Following on from our drool-worthy guide to 50 dishes you NEED to eat in Birmingham (part 1), we’re back for a second instalment!

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 yet another glorious list of our top picks of THE most mouth-watering dishes you can eat in Birmingham.

If you’d like to enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies, and more) at over 170 of the very best independents across Birmingham and Solihull, all for just £1.99 a month – download the Independent Birmingham App here. The IB App features a brilliant database of over 170 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 1), here.

Fat Naans – Indian Brewery Snowhill (Also Available At Indian Brewery Taproom)

Photo: Brum Food Diaries

IB Deal: 15% Off A Pint/Can Of Birmingham Lager (anytime) OR 10% off food (Sunday – Thursday) At Indian Brewery Snowhill

Seafood Platter – The Oyster Club

IB Deal: 15% off the bill (excluding caviar and set menus)

Kebab Wrap – Hookway’s

Photo: The Fat Foodie UK

IB Deal: a FREE pistachio Baklava when you purchase any regular/large wrap.

Pizza By The Slice – Peacer

IB Deal:  Any 2 Slices + Any Side + A Drink For Just £9.95

Carbonara – Laghi’s

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) AND 20% off takeaway pizzas.

Brunch – Gas Street Social

IB Deal: A FREE cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine when purchasing any main course (Three Social Plates is equivalent to a main course) – see IB Profile for a list of drinks included in this offer

Chef’s Menu – Land

IB Deal: 10% off food (please mention your IB App upon booking)

Sunday Lunch – Smoke At Hampton Manor

IB Deal: 10% off food (Tuesday – Wednesday)

French Toast – Tamu

Photo: IG:@richcapturesfood

IB Deal: a FREE hot drink of your choice when you purchase any breakfast or brunch dish.

Triple Roast – Look In

Photo: IG:@victor.miu

Brunch – Gorilla Coffee Cafe

IB Deal: a FREE coffee or tea when you purchase any item from the main brunch menu

F’toor – Damascena Coffee House

IB Deal: A FREE regular hot drink of your choice when you spend £6 or more.

Daily Sandwiches – Grace + James

Roast Chicken And Coconut Curry Sauce – Eat Vietnam

Porridge – Morridge

IB Deal: 10% off the bill.

Thali – Raja Monkey

7 Minute Eggs with Gochujang Mayo – Caneat

Lobster Combo – Wavy Wings

Nachos – Bodega Cantina


IB Deal: A FREE Nacho Platter To Share When You And A Friend Each Purchase A Main Dish (Street Food/Large Plates) From The Menu (Sunday – Thursday)

The Gaijin Set – Gaijin Sushi

IB App Deal: 10% off the bill (Wednesday – Thursday) + a FREE glass of house sake or soft drink with your meal (Friday – Sunday)

Braised Chicken – Dezhou Style Braised Chicken

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Bife Costilla – Fiesta Del Asado

Photo: IG: @birmingham__eats

Pizza – POLI

Indian Feast – The Covered Wagon

Photo: Jake’s Food Bible

Chicken Katsu Sanda – Kodawari

Photo: The Fat Foodie UK

Build Your Own Poké Bowl – Kuula Poké

Photo: IG:@katieloumatt

IB Deal: a FREE miso soup (vegan or salmon/prawn) when you purchase a sumo Poké bowl

Veggie Full English Breakfast – Urban

IB Deal: Any Medium Hot Drink And Cake For £4.50 (Church St. And JQ).

Pizza – Larry’s Pizza Co

Mixed Grill – Hen & Chickens

Balti (With Obligatory Family Naan) – Shababs

The Bacon Cheese – Meat Meets Bun

Bop Chicken Shish – Bop Kebabs

Photo: The Fat Foodie UK

Cheesecake – Urban Cheesecake

Photo: Patty Master

Burnt English Custard Egg Surprise 10/10/10 – Purnell’s Restaurant

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

Dim Sum – Ken Ho

Halloumi Fries – Street Chef

Photo: Jake’s Food Bible

Pizza – Otto

Nasi Goreng – Kopitiam

Chicken Tinga Burrito – Habaneros

IB Deal: A FREE drink with your meal

Sushi – Takumi

Photo: IG:@birmingham__eats

Tuna Nikkei Cerviche – Chakana

IB Deal: 10% off the bill (excluding Friday and Saturday evenings, after 6pm)

Brownies – BAKE

Photo: Mrs Patty Master

Kentucky Burger – BA-HA at The Rainbow Pub

Photo: (IG:@bab_social)

Oreo Cheesecake Waffle – The Bournville Waffle Company


The RnB High Top Burger – The Meat Shack

Photo: The Fat Foodie UK

Makhan Chicken – Rajdoot Tandoori

Nigiri – Ten Ichi

Antep Mixed Grill Platter – Antep

Jerk Chicken – West Midlands Jerk Centre

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 170 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 170 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.