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5.4 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews

Eastern Eye Lichfield

Centre Indian ££ +100
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About Eastern Eye Lichfield

An upscale Indian brasserie in Lichfield, just north of Birmingham, Eastern Eye is simply one of those remarkable restaurants where old-school, authentic Indian dishes are served in superb surroundings and updated with 21st-century flair. This isn’t some average curry house we’re talking about. Even judging from the exterior, it’s clear that this classy restaurant holds something special. Opened in 1987, Eastern Eye on Bird Street is something of a legend in these neck of the woods. Come and see what makes it so special.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 00:30
  • Saturday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 17:00 - 00:00
Eastern Eye Lichfield, 19b Bird Street, WS13 6PW Lichfield

Further Information

Just seconds away from Beacon Park, Minster Pool, Lichfield Treasury Heritage Exhibition, among many other of the city’s best sites, Eastern Eye on Lichfield’s Bird Street is enticing locals and tourists alike to experience their authentic Indian cuisine served in a romantic, classic setting. Open 7 days a week, even on public holidays, Eastern Eye takes care to serve the community whenever possible, and is even open until midnight every day except Friday. Located in Lichfield, Eastern Eye is worth a visit for those looking to take a day trip out of Birmingham.

While Eastern Eye serves up a wide range of Indian entrees, we recommend going for one of the restaurant’s signature thali offerings. Meaning plate, a thali consists of a selection of different dishes, the perfect solution for an indecisive diner who’s looking to sample. Choose from the Mumbai selection, Delhi Vegetarian selection and the Bangla selection, all with a variety of appetisers and main courses. If a thali isn’t what you’re looking for, take a gander over at Abdul Salam’s secret treasures and decide between dishes like the kala chilli chicken, King Suleman beef special, and the eastern muki lamb. For Lichfield and Birmingham residents alike, this Indian brasserie is a must-visit.

CHEF'S CHOICE

74 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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Jackie B.
1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 03:55

Lovely food, well presented by friendly staff. What more could I need? Even had a doggy bag to take home. Will go again. Who says curry can't be romantic?

Wayne Y.
1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 19:11

We visited Eastern Eye in Lichfield on New Years Eve as the owners had kept to the standard 'open' menu instead of fixed menu. The restaurant was very busy. However, the food was amazing, the staff were friendly and attentive and overall we had a really enjoyable visit. We will certainly be returning and would highly recommend.

Claire R.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 03:47

An excellent New Years Eve meal at The Eastern Eye. The restaurant was very busy with a great atmosphere. Despite the amount of diners the still the chefs cooked amazing food.

John H.
1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 00:51

Food and service were outstanding, lively atmosphere, why do you have to use minimum 25 words to say it was very very good, outstanding says it all.

Ann C.
1 review so far 5
28.10.2015 19:27

Arrived to find table booked as requested.Greeted immediately by a member of staff and made to feel welcome. Restaurant very cleanly presented and inspite of being fairly busy our drinks order was taken immediately. The restaurant owner introduced us yo the menu and asked us hat type of good we liked and then created personal dishes for us. Food portions were generous and delicious beautifully served . Small criticism was that the pickle accompaniments were extremely small portions just a dessert spoon of each for 2 of us. Wine prices were reasonable too, not overpriced at all. This was our first visit and we will be returning, just wish I'd tried this restaurant before !

Vincent G.
2 reviews so far 4
21.10.2016 19:50

We ate here on Wednesday 19th October and the restaurant was quite busy which shows it has a good reputation. On this evening we booked our table through Quandoo and the confirmation was received within in minutes so all good. At the restaurant when we arrived it was quiet but within 20 mins the place was very busy and the service and attention from the waiters suffered and we were left waiting for 30 minutes for starters and then what seemed an even longer time for our mains. The food was not up to the usual standard, starters were over done, mains were ok and sadly the best part of the meal was the naan bread we have come to expect better from this restaurant and I will seriously consider if this restaurant stays as our first choice in future.

Richard C.
1 review so far 6
23.08.2015 16:54

My first visit to this restaurant was a very pleasing experience. Attentive staff and lovely food. The combination is a great idea and something I'd not seen before. Pleased I booked in advance as the popularity of this restaurant would have meant waiting for a table otherwise. Will certainly visit again.

Melanie N.
1 review so far 6
16.11.2015 06:22

On arrival we were met with a friendly Manager who showed us to our table. Drinks came. Dry quickly. We took our time looking over the extensive menu, which, has a comprehensive list of meals. Service was extremely good. Food was first class. A thoroughly nice experience.

Phil W.
1 review so far 3
23.03.2016 04:50

Sadly our visit was marred by the overbearing attitude of the owner/manager who was insistent on 'advising' us on our choices and telling how he had been unsuccessful in a previous restaurant in Cannock ' because of the sort of people' who live there. (That's where we live!) The service was redeemed by the other staff who were excellent. The food was good but certainly not great. Not sufficiently so to justify the higher prices compared to other Indian restaurants - some particularly good ones in Cannock......sadly we wont be returning.

Philip R.
1 review so far 5
30.08.2015 17:58

Excellent food, Abdul & his staff are very helpful & friendly. 1st class food & menu diversity. Only downside was we booked a table & had to wait over 20 mins to be seated, although to be fair they were exceptionally busy. I will come again & would recommend a Eastern Eye to anyone.

Richard D.
1 review so far 5
20.03.2016 21:05

Had an enjoyable Saturday evening meal, we arrived a little early and had to wait for our table, whilst waiting we were offered drinks which was nice. Once seated the service was a little slow but restaurant was busy so no problem, very friendly staff and very good food, would definitely recommend

melanie s.
1 review so far 5
01.03.2016 05:21

My partner and I were very happy with the dining experience, the food was really lovely. However, we were slightly disappointed because we had pre booked a table, but were left sitting in the waiting area waiting for a table for nearly half an hour past the time of our booking.

Kath M.
1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 06:17

Staff were extremely friendly, great food and great ambience. The staff had time to make the experience of the night even more memorable. The detail of giving out samples of a curry paste made it extra special. Would definitely come back.

David R.
1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 07:11

We had a good meal here spoilt slightly by the waiter spilling a pint of lager over my son. I know accidents happen but comping us two lemonades as an apology felt a little bit lacking. The food was fine, as good as any bog standard Indian restaurant.

Tony S.
5 reviews so far 6
28.06.2015 02:27

Eastern Eye's reputation as #1 restaurant in Lichfield is well deserved. Welcoming and attentive service without being obtrusive. One of the finest menus I have had the pleasure to experience. If you appreciate Asian cuisine you will not be disappointed.

Claire A.
1 review so far 5
16.07.2016 14:21

Excellent food, good service, very friendly staff. Only (minor) negatives for us were the tables are very close together at the back of the restaurant, we may as well been sat with the couple next to us! And the soft drink prices are very expensive. Otherwise great restaurant!

Maria B.
1 review so far 4
13.03.2016 19:02

Very busy and our table wasn't ready - had to wait for 10 minutes crammed in the entrance space. I have had better evenings there and wouldn't go again on a Saturday night. Food was good, when it arrived, although there was a bit of a wait. Definitely recommended but not on a Saturday after a 6 nations match!

Samantha F.
1 review so far 6
18.09.2015 08:37

Really lovely, tasty food. Lots of dishes I'd never heard of and will definitely going back to try some more! The special apricot lamb was wonderful - fruity and lightly spiced. This place definitely lived up to its reputation.

Sarah P.
1 review so far 6
30.04.2016 17:17

Superb restaurant. Every time we go, we have excellent service, and superb food. The staff are friendly and happy to assist with any enquiry you may have. Did I mention the excellent food? Fully recommend Eastern Eye

Geoff H.
1 review so far 6
01.11.2015 19:12

Food was excellent and could not be faulted at all. We visited on a very busy Saturday night so it was rushed, quite noisy, and the otherwise friendly service was a bit slow.

Dave K.
1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 00:17

we reserved a table which is advisable, busy restaurant, had a lovely meal , staff very helpfully ,would recommend to friends. Will worth trying . Very enjoyable evening in Lichfield after woods .

Glyn D.
1 review so far 6
07.05.2016 18:34

Superb! Delicious food. Ordered 'off' the menu and were made two bespoke dishes. Meatiest king prawns ever! Great service. V friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back! Thanks for a great meal.

Vincent G.
2 reviews so far 5
20.10.2016 03:24

We eat here when the craving for a good very good Indian meal is required this is not one of your run of the mill restaurants as the service and food are great even on the busy nights.

Nikki C.
1 review so far 6
02.08.2015 17:00

Great meal as always, delicious food, friendly staff. What more can you ask for? Very busy but food was still a high standard and served quickly. A reasonable price too!

Cherry K.
1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:58

Good service and great food, fantastic selection, something for everyone! Easy booking, great atmosphere, staff helpful, great location with access to other bars for a drink either before or after!

Lian S.
1 review so far 6
20.05.2016 05:03

Fabulous food and service. Highly recommended. Booked at the last minute on a Saturday night. They were busy but that did not affect thd service received. Cannot wait to return.

Nicola H.
2 reviews so far 6
10.04.2016 18:03

Lovely food as always. Had to wait a little bit but soon got our table and was enjoying our food. Love this place and always recommend it. Always book though!

Jessica C.
1 review so far 6
10.10.2015 08:41

The food was lovely, and the staff were friendly and attentive. Little extra touches and great hospitality. Child and baby friendly restaurant in a good location. Will definitely go again.

Stephen B.
1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 03:04

Excellent as usual, great food, great service, and such a nice place. Abdul always looks after his customers and makes everyone very welcome. Can wait until our next visit!

Julie H.
2 reviews so far 6
04.09.2016 16:44

This was out first visit to Eastern Eye and we were not disappointed. Great service and the food was beautiful. Good location too for places for a drink before

Tony S.
5 reviews so far 6
21.09.2015 16:53

Great service and an extensive menu. The staff are helpful and attentive. Food quality is exceptional. Obvious, too, that time and effort has gone into the selection of drinks.

Ken D.
1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 18:20

Really good food,friendly and helpful staff,will be booking to go back soon ,all round good night,you will definitely need to book,as it was full when we arrived ( 8.00)

Lee H.
1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 18:16

This was a great restaurant with well priced food, especially considering the portion sizes. We would definitely consider coming back here again, the staff were also very friendly.

Ricky M.
1 review so far 4
02.08.2015 19:19

Booked for 830 but was not seated until 845. Starter was great but wifes main was brought out incorrect twice. Staff however were very helpfully & friendly & went out of their way to put things right. Will give another shot soon

Giles E.
1 review so far 6
21.07.2016 07:38

We don't go out often so always grateful when we find somewhere very special. Lovely food, good atmosphere. Great service. Will definitely go again. Would definitely recommend it.

Charlotte H.
2 reviews so far 6
02.06.2016 16:44

Great service, good food and a good atmosphere. One of my favourite Indian restaurants in the area, and was a lovely meal out. I would recommended the place.

Sue H.
1 review so far 6
04.01.2016 07:23

great meal,menu very good .restaurant very busy, but still found time to look after our needs .Did not at all feel rushed by staff.All at a great price.

Philip J.
1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 01:02

Excellent meal and Service was also good. Have eaten here on a number of previous occasions and have always had great food & service. Will be going again:)

Rachael O.
1 review so far 5
18.05.2015 19:18

Always excellent food - fantastic very helpful - good flavours - meal before going to the theatre - very very spicy chicken dish for me and superb naan . love the food here

Charlotte H.
2 reviews so far 6
15.05.2016 21:51

Great food and quality service. Really enjoyed our visit to the eastern eye, whenever we go it is never a let down. Would recommend it to anyone.

Victoria R.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2016 18:27

Abolsolutely first class food and service nothing was too much trouble. We left feeling really valued as a customer and we will be back again very soon.

Colin K.
1 review so far 6
05.02.2016 19:01

We had a great evening. The food was first class chosen from a menu with a wide range of fishes. This all matched by high quality service.

Tony S.
5 reviews so far 6
23.05.2016 17:48

Excellent personal service with great food and great atmosphere. Always consistent. Excellent venue that's right in the heart of Lichfield. Extensive menu with some rare treats.

Nicola H.
2 reviews so far 6
08.04.2016 22:38

Been to this restaurant on several occasions now and have had delivery too. The food has been incredible each time and I highly recommend this place.

jane h.
1 review so far 6
26.12.2015 07:12

Great food lovely staff highly recommend. Went for my daughters birthday they really looked after us and gave me some spices to cook my own curry

Stuart S.
1 review so far 5
09.07.2016 08:04

Splendid curry - all our dishes were excellent, very tasty and nicely spiced. The service was good and there is a nice ambience which made our dinner all the more enjoyable.

Steve H.
1 review so far 5
24.01.2016 20:24

Excellent starter and main course, unable to manage a sweet, excellent advice and service, we will return without hesitation. Excellent choice of wines and beers, nice surroundings and very relaxed atmosphere.

Paul B.
1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 15:45

Great quality and tasty food. Very attentive and friendly staff. Our first visit but we will definitely be back. Everyone was impressed with their meals.

Nicola S.
1 review so far 5
25.09.2015 18:25

The restaurant was friendly and welcoming and the food was very good. My reservation had been accepted and I was shown to a pleasant table. The staff were very attentive.

Philip J.
1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 08:11

Great place, great food, great service! I will go again. Had the lamb shank course which was succulent and tasty. Try it yourself sometime soon.