It’s about to get all kinds of mouth-watering up in here!

With lockdown easing and the return of indoor hospitality (can I get a woop woop), finally our city can get back to some semblance of normality – and those businesses that have had to wait for months and months to be able to reopen can once again welcome customers back with a smile on their faces.

When it comes to incredible food in Birmingham, we really are spoilt for choice – and we love the fact that you can eat your way around the world without ever having to leave dear old Brum.

To inspire you to get out there and support as many independents as possible during these difficult times – eating some incredible dishes and rediscovering your city in the process – we’ve compiled this glorious list of our top picks of THE most mouth-watering dishes you can eat in Birmingham. See this as your go-to guide to 50 of the most amazing dishes you can possibly devour across the city, and start ticking them off one by one.

If you’d like to enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies, and more) at over 140 of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull, all for just £1.99 a month – download the Independent Birmingham App hereThe IB App features a brilliant database of over 140 independents for you to discover and support – with more added all the time!

And if you need even more inspiration, check out our guide to 50 Mouth-Watering Dishes You NEED To Eat (Part 2), here.

Note: whilst most of these venues are now open, some may not have been able to reopen just yet – please check the website of your chosen venue for up to date opening times and any relevant booking info.

Tasting Menu – Carters Of Moseley

IB Deal: A Complimentary Glass Of Gusbourne English Sparkling Wine Upon Arrival + 10% Off Your Drinks Bill On The Day (See IB Website For Essential Booking Info)

Brisket Chilli Tacos – Low ‘N’ Slow 

Grande Marinara Pizza- Baked In Brick

IB Deal: 15% off the bill.

HotHead Burger – BoneHead

Photo: Jake’s Food Bible

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Bacon Cheese Burger – The Original Patty Men


Cronuts – Medicine Bakery + Gallery

IB Deal: 10% off takeaway baked goods

Meat And Cheese Board – Arch 13

IB Deal: 10% off food.

Double Decker Twice Baked Pain Au Chocolat – The Early Bird Bakery

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Crispy Chicken – Buddha Belly

Photo: Patty Master

Bacon Biscoff Burger – Stripclub Streetfood

Photo: (IG: @theburgerreviews)

IB Deal: 15% off the bill

Braised Beef Shin, Chilli & Black Vinegar, Shiitake Mushroom And Cured Egg Yolk Bao – Tiger Bites Pig

Photo: The Fat Foodie UK

IB Deal: 10% off the bill when you spend over £10 (Monday – Thursday).

Grilled Cheese – Kilder

Tasting Menu – Peel’s at Hampton Manor

IB Deal: 10% off food at Peel’s Restaurant (Wednesdays only – please mention your IB App upon booking)

The Cinnabuffin – Pause

Photo: (IG:@brumlicious)

IB Deal: The Cinnabundle (a flat white/Americano + original Cinnabuffin) for just £5

Beignets – Chancer’s Cafe

Photo: (IG: @bhambrunchbabe)

IB Deal: buy 2 bags of Sweetmeat Inc. fudge and get a third half price (collection at next door Chancer’s Cafe)

The Sushi Ship – Sushi Passion

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) or a FREE glass of Classic Sake with your meal (Friday – Sunday)

Sandos – Gup Shup

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Seafood Paella – The Pineapple Club

IB Deal: A FREE Espresso Martini cocktail when you purchase 3 or more small plates AND 10% off purchases in the Beer Boutique

Trio Of Tacos – Tierra

Photo: Bite Your Brum

IB Deal: A FREE Margarita Or Soft Drink When You Spend £15 Or More (Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday)

Build-Your-Own Gelato Ice Lolly – LA-POP

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IB Deal: 10% off the bill (takeaway only, when purchased at the venue)

Dim Sum – Chung Ying Cantonese

Photo: Hoot Hospitality

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Monday – Thursday)

Breakfast – The Plough

IB Deal: 10% off food.

Pastrami Bagel – Saint Kitchen

IB Deal: 50% off a side or salad when you purchase any bagel (Monday – Friday)

Eggy Crumpets – Wayland’s Yard

Photo: Jake’s Food Bible

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Lewis’s Breakfast – Lewis’s

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

Doughnuts – Ten Four Bakehouse

IB Deal: 10% off purchases (Wednesday – Friday, in store only)

Sunday Lunch – Pulperia

Photo: (IG:@yummybrummie)

IB Deal: 10% off food (excluding Saturday evenings and set menus)

Hungry Ha Noi Platter – Vietnamese Street Kitchen

IB Deal: 10% off the bill

Loaded Masala Fries – The Indian Streatery

Photo: IG: @bababouttown

IB Deal: 10% off the bill or 2 Cocktails For £9.

Hearty Veggie Breakfast – Cherry Reds

Photo: IG:@zamaniegostudio

IB Deal: A FREE pint of cask ale, lager, cider or draught soft drink with your main meal

Chicken 65 – Zindiya

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Tuesday – Thursday).

Seasonal Set Menu – Craft

IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Monday – Friday) [Please mention your IB App at the time of booking].

Tasting Menu – Adam’s

IB Deal: 10% off the tasting menu ( Tuesday – Thursday).

Brugal 1888 Rum Baba, Pineapple, Coconut – Harborne Kitchen

Special Grill – Al Bader Restaurant

Tasting Menu – The Wilderness

Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Roasted Marshmallow Locoshakes – Eis Cafe

Vegan Nachos – BA-HA

Photo: (IG:@bhambrunchbabe)

Bibimbap – Topokki


Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffles – Yorks Cafe

Chicken Tikka – The Wagon Grill

Pizza – Alicia’s Microbakehouse

Scotch Egg – Purecraft Bar And Kitchen

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)

Tokatsu pork hock and Laksa curry soup with rice noodles – Formosa Izakaya

Sweet Potato Katsu – Earth’s Kitchen

Tasting Menu – Opheem


Nasi Bali – The Java Laksa Co.

Sushi – Takumi

Photo: IG:@birmingham__eats

Tasting Menu – 670 grams

Photo: IG:@positively.scrumptious

Wow! That was one tasty article. Now all that’s left for you to do is get out there and eat your way through the very best of Birmingham. We apologise to your waistlines and wallets in advance.

Napkins at the ready!

Download the Independent Birmingham App now and enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies, and more) at over 140 of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull – all for just £1.99 a month!

Download the IB App here.

The IB App features a list of over 140 terrific independents across Birmingham and Solihull for you to discover and support (with more added all the time), alongside an interactive map, filters (so you can filter by category, day, and area) and a Wish List so you can create your very own bespoke ‘to visit’ list. IB Membership is just £1.99 a month and it helps to keep this vital platform alive and allows us to keep doing what we do best – supporting Brum’s marvellous independents, and shining a light on our wonderful city.