Birmingham is well-known for its curries. It has a whole area, known as the Balti Triangle, devoted to this type of cuisine but our recommendation for the best curry in the city is Moonlight Cuisine.

It’s a little out of the way, being located in one of the residential areas in the city, but there are several bus stops within a couple of minutes walk.

The staff are always friendly and helpful, and they are happy to offer advice about the food and to modify their curries – making them hotter or milder to suit your palate. The service is equally good whether you go as a couple or as part of a larger group. They do have a drinks licence so you can have a beer or a glass of wine with your meal.  They also have a function room upstairs for a special occasion, and are happy to provide set meals or taster menus for groups (including American student groups that I take there as part of their visits to the city!).

There is quite an extensive menu, including several speciality dishes and a selection of sweeter curries with fruit in, and while everything on it is delicious, our personal favourites are the chicken chat (starter), the chicken and vegetable balti and the chicken and vegetable pathia, with garlic nan and plenty of rice.