While many will associate it with international test cricket and T20 matches, Edgbaston is also home to some of the best restaurants, hotels and bars in Birmingham. In addition to to the picturesque Botanical Gardens and the Cannon Hill Park, this suburb can offer everything from boutique hotels and wine delis, to classic pub grub.
Dine Hub's Guide to Exploring Edgbaston
Home to Birmingham's first Michelin star is Andreas Antona's restaurant, Simpsons. Run by the exceptional Luke Tipping, you can expect fine dining at its best, with the décor taking inspiration from the colours and shapes of nature to imitate the luxurious feel throughout. The elaborate tasting menu includes delights like BBQ Lobster, Cornish Lamb or, Apple and Blackberry Souffle. This is certainly the best choice for a culinary extravaganza that exudes class!
You might remember the infamous Pushkar from our National Curry Week, which has a sister venue in Edgbaston – Praza. Continuing with the regal approach to dining, expect to eat like a king when visiting Praza with their impressive banquet menu. However, if you fancy something lighter, the Indian Afternoon Tea certainly won't disappoint, including Chicken Tikka sandwiches, Mumbai Bhel and Masala Chips. So, whether you're looking for a banquet or an afternoon treat, the Praza is the place to go, and with their Eat Out to Help Out scheme continuing throughout October, you can expect 50% off Tuesday-Thursday!
Award winning boutique hotel, the Edgbaston is also home to three Art Deco-inspired cocktail lounges, where you can find drinks designed as beautifully as the décor. Their new Autumn menu not only includes all the classics, but also offers creative cocktails such as Meadow Spritz, Very Choco Cherry and Zulu's Heart.
Renowned for its live music events pre-coronavirus, Blue Piano is an independent guesthouse that also boasts a restaurant and bar. While the 'blue piano' is currently out of action, you can still enjoy the fully stocked bar on offer, and choose from draught beers and lagers, wines and spirits, as well as an array of cocktails – the classic being the Singapore Sling!
Loki Wine and Deli can also be described as Birmingham's most awarded wine merchant and craft specialist, with venues in the heart of the city centre, Edgbaston and soon to be Knowle. If you're thinking of visiting Loki, then do it properly, by attending one of their unique cheese and wine tasting events. But don't worry if gin is more to your taste, as their next tasting event is all about the World of Gin!
Don't be put off by the fact that it’s a senior living complex, Three Church Road is as stylish as any boutique hotel. It has an elegant dining room and a bijou cocktail bar. The timeless décor of the restaurant is translated throughout the menu at Three Church Road, but with their modern approach to flavour encompassing a dining experience like no other. While you can look forward to a trip to the Three Church Road restaurant in the new year, you can still visit their bar for a classy cocktail!
The Physician is now a newly renovated pub but in a traditional style. Perfect for Autumnal weekends. The pub boasts a range of different dishes, from ribeye steak and braised shoulder of lamb, to pub grub classics, such as sausages and mash, and chunky chips. You can find these delicious dishes on The Physician's daily menu, but Sundays are reserved for the ultimate comfort food – a roast dinner.
An Italian restaurant and bar weren't enough for Laghi's Deli, with the brand also having a delicatessen on Islington Row. What started as a passion at four years old, Laghi's Deli has now repeatedly been lauded for its authentic Italian flavours and creative dishes, meaning your visit will most definitely be full of traditional treats, including pizza and tagliatelle.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Highfield has it all. This gastro pub is part of the Peach collection, which is devoted to serving quality, fresh food in welcoming environments. Combining brasserie dishes with quality pub food, on your visit you can expect Honey-glazed Merrifield Duck Breast, Beef and Ale Pie and Pan-fried Sea Bream, but be sure to check out their website to find their seasonal specials and events! They have a large outdoor area, with lots of seats if you want to meet your mates safely (according to tier 2 regulations).
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