Quirky Restaurants In Birmingham
Home to one of the most exciting food scenes in the country, Birmingham is no stranger to a few unique eats. Across the city you'll find plenty of weird and wonderful destinations fronting cool interiors and mind-blowing menus, from trailblazing fine dining to bizarre brunch spots. Read on as we round up a few of our favourite quirky Birmingham restaurants.
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Last updated on 3rd January 2024
Located in the always quirky Digbeth, Mowgli dishes out the finest Indian eats in a pretty aesthetic. Chow down on gunpowder chicken poppers and Himalayan-style cheese on toast while tipping back delish cocktails at this unusual dining den.
From the sleek design through to those legendary steaks; Gaucho is a top choice if you fancy something a little different for your next meal out. Expect sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina's forests and an extensive wine selection at this quirky spot.
Dubbing itself a 'cathedral to cider', The Stable is fabulous for casual dining in Birmingham. Tuck into their delicious range of pizzas washed down with fresh brews. Plus, they also boast neon signage and a buzzing atmosphere during live music events.
Fronting unique mosaics and pops of colour everywhere, it comes as no surprise that Comptoir Libanais made our list. Fab for delicious dinners, the venue offers mezze platters, tagines and the juiciest burgers, alongside fruity cocktails. We personally recommend trying the Apple Jack.
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Whether you're heading to their Brindleyplace or Colmore Row outpost, The Alchemist are a must if you're looking for quirky restaurants in Birmingham. Join them for some of the most theatrical cocktails in the city, alongside a menu of unique eats.
Head over to Bennetts Hill where this quirky spot is bringing you floral motifs, delicious eats and fruity cocktails. Try them for dinner if you're in the mood for a moreish selection of international mains, or head over at brunchtime for some classic boozy breakfasts.
Boasting lanterns and quirky furnishings, Vietnamese Street Kitchen is located in Moseley and the city centre. The menu is filled with plenty of scrumptious dishes such as a lemongrass beef curry and summer rolls, alongside tropical cocktails.
One for lovers of all things floral, The Botanist is a beautiful and unique place for your next date night. Feast on a mix of British and European classics, including their signature hanging kebabs, washed down with a whole host of vibrant cocktails.
Head over to Resorts World and you'll find one of Brum's most weird and wonderful spots. Sat on top of the complex, this gorgeous rooftop spot promises a stunning selection of menus and cocktails; not to mention some of the best views in the city.
This gorgeous bar and restaurant is one of the biggest underground haunts in Brum, specialising in contemporary Chinese cuisine. Swing by and sip on ginger mint smoke mojitos while grazing on foie gras gyoza and decadent chocolate pagodas.
If you're hunting for late-night party spots, Albert's Schloss whips up delish dinners and epic music events. With a Bavarian theme, the restaurant features Oompah bands, classic steins, and the gooiest fondue you'll ever munch on.
Hot cheeto burgers? Fries covered in cheese? Get in my belly now. Archies is slinging out American-style eats in an entirely pink restaurant. Inspired by an LA diner, the venue is perfect for meetup with friends and late-night milkshakes with your sweetie.
One of the best independent restaurants in Birmingham, Opheem is definitely a winner. Along with bespoke tasting menus, the venue slings out innovative bites whipped up by chef Aktar Islam - we're talking scallops with Bengali coriandor, smoked aubergine and Yorkshire rhubarb.
One of Birmingham's most unique dining experiences, 670 Grams is a bold eatery from chef Kray Treadwell. The Michelin-starred restaurant offers a tongue-in-cheek menu of 'common food' made fancy - think veal popcorn, curry-cured salmon and Yorkshire tea with smoked bread.