Birmingham is a vibrant, multicultural city full of an extensive range of dining options to suit any business visitor or local office worker. At just an hour and a half on the train from London Euston, and with an airport that offers hundreds of international and domestic flights, the city attracts a vast amount of business visitors from all over the country, and the world. So whether you are looking to show key clients the culinary heart of the city, or you’re taking your team out for a slap up lunch as a well done, you’ll most definitely be spoilt for choice in Birmingham.
Every city has a huge range of popular high street chains, and Birmingham is certainly no different. So if you have a set budget to work from, or you want to know exactly what you’re getting, the high street chains in the city are your best option.
For posh pizza in chic and attractive surroundings, head to Pizza Express and talk targets over pie. If you think your team or client would appreciate a cold pressed juice and a seasonal sandwich, head straight for Pret A Manger. To treat your teammates to a bacon sarnie and a delicious frothy cappuccino, opt for Costa, a great choice if eating at your desk back at he office is the plan. If you want a chain store that has a bit of spice and a reputation for meaty treats go to Nandos and make your clients happy with peri peri chicken and some macho peas.
Sometimes a business meeting requires that special something you simply cannot get from a high street chain. You want to WOW your clients by taking them somewhere unique, exciting and quirky. You need them to think out of the box by taking them somewhere completely out of the box, and Birmingham certainly has plenty of unique choices for you to choose from.
24 Carat Bistro and Deli Bar is an exceptional Caribbean eatery providing warm service and melt in the mouth culinary delights. It’s a hidden gem in the Jewellery Quarter of the city that’s certainly worth a visit if you want homely and cosy surroundings without paying extra for the privilege. The Warehouse Cafe is a great restaurant to visit if you’re wanting to WOW with unusual food. It is award winning fully vegetarian so don’t take a client who likes steak, but do take a person who enjoys trying something new in a relaxed atmosphere. For a traditional menu with a bit of a twist, take your client to Ju Ju’s Cafe where they can chow down on chunky fish and chips by soft candlelight or perhaps a full Sunday roast by the canalside if the weather allows.
Other unique eateries worth visiting are: Purnima, Imanis and Annexe.
For times when you need to give your clients the best and only the best, Birmingham has a wide selection of 5* restaurants for you to choose from.
Adams restaurant is famous in Birmingham and throughout the country, and holds 1 Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes. If you want to go for a business lunch or dinner here, it is imperative you book well in advance. Adams is most definitely for meetings where you require 5* food and service. Purnells is another well known Michelin starred eatery in Birmingham and is run by Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell who is passionate about the food he presents. As with Adams, expect to book well in advance and reserve only for meetings where clients truly expect the best. And for Michelin starred excellence with a bit of a twist, opt for Simpsons where you again need to book well in advance and can book a private dining room for 10-20 people Monday to Thursdays if you want an extra special experience.