You can say what you like about dining in Birmingham – but it’s certainty not boring! The Birmingham restaurant scene unquestionably caters for all tastes and budgets, offers a huge variety of cuisines, and accommodates intimate dinners for 15 people in multiple independent venues to gala dinners for 1400 at The Hilton Metropole.
Birmingham is the proud host to four Michelin starred restaurants (the largest outside of London) now that Adam’s on Bennetts Hill has joined the elite of Purnell’s in the city centre, Turners in the leafy suburb Harborne and Simpsons in even leafier Edgbaston. High-end dining can also be had at Marco Pierre Whites in the iconic Cube, offering impressive views of the modern day Birmingham, and overlooking neighbouring high quality eateries at The Mailbox.
Unique dining experiences can be had at The Lost and Found (with a secret cocktail bar behind a secret bookcase), Jekyll and Hyde (gin parlour – need we say more), , and Away to Dine, a converted narrow boat offering a leisurely tour of the canal system as you dine. We are also home to the increasingly popular and award winning Digbeth Dining Club on Friday evenings which even has the London cool club popping up on the train to have a bite.
Exquisite lunches or evening meals can be experienced at Bank in Brindley Place, The Pickled Piglet, Anderson’s Bar & Grill (without mentioning dozens more, equally as good restaurants, such as Opus, Café Opus, Purnell’s Bistro, Pure Bar & Kitchen…)
Birmingham’s diversity has also allowed growth of a world-class international dining scene. Highlights include the divine Singaporean venue The Blue Piano, Polish restaurant The Karczma, wonderful Argentinian venue Fiesta Del Asado, and Venetian tapas venue Fumo. Not to mention places to experience the world famous Birmingham Balti. For larger groups we recommend Pushkar’s on Broad Street and Lasan’s near St. Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter.
Whatever your group size, budget and requirement, when it comes to dining, Birmingham delivers – the only down side is not being able to experience all it has to offer without seriously falling out with your waistline. And we haven’t even begun on places to get a beverage or two!