The 10 Best Fancy Restaurants In Birmingham, England

fancy restaurants in birmingham
Heyleena
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Birmingham city is no doubt the ultimate food destination among food enthusiasts. You can expect everything to excite your taste buds here – think premium steaks, mouthwatering oysters, gourmet burgers, and the list goes on. This magical city is constantly opening new restaurants, some even helmed by Michelin-starred chefs, who are reinventing the highest level of gastronomy. And food lovers cannot get enough of the scrumptious dishes and chic settings at these top spots. If you’re visiting Birmingham, you simply can’t miss out on its high tea parties, where you’ll get the chance to savor delicious sweet treats, from brownies to crunchy scones. Below, you’ll find our list of the best fancy restaurants in Birmingham, UK, with our recommended dishes. Check them out and start planning your Birmingham itinerary!

1. Aria


Aria knows well how to concoct classic British dishes with a contemporary touch. Its plush location, in a well-manicured garden of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in the middle of Birmingham city, makes for the perfect dining location for a family reunion or romantic date. What makes its dishes particularly enticing is the fact that they use fresh, locally produced ingredients, not to mention their knack for creating excellent three-course table d’hote meals especially for the theatre crowd (with the concert halls nearby). To top it all off, they offer a high tea party, where guests are pampered with three layers of freshly made treats, including fresh, seasonal fruit, sandwiches, and crunchy scones. For children, there are mini doughnuts, brownies, and fruit jelly.

Aria

Address: Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ

Website: Aria

Opening hours: 12pm - 11:30pm (daily)

Price: 32 - 49 USD

2. Grill Restaurant


Besides being touted for its luxurious afternoon tea, the Grill Restaurant at the Clayton Hotel offers its guests a relaxing setting to savor each bite of their meal. The restaurant specializes in premium steak, salmon fillets, and it has the best prime beef burger. Children will definitely love the sticky toffee pudding. And for coeliacs, there are gluten-free options, too! Book for a romantic dinner and enjoy the extensive wine list. There’s also the Alvar Bar, where you’ll get to try chilled cocktails.

Grill Restaurant

Address: Clayton Hotel Birmingham, Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JE

Website: Grill Restaurant

Opening hours: 5am - 9:30pm (daily)

Price: 50 USD

3. Adam's Restaurant

Adams - Waterloo Street, Birmingham
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If you’re hoping to go on a gastronomic adventure, you can’t miss Adam’s Restaurant on Waterloo Street. Helmed by Chef Adam Stokes, the restaurant is centered on bringing fine British contemporary cuisine to your table. Its location and setting can cater to a diverse range of customers, from business occasions to romantic dinner. Our recommendation is the tasting menu, which has eight courses to be paired with a selection of wine. But the highlight is its Oyster Bar, where you’ll get to splurge on a seafood menu.

Adam's Restaurant

Address: New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5UG

Website: Adam’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Tues - Sat: 12pm - 2pm, 7pm - 9pm

Price: 110 USD

4. Gaucho


Gaucho has no doubt captured the heart of many for its Argentinian influences, through its decor to its menu. And they don’t seem to fail. Most of its customers prefer to hang out over business lunches or private evening dinners. While they do promote classical Argentinian dishes with a twist of modern elements, guests will also find tiraditos and palatable ceviche, which can be complemented with Argentinian wine. For dessert enthusiasts, there are several flavors of ice cream and cheesecakes.

Gaucho

Address: 55 Colmore Row, Lower Ground Retail, Birmingham, B3 2AA

Website: Gaucho

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11:30pm; Sat: 11am - 11:30pm

Price: 75 USD

5. The Karczma Restaurant


If you fancy some rustic cuisine, head to Karczma, which means ‘tavern’ in Polish, and relish its traditional Polish dishes in a bucolic setting. Located in the center of Birmingham, close to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, this ‘cottage-like’ restaurant is an ideal spot for lunch and dinner among friends. You can expect comforting dishes here, such as the Pierogi-stuffed dumplings, grilled meats, pickled rye flour soup, and other typical dishes from Poland.

The Karczma Restaurant

Address: Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, B5 5PH, Birmingham

Website: The Karczma Restaurant

Opening hours: Tues - Fri: 8am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm

Price: 49 USD

6. Collage Restaurant

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Collage Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel is conveniently located in close proximity to the Birmingham New Street Train Station. It’s the right place to enjoy an elegant setting for dinner or lunch, where you can, of course, expect a high standard of service. The oh-so-chic restaurant is accessible through an open staircase from the hotel’s reception. For a start, enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the bar, or you can head straight to the table to enjoy a customer favorite – their smoked haddock.

Collage Restaurant

Address: 12 Holloway Circus, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1BT

Website: Collage Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 6:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6:30am - 10:30pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm

Price: 31 - 50 USD

7. Bugis Street Brasserie

The Copthorne Hotel -  sign - Bugis Street Brasserie Singaporean-Chinese
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The Bugis Street Brasserie is where you get to experience the taste of Asian cuisine from countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and China. The restaurant prides itself in its Asian cultural heritage. Its name was inspired by the legendary seafaring merchants —‘the Bugis’ from Sulawesi Island. You can also expect to find Cantonese and Szechuan specialties here – from salt and pepper king prawns to sambal fish.

Bugis Street Brasserie

Address: Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, Paradise Circus, United Kingdom B3 3H

Website: Bugis Street Brasserie

Opening hours: 5pm - 10:30pm (daily)

Price: 30 USD

8. Scottish Steak Club

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Steak fanatics will surely love to dine at the Scottish Steak Club restaurant at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel. This fine restaurant strives to offer the highest quality of dishes created with local ingredients, which are mostly organic. For starters, our definite recommendation has to be the tiger prawns, which are dressed in an avocado and mango salsa and the wasabi mayonnaise to go with it. Its artisan baked breads are a must – they are served with extra virgin oil and caramelized garlic.

Scottish Steak Club

Address: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4JQ

Website: Scottish Steak Club

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10pm (daily) / Sat - Sun: 7am - 11am

Price: 67 USD

9. The Bridge Restaurant

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The Bridge is a classically sophisticated restaurant, where guests will be pleasantly taken by the contemporary artistic touch of the dining room, thickly upholstered leather chairs, soft carpet, wood paneling, and richly textured drapes. Chef Mathew has successfully reflected the sophisticated theme in his handpicked menu, which includes south coast scallops and Welsh lamb pie, just to name a few top dishes. His favorite is the gourmet burger filled with grilled bacon, red onion marmalade, dill pickle, and beef tomato with a side of hand-cut chips.

The Bridge Restaurant

Address: New Hall Hotel and Spa, Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QX, England

Website: The Bridge Restaurant

Opening hours: 7am - 9:45pm (daily) / Sat - Sun: 8am - 9:45pm

Price: 48 USD

10. Chez Mal Brasserie

Chez Mal Brasserie
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If you’re on the lookout for good food close to some exciting nightlife, then Chez Mal makes for the perfect dining option. And, on top of that, the restaurant ticks all the boxes for its discerning setting, cool ambiance, and top-notch dishes. The cherry on the cake is its excellent service – you get your order in a snap. Its extensive menu is simply irresistible – from its crab and sea scallop risotto to its steak and burgers. Having said that, it’s over a couple of hours’ drive away from Birmingham; so if you’re ever in the area, don’t forget to swing by this amazing brasserie.

Chez Mal Brasserie

Address: 104 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX, England

Website: Chez Mal Brasserie

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm; Sun: 12:30pm - 4pm

Price: 24 - 30 USD

The Magic City surprises food lovers

Birmingham UK skyline
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The Magic City of Birmingham will take you on an exciting journey, where you’ll get to explore its melting pot of different kinds of cuisine, from classic British and Italian to Asian and Argentine.

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