There are now more Michelin starred restaurants in Birmingham than any other city in the UK outside London, with Carters of Moseley the latest to be awarded the ultimate foodie accolade in the 2016 Guide.
However, for fine-dining expertise and unbiased reviews, the Michelin Guide is quite rightly considered king - so Birmingham should be proud that these five fantastic restaurants have made the grade for 2016.
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Michelin star restaurants in Birmingham
Birmingham's most recent addition to the Michelin Guide, Carters is an intimate and elegant neighbourhood restaurant with ambition. It’s headed up by chef Brad Carter, who was trained at Birmingham’s renowned College of Food (now UCB), before a continental tutelage in kitchens across France and Spain.
Chef Richard Turner is a stalwart of Birmingham’s culinary world, having created and maintained this intimate little restaurant and won plaudit after plaudit for the standard of its food. Turners can be found on the High Street in the quaint Victorian suburb of Harborne, which is a bit of a foodie hotspot in Birmingham.
Chef Glynn Purnell is a lynchpin of Birmingham’s gastronomic scene. Thanks to countless television appearances on ‘Saturday Kitchen’, the bearded Brummie is becoming a household name beyond the boundaries of his home city.
Young chef Adam Stokes caused a stir in 2012 when he swept into town and took over an old sandwich shop on Bennett’s Hill. Just a few months later, Adam’s restaurant was open for business, serving the likes of pig’s trotter, smoked eel and bacon jam.
As one quarter of the city’s Michelin-starred collection, Simpsons restaurant shines among its equals as the ultimate fine dining destination in Birmingham. The men at the helm are Andreas Antona, veteran chef and restaurateur, and Luke Tipping, the talented chef director who has been with the restaurant since its inception and helped to win it recognition by the Michelin critics.