If you are local to central Birmingham, have friends or family who live in the city, or are a regular around town for work purposes, you may already have discovered some of the best Birmingham restaurants for yourself. Meanwhile, newcomers may be interested to know where to head upon arriving in Brum to get a nice meal.

Take a look at these five examples, not including pubs and cafes, listed in no particular order.

1. Carters of Moseley, St Mary’s Row, Moseley

Winner of the Good Food Guide 2015 Readers’ Restaurant of the Year, it is impossible not to include this in our favourite five Birmingham restaurants. Not only is it recognised across the country for its stunning food, it has also been awarded a Michelin star in the past year. You can expect some top-class dishes leaving this kitchen.

2. Harborne Kitchen, Harborne High Street

A new entrant to the Good Food Guide 2018, this informal restaurant offers fine but casual dining served up by a chef who trained under the famous Gordon Ramsay. With an open kitchen, you had better hope he was only taught to cook and not to swear like Ramsay!

3. The Distillery, Sheepcote Street

Although primarily known as a gin bar, this establishment also offers some interesting food. While influences are mainly from the Middle East, there are also some more traditional dishes on the menu, like pizzas and burgers. The bar-restaurant opened its doors for the first time earlier this year and offers a peaceful, secluded position at the end of Arena Birmingham with views over the canal.

4. Adams, Waterloo Street

One of the city’s four Michelin-awarded restaurants, Adams is a sociable meeting place that offers exceptional dining. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the Waterloo Street, Birmingham serviced apartments (http://www.8waterloostreet.co.uk), you can benefit from being just a stone’s throw away from this fantastic restaurant!

5. Sushi Passion, Great Western Arcade

Finally, this city-centre based Japanese restaurant offers amazing food served in a surprisingly intimate setting. You can choose to sit at the bar and watch the chef or take a seat at the zakatu table. Either way, you will feel like you are a million miles away from the bustling city outside!

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