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Itihaas Brasserie opens at Selfridges Birmingham

08 August 2012 by

Selfridges Birmingham has opened a new restaurant concession in its food hall, with the launch of Indian fine dining restaurant Itihaas Brasserie.

A new venture from Raj Rana, who founded Itihaas in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter in 2005, the Selfridges restaurant will offer a new exclusive menu inspired by the north-western cuisine of India.

The menu at Itihaas Brasserie will also include Mumbai Street food - described by the owner as "fun and quirky" - and lighter South Indian dishes.

Rana commented: "Itihaas means history in Hindi and derives its root from the Sanskrit word for history - Itihaasa. We will bring the true Indian hospitality to Selfridges, echoing our Itihaas mantra of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah' - ‘the guest is God'. We hope discerning shoppers and diners alike will come and experience the new dawn of Itihaas in Birmingham's shopping heaven."

General manager Dee Sarai added: "We constantly strive to bring new and exciting ventures in Selfridges Birmingham and are delighted to have Itihaas joining our Food Hall. Itihaas brings with it an authentic sense of Indian culture and delicious food, we hope our customers enjoy this great new addition to the Food Hall."

Established in 2005, Itihaas has since expanded from a fine dining restaurant to supplier of fine Asian food, servicing companies such as the Principal Hayley group, Q hotels and Hilton.

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