Birmingham is best known in foodie circles for its great curry restaurants thanks to its famous Balti dish. But Britain’s second city has loads more to offer food lovers, boasting everything from street food to fine dining. Here’s everything you need to know.
Whether you’re looking for posh nosh or just a really well cooked (but not necessarily well done!) steak, this is a city that has tons of choices for you. The best restaurants in Birmingham are at your fingertips from steak houses to Indian restaurants. Here are some of the Groupon community’s favourites:
Birmingham is home to the Balti and in 2014 the dish was awarded protected status as a regional delicacy. It’s a big legacy, and one that the city’s curry houses take great pride in. Here are three restaurants staking their claim to that legacy:
It’s hard to narrow the number down exclusively to restaurants, but there are over 1,500 places to eat in Birmingham. That number comes from the Food Standards Agency, and includes 1,662 restaurants, cafes and canteens.
Among these top rated restaurants, you’ll find some of the best places to grab a meal after a shopping trip in Birmingham city centre – as well as the best Indian restaurants and steakhouses to treat the family one evening.
A pre-packed sandwich is a poor substitute for a proper lunch when you’re in the city. Especially when Birmingham can sort you out with everything from proper pasta to high tea. Whether you’re in the Bullring and Grand Central or the Jewellery Quarter, there’s a great lunch spot nearby with some of the top restaurants in Birmingham here:
It’s fair to say I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with shopping, particularly at the Trafford Centre. The one thing that gets me through the sometimes-necessary trips to such places is the hope of finding somewhere good to dine when I’m finished. You’d think that’d be easy at the Trafford Centre, after all there are over 50 places to eat and drink. Although the majority are either coffee shops or the usual sort of chains you can find on any retail park - from Pizza Express and Nando’s to T.G.I Fridays and Frankie & Benny’s - there are several more interesting options too.
Dashing to the theatre, sweetie, darling? Well not until you’ve pondered the city’s top five dining establishments for luvvies looking for a little pre theatre satisfaction in Glasgow.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.