One of the most up-and-coming parts of Birmingham, this southwest suburb is bursting with cool bars, restaurants and experiences to keep you entertained both day and night. Think beautiful brunch haunts, hands-on cookery classes, daytime booze tours and more. We're paying the neighbourhood some well-earned love and showcasing the best and brightest spots in the area with our guide to Stirchley.
Start your weekend off right with a trip to Caneat, a cute place for brunch in Stirchley. Grab a table inside the high street café, get yourself a steaming cup of coffee and tuck into a hearty, and hangover-curing, bowl of hash browns, borlotti beans, beef, kimchi and fried eggs. They also have a selection of pastries for those of you looking to finish on a sweet treat.
Sample Some Pints At The Stirchley Beer Mile
Fanatical about all things hoppy? Rally your mates and spend a pint-fuelled day trekking between a variety of taprooms, traditional pubs and craft brew bars at The Stirchley Beer Mile. Starting things off at Attic Brew Co - handily located by Bourneville station - you'll go to six other watering holes, including Cork & Cage and Birmingham Brewing Company, before finishing up at Cotteridge Wines.
Find Your Green Fingers At Isherwood & Co
A charming florist and plant shop on Woodlands Park Road, Isherwood & Co is offering up cool workshops so you can extend your flower knowledge. Create your very own wet terrarium or jazz up your cactus collection over an evening of potting and painting. One of the best things to in Stirchley? It'll surely knock your stalks off.
For Stirchley restaurants, we recommend checking out their street food scene. Whipping up authentic Vietnamese food, Eat Vietnam has spicy chicken wings, vegan spring rolls and fried chicken sandwiches. If you’ve got Chinese cuisine on the mind, head to Stephenson Street and chow down on pork belly baos at Tiger Bites Pig.
Chomp On Burgers At The British Oak
With juicy patties and an impressive selection of craft brews and cocktails, The British Oak is your answer to where to eat and drink in Stirchley. Come hungry and wolf down burgers from bun pros Original Patty Men. To top it all off? Dishes are less than £10, making them one of the best cheap restaurants in Stirchley.
Take A Class At Loaf Cookery School
Looking for fun things to do in Stirchley? Loaf Cookery School is slinging out something a little different with its mega array of courses. Whether you want to make your own bao, learn about heritage grains or take a deep dive into Japanese cuisine, you'll find all these and more in the bakery's catalogue of events.
Drink Themed Cocktails At Couch
Big movie and TV fanatic? Then Couch is an obvious choice for a cocktail bar in Stirchley. Head to this Pershore Road gem where you'll find chic interiors and an ever-changing cocktail menu full of quirky concoctions inspired by a new theme. The latest one? Pop culture - feauturing nods to classics such as Lost In Translation, Nightmare On Elm Street and A Bronx Tale.