Food & drink

Whether you’re looking for Michelin stars or a quick, enjoyable bite; feast on a riot of choice to suit every pocket.

 

As a city packed full of different cultures and nationalities, eating out in Birmingham and the region is like a gastronomic tour of the world. Frankly, it’s foodie heaven. With enticing new restaurants popping up all the time - representing some 27 different nationalities and styles of cooking - if you love to dine out, then you are in the right place.

We’ve got no less than four Michelin Star restaurants and plenty of others to tempt you with (including Lasan Restaurant, pictured), not to mention a whole quarter of the city devoted to creating our very own Asian speciality, the Balti.

And if it’s the comfort of a familiar menu you’re looking for, then the best of the high street is represented here too. A full directory is available in the EXPLORE Birmingham.

Buying food in Birmingham is a real pleasure too, whether it’s from one of our many markets or our decadent food halls and speciality delicatessens. Check out the Food Market section to tantalise your taste buds.

View an itinerary for foodies.

Lots of the UK’s favourite brands come from Birmingham and the surrounding area. In Local Produce you can find out about the city’s connections with chocolate, sausages, curries, patties and more! 

And if you fancy taking some of those raw ingredients and coming up with something tasty then try one of our outstanding cookery schools and courses.

Take a look at our fantastic food and drinks offers!

And after all that food you’ll need a drink to wash it down. Birmingham’s pubs and bars are spread across the city centre – in the Drinking section are ideas of places to go for a quiet drink - or the start of a wild night.

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Highlights

The Photography Show

21-24 March - more exhibitors, workshops and seminars than ever before!

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Flatpack Film Festival

19-29 March - A film gathering like no other.

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Whisky Birmingham 2015

7 March - Festival back and bigger as Birmingham whisky scene takes off.

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Crufts 2015

8 March - A show stopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out, all under one woof!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Shopping

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Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Sporting highlights

Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

3-8 March - The most prestigious badminton championships in the world returns.

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The National Badminton League

23 March - A brand new game changing league for badminton in the UK.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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