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16 Oct The Best 8 Restaurants in Birmingham for All Budgets

Featuring a broad spectrum of nationalities hailing from all over the world, Birmingham is the definition of a cultural melting pot. This diverse and fascinating city boasts a smorgasbord of restaurants offering some of the finest cuisine to be found. So, before booking your Citybase serviced apartment in Birmingham, join us as we count down the top 8 restaurants in Birmingham’s city limits, for all budgets!

1. The Meat Shack

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Fancy a tray full??

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For a relaxed and fun meal which doesn’t break the bank but satisfies the taste buds, The Meat Shack is the place to go. With freshly ‘mashed’ meat patties made to order and gloriously calorific stacked fries and onion rings to boot, this trendy venue is perpetually popular with locals and tourists alike. Vegetarians are catered for too, with the acclaimed and delicious ‘Bella Emberg’ veggie burger offering an equally filling meat free alternative!

2. Opheem

If you are seeking a more refined dining experience, we recommend Opheem. This revolutionary Michelin starred restaurant offers a contemporary twist on Indian cuisine, and the result is a spectacular fusion of traditional spices and contemporary recipes. With tasting and lunch menus offering a more affordable eating option, Opheem is not beyond a medium budget for a memorable and special occasion.

3. Tattu

To experience a flavour of the Orient within a beautiful setting, take a trip to the atmospheric Tattu. With a reasonably priced menu featuring many exquisite culinary creations, Tattu provides dishes few can resist. For those favouring a feast, sharing options are also available (perfect for groups or family get-togethers) but equally, individual dishes can be ordered from a large a la carte menu. The restaurant also caters very well to vegetarians and vegans, with plentiful options available for both diet types.

4. Purnell’s

TV chef Glynn Purnell’s second Michelin starred restaurant, Purnell’s, is ranked as one of the best eateries in Birmingham. From elegant seasonal creations to a surprisingly exotic ‘Brummie tapas’ option, there are plenty of stunning creations on offer which look as incredible as they taste. At the higher end of the budget, a trip to Purnell’s is a special occasion in itself – but is well worth the price tag.

5. Zindiya

At the other end of the spectrum, Zindiya offers informal, delicious and very affordable street style food for a relaxed meal with friends. This Indian ‘streatery’ brings a taste of the Mumbai markets to Birmingham, with a casual and communal setting which is fun, vibrant and filled with delicious Indian snacks. With many vegetarian options and even cocktails available, you are sure to have a great time at Zindiya (and for a very good price!).

6. Gaijin Sushi

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Gaijin Sushi provides a unique restaurant experience like no other. Set in a cosy bar, around which the guests sit and witness their sushi being freshly prepared, this peculiar eatery is full of personality and delicious Japanese cuisine. As the venue is so compact, bookings are essential – but you are bound to have a fantastic experience in this one-of-a-kind sushi bar serving personalised food to order.

7. Lucky Duck

Another cosy venue (seating around 20 people at once) is the Lucky Duck noodle bar. As well as mouth watering noodle dishes, the Lucky Duck specialises in bao buns – fresh Chinese steamed rolls crammed with delicious fillings. The warm and welcoming establishment is ideal for a spot of lunch after an extensive shopping spree – with the set lunch menu coming in at just £10!

8. Adam’s

The winner of multiple awards and accolades, including the 2nd best restaurant in Britain (according to TripAdvisor in 2018), Adam’s is another example of exceptional fine dining in Birmingham. Formerly owners of a popup sandwich shop, husband and wife team Adam and Natasha opened Adam’s in 2013, and the restaurant has gone from strength to strength – including receiving a coveted Michelin star. Offering contemporary, beautifully created British dishes, there are a variety of menu options available, including a modestly priced lunch option coming in at under £40.00.

If you are as inspired as we are by Birmingham’s impressive eateries, why not book a luxurious serviced apartment in Birmingham today and begin your next culinary adventure? Or, if you’re eager to discover more about this vast city, read our Birmingham area guide, or discover the apartments which you can enjoy with your furry companions.

Charles McIntyre

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