DINING OUT IN BIRMINGHAM
& COOKING ARTICLE
Birmingham prides itself on the variety of cuisine that you
will find across its many restaurants. There are over two
hundred cafés, diners, bistros and bars serving in
Birmingham city centre alone, with twenty-seven different
nationalities running food outlets marketing their traditional
fare. The truly multicultural population is largely responsible
for this fabulous array of choices, making this city the perfect
place to head to if you want to get an authentic taste of
some exciting foreign delicacies.
The city has its own thriving Chinatown with all the delicious
restaurants and takeaways you'd expect, cooking up everything
from gourmet creations to all-you-can-eat buffets. Birmingham
also boasts the well-deserved title of curry capital of the
UK, thanks in large part to the famous Balti Triangle where
you will find over fifty restaurants serving their own special
brand of Asian cuisine. The majority are family-run, so you
are guaranteed home-cooked care with every Korma and Naan
The New York Times listed the city as one of its top destinations
to visit in 2012, based largely on its dining scene, and the
city's reputation has climbed higher in recent years, with
three restaurants achieving Michelin stars - the ultimate
industry seal of approval.
Purnell's is located conveniently in the city centre and
offers a delicious seasonal menu, while Simpsons restaurant
in Edgbaston makes for fantastic dining further off the beaten
Spiceal Street in the Bullring has eight unique eateries to
tempt you away from your shopping, with plenty of recognisable
favourites around so you can stop for a coffee or sandwich
in between purchases.
you would rather gaze out at tranquil countryside than bustling
streets, the surrounding West Midlands has plenty of rustic
taverns and pubs that are perfect for picking up a pint while
on an afternoon walk.
You will want to be back in the city for Christmas, however,
as the beautiful German-inspired Christmas Market is quite
simply an unmissable experience. With stalls offering mulled
wine, Stollen and every imaginable variety of bratwurst, you
certainly will not go hungry as you examine the trinkets on
offer from all around the world.
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