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Indian street food restaurant set to open at the Mailbox

Birmingham’s premier shopping, dining and lifestyle destination is adding to its diverse food and drink offering with the arrival of Indian street kitchen and bar, Indico, this autumn.

Indico is launching its second Midlands-based restaurant at the Mailbox’s vibrant canalside food and drink destination.

The menu, inspired by the North Indian street food scene, will feature food staples including chaats and curries that will be cooked fresh each day. The restaurant will also have extensive vegetarian and lunch options and a dedicated vegan menu. Its interior will offer a colourful and welcoming atmosphere, complete with customised artwork and graffiti, which will celebrate the vibrant Indian culture.

Indico will bring further diversity to the centre’s extensive range of restaurants including Gas Street Social, Côte Brasserie, Miller & Carter and Harvey Nichols Brasserie.

Melanie Taylor, head of retailer relations at Milligan, said: “Indico’s award-winning food and drink is the perfect accompaniment to the Mailbox’s wide range of restaurants and bars.

“We’re committed to bringing the very best and most diverse dining experiences to our customers and we’re confident that Indico will be a hit with Birmingham foodies and tourists alike.”

Faheem Badur, owner of Indico, said: “We first opened our restaurant three years ago and since then have made a name for ourselves for serving high-quality Indian street food in a unique, artistic atmosphere. We aim to take our diners beyond the traditional Indian restaurant experience to a place that’s warm, colourful and exotic – just like India.

“We’ve grown in popularity quicker than we thought possible, making now the ideal time for our next venture. Quality, authenticity and overall service is at the heart of everything we do and we feel a real connection with the Mailbox in this respect. We’re proud to be opening our next eatery in such an established and iconic city centre location.”

Lauren Wellman & Tony Levine, Leasing Agents at Shelley Sandzer, commented: “This fascinating brand is rich in both culture and flavour, and will further bolster Mailbox’s bustling dining scene. Our objective at Mailbox is to enhance the vibrant food and drink mix, complementing the centre’s attractive canal-side location, and Indico’s arrival will do just that.  We look forward to Inidco’s high-quality Indian street food taking off in the UK’s second city.”

Shelley Sandzer, Nash Bond and Avison Young are leasing agents for the Mailbox.