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20 Food Places You Really Need To Visit In Birmingham

When you study in a city as big and interesting as Birmingham, it’s all too easy to never get around to doing all the things you plan on doing. However, here are 20 places you should really make an effort to eat at before you leave.

1. Winterbourne House And Garden

Located on campus, the Winterbourne tea rooms offer the perfect escape from university life. Whether it’s a hearty, traditional lunch you’re after or just a quick brew, it’s well worth a visit.

Who doesn't like to have afternoon tea set in England? ❤️

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2. The Pickled Piglet

A hidden gem on Gas Street. If you’re after good portions of locally sourced food in a relaxed setting, look no further.

Delicious lunch at the #pickledpiglet #birmingham #instafood #foodstagram

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3. Red Peppers

Found in the Mailbox, Red Peppers has something for everyone. From traditional Italian dishes to Mexican burritos, there’s plenty to chose from.

4. Selly Sausage

The right choice for your every hangover need. Don’t leave Birmingham without trying the best full English in Selly Oak.

#sellysausage#branch#englishfullbreakfast#birminghamfood with#besties

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5. Pennyblacks

Aside from an excellent cocktail menu, Pennyblacks also boasts an impressive food menu, offering you anything from pizzas, to steak and chips. They even do a Sunday Roast!

#steak #mailbox #birminghamrestaurants #foodporn #pennyblacks #datenight

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6. Fallen Angel Bakery

A little bakery with a large selection of delicious cakes. Based only a short walk from campus in Harborne, you definitely need to visit at least once.

Fave place ever. 💓

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7. Canalside Café

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and take a walk along the canal. There you will find the cosy Canalside Café where you can indulge in anything from home-made cakes to a full English.

Canal is my favourite place in Bham 🌹

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8. Dad’s Lane Fish Bar

When you just fancy a proper, no fuss, no frills fish and chips meal, this is where you need to go.

; Haddock Fish & Chips with Salad for lunch 🍴🇬🇧 #sonya6000 #a6000 #foodporn #dadslane #fishandchips

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9. Leverton & Halls Deli & Coffee Shop

Situated in Bournville’s quaint village centre, Leverton’s is one of those good, old fashioned establishments well worth paying a visit to. Plus, the pancakes are to die for.

10. The Jekyll & Hyde

If you like something a bit different and you’re feeling a bit fancy, try The Jekyll & Hyde. Based in the city centre, they update their menu regularly with tasty seasonal foods that go excellently with their extensive selection of gin cocktails.

11. Ming Moon

A classic, all you can eat buffet restaurant in the city centre, Ming Moon has everything you could possibly want from Chinese cuisine, as well as decorative plates.

Creative dish #teppanyaki #mingmoon #salmon #kingprawns #noodles

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12. Urban Pie

Found in the Bullring, Urban Pie boasts a great selection of delicious, heart-warming pies at equally great prices. The perfect, alternative place to eat mid-shopping trip when you fancy something quick, substantial and satisfying.

perfect hangover cure with flat 31 @p_pooni #pie #urbanpies #foodporn #food #love

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13. Joe’s Bar

An obvious choice, but it would be rude not to put it on the list. Catering to every student’s tastebuds, it would be near impossible not to eat at Joe’s at some point before you leave Birmingham. It’s also home to what is arguably the biggest and best (and unhealthiest) dessert EVER.

Diabetes in a cup

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14. The Botanist

Excellent food, even more excellent cocktails, and all based in the city centre. What more could you want?

Feasting tonight 👀👅

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15. The Bristol Pear

The Pear offers students in Selly Oak a fantastic, no nonsense food and drinks menu at great prices. From avocado salads to mountainous sharing platters, there really is something for everyone.

Noms galore on our infamous Tray 3 – can you work your way through this mountain of tasty food? #bristolpear #food #yum #pub #tasty

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16. Yorks Bakery Café

Not far from Birmingham Cathedral, Yorks offers an excellent array of delicious cakes and coffees. Well worth a visit for a quick, relaxing stop while you’re in the city centre.

table setting🍏🍐🍞🍩 得了发了删删了发的病…

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17. Selly Soak

Generally known as the pub of choice in Selly, the Soak serves tasty food at affordable prices in a chilled, comfortable atmosphere. Make the most of it whilst you’re there.

펍음식 죠아

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18. Victoria Creperie

Officially based in Stourbridge, their pancakes are a new addition to Digbeth’s Dining Club – the street food event held in Birmingham city centre every Friday. An incredible experience not to be missed.

We do the #best #pancakes, #crepes #ever. #white #chocolate #nuttella #strawberrys. #dessert #food #foodporn

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19. Bodega

Found in the city centre and offering a vast selection of Latin American dishes, Bodega is the perfect, contemporary restaurant for when you want something a little bit different.

Throwback foodtrip, food coma 👍🏻 #mexican #bodega #nachos #burrito

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20. Shebab Balti Restaurant

And, of course, no list of places to eat in Birmingham would be complete without a nod to the Birmingham Balti Triangle. Amongst many others, Shebabs offers an extensive menu of Indian cuisine you don’t want to miss out on.

Perfect hangover cure #balti #baltitriangle #foodporn

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