10 of the best independent restaurants in Birmingham

If you haven’t already heard, Birmingham is home to a thriving dining and imbibing scene -most of which are independents! Birmingham offers an over-whelming menu of where to wine and dine, we have put together our favourites which are local to Aparthotel Birmingham. As tempting as it can be to just opt for a chain you know so well, it’s more important than ever to support local and why would you want to miss out on the best of our city’s cuisine?


Located in the heart of Birmingham, Adam's Restaurant is an epitome of fine dining and is one of the most talked about independent restaurants here in the city! With a Michelin star proudly lighting up its name, it's a place where artistry and gastronomy come together. Chef Adam Stokes presents a seasonal menu that showcases the best of British ingredients, and the attention to detail in each dish is nothing short of breath-taking.


Inspired by a taste of India, INDUS chefs have taken inspiration from their native homeland and been inspired to elevate their favourite dishes, bringing this luxury Indian restaurant to Birmingham. They offer a menu flowing with traditional dishes that explores pan Asian flavours synonymous of this majestic sub-continent, which will take you on a culinary journey across northern India.


This Michelin-starred gem takes a farm-to-table approach, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. The ever-evolving tasting menu at Carters is a journey through modern British cuisine, and the ambiance is cozy and intimate, making it a perfect place for a special occasion.


If you're in the mood for Indian cuisine, Lasan is the place to be. The restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional Indian dishes and has garnered national recognition, including a victory on Gordon Ramsay's "The F Word." The flavours are bold and vibrant, along with the presentation being exquisite.


Run by Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, this restaurant is known for its inventive and playful dishes. The menu combines classic British flavours with a modern twist, and the wine list is extensive. Purnell's provides a delightful experience for food connoisseurs.


A unique and experimental restaurant, The Wilderness is a feast for the senses. The menu is ever-changing, with a strong focus on locally foraged ingredients and seasonal produce. Each dish is a piece of culinary art, and the restaurant's ambiance is both stylish and inviting.


For lovers of Italian cuisine, Laghi's Deli offers an authentic taste of Italy in Birmingham. The restaurant is renowned for its homemade pasta, fresh ingredients, and a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Don't miss their delectable pizzas and traditional antipasti.


A fantastic independent restaurant nestled in Birmingham’s artistic quarter: The Custard Factory, Digbeth. For something more casual but equally delicious, Baked In Brick is the perfect choice. This street food eatery inside a converted Mini Cooper serves up mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas and stunning barbecue dishes. The flavours are bold, and the atmosphere is relaxed.


Adam’s sister venue! If you're a seafood lover, The Oyster Club is a must-visit. As the name gives away, this place is specifically passionate about oysters. This restaurant focuses on fresh, sustainably sourced seafood and shellfish which are sourced from all over the UK, and a carefully crafted wine list to perfectly pair with its sensational dishes.


  • 2 AA Rosettes, 2023
  • Michelin Recommended, 2023


A firm favourite across all patty lovers! If you're craving a delicious burger from one of Birmingham’s best independent restaurants, Original Patty Men is the place to go. Known for their imaginative burger creations, using high-quality meat and locally sourced ingredients, this independent restaurant is a must-visit for burger enthusiasts.


Whether you’re here in Birmingham for a short or long stay, nestle into your home here at Aparthotel Birmingham. With all of Birmingham’s best independent restaurants ready and waiting on your doorstep, Aparthotel Birmingham is perfectly situated in the heart of the city with local transport links to take you straight to your dining reservations.