Top picks for wining and dining in the second city

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Whether you’re looking for a place to wind down after work with fantastic real ales, a lavish lounge and a few classic cocktails, or even a spot of fine dining par excellence, the exceptional food and drink scene in Birmingham – which goes from strength-to-strength year-on-year – won’t fail to impress.

Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre Venue

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Located in the heart of Birmingham, this fantastic 19th-century Grade II listed building has won numerous accolades and has a well-deserved reputation as one of the city’s best pubs. Step inside this Fuller’s Ale and Pie House and you’ll find a magnificent venue with an impressive glass-domed ceiling, friendly staff and an island bar serving all of Fuller’s cask-conditioned ales, as well as guest ales from local breweries. The pub also has its very own cask ale; Old Joint Stock’s Best is a rich and malty golden ale bursting with flavour.

Edmund’s Fine Dining

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Located in the cultural hub of Brindley Place, this beautifully appointed restaurant is decorated in warm golden tones with ambient lighting and elegantly draped curtains all working togeather to create a refined, city centre fine dining environment. With your every whim taken care of by an attentive cohort of hosts, sommeliers and master chefs, take your evening to the next level and inject a touch of class into your night out in the city of a thousand trades.

Cosy Club

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Set in what was originally the headquarters of the Birmingham Banking Company, the historic building on Bennett’s Hill is now the handsome home of Cosy Club. A whole host of original features stylish accents set this stunning venue apart. Think Corinthian-styled columns, classy wooden wall panelling and decadently high ceilings paired with lavish leather Chesterfield club chairs, a scattering of velvet pouffes and a few bold splashes of wall-mounted taxidermy. With a seasonally changing menu of delicious dishes and a bar amply stocked with a world-class plethora of spirits, wines and beers and manned by skilled and knowledgeable mixologists; sit back, relax and watch your post-work Old Fashioned (or whatever your libation of choice happens to be) be shaken, flung, spun and poured to perfection.


Expertly demonstrating the fantastic diversity and deliciousness of Punjabi and North Indian cuisine, Pushkar is at the top of its game. This fine dining establishment boasts a contemporary, uncluttered and stylish dining room and an award-winning chef heading up the kitchen. Oozing glamour, the cocktail bar at Pushkar is all about sophisticated cocktails created by a team of skilled mixologists. Drinks can be created to suit your own personal preferences and tastes, so no matter what the time of day or your mood, there will be a cocktail to suit.

Le Bistrot Pierre

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Le Bistrot Pierre has established itself as a go-to haunt for fantastic food and drink in Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon, so it’s no surprise that there’s an eagerly anticipated spring opening on the cards for a new restaurant on Brimingham’s Gas Street. Known countrywide for their classic French cuisine served in an atmosphere that’s vibrant and energetic, these French restaurants provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion.


Set over two floors, this boutique venue exudes elegance in abundance, with chic avant garde decor, plush furnishings and ambient lighting creating Birmingham’s premiere night spot for the perfect night out. The food offerings at Nuvo have been overhauled thanks to the recently appointed new chef, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the Marco Pierre White chain. Within stylish surroundings, the cocktail bar at Nuvo is all about the mixologists and their creations. Whether you opt for a classic cocktail or a bespoke mix, your cocktails are guaranteed to be made with the finest ingredients and served with passion and pride.

Anderson’s Bar & Grill

M-x2Anderson’s Bar & Grill
Located in Birmingham’s St Paul’s Square, Anderson’s Bar & Grill is the jewel in this vibrant area’s crown. Achieving simultaneous elegance and energy, Anderson’s is a much-loved haunt among Birmingham’s foodies for good reason. The passion at Anderson’s for sourcing, cooking and presenting exceptional meat is where the magic begins, and it’s this ethos that has earned this foodie hot-spot the accolade of Midlands Restaurant of the Year at the 2015 Food Awards, as well as a spot in the OpenTable Top 100 UK Restaurants in 2015.



Alex Everill

Alex Everill

Whenever he goes anywhere new, Alex remembers what he ate above all else. Days are always planned around food with life stuff slotted in between, where possible. He loves a good bowl of ramen or phở, a good cup of coffee, anything Medieval and graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

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