As we prepare to open our brand new spa Santai by EF MEDISPA in Resorts World, Birmingham this autumn, we spoke to the lovely Ahmed from Dine Birmingham to get the low down on the best places to visit in this vibrant city!
Birmingham’s restaurant scene is blossoming, but those in the know should take a step outside the city centre, to discover the neighbourhood gems others are missing.
The Jewellery Quarter - The Jewellery Quarter is a trendy district, popular with young professionals and full of choice for diners.
Two Cats Kitchen
If you’ve never tried Baltic cuisine, this is the place to do it. Chef Niki Astley puts a gourmet twist on Northern European dishes like beetroot soup and dumplings, with a wonderful wine list to match the delicious fare.
For more traditional grub, this well decked-out diner takes the prize. Their brunches are widely renowned, as are their Bloody Marys. And the ret ro-themed pub is very much a place to see and be seen, with locals
gathering for drinks and merriment of an evening.
Moseley - A bohemian oasis known for its green parks, friendly pubs and hipster vibe.
This casual, yet high-quality, eatery just scooped a Michelin star, thanks to its stunning interpretations of modern British cuisine. Expect game, seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes expertly crafted and served with a smile.
Hidden in plain sight on Moseley High Street, this French-run cafe is the ideal spot for an indulgent Gallic lunch. Their filled baguettes are divine, but save room for the mouth-watering patisserie creations lining the cabinet.
Kings Heath - Up and coming neighbourhood, good for street food and markets.
One of the best tapas restaurants in Birmingham. Byzantium’s menu is inspired not just by Spain, but by the whole Mediterranean. Flavours from Greece, Morocco and Turkey all contribute to the exotic range of tapas on offer.
The Kitchen Garden Cafe
Meet a friend for a light lunch or coffee in the sunny courtyard, or hide out in the cosy restaurant if it’s raining. The rustic cafe is a really well-kept secret, hidden within a leafy and pleasant garden centre.
Harborne - This well-to-do Victorian suburb boasts restaurants aplenty.
Comida Tapas Kitchen
The Spanish know how to do casual dining, and Comida comes very close to the authentic tapas experience. The sleek, minimalist decor gives it a hip Barcelona vibe, while the food (many ingredients sourced from Southern Spain) is to die for.
One word of advice: book. Such is the success of this suburban gastropub that even Monday night walk-ins are likely to be turned away. We credit the stone-baked pizzas, moreish burgers, tasty salads and farm-chic interiors.
Edgbaston - A leafy suburb filled with period buildings and classy establishments.
A true grande dame of the city’s food scene. Elegant surroundings, meticulous service and gastronomic artistry. No wonder they were among the first restaurants in Birmingham to be granted a Michelin star.
This boutique hotel raised the cocktail game when it arrived, serving timeless classics alongside exciting new creations. The afternoon tea features champagne and decadent desserts, while the bar menu includes indulgent lobster roll and Warwickshire lamb.
You can search and discover great places to eat in the city at Dine Birmingham.