Birmingham guys and girls are lucky in the dating stakes; the city has a multitude of restaurants and different cuisines to take advantage of, and some of the best restaurants in the country are nestled here. If you’re a Brummie who’s making their first forays into dating in this charismatic city, read on for some of the best places to wine and dine your date.
Birmingham Dating destination: France
Annexe 220 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6QB
For French cuisine that won’t leave a frog in your throat, Annexe serves up some of the yummiest dishes this side of the channel tunnel. Choose from salmon, steak, or the classic moules marinière. If you want something meatier, there’s slowly braised haunch of boar with red wine and mushroom jus. Your date might also enjoy their ‘wickedly bewitching’ wine list which is as you’d expect, full of France’s finest wines.
Birmingham Dating destination: India
Lasan 3-4 Dakota Buildings, James Street, St Paul's Square, Birmingham, B3 1SD
With awards from people like Men’s Health Magazine and Gordon Ramsay, this Indian jewel is a front runner for delicious dating in Birmingham. Their menu boats the best dishes from Kerala, Chennai, Kashmir and Goa, with all manner of tasty mains from lamb to duck, venison to guinea fowl. A dessert of chai flavoured panna cotta or mango and almond crumble is sure to delight your date.
Birmingham Dating destination: Brazil
Amazon Brazil Churrascaria Restaurant, Fiveways Complex, Broad St, Birmingham, B15 1AY
For barbequed meats with a Brazilian twist, head to this Amazonian wonder. Churrascaria (pronounced tchu-ras-ka-ria ) literally means ‘house of barbeque’, and if your date likes their meat on the succulent side, this restaurant could be a hit. Flamegrilled and roasted on skewers, your meat is delivered to you whilst you use a specially designed two-tone ‘indicator’ to show waiting staff exactly how much meat you’d like. Treat your date to Brazil’s most famous cocktail to start with, the Caipirinha.
Birmingham Dating destination: Mediterranean
Byzantium 11 York Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SA
For classic Spanish tapas and other Mediterranean dishes, Byzantium is your best bet. Highlights include Higadillos de Pollo (pan fried chicken livers in cream sherry sauce), Gambas al Diablo (prawns with garlic, chilli and white wine) or Calamares con Salsa Rojo (squid with lime and red pepper salsa). Plushly decorated with purple satin, church pews and wooden tables, this has become a favourite with Birmingham tapas lovers.
Birmingham Dating destination: Britain
Edmunds Six Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB
If you’re not fussed about international cuisine, or you aren’t sure what your dating partner likes to eat, you can always play it safe by keeping it British. Amongst the swarms of international restaurants in Birmingham, Edmunds can certainly hold its own. Ambience and attention to detail are two of the best loved features of this eatery, which won a Michelin star in its first 6 months of opening. The a la carte menu complete with chef’s ‘amuse bouche’ boasts milk fed rabbit and belly of suckling pig as well as tournedo of Scottish fillet beef. Splendid.