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 Gopal on 21 Apr 2019
I have to say the whole experience in one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The staff were polite, attentive, funny, and our waiter seemed to have superhuman memory, the man knew our order without writing it down. There were 6 of us and we ordered ALOT. The place itself is very, very comforting. The decor is beautiful, well thought out - as is the music. The food was incredible. The Okra fries, the choley batureh, Sheesh grill, Soya Grill, Fish, Choley Chart, Pani Puri, Mogo chips, drinks and the Chai Kulfi were all top notch. Had a lovely, memorable day. Thank you Zindiya and all the staff.
by SLamps on 14 Apr 2019
This was afternoon tea with a difference. A delicious range of hot and cold, savoury and sweet. Masala Chai tea was warming and spicy. The Aloo Tikka Chat (spicy chick peas with potato cake and chutneys) was stunning. The Bhel Puri was a little on the dry side but the tandoori paneer was delicious. The vegetable sandwich was a bit of a disappointment. Perhaps it was a nod towards a traditional English afternoon tea but I would have preferred an Indian bread to white sliced. My favourite of the sweet course was the spicy shortbread which was crisp and delicately flavoured. The cardamom scones were delicious but mine was a bit tough - I think it had been microwaved to reheat for too long. My daughter's scone was fine. Despite a couple of minor issues with the food, the overall experience was lovely. Service was very attentive - I probably should have mentioned the scone before I scoffed it and I am sure they would have brought me a replacement. We were certainly kept topped up with tea. I would have no hesitation in recommending this eatery.
by Amani on 14 Apr 2019
Really good service and atmosphere amazing as always. Parking is a huge issue as it’s really difficult to find parking anywhere nearby. Food is also really expensive but otherwise we enjoyed the meal.
by Jas on 11 Apr 2019
Food was amazing, service attentive and great value for money. We had the afternoon tea for three people and only worked out to £20. Considering we were all very full and content- it was a bargain! Definitely recommend for all. Have been here during the day and in the evening and it’s a lovely atmosphere.
by Cathy Greaves on 09 Apr 2019
Really enjoyable evening with delicious food. The service was excellent also.