Birmingham might not be rated for its romance like Paris or Rome but when you read our list of the top 10 romantic restaurants in the city you might wonder why not! The city has something to suit all budgets, occasions and types of couples across a varying array of cuisines. Date night has never tasted so good!
1847 is thoughtfully named after the year the Vegetarian Society first began. The restaurant operates over two floors in the heritage-listed Great Western Arcade and proves that cutting-edge dishes can exist without meat. Their tasting menu contains dishes such as tofu scallops, sweetcorn parfait and roasted cauliflower.
Like wine? You can add wine pairing to your tasting menu and enjoy a specially selected wine with each course.
Think Italian food but chicer! Fumo Birmingham is owned by the hugely successful San Carlo umbrella that operates many modern Italian eateries around the UK. Located on Waterloo Street, Fumo’s menu is based around ‘Chichetti’: Venetian tapas like Sicilian prawns and slow-roasted pork belly. Five to six dishes are recommended per couple, the most expensive of which is £10.50.
Last minute plans? No problem. Fumo operate a walk-in policy – no booking required!
Named as one of Birmingham’s best six restaurants by Harden’s Guide 2018, Original Patty Men are serving up some of the best burgers in town! What could be more romantic than chomping down a good burger together? The menu at Original Patty Men has beef, chicken and vegetarian burger options along with chicken and cauliflower wings, a host of sides and a list of house sauces.
Leave the car at home when visiting Original Patty Men, they have an extensive list of craft beers and cocktails.
Offering all day dining in a most exquisite manner, the Brasserie & Bar at Harvey Nichols is the perfect setting for a romantic meal in the city centre. Throughout the day diners can opt for afternoon tea, brunch, bottomless brunch, lunch, set menu or choose a dish from their all-day menu. Highlights from their menus include lobster tail and chicken thigh laksa. There’s also a halloumi burger and leek risotto for vegetarians.
Reservations can be made through their website and we recommend requesting one of their luxurious leather booths for your meal.
Opened by husband and wife team Adam and Natasha in 2013, Adam’s has been rated number 2 for best restaurant in Britain, number 6 in Europe and number 11 in the world by TripAdvisor in 2018. This Michelin star restaurant provides the perfect dining experience for a celebration such as an anniversary or birthday. For £95 guests can enjoy a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings and sample some of the best ingredients Britain has to offer.
The multi-award-winning Asha’s has locations all over the world: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain … and Birmingham! Asha’s is an Indian restaurant that’s famous for both its food and its speciality cocktails. Their spice blends have been passed down through generations and are still used today as the restaurant combines traditional Indian cooking with modern, contemporary style. Top rated dishes include whole lobster panchporan from their meat menu and paneer makhani from their vegetarian menu.
No visit to Asha’s is complete without a signature cocktail. We suggest trying the ‘Rickshaw Fizz’ – Raspberry Vodka and Chambord Raspberry liqueur with fresh kumquats, raspberries, redcurrants and homemade vanilla sugar, topped with champagne.
Gaucho is bringing a slice of Argentina to Birmingham with their inspired menus and wine lists. The restaurant specialises in providing diners with an unforgettable experience through their different events such as ‘Electro Brunch Feast’, ‘Bring Your Own Booze for Free Mondays’ and there’s live music evenings every Thursday from 6.30pm. Their A la Carte menu includes eight beef options from the grill served with their house-made chimichurri sauce.
Are you or your date vegetarian? There are options for you too! Veggie dishes include charred aubergine and pea and mint tortellini.
This lush branch of Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill has a skyline location overlooking Birmingham’s Mailbox district from the 25th floor of the Cube building. Diners can expect a classic British menu with perfectly cooked steaks and superb cocktails. Live music is played in the restaurant on the weekends making it a dining experience like no other.
The restaurant has a ‘smart clothing’ dress code – the perfect excuse to get dolled up for date night!
Known for providing one of the top dining experiences in the West Midlands, Simpsons offers modern, seasonal British cuisine like you’ve never tasted before. Head chef Luke Tipping takes much of his inspiration for dishes by what local ingredients are in season. Their menu includes dishes such as Orkney scallops, Cornish lamb and Newlyn turbot. The three course menu costs £70 per guest – so best to save this experience for an occasion.
Visitors can enjoy a pre-dinner glass of bubbles on the restaurant’s stunning garden on sunny evenings.
Serving the best selection of Spanish tapas with specially imported native wines while surrounded by fascinating art – Ana Rocha is a restaurant like no other. Dishes on their menu are created with fresh ingredients and served with style, taking influence from the inhouse gallery. Guest can tuck into Spanish black pudding, calamari and, of course, patatas bravas.
Staff are on hand to make wine recommendations for your meal so feel free to avail of their expert advice.
Why not round your romantic evening off with an overnight stay at the four-star Clayton Hotel Birmingham? We specialise in weekend getaways and late checkouts are available for that all-important lie on. Discover our range of offers on stay packages and get ready to take date night to the next level.