With strong floral themes throughout, The Botanist is a gorgeous space for lunch and dinner with a difference in Birmingham. Discover one of their flower rooms and feast on paella, zingy salads and charcoal flatbreads.
Quirky Restaurants in Birmingham
From grand, Buddha-lined dining rooms through to teeny tiny bao houses, Birmingham's quirky restaurant scene is as cute as it is delicious. We've rounded up our favourite unusual places to eat in Birmingham, that cover everything from birthday parties to date nights with a difference. Read our recommendations for Birmingham weird and wonderful restaurants and don't let your eating habits stray into the dull ever again.
From the futuristic design through to those legendary Argentinian steaks; Gaucho is a top choice if you fancy something a little different when it comes to dining in Birmingham. Expect sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina's forests, while tucking in.
Following a recent refurb, Birmingham's Lost and Found is bringing all sorts of beautiful. Head to Hettie G Watson - named after a fictional botanist - to find a Victorian building featuring plenty of floral quirks, big eats and fruity cocktails.
From the live oompah bands through to the long communal table, Birmingham Bierkeller is a weird and wonderful Birmingham restaurant that brings the spirit of Oktoberfest to life. Perfect for a raucous night out with a big group, fill up on their bratwursts before moving onto the beer steins.
For a taste of Americana, Buffalo and Rye are serving up stars and stripes in heaps. The unusual Birmingham restaurant is a homage to the States with diner decor, whopping burgers and cream-topped milkshakes.
Dubbing itself as a cathedral to cider, The Stable is casual Birmingham dining that differs from the norm. Tuck into their delicious range of pizzas, that include gluten free and vegan options, along with paying your respects to cider over a pint or three.
One of Birmingham's quirkiest places to eat is looking out beyond our borders and over to Europe for its inspiration. The Karczma is traditionally Polish, from the fur throws and exposed beams through to the meat-heavy and delicious dishes.
One of Birmingham's more unusual restaurants, Kanteen is bringing the quirk in its menu. Located in The Custard Factory, the spot cooks up a delicious menu of fresh, healthy and seasonal food with the tag line: 'if you can't grow it in a field, then we don't use it'.
If it's good enough for the famous, it's good enough fir us. Celebrity haunt The Ivy have planted a brasserie in Birmingham complete with their signature quirky interiors. Their high tea is a siganture, so if you fancy finding out what exactly a creme brulee doughnut is, this is your spot.
The Alchemist has expanded to Brindleyplace meaning you've now got more opportunity to get your hands on a bubbling, nettle-infused, colour-changing concoctions. Not only are the drinks sure to leave a memorable mark but the stylish setting will have you coming back for more.
This Chinese-inspired bar and restaurant is one of the biggest underground haunts in Brum, specialising in modern Chinese cuisine. Swing by and you can sip on qinger mint smoke mojitos while grazing on beef fillet with caramel soy, shitake and asparagus, and Foie Gras gyoza.