Birmingham's best restaurants are spread throughout the city centre, but you need to know where to look. Whether you’re in the mood for a gourmet, fine-dining experience or a quick brunch with local specialities and seasonal produce, you’ll find a restaurant to suit your taste in England's second city. 

    If you want to experience the finest unique dining the city has to offer, here are the best restaurants in Birmingham to enjoy a memorable meal.

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    Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

    Try local brews and pub classics at Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

    Purecraft Bar & Kitchen is a beer pub with gourmet food and an extensive selection of craft brews. Part-owned by Purity, an award-winning brewery in Warwickshire, the pub boasts a selection of 8 cask and 16 craft beers from Purity Brewing Company and other specialist beers from around the world served by experienced and knowledgeable bartenders. Also offered are spirits, wines, speciality cocktails and menu options sourced from local growers and farmers. 

    Some menu highlights include UBU glazed pork pies, sausage rolls and homemade pork scratchings. The pub's beer room and cellar bar are available for private tastings and events.

    Location: 30 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5TJ, United Kingdom

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm. Friday–Saturday from 11 am to midnight. Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)121 237 5666


    The Distillery

    Indulge in local delicacies at The Distillery

    Split into 2 floors, The Distillery is a fine restaurant with a pub and open-kitchen dining. The restaurant has a gin bar, private event space, a pub and an expansive terrace for dining. It serves beer, spirits, wines and speciality cocktails using pure, quality ingredients inspired by the seasons. 

    Menu highlights include salt and pepper squid with sesame, aioli and lime, buttermilk fried chicken with hot sauce, chicken, paprika and garlic rotisserie chicken and baked, line-caught cod loin. The restaurant also hosts special Sunday dinners, bottomless brunch and exciting events. If you’re bringing the kids, The Distillery has a special kid’s menu with child-friendly dishes using the same quality ingredients.

    Location: 4 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE, United Kingdom

    Open: Monday–Thursday from noon to 11 pm and Friday–Saturday noon to midnight. Sunday from 12 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)121 200 2223


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    High Field

    Enjoy comfort food in the beer garden

    The High Field is a bar and restaurant with an all-day menu and a spacious garden for relaxed dining. The bar features quality draught beers, ale on hand pumps, a wine list and speciality cocktails, while the restaurant serves modern brasserie dishes. You can enjoy a breakfast of dishes like shakshuka, smashed avocado or poached eggs, or lunch with starters like smoked mackerel and fillet of sea bream with mussels and white wine. 

    For dinner, you’ll have options like butcher’s steak-of-the-day, 28-day dry-aged rump cap steak or Merrifield duck breast. You can enjoy scrumptious sides like honey and thyme roasted roots or seasonal greens, as well as desserts like chocolate truffle cheesecake and warm chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream and honeycomb.

    Location: 22 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DP, United Kingdom

    Open: Monday–Friday from 7 am to 11 pm. Saturday–Sunday from 8 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)121 227 7068


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    Purnell’s Restaurant

    A swanky restaurant serving modernist British cuisine

    Purnell’s Restaurant is a chic, contemporary British restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef, Glynn Purnell. Located in one of the city’s finest conservation areas near St Phillips Cathedral, Purnell’s offers an upscale fine-dining experience in a charming Victorian red-brick and terra cotta building with an abundance of natural light. 

    The restaurant features a bar and lounge for diners and a gourmet menu with bold and innovative dishes that celebrate British cuisine. Several menu options are offered, including lunch, seasonal, a la carte and Brummie tapas, which offer such delectable dishes as carpaccio of Herefordshire beef, Brixham cod masala, roast venison and a cheese course.

    Location: 55 Cornwall St, Birmingham B3 2DH, United Kingdom

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from noon to 4.30 pm for lunch. Tuesday–Friday from 7 pm to 1 am. Saturday 6.30 pm to 1 am for dinner (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +44 (0)121 212 9799


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    Carters of Moseley

    Wine and dine on the best of British cuisine

    Carters of Moseley offers a diverse menu of seasonal favourites inspired by the growers and producers in the British landscape. The owners are focused on sustainability and support rare and native breeds of farm livestock and wild foraged flora and fauna in the United Kingdom.

    Inspired by the change of seasons and climate, the menus reflect the unique tastes and aromas of the local environment in modern dishes, such as chicken liver cereal, razor clams, Exmoor sturgeon and brandy custard tart. The restaurant offers a lunch menu, a dinner menu, a wide range of desserts and a full list of wines and beers.

    Location: 2c St Mary's Row, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EZ, United Kingdom

    Open: Friday–Saturday from noon to 1.30 pm for lunch. Tuesday–Saturday from 6.30 pm to 9 pm for dinner (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +44 (0)121 449 8885


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    Adam's Restaurant

    A Michelin Star experience

    Adam's started as a pop-up diner in Birmingham but has now become a successful British fine-dining restaurant. Spanning 3 floors of the New Oxford House, Adam’s offers contemporary British cuisine in an intimate dining room with tasting menus, lunch menus and a 3-course menu that earned the restaurant a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. 

    The tasting menu features dishes like Orkney scallop with lime, Atlantic cod with mussels, caviar and kohlrabi, wild halibut with langoustine and butternut squash and fallow deer with Jerusalem artichoke and kale. You'll find a full wine list for perfect pairings, as well as a private dining area for large parties.

    Location: New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5UG, United Kingdom

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 2 pm for lunch. Tuesday–Saturday from 7 pm to 9 pm for dinner (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +44 (0)121 643 3745


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    The Wilderness

    Immerse yourself in art and culture

    The Wilderness is one of Birmingham’s most unique restaurants. Described as ‘rock and roll fine dining’, The Wilderness offers modern British foods with influences from around the world, reflecting the unique multicultural population of the city itself. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and a playlist of classic and modern rock, as well as dishes with seasonal ingredients from the landscape, including ants, for an immersive sensory experience. 

    Some menu highlights include lamb kofta, baby monkfish, Lake District venison and cod satay. Numerous tasting menus and speciality options for gluten-free, vegetarian and pescatarian dietary restrictions are available.

    Location: 27 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6JQ, United Kingdom

    Open: Wednesday–Thursday from 6 pm to 8.30 pm and Friday–Saturday from noon to 2.30 pm and from 6 pm to 8.30 pm (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +44 (0)121 233 9425


    Harborne Kitchen

    A playful neighbourhood restaurant serving dishes from all over the world

    Harborne Kitchen is an open-kitchen restaurant with a rotating menu of delicious, rich foods inspired by a bevvy of cultures, all prepared with British staples. The restaurant specialises in a playful, immersive culinary experience that’s always surprising you with new tastes and textures. 

    The creative staff is always looking for new twists on contemporary British foods with delicacies, techniques, ingredients and practices from around the world. You can choose between a tasting menu with seasonal dishes or opt for a 3-course menu with dishes like line-caught cod with Romesco sauce or orchard-farm pork belly and fritter. The restaurant also offers a lunchtime menu and a full bar with small bites.

    Location: 175-179 High St, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9QE, United Kingdom

    Open: Tuesday–Wednesday from noon to 11 pm. Thursday–Saturday from noon to 3 pm and from 5.30 pm to 11 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)


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