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