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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.
The Argentinian steakhouse had made its name across the country, and while it's on the fancier side of restaurants in Birmingham, 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 party.
Gusto is one of the greatest Italian restaurants around, offering fine dining plates, traditionally cooked recipes, and a gorgeous interior for the ultimate dining experience. Expect authentic cuisine of homegrown flavours and traditional tastes at this exceptional eatery.
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.
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.
Comptoir Libanais has opened its first Midlands outpost in Birmingham's Grand Central, offering a menu of vibrant Lebanese dishes in equally bright surroundings. From fresh fry ups and flatbread for breakfast to tasty tagines and grilled good at lunch or dinner, it's a sure win.
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 flavours with a twist. Their cocktail menu, too, utilised Thai culture to create some truly unique mixes.
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, it adds a touch of trendy to restaurant bars in Birmingham.
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.
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 they do; and not forgetting the drinks, the bar also tries its hand at exotic cocktails that make this a tasty alternative.
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.
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.
There's a whole hit list of options here that are guaranteed to make The Ivy your favourite new dining spot. The decor is gorgeous, with patterned wallpaper and botany prints dominating, while the menu kicks off with fancy brunch and finishes with smart British dishes.
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.
Asha's in Birmingham City Centre has established itself as a top quality Indian restaurant; and you don't just have to take our word for it, they have the credentials to match. Previous winners of West Midlands best restaurant, along with awards for their menu and cocktails too.
Sitting pretty at the top of the iconic Cube building, this stylish champagne bar has 360 degree views of Birmingham. Restaurant bars don't come much more indulgent, so Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar is ideal for impressing work clients or a dinner date.
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.
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.