The Great British Menu: Where to find the most delicious classics in Birmingham

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From mouth-watering Sunday roasts to delicate afternoon teas – here are the best places to get classic British meals in the city.

The Roast Dinner | Purnell’s Bistro | Newhall Street

Purnell’s Bistro

There’s no better way to finish off a weekend than with a Sunday roast. Owned by Michelin star chef and fellow Brummie, Glynn Purnell, Purnell’s Bistro offers two courses for £19.95 or three courses for £21.95. Showcasing the best seasonal British ingredients in a luxurious setting, the menu changes every week as the ingredients arrive fresh from the market. Expect perfectly cooked meat, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and all the classic trimmings. Book your table here!

The Perfect Pie | Pietanic | Digbeth Dining Club & 1000 Trades 

If you haven’t heard of Pietanic on the Birmingham grapevine, where have you been? This pop-up gourmet pie shop travels across the city in its super-cool converted Citroen H van, serving up delicious handmade pies at events including Digbeth Dining Club and at its current residency at Jewellery Quarter’s 1000 Trades (until November 25). Complete with tasty sides and a choice of fillings, how can you say no to this hearty classic? Take a look at Pietanic’s 1000 Trades menu here!

Fish and chips | Tom’s Kitchen | Mailbox

Does it get more classic than this? Take a trip to Mailbox and treat yourself to some seriously good fish and chips at Tom’s Kitchen. You may not be eating them by the seaside, but you can be sure that Tom Aikens’ fish and chips will leave you feeling satisfied. A delicately cooked fish coated in a crispy batter, served with crushed peas, tartar sauce and fresh lemon – how can you say no to something so delicious? Take a look at the stunning seasonal menu now available at Tom’s Kitchen at Mailbox here!

Full English | Gas Street Social | Mailbox

We Brit’s love nothing more than a good fry-up, and Gas Street Social’s is one of our all-time favourites. From two hours of bottomless frizz with any main brunch item to the ultimate sharing breakfast and so much more, you can enjoy your breakfast whilst soaking up the stunning views of Mailbox and its surroundings whilst watching the world go by. Find out more about Gas Street Social’s Bottomless Brunch here!

Afternoon Tea | The Edgbaston | Edgbaston

Let’s be honest, nothing is more quintessentially British than an afternoon tea. A venue fit for Gatsby himself, The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel & Cocktail Lounge has one of the finest afternoon teas that’s worth the short journey outside the city centre. Whether you’re looking for a Traditional Afternoon Tea or want to add a bit of fizz for a special occasion, expect a selection of seasonal sweet treats, artisan sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream, all washed down with organic loose leaf tea. Click here to find out more about The Edgbaston.

Cheese Board | Harvey Nichols | Mailbox

Not everyone has a sweet tooth, and sometimes finishing off your meal with a savoury option can be a great palate cleanser. Thankfully at Harvey Nichols Restaurant cheese-lovers can sink their teeth into a delicious selection of British cheeses. Accompanied by a selection of chutneys and crackers, a cheese board is a classic option to finish off your meal – best enjoyed with a glass of port, of course. Find out more about dining at Harvey Nichols Birmingham here!

Steak | Gaucho | Colmore Row

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It’s no secret that we Brit’s love a steak, and the people of Birmingham are incredibly lucky to have the spectacular Gaucho, home to probably the best steak we’ve ever eaten. Situated in Colmore Row, Gaucho Birmingham has so many cuts to choose from, whether it’s a lean fillet or a tender sirloin, cooked just to your liking. Complete your meal with a delicious side including traditional steak sauces or classic fat chips. Take a look at the menu here!

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