Birmingham has been blessed with multiple Indian street food restaurants opening in the last 12 months and now a new one is about to open in town.
Rola Wala, which has branches in Leeds, London and Oxford, is opening a new restaurant in Selfridges.
The move comes after popular pizza place Izza Pizza closed down inside the luxury department store last week.
The pizza place was opened by the Lasan Group nine months ago but the company said it had decided not to renew its lease.
Rola Wala – meaning the man that rolls – is due to open in the food complex at Selfridges later this month.
The company, which describes itself as serving ‘Twisted Indian Street Food’, serves sourdough naan wraps, grain bowls or rice bowls which can then be topped with your filling of choice.
We like the sound of spinach and garlic saagwala or the vegan red dhal.
You can also try meatier fillings like sweet chicken tikka or vindaloo, with marinaded lamb in a spicy onion masala.
The business was set up by Aussie Mark Wright after being inspired by the street food of India during his travels. He set up a stall at weekly markets in London while still in a full time job in advertising.
He eventually went on to set up restaurants in London and Leeds.
The restaurant will be facing stiff competition from already established Indian Street food restaurants including the nearby Indian Streatery in Bennetts Hill, Tamatanga in Navigation Street – an award-winning restaurant in Nottingham for almost a decade before it arrived in Birmingham last year.
There’s also the recently expanded Indian Brewery in Livery Street and Zindiya in Moseley, which recently made our top 50 Birmingham restaurants to try list.