Restaurants

Top Choice Modern British in Birmingham

Simpsons

It's worth the 2.5-mile journey southwest of the centre to this gorgeous Georgian mansion in leafy Edgbaston for sensational Michelin-starred menus (kids and vegetarians catered for). You can also stay in one of fou…
Gastropub in Birmingham

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

Fabulous dishes created in the open kitchen of this craft-beer-lover's paradise come with suggested beer pairings. The menu changes monthly but might include Lawless Lager–battered fish and chips (with Veltins Pilsn…
Indian in Birmingham

Praza

The runaway success of Indian restaurant/cocktail bar Pushkar led the owners to open this sister restaurant in Edgbaston, with its own signature dishes (Nilgiri – slow-cooked chicken in fragrant herb curry) and cock…
Gastropub in Birmingham

Bureau

While this gleaming marble ex-office building dating from 1902 serves stupendous cocktails (such as hickory-smoked Bloody Marys), it's above all worth visiting for its food. Winning dishes include a duck Scotch egg …
Modern British in Birmingham

Adam's

Michelin-starred restaurant Adam's has proved such a success story that it recently located to larger, ritzier premises and still wows with intricately prepared and presented flavour combinations such as venison wit…
Indian in Birmingham

Pushkar

Classy North Indian and Punjabi cuisine is served up in this glass-fronted, white tableclothed, gold-trimmed dining room. The elegant presentation extends to boxed menus and serviette-wrapped naan bread as well as s…
American in Birmingham

Nosh & Quaff

North American fare at this cavernous, uberhip venue spans gourmet burgers, hot dogs and slow-cooked, hickory-glazed ribs, plus sides such as charred corn on the cob and sweet-potato wedges with sour cream, but the …
Vegetarian in Birmingham

1847

Occupying two levels in a gorgeous, heritage-listed Victorian shopping arcade, this chic spot proves that vegetarian and vegan food can be cutting-edge, from starters such as mushroom and liquorice pâté, wild-mushro…
Indian in Birmingham

Lasan

Expletive-loving chef Gordon Ramsay gave his endorsement to elegant, upmarket Lasan as Britain's best local restaurant for its competition-winning main course Elaichi Beef (Hereford beef, bone-marrow pakora, and tan…
Modern British in Birmingham

Purnells

Exquisite, inventive dishes (such as ox cheek with lentils cooked in toffee or cured sea trout with beetroot mousse and horseradish crumble) are served in an airy Victorian red-brick building with a striking modern …