The preview list of restaurants taking part in Birmingham Restaurant Festival from the 1st to the 31st of August has just been revealed.

Every year, restaurants participating in Birmingham Restaurant Festival create a great value, set dinner menu for diners to enjoy during the Festival; some restaurants will also offer a lunch menu. Throughout August, the public is invited to make reservations at as many venues as they please, to sample these exclusive and accessible menus.

Birmingham Restaurant Festival is a celebration and showcase of the fantastic restaurants across the city crowned the Most Exciting Foodie Destination in 2022 by the Good Food Guide.*

Among the first venues announced are:

  • Purnell’s, Glynn Purnell, the Yummy Brummie’s Michelin-starred, flagship restaurant, offering bright and modern dishes and decor
  • Plates by Purnell’s, the second venue by Glynn Purnell and his team, serving classic Spanish tapas in a small and cosy restaurant
  • Chapter,a proudly independent neighbourhood restaurant, offering divine dishes championing the best of British seasonal produce
  • Trentina,a gem of the Jewellery Quarter, serving freshly made pasta, delectable salads and British charcuterie, made with locally grown and crafted ingredients
  • Dishoom, a Bombay-inspired restaurant, serving a variety of sharing dishes paying homage to traditional Irani cafes
  • Tattu, known for their contemporary Chinese cuisine presented in an elegant, opulent dining setting.

Renowned for its multiculturalism, Birmingham is called home by people belonging to 187 nationalities and its vibrant dining scene reflects this diversity. With the Festival, diners will be able to not only explore the city but also travel the world via its culinary delights.

Thanks to the great-value menus curated by each restaurant, diners will have the opportunity to try new dishes, new cuisines, and new restaurants, including the Michelin-Starred Purnell’s. The festival will grant guests the tastes of America, India, Syria, Thailand, Spain, France, and China, alongside the very best of British, plus many more.

Other participating restaurants include Hotel du Vin’s Birmingham Bistro, Primitivo, Chaophraya, Isaac’s, and Chung Ying Cantonese, home to one of the UK’s largest selections of dim sum. The final restaurant line-up will be revealed closer to the event and the Festival menus will all be announced on the 20th of June.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Founder & Director of Living For The Weekend, organisers of Birmingham Restaurant Festival, said: “Birmingham Restaurant Festival celebrates and showcases some of the most remarkable restaurants in the city.

“This will be the third year of the Festival and it’s set to be the most spectacular yet. I’m particularly excited that people will be able to sample Glynn Purnell, the iconic Yummy Brummie’s, Michelin Star quality dishes as part of the event this year!

“We have a whole host more show-stopping venues still to be announced so be sure to subscribe to our e-news if you want to be the first to hear about those.” While some restaurants may have the capacity for walk-ins, to guarantee access to the exclusive festival menus, diners must book in advance. Diners do not need to purchase a ticket or wristband. Reservations will be live from the 20th of June to make bookings for the 1st to the 31st of August. In 2022, The Good Food Guide crowned Birmingham the Most Exciting Foodie Destination, with Carters of Moseley, Wilderness and Grace & Savour all representing the area in the Top 20 Most Exciting Restaurants in Britain for 2022.

The Birmingham Restaurant Festival is an annual celebration of one of the UK’s top foodie destinations and its vibrant and diverse dining scene, organised by Living For The Weekend, the company behind popular events, such as Birmingham Cocktail Weekend. The organisation would not be possible without the support of its partners: Colmore BID, Brugal 1888, The Macallan, The House of Suntory, Highland Park, Staying Cool, Laphroaig, Dine Hub, and Manmade, with the complete first preview list of venues participating including: Aria, Bundobust, Chaophraya, Chapter, Chung Ying Cantonese, Dishoom, Hotel du Vin's Birmingham Bistro, Isaac's, Jam House, Plates By Purnell’s, Primitivo, Purnell’s, Syriana, Tabu, Tattu, The Alchemist (Brindleyplace), The Alchemist (Colmore), The Church, The Grill at Clayton Hotel, The Highfield, Trentina, Txikiteo, and Zindiya.


*The Good Food Guide was founded by Raymond Postgate in 1951 and today it remains the longest-standing and best-selling guide to dining out in Great Britain. The Guide provides modern diners with a much-needed, up to the minute, authoritative and genuinely independent guide on the best places to eat across Britain.