Top choice british in Birmingham

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) in its contemporary dining rooms. You can also stay in one of three luxurious bedrooms upstairs (£110) or take an all-day Saturday cookery class (£150 including three-course lunch) at its Eureka Kitchen. Book ahead.

Junior gourmets can order a three-course kids' menu for £16.50.