Places to eat

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Wondering where to eat in Solihull? Maybe you fancy a quick bite or you’re hungry for a full-blown homemade dinner? You’ll be glad to hear that the town’s culinary options have never been better. There are great restaurants, some top tearooms and a couple of popular food markets just waiting to serve you with some lovely Warwickshire produce.


If you’re prepared to get away from the town centre, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the entire region. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a page dedicated to restaurants in Solihull. It includes a Michelin-starred manor house, the Italian restaurant that was awarded the title of best in the country, plus a handful of great gastropubs.


Elderberry Blacks Café has quickly become one of the favourites in the area. The family-run café only opened in 2017 but it’s really taken off, thanks to its menu of breakfast, lunch and brunch classics, with healthy alternatives mixed in for anyone watching their waistline. The majority is made fresh to order and uses only the finest, freshest ingredients. Their pancakes can’t be beaten. Likewise, the eggs florentine is fantastic and don’t even get us started on the fish finger sandwich!

Another great independent option is Café Isabella. You can find it on Drury Lane in the town centre. The Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea is the most popular choice, with its array of classic sandwiches, cakes and some great big, seriously tasty homemade scones.

If you’re staying in our Solihull (Shirley) hotel, then we’d definitely recommend a visit to The German Café, which is less than a mile away. Their schnitzel is so good, you’d probably struggle to find better in Deutschland, let alone Warwickshire. It’s not the most central of locations, but that hasn’t hampered the place’s popularity. That’s purely down to the fact that the food is authentic and tasty. And the price? Sehr gut!

We’ll finish up with one of our town centre hot spots, The Fat Sandwich Company. It does what it says on the tin. If you fancy a sarnie, then we suggest you head here – where everything’s made to order right in front of you – so you can get your lunch exactly the way you like it.

Café Isabella

Café Isabella

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Food markets

Giving you a taste of our freshest local produce, Solihull’s Farmers’ Market comes to the High Street on the first Friday of every month. Here you can find locally reared meat, regional wines, organic fruit and veg, free-range eggs, pristine flowers, cakes, jams, preserves and much, much more.

Similarly, the third Saturday of every month is when you’ll be able to explore the town’s Fine and Local Food Fayre, which is selective in offering only the highest-quality produce, as well as artwork and craft goods from local artists and makers.

Food markets

Looking for a hotel in Solihull?

Our Solihull hotels are all ideally located for visits to the Resorts World Arena and The National Exhibition Centre. You can also combine your stay with a trip to Brueton Park and make the most of some of Solihull's popular pubs and restaurants.