‘Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey’ – Eli Brown
Ladies and gentlemen – autumn’s grip is truly upon us. The cold winds are a-blowing, the leaves are a-changing and it’s high time we put on that ever-essential layer of fat to see us through the winter to come. Indeed, that being said, we plan to stuff our faces with only the best of Birmingham’s comfort food – as we stave off the chilly October haze and the cold November rain with plates of moreish lasagnes, life-saving soups and, of course, mountainous burgers slathered in all kinds of goodness.
Birmingham is a city bursting with diverse flavours and brimming with incredible culinary prowess. We’ve got the pies that’ll cross your eyes, we’ve got the shakes that’ll make you quake, we’ve got the burgers that’ll… we’ve just got burgers… In an ode to our great city, here’s a snapshot of 40 plates of comfort food to be found in Birmingham.
Knives and forks at the ready – it’s time to start planning your next foodie adventure!
Vegetable Lasagne – Peel and Stone
Cheeky Burger – Nosh & Quaff
Slow Cooked Beef – Comida @ The Tapas Kitchen
New York Wings – The Rose Villa Tavern
The Coney Island Hot Dog – Chilli Dogdogs
Fish And Chips – Ju Ju’s Cafe
Cod Cheek Scampi And Chips – The Old Crown
Carrot Soup – The Bureau
Old Charleston Shrimps And Grits – The Church
Ribs – Low ’N’ Slow (Digbeth Dining Club)
Pancakes – Cherry Reds
Five Spiced Lobster – Itihaas
Shin Of Beef Pie – The Lord Clifden
Bacon Sandwich – Brewsmiths
Unfortunately it was so tasty we ate it too quickly and forgot to take a photo… Our bad! Here’s wherein you can find one of the best bacon sandwiches in Brum.
The Brunch Sharing Platter – Gas Street Social
Char Sui Buns – Chung Ying Central
Seasonal Crumble – Purnell’s Bistro
Sticky Bourbon Wings – The Sunflower Lounge (Sunny’s Soul Shack)
Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad – Fletchers Bar & Eatery
Eggs Benedict – Lewis’s
Scotch Egg – Purecraft Bar And Kitchen
Potentially Birmingham’s best scotch egg – but we’ll let you decide that…
Falafel Salad – Veg Out Cafe
35 Day Dry Aged Galloway Steak – Meating
Chilli Con Carne – The Warehouse Cafe
Sunday Lunch – The Plough
Haddock Brûlée – Bar Opus
Pulled Pork Bun – Peel and Stone
All The Waffles – Bournville Waffle Co. (Digbeth Dining Club)
Bacon And Cheese Burger – Original Patty Men (Digbeth Dining Club)
Sunday Lunch – Carters Of Moseley
This Sandwich – The Eight Foot Grocer
Poutine – Caribou Poutine (Digbeth Dining Club)
Cali Beans On Toast – Bar Opus
Beef Ribs – The Dark Horse
Kreissler Pudding – The Warehouse Cafe
Turbo Pete Hotdog – Big Daddies Diner (Digbeth Dining Club)
Antep Platter – Antep
Choc Chip Brownie – The Red Lion
King Prawn Benedict – The Butchers Social
Steak! – Fiesta Del Asado
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