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6 Of The Best Independent Restaurants In Birmingham

6 of the best independent restaurants in Birmingham

Birmingham boasts a vibrant mixture of cultures and nationalities, making for an enviably diverse foodie scene, which is still on the rise. The famous Balti Triangle – though still a mecca for curry aficionados – is no longer the star of the culinary show.

Birmingham is fit to bursting with independent restaurants spanning a wealth of cuisines, and we've rounded up some of the  finest. Best of all, they're all exclusively on Deliveroo, so you can fill yourself to the Brum without stepping outside!

For burritos brimful of Mexican flavour: Bodega

Hearty, nourishing and bursting with black beans and Mexican spices, Bodega's burritos are the ultimate guilt-free indulgence. Opt for the pulled chicken option, full of smoky, slow-roasted shredded chicken, cilantro rice, mozzarella and zesty fresh salsa wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.

For the village pub pizza: The Plough

Nestled in the quaint Victorian suburb of Harborne, The Plough steals the top pub spot for the editor of Dine Birmingham. Their kitchen has gained accolade in spades for their artisan stone-baked pizzas, each one piled high with luscious toppings. A perfect blend of salty and sweet, opt for the fresh fig and stilton offering, topped with caramelised onions, black olives and wild rocket.

For stylish Thai: Sabai Sabai

Headed by a husband-and-wife team, Sabai Sabai ooze subtle eastern sophistication with their extensive menu of elegantly crafted Thai dishes. For something light, try the vibrant seafood salad on a canvas of crisp julienned vegetables and fresh pineapple, all tossed in a zesty homemade lime dressing.

For sumptuous Syrian small plates: Syriana

Offering a wealth of meticulously crafted mezze, Syriana's Middle Eastern menu is centred around Lebanese and Syrian specialties. Get freaky with the Freekeh – tender cubes of lamb in a homemade herb marinade, served on a mound of smoky whole-wheat couscous.

For a dizzying selection of dim sum: Chung Ying

Boasting the largest dim sum menu in the UK, Chung Ying serves up these bite-sized parcels of Cantonese cuisine with panache. Be sure to sample some of their selection of lesser-seen traditional dim sum – try the salt and chilli fried frogs' legs, served with a tangy homemade dipping sauce.

For vibrant Vietnamese: Café Soya

A vegetarian-focused operation, Café Soya honours the humble soya bean and its culinary versatility with their Chino-Vietnamese fusion menu. Carnivores needn't despair, though – their menu extends to some excellent meat dishes, including the consistently crowd-pleasing Vietnamese chicken, succulent and fragrant in a coconut, lemongrass and honey sauce, served over a mound of fried rice.

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