Best Restaurants in Birmingham
Birmingham is brimming with a whole heap of different cultures, so it's no surprise that this diversity also extends to their restaurants. With several Michelin-Starred restaurants, the infamous Balti triangle and a whole host of other eateries ready to treat your taste buds, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat out in Birmingham. Check out our list of the best restaurants in Birmingham and let your mouth water over upmarket Italians, South American diners and traditional British gastro-pubs that the city has to offer.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
Buffalo and Rye might be on the more casual end of the scale but that doesn't stop their meals be top-notch. The American spot cooks up top-notch BBQ-style plates; think pulled pork, buffalo wings and mac 'n' cheese.
When it comes to eating out in Birmingham, pizza is definitely always the dish that everyone can enjoy, so where to make the most of it? Head to The Stable as they churn out rustic pizza flavours alongside a top roster of craft beers.
Not only are they one of the best places to shop in the city, Harvey Nichols has one of the best restaurants in Birmingham and with good reason. Plush, sophisticated and high-end, get set for stunning dishes in a unique and charming city location.
Urban and industrial, not only are the innards at Nosh and Quaff a sight to enjoy, their chow is too. Towing the line between seafood and American favourites, this top Birmingham restaurant promises lobster and burgers aplenty.
With chic minimalist interiors, cosy booths and a charcoal grill cooking top quality cuts of meat, The Button Factory has transformed Vertu's old space in the Jewellery Quarter. The restaurant serves dishes such as beef short rib and grilled cod along with an excellent selection of cocktails.
Primed for dinner after the theatre, Marmalade may be part of the infamous Bitters 'n' Twisted group, but it more than stands out on its own as one of the best places to eat in Birmingham thanks to affordable plates and fresh flavours.
Asha's in Birmingham City Centre has established itself as a top quality Indian restaurant serving the best in Asian cuisine; and you don't just have to take our word for it, Asha's has the credentials to match. Previous winners of West Midlands best restaurant, along with awards for their menu and award winning cocktails too; Asha's is a must.
Bistro 1847 is happily known as one of Birmingham's best vegetarian restaurants, and it's not hard to see why. The simply designed space creates tasty meals, all without meat, from red chicory salad to battered halloumi.
Make sure you bring a fully charged phone for your trip to Nozomi as this Birmingham restaurant prepares incredibly Instagrammable plates. The sushi restaurant employs everything from quirky serving vessels through to dry ice to add to the theatre of the dining experience.
A cuisine that's been overlooked in the past takes centre stage at The Karczma. Serving whacking plates of traditional Polish dining, the restaurant also stays true to its theme with a thatch-style bar, fur-lined sofas and plenty of Eastern European beers to sample.
Set in a Georgian manor house and moments from the Botanical Gardens, Three Church Road would win our award on looks alone. Luckily the spot is as tasty as it is pretty with a British menu, afternoon tea and extensive wine list.
The Sky Bar at Resorts World takes everything to the next level, from its sky-high views over the city through to the artistic cocktails. Food is a scrumptious choice of Asian dishes including sushi, gyoza and hirata buns.
A new comer on the best Birmingham restaurant scene but a goodie nonetheless, Restaurant Folium is an innovative British restaurant. The menu changes regularly as the space focuses on seasonal and fresh ingredients.
Pushkar is a sophisticated venue focussed on quality and an authentic range of aromatic Indian and Punjabi dishes. Expert service is at the heart of what Pushkar do; and not forgetting the drinks, Pushkar also try their hand at exotic cocktails that make this a tasty alternative to other restaurants on Broad Street.
If you like a bit of everything when dining, a selection of Venetian and Italian tapas at Fumo could be exactly what you're looking for. Stylish and sophisticated, with indulgent surroundings, Fumo adds a touch of trendy to restaurant bars in Birmingham and their friendly atmosphere and hand crafted cocktails make this a dining experience you won't forget.
If easy and affordable steak is what you're looking for, then look no further than Bar + Block as this Birmingham restaurant specialises in meat. Design is also pretty special, with neon signs, exposed brick and foliage.
Sitting pretty at the top of the iconic Cube building, this stylish champagne bar has 360 degree views of Birmingham. Sip on Laurent Perrier and order a fine steak from their a la carte menu. Restaurant bars don't come much more indulgent, so Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar is ideal for impressing work clients or a dinner date.
Chaophraya is at the forefront of delivering delicious Thai food in Birmingham. Spread across two floors, feast on their wonderful a la carte menu, which offers traditional Thai flavours with a Chaophraya twist. Their cocktail menu, too, has utilises Thai culture to create some truly unique mixes.
The Argentinian steakhouse had made its name across the country and is keeping up appearances in Birmingham. It's on the fancier side of restaurants in Birmingham but you can guarantee the quality will always be excellent; wanting something a little more raucous? The Electric brunch every Saturday is a great excuse to start celebrations early.