A move to turn a former Birmingham pub into a king-size Indian restaurant has been approved.
But city planning committee members said the “vile” design of an extension to the Jug Of Ale in Moseley would have to be changed.
The Akbars chain of restaurants was given permission to open a 324-seat restaurant on condition that a flat roof wood panelled extension is changed to a pitch roof, in-keeping with the 1930s design of the building.
The Jug of Ale. in Alcester Road, closed three years ago and is best known as the venue where some of the country’s most popular bands cut their teeth.
Oasis, The Verve, Kasabian and Birmingham favourites Ocean Colour Scene all played there before they went on to fill stadiums across the world.
The restaurant plan provoked a storm of protest from local people, who said they were concerned about noise and traffic chaos.
Paul Dean, who lives nearby in Park Hill, said: “This will have a massive impact on my family and my neighbours.
“People will sit eating their meal and be able to peer into my bedroom window and that of my son and daughter.”
Although alcoholic drinks will not be served, Mr Dean feared a licence could be granted in future, adding to problems of drunkeness in Moseley.
Another objector, not named by the council, wrote: “Akbars is a low budget restaurant and does not have a place in Moseley.”
Planning committee vice-chairman Paula Smith described the design of the extension as “absolutely vile” and out of character with nearby buildings.
But she and other members agreed a restaurant use would be better for the area than a pub with live music.
Coun John Clancy (Lab Quinton) said: “While it is sad to see the passing of another pub in Birmingham, I very much welcome this proposal.
“I know local people are worried, but a restaurant will give them fewer concerns than what was on the site before.”