In a city that’s centre boasts a wealth of celebrated restaurants, it can be easy to overlook what is going on across Birmingham’s suburbs. However, thanks to our rich and multicultural heritage there is fierce culinary talent all over. It just may be hard to spot!

Here we concentrate on the north of the city and its cultivated cuisine. There is plenty to be explored, so keep some of these in mind the next time you are craving something extra-extraordinary.

 

Wi Jammin’

22 Soho Hill
B19 1DT

Wi Jammin’ has a menu packed with homely foods sure to take the chill off a cold winter’s night. A neighbourhood favourite, Wi Jammin’ has long pleased the community with generous portions and satisfying spice. True substance with soul.

 Try:

Curried Prawns with rice & peas – Fridays only.

Brown Stewed Fish with rice & peas.

 

The Veggie Chippy

228 New John Street West
B19 3UA

Surely, everyone has heard of The Veggie Chippy by now? The Lozells fast-food outlet has received much praise for its plant-based alternatives to fish shop faves. There is loads to choose from on the lengthy menu, so order a variety and get stuck in!

 

Try:

Tandoori Paneer Pizza.

Vhicken Donner & Chips.

 

Davies West Indian Bakery

 

 

76 Soho Road (3.08 km)
B21 9BN

 

This gem is perfect for a lunchtime pick-me-up. And equally as appetising for a hearty main meal. As we all know, variety is the spice of life. So, this bakery’s range of sweet and savoury goods is just the ticket when you fancy a little mixture of all things tasty.

 

Try:

Curry Chicken with rice.

Oxtail with rice & peas.

 

Ottoman Kitchen

 

170 Lozells Road (2.59 km)
B19 2SX

 

Succulent meats are the biggest draw to Ottoman Kitchen. The Hockley based restaurant presents authentic Turkish cuisine fused with traditional Asian tastes. As you can imagine, the mixture of the two makes for lip-smacking of flavour.

 

Try:

Lamb Donner Wrap.

Chicken Donner Biriyani.

 

 Mr Singh’s

103 Cornwall Road,
B20 2HY

 

If you haven’t made it to Mr Singh’s before, make sure you consider it for your next Friday night takeaway! The veggie pizza spot has several openings across the region, so there is no excuse not to check out their inventive menu. Meat-eater or committed vegetarian, this may change your perception of fast-food.

 

Try:

Mega Burger – handmade soya patty, veggie bacon, triple cheese, BBQ sauce, mayo, lettuce, all in a bun.

Desi Calzone – tomato sauce, cheese, peppers, onions, green chillies & masala paneer.

 

 

Blue Nile Restaurant

28a Great Hampton Street
B18 6aa

 

Expect a feast of Ethiopian flavours here. Blue Nile Restaurant will open your eyes to a phenomenal selection of flavour combinations. A broad offering of dishes are sure to suit just about everyone with fab fish, meat and vegetarian bases. Definitely, the place to try something new!

 

Try:

Special Kitfo.

Doro Wot.

 

Suriya

426 Kingstanding Road
B44 9SA

This Great Barr eatery is often praised for its service and specials. Fresh and delectable dishes make Suriya stand-out no end! One for all occasions for stylish and spice-rich foods that will leave you feeling oh-so-satisfied!

 

Try:

Cod Tikka Bhuna.

Garlic Chilli Nentara.