With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, where do you head when you want a good night out in the West Midlands?
A good place to start when looking for a recommendation is the review site TripAdvisor. Here are the top ten restaurants in the West Midlands according to diner reviews – and one or two might not be quite what you expect…
- Taste Vietnam
Located in the heart of Coventry city centre, this gem offers a wide choice of tasty and authentic Vietnamese food.
Founder Van hails from a small village in the countryside outside Hanoi and cooks warming and fulfilling dishes from family recipes, including Vietnamese baguettes. TripAdvisor reviews are particularly effusive about the authentic Pho; a noodle soup that will warm you on even the coldest day.
Taste Vietnam, 188 Spon Street, Coventry, CV1 3BB. Website
- Gourmet Food Kitchen
Another highly rated restaurant in Coventry, the Gourmet Food Kitchen is a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner and offers everything from a fantastic brunch to evening fine dining experiences.
Visitors praise both the quality of the food and the amazing service that Tony offers, with one recent diner saying: “I may never eat out anywhere else ever again.”
Gourmet Food Kitchen, Unit 2H Fargo Village, Coventry, CV1 5ED. Website
Located in the heart of Birmingham, @Pizza is the city’s highest-rated Italian restaurant.
With more than 64,000 combinations of toppings and cooked in under two minutes, you can get great pizza even if you’re in a rush. Visitors praise the fresh ingredients, great tasting pizza bases and the excellent service – and there is even a dessert pizza if you have room for pudding.
@Pizza, Unit 33 Grand Central, Stephenson Place, Birmingham, B2 4BF. Website
- Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham
Situated just around the corner from @Pizza in the centre of Birmingham is this small, friendly independent restaurant.
While you can’t make a booking and it may not be the place for a sit-down mean on your anniversary, it offers high-quality paninis, ciabattas, hot and cold wraps, burgers and jacket potatoes.
Customers praise both the quality the food and the service, and one of the main reasons to visit is to sample the well-reviewed full English breakfast.
Grand Central Kitchen, 7 Stephenson Street, Birmingham, B2 4BL. Website
- Bobbo’s Today’s Catch Restaurant and Takeaway
You might not have expected to see a fish and chip shop in a list of the best places to eat in the West Midlands, but the reviews of Bobbo’s are so good that it sits in fifth place.
Located in Rowley Regis, visitors to Bobbo’s essentially have one thing to say: “The best fish and chips I have ever had.”
Offering both a takeaway and sit-in service, reviews praise the quality and taste of the food as well as the great service, the cleanliness of the restaurant and the very reasonable prices.
Bobbo’s Today’s Catch Restaurant and Takeaway, 1-2 Long Lane, Rowley Regis, B65 0HT
- Tapas Revolution Birmingham
Yet another eatery in the Grand Central area of Birmingham, this popular tapas restaurant has almost 3,000 TripAdvisor reviews.
Diners regularly praise both the quality of the service and the food, highlighting the patatas bravas, ham and cheese croquettes, and the huevos rotos.
“The location is well lit and airy. The staff were very helpful, and everything was served piping hot and in a friendly manner.”
Tapas Revolution, Stephenson Street | Ground, Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4XJ. Website
Named as a 2019 Traveller’s Choice winner and mentioned in both Europe and the World’s Top 10 Restaurants for 2019, Adam’s is a popular contemporary British fine dining restaurant.
Located adjacent to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, this well-reviewed restaurant offers an a la carte and tasting menu for both lunch and dinner with a set lunch menu available Tuesday to Thursday.
“Food was out of this world. Flavours just kept coming. Every sense was stimulated…Would highly recommend this delightful restaurant.”
Adam’s, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5UG. Website
- Fogo Bar and Kitchen
Offering homemade wood oven-baked pizza and a great selection of pasta, this friendly and intimate restaurant is nestled on the Hagley Road in Edgbaston.
With zero ‘poor’ reviews on Trip Advisor, this authentic Italian eatery is praised for its atmosphere, food and service. One recent diner commented: “Definitely recommended for an informal get-together with excellent food and relaxed atmosphere.”
Fogo Bar and Kitchen, 197A Hagley Road, Edgbaston, B16 9RD. Website
- Millie’s Kitchen
With 93% of TripAdvisor reviews rating Millie’s Kitchen as ‘excellent’, this Coventry restaurant is a 2018/2019 Certificate of Excellence winner.
Offering fresh and delicious homecooked Mediterranean dishes including pizza, pasta and salads, this well-reviewed eatery is set to move to new premises in 2020.
“My mouth is watering just remembering the taste sensation. I can’t recommend it highly enough…Fantastic staff as well. Going back for more.”
Millie’s Kitchen, Market Way, Coventry, CV1 1DL. Website
- Turmeric Gold
A former finalist at the English Curry Awards and voted by Match.com as one of the top Asian restaurants in the UK, this popular and established Indian restaurant is one of Coventry’s favourites.
Rated as the top Indian eatery in the city, it serves high quality, Indian dishes with unrivalled professionalism in a mid-13th century building in the heart of medieval Coventry.
A recent diner called Turmeric Gold ‘incredible’, adding: “The food was divine, nicely presented and delicious and the service was amazing with the staff being very attentive and knowledgeable of the food being served.”
Turmeric Gold, 166 Spon Street, Coventry, CV1 3BB. Website