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Indian street food restaurant Indico to open in the Mailbox

Shirley’s beloved Indico is set to open its second restaurant on 25th November, bringing a taste of authentic Indian street food to prestigious canalside venue The Mailbox.

From the chaats of Chennai to Punjabi Fish Pakora, for the last 3 years Indico have been showcasing the best and tastiest dishes of Indian street food culture from their flagship store in Shirley. And now the Mailbox will be adding it to its impressive and diverse array of culinary options.

The prestigious canalside venue has for a long time been host to the finest bars and eateries in Birmingham, and Indico will fit in seamlessly among its esteemed neighbours: “We’re proud to be opening our next eatery in such an established and iconic city centre location,” said Faheem Badur, owner of Indico.

The menu features food staples including chaats and curries that are cooked fresh daily; it also has an extensive vegetarian and lunch options and a dedicated vegan menu.  And if it’s going to be anything like its Shirley counterpart, you can be sure the interior will be the boldest and brightest on the block, with its colour scheme reflecting the vibrancy of Indian culture.

The menu also boasts a fabulous selection of authentic fineries, including Dhaba curries (‘Dhaba’ meaning a roadside restaurant in India), and Kathi rolls. And be sure to try a Thali (the Indian name for a round platter used to serve food made up of a selection of various dishes), where you can can sample spicy battered cod tossed in fiery sweet and sour chili sauce; or dal makhani from North India. One thing is for sure – you will not be short of options.

The new venue, which sits by the canalside entrance on Level 3, will also have an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits, alongside a specially designed cocktail menu with an Indico twist.


Indico follows a raft of new store launches at the Mailbox this summer, including Castle Fine Art’s flagship showroom, Sofas & Stuff, luxury women’s fashion brand, Jakes Lakeland, and Pall Mall Barbers.

David Pardoe, head of marketing, retail and tenant engagement at Mailbox, said: “Our customers have expressed a demand for a unique Indian experience, so we are extremely pleased to add Indico to our offering of much-loved food and drink outlets.”

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming diners to the new Indico on Monday 25th November.”

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Rhiannon Davies

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