Where to Eat in Solihull: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 16, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Solihull (/ˈsɒlɪhʌl/ or /ˈsoʊliːhʌl/ or /soʊliˈhʌl/) is a large town in the West Midlands of England with a population of 206,700 in the 2011 Census. Historically in Warwickshire, it is a part of the West Midlands conurbation. It is the largest town in, and administrative centre of, the larger Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, which itself has a population of 209,890.
Things to do in Solihull

1. The Malt Shovel at Barston

Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston) Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$526 - HK$526 +44 1675 443223
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 713 reviews

The Malt Shovel at Barston

Reviewed By busterSolihull - Solihull

My wife and I joined friends for an evening meal on Saturday 17th in the more formal restaurant at 9.00 (I prefer it in this section as it is much better for conversation) .
For starters we had the following....Salmon Fishcake,poached egg and tarragon Hollandaise £8.50....Lambs Kidneys with bacon, field mushrooms and jus £7.50 (simple but full of flavour...lovely).....Mussels £8.95.......Mains...Rib Eye with mushrooms, homemade twice fried chips and Diane sauce £19.50 (both cooked to perfection of one rare and one medium/rare)...Hake with rosti £16.95 (excellent)...Super Food Salad with Chicken £18.00.
I would have given a five review except for drinks pricing....250ml Sangiovese £6.15 (lovely)(okay)...G&T Bombay with Fever £5.65 and Hendricks with Fever £6.70 (overpriced...most restaurants now seem to all trying it with G&T).
The service throughout was attentive and pleasant..There is no service charge>

2. Longfellows Restaurant

255 Hampton Lane | Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull B91 2TJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar International, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$330 +44 121 705 0547
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Longfellows Restaurant

Friendly and intimate family run restaurant. Innovative English based cuisine prepared by chef/proprietor Doug Long. Changes to menu daily.Beautiful garden area for alfresco dining. Early evening and lunch Prix Fixe menu available. Open for Sunday lunch. Only 5 minutes away from Birmingham NEC, Genting Arena,Birmingham Airport and Rail station. Parking available.

Reviewed By Doodledaft

My friend and I were recommended to visit the pub over the road but when our taxi dropped us off we noticed Longfellows and decided to pop in on the off chance they could accommodate us and we are so glad we did. The food, service and atmosphere were all first class. I had lamb shank on garlic mash and it was amazing.

3. Peel's Restaurant

Hampton Manor Shadow Brook Lane | Hampton-in-Arden, Solihull B92 0EN, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$494 +44 1675 446080
Excellent
71%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Peel's Restaurant

Hampton Manor is the home to Peel’s restaurant where our food is inspired by our Victorian walled garden. The relationships we build allow us to gather the best produce from this island’s farms and shores. Our cellars showcase handcrafted organic and natural wines, and champion emerging British winemakers. Everything we bring to the table is honest, original and delicious.

Reviewed By Mr&MrsWilko - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ate here as a post Christmas treat in early January. Our second visit, first being in September.
Overall, an excellent experience. We both have dietary requirements, and the menu was adapted for both of us. We had pre-dinner drinks and ‘snacks’ in the drawing room, before heading into the dining room.
The hotel is a lovely old building and the public rooms are beautiful. Even though the surroundings might seem a little formal, the whole atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming.
The food was excellent. Beautifully designed dishes that had been expertly cooked. Service was attentive but unobtrusive.
Definitely worthy of its Michelin star and we will be returning.
Only slight thing to bear in mind, on our first visit was a long wait for a taxi/Uber to collect us. Not the restaurant’s fault, but worth bearing in mind if you need to get back home for a specific time.

4. Jilabi

2065 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3DY, England Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Buffet Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 121 722 3205
Excellent
77%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Jilabi

Jilabi is the consecutive winner of being Birmingham's Best Indian Restaurant and have recently been announced as a finalist for Birmingham Mail's Best Big Night Out restaurant in Birmingham. Jilabi, where people dine, relax, laugh, chat, celebrate and entertain in our contemporary surroundings and always come back to do it all again! At Jilabi we have a passion for bringing the authentic taste of India to our discerning diners, our award winning chef's deliver a wide range of choice from your firm favourites to a whole host of specialities all made with the freshest highest quality ingredients and of course you can be sure of first class service. "Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times"

Reviewed By PritchieOnABike - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

While on a business trip to the NEC and staying at the Sheldon Travelodge we asked for a recommendation for somewhere local and good to eat (walking distance due to it snowing badly). We hadn’t made a booking and it was busy, however they were very accommodating and found the two of us a table. During starters they politely asked if we could move to make a bigger table for new group. Personally I didn’t mind as they had accommodated us earlier and I was happy to help them accommodate a larger group now. We both had great meal (Highway chicken is recommended, the spices were tasty and a slow warmth appears moments after the first mouth full). I really enjoyed it.
The atmosphere is vibrant, staff polite and friendly, made us feel very welcome. We were both given complimentary Deserts at the end of our meal (probably to say thanks for moving tables earlier). All in all, we had a great enjoyable time and I’ll happily go back again next year. Thanks!

5. Giovanni's

9-11 Main Street | Dickens Heath, Solihull B90 1UB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 121 744 8088
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 493 reviews

Giovanni's

I don't think that this restaurant is listed on TA at the moment, and I would like to submit a review.

Reviewed By Peter M - Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

In the last week i have had the pleasure of visiting and sampling the delicious courses at Giovanni’s . I recommended the restaurant to an old friend from Scotland who has eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world he went on three consecutive nights during the recent Furniture show at the NEC . That in itself is the ultimate endorsement.

6. Zengz

763 Old Lode Lane | Nr Airport & NEC, Solihull B92 8JE, England Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$157 - HK$251 +44 121 722 2099
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Zengz

Reviewed By Mike187053 - Bolton, United Kingdom

First time at this establishment whilst visiting friends. Small restaurant with very pleasant and attentive staff. Food was excellent - my wife and I shared the mixed platter starter and Chicken Tikka Bhuna with Naan bread. Nice large portions and absolutely delicious. From our experience, would highly recommend.

7. La Nonna

16 Arden Oak Road | Birmingham, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3LX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 121 742 1964
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

La Nonna

Reviewed By fleurs111 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

I visited for Valentine's and overall was satisfied with the experience. The staff at this family run restaurant are friendly and the service is good.
There was a set menu and I was disappointed that the options for each course were so limited. The food was generally good quality and substantial portions. In particular the sea bass was delicious.
The meal at £35.99 each I thought was expensive and drinks on top were also very pricey, surprising given the location of this venue.
The ambience of the evening could have been improved as the lighting was extremely bright and not `romantic'. There could have been candles at the tables instead and maybe some themed table decoration. We were also sat at a large round table for four which took away the feeling of `intimacy' desired for this occasion.

8. Spice Club

697 Warwick Road, Solihull B91 3DA, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 121 711 7070
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Spice Club

Reviewed By Chainsaw22 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Beautiful starters and main course, served by really attentive friendly staff. Very much appreciated the complementary ice cream and sweet tray, what a lovely thought. This will always be on my 'must do' list each time we are anywhere near Solihull.

9. The Delhi Restaurant

678 Warwick Road | No Parking, Solihull B91 3DX, England Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +44 121 705 1020
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Delhi Restaurant

Welcome to the... 'Best kept secret in Solihull. At the Delhi we strive to provide a unique experience in eating, bringing you authentic Indian cuisine, reliving the days of the Old East and embracing the new flavours of the West. Our success is testimony to the exquisite presentation of our food, which is meticulously prepared by AWARD WINNING CHEFS in our OPEN KITCHEN using only the freshest of ingredients. Whether you eat in, take out or use our FREE Delivery service, we hope it is an experience you will long remember and visit us again and again.

Reviewed By Delman L

We went with two of my collages to this restaurant. I had tandoori chicken (just coming from India made me want more). The plate looked really good, and I was happy to hear, they had some pickle (Ajar), tough the looks and the pickle alone was not able to save the meal. Chicken itself was extremely dry and far from any tandoori ovens, as this was not grilled, perhaps prepared in a regular oven and prior to serving, it seemed to be just reheated. Place itself is cosy, I love the fact they used a big mirror to make a small room look much larger. The service was nice, no issues splitting our bill, food came fast and from the looks of it others enjoyed their meals. Also I was surprised that papadam was billed separately + the sauces for it where billed separately.
In conclusion I would dare to recommend this restaurant, but strongly advise to steer away from tandoori chicken.

10. Bangla Lounge

18 Cheswick Way | Shirley, Solihull B90 4JA, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night 01564-70-37-05
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Bangla Lounge

Reviewed By _gracelouise26

Quick service, friendly staff and nice food ?? Especially nice after you’ve been to the pub next door for a few!

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