5 places to eat vegetarian in Birmingham right now
Best Birmingham Restaurants with seasonal vegetarian & vegan menus
This summer I’ve been on a mission to visit a variety of restaurants in Birmingham city centre to see what vegetarian and vegan food they have to offer as well as tick off a list of places that I have been eager to visit. Out of the many I’ve been too these five have been my favourite overall and have delicious seasonal menus that are well worth indulging in, right now in Birmingham.
Browns - Bullring
Browns is an elegant restaurant located at Bullring & Grand Central serving contemporary British food within a French-style setting and has a lovely upper and lower al fresco dining area with views of St. Martin’s church and the iconic Selfridges building. I’ve been to Browns previously to experience their Afternoon Tea and summer cocktails but until recently I had never tried their main food menu.
So, for starters, we had Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad (£6.50) and a Rainbow Beetroot Carpaccio (£6.50) both were light, flavoursome and beautifully presented. Our impressive Coronation Cauliflower (£12.95) and Roast Mushroom, Madeira & Tarragon Tart (£12.95) had us craving for more and has made us eager to return ever since. To sweeten us up we demolished the Red Berry Eton Mess (£5.95) and Stewed Plums with Orange & Vanilla (£6.50).
For more photos of the food and restaurant see my Facebook post .
2. All Bar One - Brindleyplace
All Bar One at Brindleyplace is a restaurant and bar I visit quite often for catching up with friends. Although you can also find an All Bar One located at Grand Central Station and I’ve previously experienced a cocktail masterclass at All Bar One on Newhall Street.
The popular stylish city bar & restaurant are the only brand on this list who have created a fully vegan breakfast, tapas/sharers, mains, desserts, lunch and nibbles menu. So, there are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans at All Bar One if you fancy indulgent foods like Chill Non-Carne Tacos (£5.50), Vegetable Tempura (£5.50) and sharing nachos (£8.95) for starters. Or a Plant-Based Burger (£12.95) and Lasagne (£10.95) packed with veggies for your main. Finished off with Biscoff Cheesecake (£5.95) and Raspberry & Coconut Sorbets (£3.50) for dessert.
Among these delicious comforting meals that I personally recommend you’ll also find a few other vegan dishes such as the vegan breakfast that’s next on my list to try! For more photos of the food and restaurant see my Facebook post .
3. The Lost & Found - Bennetts Hill
The Lost & Found located on Bennetts Hill is a cocktail bar & restaurant I’ve been meaning to visit for some time and this summer I finally did. Before visiting I had no idea what the food or cocktail menu was like, it was simply the grand Victorian building from the outside that I’ve always been drawn to. So, naturally, I loved admiring the stunning decadent interiors inside when I finally got around to visiting.
For starters, my vegetarian friend had the Pickled Mixed Beetroot with Goats Cheese salad (£7.00) while I had the Tomato Bruschetta (£7.50). If you love fresh juicy tomatoes as I do then this dish is for you, I especially enjoyed how there was a mixture of red, green and yellow tomatoes all adding slight differences in taste to the healthy dish.
Our chosen mains were the only two vegan options on the menu, so I had the Chipotle & Quinoa Chilli (£11.00) while my friend had the Coconut, Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Curry (12.95). Saving the best till last we devoured the Warm Chocolate Cake (£8.00) with orange Chantilly cream and chocolate shards as well as the White Chocolate Raspberry Eton Mess (£7.50). Both were heavenly and had us scoping every little bit off the plate. For more photos of the food and restaurant see my Facebook post .
4. Bills - Bullring
Bills Birmingham is located near Selfridges at Bullring & Grand Central. It’s a popular contemporary European restaurant so booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment. Until recently I had only visited Bills in Leamington Spa for Brunch, so I was eager to try out the main menu to see if it lived up to the impressive brunch meal I devoured.
To accompany our superfood drinks, we had the Veggie Sharing Plate (£13.95), my highlight of this dish was the Crispy fried cauliflower while my partners were the fried halloumi. Since he enjoyed the fried halloumi so much, he opted to have the Halloumi Burger (£10.95) to enjoy larger pieces of it. While I had the vegan Carrot, Cashew Nut & Mushroom Wellington (£11.95). It had been a while since I had a Sunday style gravy dinner, so this was perfect and felt homely with its butterbean mash and long stem broccoli.
After taking on the veggie sharing plate, my food baby had no space for something sweet. So, I’ll be back for dessert. The Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Sphere (£7.50) and Vegan Coconut Ice cream (£4.95) has my name on it! For more photos of the food and restaurant see my Facebook post .
5. Comptoir Libanais - Bullring
Comptoir Libanais is a Lebanese restaurant with colourful Middle Eastern interiors located on the upper floor of Grand Central. With Birmingham being the only Comptoir Libanais restaurant in the West Midlands, it’s a very popular place to go so I would recommend booking a reservation.
For starters, my sister had the Halloumi & Za’atar Man’ousha Flat Bread (£6.95) while I ate the most amazing Falafel (£5.45) which I’ve not stopped craving for ever since. As I’m a huge falafel fan, I obviously had to order the Falafel wrap (£9.95) for mains served with a dreamy hummus dip and pickled salad. My sister had the Aubergine Fattet (£12.45) which she enjoyed so much that she’s since tried to re-create it at home.
For dessert, I chose the only vegan option available, Orange & Almond Cake (£5.50). It’s not the kind of dessert I would usually order, but I ended up really enjoying it. My sister also gave me a bite of her Dark Chocolate, Rose Petal & Red Berry Cake (£6.25) which was lovely too. For more photos of the food and restaurant see my Facebook post .
So, there you go this summer I finally got around to visiting a few restaurants I had never been to before and enjoyed some delicious vegetarian and vegan meals that I totally recommend devouring next time you’re in Birmingham! If that wasn't enough than you may also be interested in my post about the new Vegan food at Bank BrindleyPlace and where to eat and stay in Birmigham!
Disclaimer: Most food and drink were complimentary in exchange for a review. This list is in no particular order, I’ve started from the first places I visited to the most recent.