In 2013, Adam’s began life as a less than glamorous pop-up in a former sandwich shop. Thanks to subsequent high demand and an almost cult-like following, it amped up the production pace and outgrew its original location (receiving a Michelin star in the process). These days, you’ll find Adam’s in a much grander premise on Waterloo Street, where contemporary fine dining is the name of the game. It isn’t cheap, but the quality is high and offers a gastronomic adventure. After all, it’s not every day you get to tuck into crab cashew satay.
You don’t need us to tell you about Birmingham’s famous Balti Triangle, although we’re more than happy to sing the praises of magnificent curry at every possible opportunity. Still, there is more to England’s second city than Anglicised curry, with an ever-growing range of excellent establishments pushing culinary boundaries and making bellies happy across the city.
Birmingham might just be England’s most underrated city, something that is definitely true on the culinary side of the ledger. Come for the Balti Triangle, stay because you need to discover more about the city’s burger obsession or spectacular street food spots. The best restaurants in Birmingham? Look no further.