Birmingham Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Birmingham

August 24, 2017 Florencio Paulino

The geographical heart of England, Birmingham started life as a sixth- century Anglo-Saxon village. Today, much of this city of over a million dates back to post-WWII redevelopment in the 1950s and 60s. Cutting edge museums and galleries, innovative theaters and excellent shopping have contributed to Birmingham's appeal as a weekend break destination. Don't miss the hopping bars and cafes of Gas Street Basin or the fascinating creatures at the National Sea Life Centre.
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1. Purnell's

55 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DH, England Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 121 212 9799
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Purnell's

Reviewed By Richard G - Leicester, United Kingdom

We went to Purnell’s for lunch and we opted to have the tasting menu called “A Purnell’s journey” with the accompanying wine flight. Prior to the meal we had a relaxing aperitif. The waiting staff were friendly and accommodating, and the sommelier enjoyed passing on his expertise, particularly about the unique Krug Champagne. The food delivered to the high expectations we had, and we very much enjoyed trying the Great British Menu Monkfish masala. Trying a Great British Menu winning dish was a first for us. All in all an excellent lunchtime choice.

2. Suriya

426 Kingstanding Road | Great Barr, Birmingham B44 9SA, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 121 373 2425
Excellent
86%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Suriya

Reviewed By khaleda a

Food was amazing, it's very quiet in there which I don't mind. Service was good to but definitely recommend the butter chicken to everyone, it's the best one I've had so far. We also tried the mix grill which was lovely and only had water to drink.

3. Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant

602-604 Pershore Road | Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7HQ, England Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$133 +44 121 471 1713
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 585 reviews

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant

It all started in 1984 when our father Mr Ditta setup the Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant on the Pershore Road. He kept an emphasis on good homemade food. Since the 80's we have established ourselves as one of Birmingham's most established BALTI Restaurant . Being in the industry for over 30 years, we have committed to using the freshest & finest ingredients to create authentic & tasty Kashmiri food. The commitment & desire is what keeps us striving for perfection in our cuisine. We hope that our passion can be seen , felt & tasted in every dish we prepare at the Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant.

Reviewed By VillaYouth - Redditch, United Kingdom

Got introduced to this place nearly 30 years ago when balti was a new experience for me. Travelled here from Redditch ever since, even though there are many balti curry houses everywhere nowadays, we still travel to this one. Used to come here when cutlery was optional and balti was eaten with the naan. It is a much more up market dining experience nowadays.
The quality of food, staff knowledge and service has always stayed the same excellent standard.
Father has passed it over to son now but the experience is still great.
Havent been for a year due to wife's health, but we went yesterday as she is in recovery and it was my birthday, even after a year away, I was greeted by name, my Mrs was greeted and her improving health was commented on, and my order was remembered verbatim even down to the fact that I like my naan thick.
They even treated me to a birthday pudding with sparkler which was totally unexpected and really appreciated.
We had a chat on the way out about cars as they even remember what car I drive.
Cannot fault the place. My biggest regret is that I still dont know the owners name, how embarrassing, He was a child when I started going there, and he knows me so well that its now awkward to ask him his name :-(

4. Del Villaggio

175 Broad Street | Next to Cineworld, Birmingham B15 1DT, England Private Dining, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$133 - HK$549 +44 121 633 3553
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 691 reviews

Del Villaggio

Located at the top of Broad Street, Del Villaggio brings the taste of Italy to every dish. Using nothing but fresh ingredients, our highly trained chefs make sure that every mouthful is as good as the last. Our pizzas are prepared to order using our stone baked oven located in our open plan kitchen, allowing you to view the whole process. And our friendly and experienced staff are always here to make sure that your dining experience is nothing but exceptional. We serve Italian, Mediterranean and European meals and are vegetarian friendly. We also have vegan, gluten free and a wide selection of halal options.

Reviewed By Swati K

Lovely evening at Del Villaggio! Food and service was amazing and the cocktails were so good! Alex was fantastic! I would definitely recommend a visit!Dear Swati, Thank you for taking the time to review us here. Thanks for the recommendation and we will give your feedback to our team. We hope that we will see you again some time soon.

5. Golden Balti Indian Takeaway

82B Edgewood Road | Rednal, Birmingham B45 8SG, England Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Fast Food, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +44 121 453 0078
Excellent
94%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

Golden Balti Indian Takeaway

Reviewed By esraem - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Food quality usually good but hit and miss of late and becoming victim of its own success. Last three orders had something missing and/or incorrect item and on 2 occasions promise of Delivery in 45-60 mins turned into 2 hours. Staff can also be argumentative...MoreHi, Sorry to hear about the bad experience you had from Golden Balti, but I assure you that this will not happen again. If you can call in and ask for Raf, it will be my pleasure to sort things out... Raf

6. Deep Blue Fish & Chips

73 Collingwood Drive, Birmingham B43 7JW, England Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 121 360 1483
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Deep Blue Fish & Chips

Reviewed By Bobby_avfc - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

I recently moved to the area and thought I would try the local takeaway. The best chips I have ever had. To say the staff and the manager is friendly is an understatement. The fish is great, chicken is brilliant and not greasy at all, which is common with chip ship sf chicken. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself.

7. Viceroy Tandoori

108-109 Icknield Street | Hockley, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6RZ, England Parking Available, Valet Parking, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$275 - HK$439 +44 121 439 0607
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 933 reviews

Viceroy Tandoori

Fine dining Indian/Bangladeshi Restaurant

Reviewed By rognaik1

Booked this restaurant for a meal with family and friends We had starters -my chicken livers for was spicy and tasty The consensus amongst the main dishes was that the lamb dishes were very tender and tasty Excellent service and atmosphere Certainly will return

8. Rico Libre

1 Barn Street | Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5QD, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$165 +44 121 687 8730
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 995 reviews

Rico Libre

Contemporary, non-pretentious, and some say other-wordly - offering Tapas 'with a twist'. A delectable selection of sumptuous specials and tapas style dishes with a friendly service alongside! Added touch of a Bring Your Own Alcohol policy.

Reviewed By Jeni B - Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom

Visited this restaurant whilst on a child free night in Brum based on trip advisor reviews. Food was fantastic, very good value for money.

9. MyLahore

191-194 Bradford Street, Birmingham B12 0JD, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$110 +44 121 771 1117
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

MyLahore

Mylahore is at the very top end of the 'Casual Dining' experience. We are British Asian Kitchen preparing excellent varieties of superlicious fusion foods served in a welcomtastic environment. We re passionate about our guests because we are passionate about our business and will always make personal endeavours to ensure your experience is nothing less than wow!

Reviewed By Leemaahh - San Francisco

My regular restaurant that I visit on a regular basis.
Great service and food, very professional kepe it up :)

10. Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham

7 Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4BL, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Cafe, European, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$16 - HK$55 +44 121 633 3883
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 620 reviews

Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham

A small friendly independent restaurant offering excellent a variety of quality food including our well reviewed "Full English Breakfast"

Reviewed By Daniel C

Went here with a friend before catching the train back to London last week. I ordered a Full English, he ordered the veggie equivalent. Have to say, the gentleman with the moustache who served us, with the moustache (I think he was the manager) has to be one of the most pleasant servers I can remember. A lot of waiting staff in expensive restraunts should be taught by him. Food itself was very, very good. Everything tasted fresh and of very high quality. Only thing, perhaps too much toast- but for most people that's probably not a complaint. Also due to popularity, Seating is at a premium- we were just lucky enough to arrive when people were leaving. Overall a brilliant find

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