March 2021: Fingers crossed, it won’t be long until Birmingham’s restaurants can swing open their doors again. Under the current lockdown exit strategy, UK restaurants should be able to reopen from April 12 at the earliest for outdoor meals only, and from May 17 indoor dining will hopefully be on the cards again, subject to social-distancing rules. In anticipation of being able to eat delicious dishes without having to do the washing up afterwards, we’ve updated our list of the best restaurants in Birmingham. From the many Michelin-starred heavyweights across the city and enduring old-school joints to exciting new ventures changing up the city’s culinary scene and laidback street food spots, here are the hottest tables in Birmingham we think you should be booking once lockdown lifts.
For every culture and nationality that lives side-by-side in this extraordinary, resilient and welcoming city, there are new openings and exciting delicacies to try at every turn. It goes far beyond Birmingham’s wealth of brilliant Indian restaurants – though they rank among Britain’s best. Once more famous for its Dunlop tyres than its Michelin stars, the UK’s second city has recently been transformed into a proper foodie haven on a par with many capitals around the world. Move over, London – thanks to a mini-constellation of newly awarded stars, the last decade, in particular, has seen Birmingham cement its reputation as a culinary destination in its own right.
Wherever you look, new and tantalising restaurants keep popping up, and though some are expensive, others are cheap as chips. Hungry? Take a seat, peruse the menu and take your pick from Birmingham’s absolute best.
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