The Best Restaurants in Wolverhampton

The Cowshed is a former dairy-turned-restaurant
The Cowshed is a former dairy-turned-restaurant | © The Cowshed

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Thanks to its proud cultural heritage, Wolverhampton’s culinary scene is incredibly varied and simply sublime. Wolverhampton is a cultural melting pot – which makes for some of the best restaurants in the Midlands. Whether you’re after an irresistible Indian recipe, a tempting Thai dish or a bostin’ British meal, Wolverhampton caters for all. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Hamiltons

Delicious brunch at Hamiltons, Wolverhampton

Hamiltons comes with a reputation – and rightly so, seeing as it’s one of the most highly rated restaurants in Wolverhampton. Housed within the luxury hotel A Park View, Hamiltons serves an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary British menu with breakfast, afternoon tea and à la carte menus available. Hamiltons’ Fish Fridays prove particularly popular with those who are looking to combine a meal with a central stay in the city.

Indigo

Those looking for a taste of India should look no further than Indigo. This contemporary Indian restaurant is famous for its flavoursome dishes, tender meats and incredible grilled dishes. Indigo might be a little out of the city centre, but it’s well worth the visit, as is evident from the locals who keep returning.

The Cowshed

The Cowshed is a former dairy-turned-restaurant

One of the more unique restaurants in the city, The Cowshed can be found in a former dairy on a working farm. A 20-minute drive from central Wolverhampton takes you to this modern yet rustic-looking eatery that uses as much local and seasonal produce as possible – think braised beef shoulders with creamy mash and buttered leeks. Hungry yet? Tip: Booking is not necessary, but it is advisable as it can get busy on evenings and weekends.

Made in Thai

Oriental decoration

Made in Thai is undoubtedly the best Thai restaurant in Wolverhampton and one of the best in the West Midlands. Unassuming and spacious, Made in Thai serves beautifully presented Thai food in an authentic setting, complete with greenery, carved furniture and traditional Thai decor. Furthermore, the restaurant is just a stone’s throw from the Civic and Wulfrun Halls, making it an ideal place for a pre-event bite to eat.

Fiume

Canalside setting at Fiume, Wolverhampton

If you squint your eyes at Fiume for a moment, you’ll feel like you’re sitting alongside a Venetian canal. This canalside restaurant in Compton, just outside of the city centre, provides a picturesque setting for a spot of authentic Italian dining and a relaxed atmosphere. Fiume, which is family run and independent, offers bottomless prosecco and endless pizzas every Monday and Saturday at lunchtime; if there was ever an excuse for a leisurely catch-up with friends, this is it.

The Shrewsbury Arms

Contemporary British dishes

Situated just a stone’s throw from the leafy Albrighton Nature Reserve is The Shrewsbury Arms, a beautiful timber-framed pub with hearty food on offer. Only a 20-minute drive takes you away from the hustle and bustle of city life as this eatery invites you to sample its locally sourced and seasonal menu, all in the comfort of a cosy, historic building with a roaring open fire.

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