Top 10 Restaurant Bars in Birmingham
Boasting more Michelin star chefs than anywhere else in the UK (well, other than London that is), it's no wonder that foodie competition is so stiff and so fun in Birmingham. From Deep South diners that take influence from classic American dishes to award winning Indian restaurants that have the award winning cocktails to match, you'll have the happiest belly in Birmingham thanks to this cracking collection. Check out our recommendations for the top 10 restaurant bars in Birmingham and discover the grab that the UK's second city has in store.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Not content with bringing New Orleans classics to the Brummie masses, Soul Food Society's Carl Finn needed a home for this fully fledged foodie project, thus creating The Church Inn. A classic Deep South diner with speakeasy vibes and the grub to match, this Jewellery Quarter bar even boasts its own roof terrace and some of the quirkiest nights out in Birmingham.
If you're after award winning cocktails and Venetian tapas then you've come to the right place. A swanky restaurant bar in the heart of Birmingham, Fumo is a part of award winning San Carlo Fumo and has rightly earned its place in our top 10 list. A selection of cleverly crafted cocktails and dishes, Fumo is an indulgent retreat and perfect for a date night in Birmingham.
There's more than just earth hiding under the ground you know. One of Birmingham's best basement bars, The Vaults is a stylish restaurant bar with private dining rooms, VIP booths and DJ vibes to boot. From classic British dishes to Spanish tapas and Italian classics, The Vaults has an immersive a menu as it does a venue thanks to its brick clad interior and intimate down lighting.
Spanning the entirety of South America, Bodega is a restaurant bar in Birmingham that leave no fajita unturned. From classic Chilean dishes and Mexican treats to exotic South American craft beers, Bodega have the continent covered and more. A fun and vibrant restaurant in the city centre, Bodega also boast a secret Lucha Libra themed party bar downstairs.
Broad Street might not be the first place you would think to look for an award winning cocktail bar and Indian restaurant bar but you would be off the mark. A slick and stylish affair in the heart of Birmingham's party strip, Pushkar not only boasts a multitude of celebrity clientele but a selection of classic Indian dishes and cleverly crafted cocktails that seep into the sophistication of the venue.
If you're after cool and quirky grub to match your cool and quirky grub then you've come to the right place. Not only do The Victoria boast a selection of Deep South classics and New Orleans dishes that will leave you hankering for more, they promise the right enviroment to go with these quirky dishes with their locally commissioned artwork and consistently kitsch features.
While not strictly a restaurant bar, Spotlight Bar in Digbeth does promise the finest selection of street food in Birmingham. Visited by Digbeth Dining Club every Friday, Spotlight open up their courtyard to the hungry masses and offer a heralded selection of stalls and purse friendly grub. Team this with a selection of classic cocktails and urban vibes and you could be on to a winner.
One of Birmingham's best cocktail bars, Ginger's boast a foodie secret out back. Headed by Michelin star chef Glynn Purnell, Purnell's restaurant boast a selection of cleverly crafted British dishes that have the star studded main man to prove their wealth. Head back to Ginger's for some of Birmingham's quirkiest tipples where you wont be hard pushed to find a cocktail based around a roast dinner.