Birmingham’s Best Eateries – Our Top 5 Restaurants

Living in Birmingham we are quite spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. However with 2 small children we are sadly limited to availability of a baby sitter! So we decided that rather than have 3 or 4 meals at £50 a month, we would go out just once and blow the budget!

Finding top restaurants hasn’t proved difficult and we have had some amazing evenings in the past 12 months. Here are our top 5 in and around Birmingham currently:

1: Harborne Kitchen – Harborne

This place really is a gem. The staff are super friendly and we love to eat at ‘The Chefs Table’ and watch everything be prepared. The menu is always exquisite and changes with the seasons. My personal favourite is the watercress veloute – a vivid green, it looks stunning and tastes incredible!

Harborne Kitchen gets the top spot for not only having great food and service but also for being reasonable priced. You can check out their menu Here

2. Carters of Moseley – Moseley

I am always amazed at how small this restaurant is when we walk in – but the staff are so attentive and friendly it makes the whole experience much more intimate.

Very much deserving of its renewed Michelin Star; Carters provides a mouth watering journey through their seasonal menus. Along with the perfect accompaniment of bio-diverse wines – it’s a great opportunity to try something totally new and you are in safe hands with their sommelier.

Personally I can’t get enough of their chicken liver cereal, or any of the delicious snacks on the menu. My last visit I took advantage of their amazing lunch time deal and I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon with friends enjoying 4 courses and a class of wine.

Why not book your table Here

3: Simpson’s – Edgbaston

A beautiful Georgian style restaurant, Simpson’s never fails to disappoint! Having held a Michelin Star for several years the food is as amazing as you would expect.

We visited here in the summer and sat in the gorgeous garden listening to the fountain and enjoying champagne cocktails! My favourite restaurant to visit on those warm evenings by far.

The steak tartare is like velvet and I recommend it if you find it on the menu. But be sure to save some room for pudding because they are always delicious!

Check out the latest menu Here

4: Lasan – Birmingham

Oh what a treat this place is! For high quality Indian cuisine we have found now where finer. There are some unusual and frankly delicious offerings on the menu.

I had the mixed starter to share on our last visit and everything on it was perfection. Although I have to say I struggled to squeeze in my main afterwards. We took our in laws here and they are desperate to go back and try the other things on the menu. Most surprisingly the puddings were great too – my father in law rates the stewed beetroot as one of the best desserts he has had in a while.

I highly recommend checking out the menu and booking a table Here

5. Adams – Birmingham

This was our last stop on our Michelin star journey around Birmingham. It was definitely worth the wait. The restaurant itself is classy, but without being over pretentious. The food is every bit as pretentious as you would expect at Michelin star level. But it’s not all sparkle and no substance.

Beautifully prepared and presented dishes appear and disappear rapidly. Every element of every dish has a purpose and adds another level of flavour. Nothing feels rushed but you’ll look up and realise that you have gone through the entire menu with ease.

It’s not a cheap night out by any means but it’s definitely worth it – check out the latest menu Here

Why my grandparents rock by a four year old

Hooray a weekend at Mutti and Opas! I love being at my grandparents house, Pudding doesn’t realise how great this is yet. I am taking full advantage of this. Grandparents equals undivided attention for me.

Firstly its all about the space. Mutti has a big house and a huge garden. Which I have built an amazing den in which has a no Pudding Policy! Jerry the guinea pig lives in the garden too. Mummy says she and Daddy had him before I was around and that when I was little he used to live with us indoors. Today Mummy and Opa built Jerry a new house. I was supposed to be helping but the huge cardboard box was much more exciting, besides those two kept being really silly…

The other awesome thing about Mutti’s is the food. I get biscuits and brioche almost on tap and Mutti makes amazing meals too. Mummy’s does cook but apart from sandwiches she really isn’t too good at it. Don’t get me wrong its edible but not exactly inventive. Mutti also makes cakes, all the time. Not those ones out of a box like Mummy does but from scratch and everything. Also I get to measure out all the flour and sugar and use her super mixer thingy too.

I also get to go swimming at Mutti & Opa’s posh gym which has a lovely big pool and is nice and quiet. My great shark fin float helps me to swim on top of the water rather than underneath. I quite like to wear my goggles too and I am learning to put my face under the water. Mummy doesn’t usually come in with us she likes to sit and drink coffee and watch me through the window. It must be really boring for her, although she always seems really excited about it. Sometimes Daddy comes in and sits in the big bubbly hot tub, apparently that is excercising….img_1185

Mummy always looks super relaxed when we go to my grandparents. I keep trying to get her involved in things, but she just smiles sweetly at me and cradles her cup of tea. She says its a bit like having a 2 day holiday. I can see why; great food and entertainment! I don’t know why Mutti & Opa always look so tired when we leave, I thought holidays were supposed be relaxing!!!