Great Food in Birmingham
Boasting three Michelin starred restaurants, an abundance of restaurant bars, authentic cuisine from around the globe and your classic British favourites cooked to perfection, there are plenty of options for getting yourself some great food in Birmingham. We have put together a list of the best bars to get great food in Birmingham, featuring everything from deep south diners and French brasseries to good old British boozers where the good grub in the UK has stiff competition.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Brought to you by Mr Carl Finn, founder of Birmingham's Soul Food Project, you can only expect great grub at The Church Inn. Not your average pub in the Jewellery Quarter, The Church Inn has a menu of great comfort dishes to rival and Deep South Diner. With everything from firm favourite nachos to catfish goujons for those who fancy something a little different. Boasting home cooking with bistro style all of which you can either enjoy in the cosy bar or on a sunny day, head up to their roof terrace and take in the sites and sounds of Birmingham.
Hopping on board the Champagne and Hot Dogs band wagon, Utopia: The Country Bar know how to add some fizz to your Friday. Bag yourself a New York style hot dog and a glass of bubbly for a mouthwatering £8.25 every Friday night for something a little different at dinner time. The restaurant bar also have a loaded menu of wholesome bloomers, meaty steaks and a whole host of other tasty treats!
You don't have to head to a swanky restaurant bar to sample great food in Birmingham, Spotlight bar in Digbeth open up their courtyard for Digbeth Dining Club every Friday night. Street food vendors pitch their stalls in the courtyard to feed Birmingham's hungry crowds with their hearty and budget friendly grub. Ideal for a bite to eat with your after work drinks or a wholesome tea before a night on the town.
What with their traditional venue, quirky artwork and unique kitsch style, you shouldn't be surprised to find that The Victoria is a pub in Birmingham city centre with the quirky menu to match. Joined by the Soul Food Project, The Victoria serve an exclusive menu of Deep South treats from Jambalaya to Chili Dogs all at pocket friendly prices.
There aint no curry like a Pushkar curry. Found on one of the city's busiest party streets, this restaurant bar in Birmingham are bringing a ouch of glamour to Indian cuisine. From their plethora of awards and celebrity guests to their infamous cocktail bar and gold embellished decor, Pushkar are certainly pushing the boundaries when it comes to Indian dining in Brum.
Bringing some South American sizzle to Birmingham City Centre is restaurant bar Bodega. Dishing up heart South American inspired comfort dishes, this cheesy nacho's, burrito's and spicy chilli, you're sure to leave Bodega with a full tummy. Vibrant and colourful decor and an exotic cocktail menu to match, mean it's not just the food at Bodega that brings real South American flavour. If you're looking to continue on into the night after you're meal, sneak downstairs to secret bar Sugarloaf for even more Mexican fun.
Blending European cuisine with traditional British favourites, The Vaults invite you in to enjoy a relaxing meal in warm and stylish surroundings. This restaurant bar in the Jewellery Quarter boast inviting booths, an indulgent dining area and a slick bar attracting those looking for a formal sit down dinner, a romantic dinner date or a night out with friends. All the food served at The Vaults is sourced locally which allows their menu to feature tasty seasonal specials.
Whilst Chilacas may not be a street food stall, they've certainly got the street food vibes and grub to match. A Mexican bar serving a plethora South American treats and oh so kitsch teapot cocktails, Chilacas have been rated on their ability to serve street food grub at cracking prices whilst still inviting in the party vibes every Saturday night in the city.
Partial to classic pasta dishes? Like nothing better than a slice of cheesy pizza? Filini's is a hotel restaurant in Birmingham City Centre flying the flag for authentic Italian Cuisine. With fine dining and upmarket drinking at the heart of this restaurant bar in Birmingham, expect top quality food, jam packed with flavour. If you're looking for a dining experience with a bit of something special, Filini's boasts style and sophistication fit to impress any work clients, visiting friends or that someone special.