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Original Patty Men, Carters and Lasan are among the venues singled out for praise.


Birmingham came in at number five in a national poll, with 18 Birmingham restaurants listed in the new edition of Harden's Best UK Restaurants.

The yearly guide is based on one of the country's most detailed surveys of regular restaurant-goers. Harden's 26th poll of diners surveyed 7,500 participants who contributed 50,000 reviews.

These nominations, as curated by the editors, form the basis for the inclusions and ratings in the guide and on the website.

Birmingham has four restaurants on the guide's list of Top Scorers (those scoring 5/5 at any price point, or 4/5 above £60 per head):

Top scoring restaurants above £60


Carters of Moseley

Top scoring restaurants below £60


Original Patty Men

Peter Harden, the guide's editor and co-founder said:

"Birmingham could easily have out-scored most other cities in the UK this year, but fell short due to a number of merely good-rather-than-more-noteworthy performances in our restaurant survey from some of the city's leading lights, including Purnells, Simpsons and Edmunds which each scored 3/5."

Other restaurants whose performance was judged very good (achieving a score of 4/5) were: 

Al Frash 

Gourmet Burger Company 


Outside London, only Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and Brighton achieved a more impressive tally of highly rated restaurants.

Posted by Ahmed Ahmed