Spanning Indian, Italian and classic European dishes, plus some excellent cafés and coffee shops, we’ve hand-picked our favourite eating out joints in Walsall.
Places to eat in Walsall
There are some wonderful restaurants in and around Walsall, with one of our favourites being The Littleton. Situated next to the Leather Museum in the heart of Walsall, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and takes a modern approach to British classics, with plenty of delicate touches including seafood chowder with saffron, Goose fat roast potatoes and their amazing chilled chocolate fondant with toffee popcorn and Bailey’s cream. If you’re on a budget, they do a range of set menu options which helps keep the price down.
Restaurant 178 is a slightly more upmarket option, with a more traditional and formal feel and a range of classic British and European dishes. If you like your meal to include amuse bouches between courses and know exactly which knife and fork go with each dish, this is the place for you.
Re-opened in 2015, The Parkbrook Bar & Grill has quickly established itself as one of Walsall’s favourite eateries and is just a short drive from our Walsall M6 hotel. A warm and welcoming pub, they’ve gained a reputation for excellent food, with a wide and varied menu covering everything from burgers and hot dogs to curry, pasta and their extensive grill selection.
You’ll have to drive out to the edge of Walsall for Gio’s Italian, but the traditional food is well worth the 10-minute trip. The restaurant has a stylish decor and a warm, cosy atmosphere, while the kitchen prepares their own bread and pasta each day.
For something a little spicier, head for Panka Walla or Five Rivers. Five Rivers is an easy five-minute walk south of the town centre. As well as beautifully cooked Indian food, presentation is key at Five Rivers, as each dish is carefully cooked, layered and arranged on the plate making this a seriously stylish and tasty proposition. Panka Walla meanwhile is located to the north of Walsall and covers a traditional range of Indian dishes including biryani, tandoori sizzlers and five seafood specials including the Goan fish curry, our favourite.
Cafés in Walsall
In the centre of Walsall, just a few minutes from our Walsall Town Centre hotel, Creams is the answer to all your sweet-toothed questions. From waffles to sundaes and ice creams, sorbets and gelatos to decadent puddings, the small but bustling café on Wolverhampton St is one of the best calorific cafés in town.
Heading out into the nearby suburb of Aldridge, Simply Delicious lives up to its name. Open Monday to Saturday, it’s a café and deli, stocked with everything from fine wine and craft ale to cheese, bread, baked goods and a wide range of breakfast and lunch options. It’s also close to the Aldridge Croft, a peaceful park with a children’s playground, making it the perfect summer picnic spot.
Also in Aldridge is the Waterside Cafe at the WM Wheat Garden Centre. Overlooking a peaceful lake, the café is open daily for snacks, breakfast, lunch and drinks, and once you’re finished eating, kids will love the cute little Fairy Trail around the lake.