We love taking a trip to our local chippy, popping out for a cheeky Nando’s, or picking up our favourite takeaway pizza – but sometimes, you’ve just got to treat yourself.
Whether it’s a birthday or anniversary, a promotion at work, or simply celebrating that you’ve made it through the week. Whatever the occasion, Michelin-starred restaurants are the perfect way to celebrate – and for you to be the envy of all your friends when you post your spiffy meals on social media!
Here are the Michelin-starred restaurants in and around Birmingham worth visiting.
Situated in a refined Victorian redbrick building by St Philip’s Square, Purnell’s Restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell.
The menus are mostly British inspired, with influences from France and the Far East throughout. Diners can choose from the à la carte Menu at £68 per person, ‘A Purnell’s Journey’ menu for £80 per person (with wine to accompany), in addition to a three-course lunch menu (£45 p/p), or a five-course graze menu for £55. Following this, an exclusive seasonal summer menu is available which will set you back £95.
Purnell has also created a delectable selection of ‘Brummie Tapas’, which include Carpaccio of Herefordshire beef, slow cooked neck of lamb and English strawberry trifle.
55 Cornwall St, Birmingham B3 2DH, 0121 212 9799.
This contemporary and elegant restaurant offers some of the best fine dining in the city. Simpsons has held a Michelin star since 2000, and it’s easy to see why.
Diners can indulge in the three-course à la carte menu for £70 per person. Some of the menu highlights include Norfolk Quail, Newlyn Turbot, Cornish Lamb and lemon soufflé.
20 Highfield Rd, Birmingham B15 3DU, 0121 454 3434.
With its delightful ambience, mouth-watering dishes and friendly professional staff, it’s easy to see why Adam’s Restaurant was named the second-best restaurant in the UK by TripAdvisor, in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for restaurants. Not only that, but it currently stands as the 11th best restaurant in the world!
The tasting menu provides the optimum opportunity to get a feel for what incredible food this restaurant has to offer, costing £95 per person.
New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo St, Birmingham B2 5UG, 0121 643 3745.
Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor
It’ll take you around 30 minutes to drive here from Birmingham city centre, but it’s most definitely worth the journey if just to explore the picturesque grounds of the manor.
Hampton Manor – a self-proclaimed foodie hideaway in the heart of England – is a relaxed country house venue, set in an impressive 45 acres of stunning gardens and woodland.
The Michelin-starred Peel’s Restaurant boasts an intimate setting for diners where they can enjoy a four-course dinner menu for £75 per person, with the option to upgrade to seven-courses for £95.
Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton-In-Arden, B92 0EN, 01675 446 080.