2019
Superb service and incredible vegan and veggie options made this late afternoon tea just perfect. The food was excellent, very fresh and tasty and the drinks complimented perfectly. We brought some visiting friends to experience Zindiya and they loved it!
by The ginger prince on 17 Jun 2019
Great food great atmosphere great staff
by Anna on 17 Jun 2019
Hi there, my partner and I are regular customers of Zindiya and recommend you to a lot of our friends. Sadly, on Saturday 15th June evening we had a family meal for my dads special birthday in your restaurant and was incredibly disappointed by the experience. There was a party of approx 10 drunk people in the middle of the restaurant who were very drunk, loud and rude and banging on the tables. This ruined the whole experience for us as we couldn't even hear each other speak and it was very distracting and threatening. When I commented to a member of staff they just apologised and it was clear that they didn't intend to speak to them or do anything about the noise. Further to this, our table was put by the door and I continually kept having to flag down members of staff to take away dirty dishes, bring dishes that we ordered which were forgotten and even to chase the bill. The food as usual was delicious but it's such a shame that poor customer service resulted in our family's experience of the restaurant being ruined.
by Kkaur on 17 Jun 2019
Booked for Father's Day. The service wasnt great. They didnt bring the food out together so one person eating while others waiting for food which took time. They messed up the order which meant we were left waiting for our food to come. Second time I went back disappointed. It wasnt even busy when we went so no excuse for poor service.