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.

Last updated on 22nd September 2022

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.

Mowgli Birmingham

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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. 

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.

The Karczma

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An unusual restaurant in the Midlands, The Karczma has made a name for itself on account of its cosy decor and authentic Polish eats. The ultimate chic place to hole up on a cold evening, you'll find hearty plates of grub and snuggly furs to wrap yourself in.

Looking for the most unique eateries in the city? 8 is the tasting menu experience you'll want to try. Inspired by the number eight, the Centenary Square spot is the place to head to if you're hoping for something very much out of the ordinary.

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.