Romantic restaurants in Birmingham

Wael Makki | Date posted - 25 Jan 2019
Love is in the air. And what better way to celebrate love than with food? We’ve scoured the city and found the five most romantic restaurants in Birmingham, ideal for the first date or the 5279th. Whether you’re looking for a quiet low-key meal or a grand gesture for someone special, our list is sure to have somewhere that hits the mark. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, you better book your spot fast!

Harborne Kitchen

At Harborne Kitchen, expect an amazing gastronomic experience, in a completely informal dining room. This spot specialises in modern British cuisine, and their menu consists of a variety of delicious dishes that change with the seasons. Wine lover? They’ve got a glass of wine to pair with each dish, and it’s fa-bu-lous. They have menus available whatever your dietary requirements, whether you’re pescatarian or a vegetarian, there’s something for you. If you’re looking to go  for a quick lunch date or a fancy dinner, this spot is undoubtedly one of the most romantic restaurants in Birmingham.


If you’re looking for the ultimate Michelin star experience, then it doesn’t come better than Adam’s. Located at New Oxford House, this contemporary British fine dining restaurant serves  reflecting the best dishes the British isle has to offer. Chef Adam Stokes heads up the award-winning restaurant which holds a string of accolades including a Michelin Star and three AA Rosettes. Well-known food critic Andy Hayler said “the cooking was more two-star level than one as far as I am concerned, with some genuinely exciting dishes. I highly recommend it.”


This charming family-run restaurant serves traditional and innovative Spanish dishes, using ingredients imported directly from Spain. Tickle your taste buds with their authentic tapas or awaken your senses with their classic paellas. Do NOT miss out on their great selection of Spanish wines, and very special gin tonic cocktails. And make sure to check their calendar, they host monthly flamenco shows and all sorts of themed events in their private room - ideal for a romantic getaway!

Sabai Sabai

Want to impress your date? Bring her/him to Thailand! At ResDiary, we don’t take flight bookings, however, you can book your table at Sabai Sabai and get a real taste of Thailand in the city of Birmingham. Located right off Cathedral Square, this multi-award-winning restaurant is the definition of contemporary chic. Expect delicious Thai curries, steaks, noodles, seafood, and many more delicious dishes. You’re going to ask for more!

Purnell’s Bistro

If you’re looking for something more chilled-out, try Purnell’s Bistro. Located in the heart of Birmingham’s financial district, this relaxed bistro serves a menu loosely inspired by rustic British fare. Pork bellies, ham hocks, bread and butter puddings are presented in dainty ways and brush shoulders with more exotic ingredients hailing from further afield. Owned by Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell, this one is definitely one of our favourite romantic restaurants in Birmingham. Take inspiration from Glynn himself, “I am driven by my passion to excite people through food…”..

Simpsons Restaurant

Fine Dining, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Friendly
Simpsons is another Michelin starred institution you don’t want to miss out on when looking for a romantic restaurant in Birmingham. This informal, contemporary and elegant restaurant is ran by renowned chefs Andrea Antona and Luke Tipping, mastering in contemporary European cuisine. More than just a romantic spot, it’s a great place to head for Valentine’s Day, with a special menu and a romantic interior. If you wish to prolong the pleasure, don’t hesitate to book one their luxurious guest rooms (booking in advance is advised), and you’re in for an entire night full of love! *Cupid flies away*


Positioned on Spiceal Street, Chaophraya is one of the city’s most popular eateries in town. Set over two floors with an extensive alfresco terrace for the sunny days, Chaophraya offers a wonderful array of authentic and pretty amazing Thai dishes. Don’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate with your special someone over a romantic dinner, these guys have planned everything for you! Also, you can book one of their private dining rooms for an extra touch of class and privacy and you’re in for a fab night.
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