Date ideas in Birmingham

Wael Makki | Date posted - 04 Mar 2019
Choosing the right place for a date with your “chérie” can sometimes be a real pain. So we’ve scoured the beautiful city of Birmingham and found some great spots for you and your “habibi”. Whether it’s your first, 10th or 478th date, here are our date ideas in Birmingham. Our job here is done, now the fate lies in your hands.

Purnell’s Bistro

Purnell is an exquisite bistro located in the heart of Birmingham's city centre and a great spot to take your plus one on a date. Think rustic home eats with a beautiful modern twist in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Their popular dishes include their pork bellies and ham hocks – real killers. Don’t miss out on their 1930s Americana style cocktails, perfect as aperitifs before your dinner, or as an ice-breaker on a first date (we feel the struggle).

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen

Steak and beer? Isn’t it the perfect combo for a chilled-out date night? At Purecraft, they believe that matching great beer and great food is a pleasure that should be shared and celebrated. Therefore, every dish has been created to go perfectly with the bar’s great selection of brewed tipples. Whether you’re an occasional beer drinker, a connoisseur, or know absolutely nothing about beer (and really don’t care as long as they make the world a happier place), Purecraft staff will make sure you get the full food and beer pairing experience. Head along during the week, on a Saturday night or even on a Sunday, you’ll always be welcome with a smile and a pint.

Turtle Bay

Put some spice into your relationship at Turtle Bay! This exotic restaurant chain has been bringing its amazing Caribbean recipes to the best cities in the UK, and Birmingham is one of them! Their food ranges from street food goodies to authentic jerk pit BBQ meats, and their prices are totally affordable. Their fantastic drink list will leave you and your honey bunny breathless, and there’s honestly no better way to finish the evening than with one of their famous rum-based cocktails. Or, is there? (wink)


Looking for a Michelin star kind of date? Adam’s is the perfect restaurant for you. Located at Oxford New House, this British fine dining eatery serves the best dishes our country has to offer, featuring some fresh octopus, veal sweetbread, scallop and more. And, as any gastronomic restaurant, each dish can be paired with the perfect glass of wine, carefully selected by their sommeliers. Quick advice: getting a table here can sometimes be quite a pain, so we suggest booking in in advance.


If you’re looking to share more than just some time with your date, we’ve got a good one for you. Amantia is an independent, family-run restaurant, serving traditional and innovative food, and most of their dishes come as small plates to be shared. Tapas, paella, red wines… At Amantia, you’re in for the full and 100% Spanish experience. Make sure to check their calendar, they host monthly flamenco shows and all sorts of themed events in their private room – ideal for a fun date night! Que Aproveche!


In a city full of Asian restaurants, it can be quite difficult to find the right one. But at ResDiary, we are restaurant experts and we know them all. So, if it’s Thai/Asian food you’re in the mood for, then it doesn’t come better than Chaophraya. Positioned on Spiceal Street, Chaophraya offers a wonderful array of authentic Thai dishes. From chicken satay and grilled pork skewers to mushroom tom-kha, papaya salad, and chicken pad Thai, get ready to travel straight to Bangkok’s bustling streets. Book one of their private rooms for an extra touch of class and privacy and you’re in for a fabulous date night!
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