Birmingham is widely regarded as one of the best places to eat out in Britain. Whatever type of cuisine you prefer, and whatever your budget, you're sure to find something that appeals in a city teeming with restaurants, cafes and bars.
There are literally hundreds of restaurants dotted around Birmingham, representing the cuisine of some 27 different nationalities. Luxury diners will find a number of Michelin-rated establishments to please their palates, while travellers on a budget or looking for a quick bite will never have to travel far to find a charming café or other low-price eatery. You can rest assured that the customary international chain restaurants are well represented throughout Birmingham - from fast food to chain pubs serving food.
Some of Birmingham's most acclaimed restaurants are often fully booked, especially on weekends and during holidays, so checking online can be the best way to find contact details and reserve a table for your preferred dates. You may also be able to reserve your place online, when visiting the restaurant's official website or using a restaurant index.
Birmingham's city centre boasts a wide range of restaurants, but if you're hungering after a certain type of cuisine, carrying out research before you travel could make it easier to find the best-suited restaurants for you. Birmingham's multicultural population means it's easy to find authentic flavours from all over the world.
One of the most popular foodie destinations in the city is the so-called 'Balti Triangle,' located in the area between Balsall Heath, Moseley and Sparkbrook. Birmingham's large Indian population has long made it a home of Asian cuisine in Britain, as award-winning restaurants such as Itihaas and Lasan testify.
Elsewhere in the city, you can find elegant French bistros ideal for romantic nights out, modern brasseries for business lunches and dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurants, ensuring that everyone has a place to eat. You may not even have to leave your hotel to enjoy great cuisine, if you're staying at an establishment with a restaurant on the premises.
Checking Birmingham's event calendar for food-based festivities could help you get even more out of your trip, when arranging your stay at hotels in Birmingham to coincide with events such as the annual Birmingham Food Fest. This 10-day gastronomic celebration takes place each October, and can be a great chance to try new flavours from around the world without even having to leave the UK.
Mildred Potts writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.