Eating out

With its varied and vibrant selection of eateries, Birmingham is fantastic for foodies. Book a table in a Michelin-starred restaurant, take a trip to the Balti triangle or wander through street markets and pick up some tasty treats. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or grab a quick bite, our guide will help you choose a scrumptiously good option for eating out.

Haute cuisine fine dining

Fine dining

Whether it’s a romantic meal for two, a working lunch, or you just fancy something special, Birmingham’s five Michelin-starred restaurants could provide the perfect setting. For an informal, contemporary and elegant restaurant try Simpsons in Edgbaston. Sample modern British cuisine with a French influence at Turners in Harborne or the clean flavours and seasonal ingredients at Carters of Moseley.

In the city centre you’ll find bold, innovative cooking at Purnell’s and modern dishes served in an intimate stylish dining room at Adam’s.

Curry dishes

Pakistani and Indian

The curry capital of the UK, no trip to Birmingham is complete without a meal in one of the city’s many Pakistani and Indian restaurants. If you’re looking for award-winners, head to the city centre where you’ll find restaurants, such as Lasan, offering a fine dining take on the classic curry. If you’re in the mood for more of an authentic family-run establishment, head to the Balti Triangle. Bringing together the Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath and Moseley areas of the city, the Triangle is packed with restaurants. Don’t forget that few places are licensed so you’ll need to bring your own wine or beer if you fancy a drink with your meal. 

Street food

Want to strip back the unnecessary frills and expense of restaurant eating and let the food do the talking? Voted the Best Street Food Event in the UK, the Digbeth Dining Club creates a platform for local artisans to produce some of the West Midlands’ finest food. Prepared fresh in front of you using ingenious cooking techniques, a meal at the Digbeth Dining Club provides flavour and theatre and all at affordable prices. If you want a dinner with a difference, this is the place for you.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

Whether you want to stay in Birmingham’s city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Birmingham Airport and New Street Station, as well as the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and the Bullring.