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Gourmet Dining: Top 5 Michelin Restaurants in Birmingham

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a catch up with good friends or just another excuse for an evening out, sampling some of the incredible fine dining experiences that this country has to offer is as good a reason as any to escape for a night.

The cosmopolitan city of Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands, offers a diverse range of restaurants, no matter what cuisine you are hoping to sample. Spend the evening in the city following your luxurious meal and book Birmingham hotels in advance to get great deals, offering affordable comfort and competitive locations.

When it comes to gourmet fare,Birminghamand its surrounding areas are up there with the best of them, offering multinational cuisine at an incomparable standard.

1. Purnell’s

Leading a team of professional chefs, each striving to provide the best they possibly can, Glynn Purnell offers patrons contemporary fine dining in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre. Occupying a Victorian redbrick corner plot, Purnell’s provides bold and experimental ideas which put modern twists on traditional cooking, making this michelin-starred restaurant definitely one to beat.

Take advantage of the 8 course Purnell’s tour for £80 per head. Carefully selected wines can be added to add a touch of glam to an already chic menu or, if you wish to see what all the fuss is about without spending quite so much, a 3-course lunch menu is £27 per person.

2. Lasan

Winner of Best Local Restaurant on the Channel 4 show, Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, Lasan scores highly on the anticipation scale. With the Ramsay accolade neatly tucked under its belt, it’s no wonder this Indian fusion restaurant is visited by diners from all over the country.

Offering traditional Indian food with a modern experimental twist, Lasan provides its diners with a taste sensation that needs to be experienced.

3. Turner’s

Situated in the heart of Birmingham, Turner’s offers regional produce at an excellent standard. Sample the delights of their tasting menu for £75 per person for an all-round tastebud explosion. It also offers one of the cheapest lunchtime menus in comparison to some of the other michelin-star holders in the area, so well worth a visit if you’re looking for quality on a budget.

4. Simpson’s

Located on Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Simpson’s was the firstBirmingham restaurant to achieve a michelin-star 4 years ago, and continues to provide high quality gourmet French cuisine in the sophisticated setting of a Grade II listed building. A perfect choice for any foodie.

5. Malbec Petit Bistro

Take a small trip toStratfordupon Avon, 45 minutes away fromBirmingham, to sample the culinary delights of this modern British bistro. Awarded the best restaurant in Warwickshire in 2009, it continues to live up to this accolade by providing fine cuisine to its diners daily.

Whatever restaurant you choose to lavish yourself with quality food, fine wines and excellent service, be sure to spend the evening at a hotel in Birmingham and appreciate what this bustling city can offer to its’ visitors.