Food & Drink

With something for all tastes, from classic fine dining to boutique cafés, bustling street food to the luxurious bars, Birmingham's food & drink scene offers an array of flavour from all over the world

 

Fine Dining

Overview

Birmingham has four Michelin starred restaurants, and over 300 restaurants throughout the city centre. 

The city offers an incredible choice across a multitude of dining styles, whether you're a meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or dairy free. 

If you're looking for an alternative, the Digbeth Dining Club offers award winning street food with a difference. Birmingham is also home to the famous Balti Triangle, offering an incredible choice of Asian cuisine in a concentrated area, making the city the curry capital of the UK.

 

 

Key Facts

  • Birmingham has four Michelin star restaurants
  • 60% of all Birmingham's visitors come to experience the city's world renowned culinary offering
  • Birmingham's Balti Triangle attracts 20,000 visitors each week

Restaurants

Finding a place to eat is easy in Birmingham, since there are so many choices available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Birmingham now has four Michelin stars at Purnell's, SimpsonsAdam's and Carter's all situated close to the city centre. From the newly opened Tattu to the Ivy, Marco Pierre's and Nocturnal Animals, find a list of the best places to eat in the city here

 

 

 

Pubs & Bars

Birmingham is packed full of pubs and bars that really show the creative side of the city. You'll find a selection of old, historic pubs to quirky, lively bars.

There is something for all ages too, from the business quarter of Colmore Row to the cool quarter at Digbeth. 

Find some hidden gems and discover the best places to drink here

Street Food

Winner of the Best Street Food event in the UK, Digbeth Dining Club, runs every Friday and Saturday with an array of pop-up food stands.

The Bite Street Food Market also delivers a mouth-watering menu on the last Friday lunch of the month at Fort Dunlop. Brum Yum Yum runs various street food events around Birmingham including KingsEAT streetfood market every second Saturday of the month. 

 

Special Diets

Birmingham caters to everyone's dietary requirements, whether you're vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or halal. You can also take a gastronomic tour of the world without even packing your passport as the city alone serves up mouth-watering cuisine from 27 different countries. From the famous Balti Triangle, centre of Asian cuisine to Chinatown providing an array of authentic menus from Northern China all the way to Malaysia. 

 

 

Food Events

The CBD Food Festival - A festival celebrating international cuisines and tastes from the top chefs of the Colmore Business District. Expect live demonstrations, live music and over 20 venues taking part.

The Birmingham Chilli Festival - Test your taste buds with one of the hottest festivals in the West Midlands. From Caribbean jerk pork to Indian samosas, this festival is bound to set your mouth aflame with flavour.

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market - Bringing some of the tastiest smells to the wintery streets of the city, the christmas market has some of the best bites of the season.

Discover More of what Birmingham has to offer

With everything from the latest fashion and greatest dining, the liveliest bands to the most relaxing canal rides and festivals throughout the year, there's always something new to discover in Birmingham.