Birmingham has undergone a gastronomic revolution and the city now boosts one of the most exciting food scenes in the UK. From hip street food to Michelin star luxury, just place your order.

Top 5 food facts

  1. Birmingham city centre has more than 300 restaurants, cafes and bars in the city alone – plus hundreds more serving dozens of different world cuisines
  2. There are districts devoted to popular styles and national tastes – including the famous Balti Triangle and Chinatown
  3. Birmingham has more Michelin star restaurants (five) than any other English city outside London – and its food scene has been praised by the New York Times
  4. The popular Digbeth Dining Club, where food trucks mingle with cool music, was hailed Britain’s Best Street Food Event in 2013 and 2014
  5. Celebrity chef Glynn Purnell, owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Purnell's and one of the UK’s top cookery stars, is an honorary fellow of University College Birmingham