The Best Restaurants for Fine Dining in Birmingham, UK

Edmunds Bistro de Luxe, Birmingham
Edmunds Bistro de Luxe, Birmingham | © Edmunds/Facebook

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We’re firm believers that Birmingham is a foodie paradise, one of the best in the country in fact, and with five Michelin stars (that’s more than any other city outside of London) you can definitely see why. Perfect for when you want to treat a loved one or for a special occasion, here are some of the best restaurants for fine dining in the city.

1. The Wilderness

Restaurant, British

The Wilderness, Birmingham
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Probably the most special place for fine dining in the city, The Wilderness explores its very name with a range of dishes based on the greenery surrounding the bustling metropolis that is Birmingham. The Wilderness grows and picks their own fresh produce where possible and its decor matches the outdoors too. Well worth a visit.

2. Purnells

Restaurant, Bar, British

Purnells, Birmingham

Celebrity chef and Saturday Kitchen co-host Glynn Purnell offers British classics with an aesthetical twist at his Michelin-starred restaurant in Birmingham’s popular business district. The restaurant can cater tables of up to 6, with private spaces available for larger groups. Purnells also has a separate bar where guests can enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and after-dinner aperitifs in comfort.

3. Marco Pierre White's

Restaurant, Bar, Steakhouse

Marco Pierre Whites restaurant
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Armed with stunning views of Birmingham, another celebrity chef – Marco Pierre White – has a restaurant in the city too. Marco’s Steakhouse, Bar & Grill is in the lofty heights of The Cube and prides itself on its steaks and array of drinks. After your meal, shimmy on over to the Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar and watch the sun set across the city skyline.

4. Turner's at 69

Restaurant, British

Turner’s at 69 is a cosy, Michelin-starred restaurant in the southern suburb of Harborne. Led by award-winning chef Richard Turner, the restaurant offers aesthetically-stunning and sublime-tasting food at affordable prices. Turner’s at 69 uses only the best ingredients to produce mouth-watering dishes and with a three-course set lunch menu at a rather reasonable price, you’d be mad not to treat yourselves!

5. Adam's Restaurant

Restaurant, British

Desert at Adams Restaurant
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The latest Brum restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star, Adam’s offers a contemporary British menu in what has been voted the “fourth best restaurant in the world” for fine dining. Adam’s manages to continuously produce award-winning dishes with the right atmosphere and no pretense. This should be right at the top of your list for fine dining in Birmingham.

6. Simpsons Restaurant

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, British

Simpsons is yet another Birmingham restaurant with a Michelin star, since 2004 in fact, and it prides itself on its contemporary dishes and fantastic service. Options on their three course menu include sea bream, mackerel and rhubarb-based dishes, at the reasonable price of £35 per person. Simpsons even offers accommodation and cookery classes!

7. Carters of Moseley

Restaurant, British

Carters of Moseley, Birmingham

Proudly serving up the best in local ingredients to create the finest flavours, Carters of Moseley champion fun, simple and affordable Michelin-starred dining in the south of the city. Their menus use fresh, seasonal produce and change daily, so you might just want to make regular trips to ensure you don’t miss out…

8. Edmund's Bistro de Luxe

Bistro, Restaurant, French

Edmunds Bistro de Luxe, Birmingham
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Situated in the popular Brindleyplace, Edmund’s Bistro de Luxe is a popular French-inspired eatery which overlooks the picturesque fountains on the main square. Though, like most fine dining outlets, there is a nine course taster menu on offer here, Edmund’s also offers various course options featuring a wealth of modern takes on French classics.

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