Fall in love with curry all over again at a new restaurant opening at Mailbox Birmingham full of heart

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A new Indian restaurant with a focus on delicious dishes from different regions in India is opening its doors at Mailbox Birmingham with 20 new jobs - here’s when

There’s an abundance of amazing Indian restaurants all over Birmingham - but a new dining experience opening at Mailbox Birmingham is pledging to bring even more love for the spicy cuisine.

The sleek new venue will include a dedicated focus on the delicate flavours of South India - with particular emphasis on Kerala, a state on the tropical Malabar Coast which has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline.

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So expect plenty of fish and coconut dishes at Dil Se restaurant when it opens its doors in late May - providing 20 jobs. Diners will also be able to choose to enjoy a Bombay Bottomless Brunch and Indian afternoon tea, providing a stylish new destination to catch up with friends and family.  Cocktail lovers will be delighted with the selection of cocktails, mocktails and Indian inspired speciality drinks. 

The name means ‘from the heart’ and there’s going to be a lot to love about this new venue, just yards away from the entrance to Harvey Nichols and opposite the Medicine Bakery cafe - where Armani used to be.

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The face behind the brand is entrepreneur, Tito Jerard, who will also showcase his Sri Lankan heritage.  Tito who has run restaurants across the Black Country, will be supported by investors Twinkle Mehan and Vinu Joseph.

The stylish, 100 cover restaurant will house three distinct sections across the 4500 square foot space – a formal dining area, a cosy space for the Dil Se’s speciality Bombay Brunch and private booths with LED lights to create a relaxed ambience.

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The gleaming interior reflects a stylish, contemporary vibe with an opulent gold marble bar, textured granite wall features, floral decorations, and eye-catching lighting. Tito said: “There’s a distinct taste and experience between North and South Indian cuisine. Coming from Sri Lanka, cooking and eating are simple pleasures and bring people together in so many ways. The fresh ingredients, flavours and style of cooking in Sri Lanka are very similar to that in South India, so we wanted Dil Se to offer a comprehensive experience of India.”

“Having a love for food and working in the hospitality industry my ambition is to showcase high quality Indian food. South Indian cuisine is predominantly plant based, including vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, making it a healthier option. We use coconut in many dishes as well as gluten free flours and offer a wide range of vegan and gluten free dishes.”

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Exceutive Chef, Sanjay Das, has created a mouth-watering menu of traditional South and North Indian food including Dosa, pav bhaji, thali and a range of Indo Chinese dishes. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist the tempting desserts including ras malai, gajar halwa cheesecake and rava kessari.

Manager, Tarandeep Sandher, reflected: “For sustenance or indulgence, food should be made from the heart, either when feeding others or on your own. It shouldn’t matter if it’s a quick bite or a special gathering, food should be honoured and be made ‘Dil se’ or ‘from the heart’. Our aim is to deliver a memorable and affordable dining experience with cuisine that harmoniously blends traditional ingredients with modern culinary artistry.” 

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Sophia Clarke, Mailbox REIT Asset Manager, added:  “We are delighted that Tito Jerard and his team have chosen to open their new restaurant concept, Dil Se, at Mailbox. Dil Se is a very welcome addition to our diverse, modern, and vibrant dining offering, and we have no doubt that it will prove to be extremely popular amongst our office occupiers, residents and guests.”

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