If all you know about Birmingham is that it’s where Peaky Blinders is set, then you really need to buy a box-set of literally any other television programme that’s ever been made. And buy yourself a train ticket to Birmingham. Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK and is home to some extremely good eats.
Yes, it’s widely known as the birthplace of the balti (and Jack Grealish’s calves) but the food scene offers so much more than that. There are Japanese sandos, family-run Malaysian joints, sourdough pizzas, and incredible Ethiopian dishes to be had if you know where to look. To help you with all that looking, we’ve written this guide on the best places to eat in Birmingham. It’s not exhaustive by any means. But like our guides to Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Margate, Brighton, Edinburgh, and Leeds, we’ve tried our best to offer a range of the restaurants that showcase what Birmingham is all about. You’ll eat and drink well at these restaurants, Mob.