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Best Date Night Restaurants in Birmingham

Wednesday 10 January 2024

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As the UK's second most populous city, Birmingham is a vibrant hub for different cultures and cuisines, priding itself on an endless and exciting selection of restaurants waiting to welcome you. As we approach the most romantic holiday of the year, we’re looking at those must-visit establishments that will make you want to say ‘I love you’ - whether that’s to your plate or to your date! 

Come with us to some of our favourite tried and true date night spots in Birmingham, ideal for Valentine's Day and beyond. 

Riva Blu

You’ll find Riva Blu awaiting you on Temple Row, where its welcoming ambience and teal interior will transport you to the scenic beauty of the Southern Italian sea - an unexpected delight on a winter evening in Birmingham! Continue on this sun-kissed journey with some of Riva Blu’s most popular dishes, like Linguine Frutti Di Mare with wild red king prawns and mussels and Polipetti Alla Luciana, a mouth-watering Neapolitan braised octopus stew.  

Riva Blue has an excellent cocktail menu too, which features  Italian classics, like the negroni and americano, as well as signature cocktails that will really make you feel the love. Our standout is the ‘Cry Me a Riva’, made with Absolut watermelon vodka & passion fruit liqueur with raspberries, peach, lemon & cranberry. Riva Blu has an additional location in Leeds which you can reach by direct train with CrossCountry.

The Lost and Found

Contrary to its name, The Lost and Found  is easy to find! The decadent building is located on one of the busiest streets in Birmingham – Bennetts Hill. The beautifully ornate Victorian interior sets the perfect stage for a romantic candle-lit evening. The Lost and Found offers a selection of delicious culinary treats, such as the tempting Maple Glazed Pork Chop or the luxurious Black Truffle Rigatoni. They also have an impressive steak selection that caters to every taste, all the way up to a 12oz Argentinian Ribeye. With a luxurious menu to treat yourself to something special, this is an ideal date night spot.

The Lost and Found has various additional locations across the UK, including Bristol and Sheffield

Harborne Kitchen

For couples who like to splurge on a special Valentine’s meal, or for couples who love great gastronomy, tasting menus can be a great option.  Harborne Kitchen’s  tasting menu is the chef’s oeuvre, a canvas where they can be as creative and innovative as they please. The tasting menu is perfectly coupled with a decadent drinks selection, including classic fine wines and showstopping cocktails. Harborne Kitchen promises you your money’s worth and an unforgettable experience that you can proudly share with someone special. Harborne Kitchen can be found just a ten-minute bus ride from University (Birmingham) station.

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Tattu Bar and Restaurant

Tattu is the go-to destination for modern Chinese food with mouthwatering menu items and a fabulous cocktail selection. Situated in the old Birmingham Grand Hotel, Tattu is the epitome of opulence. Diners are surrounded by a canopy of blossom illuminated by moody purple light, creating the perfect backdrop for Valentine's Day photo opportunities. The real star of the show lies in the beautifully designed A La Carte menu, which allows diners to choose three dishes that come together to create the Moon Stand Lunch, a delectably layered dining experience. Some highlights of this delicious menu include Tuna Sashimi Blossom, Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls, and Duck and Watermelon Salad. 

Tattu has multiple restaurants beyond Birmingham, including in Edinburgh and Manchester, which you can learn more about in our guide to the  Best Date Night Restaurants in Manchester.

Black and Green

Black and Green is an intimate, well-loved spot in Birmingham and is certainly worth a trip to the city. The restaurants ethos can be boiled down to blending classic dining with sustainable innovation,  which is where the name ‘Black and Green’ comes from. Using the finest ingredients, Black and Green have concocted a truly memorable menu which can be enjoyed as a six or eight course tasting experience. The menu is seasonal, guaranteeing you the best meat, fish, and produce available. If you feel like splashing out, Black and Green offer five or six glass wine flights alongside your meal for the perfect pairing. 

Opheem

Opheem is the proud creation of Aktar Islam, a talented chef who grew up in North Birmingham. The Michelin starred fine dining restaurant offers guests an array of delicious Indian creations. The menu features a choice of five or ten seasonal courses, ensuring you get the absolute best of the best regardless of the time of year. The dishes are presented in beautiful bitesize portions with a clear dedication from the chefs to colour and form, as well as taste. Opheem is the perfect destination to try creative and tasty Indian dishes, and it’s just a ten-minute walk from Birmingham New Street station.

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How to get to Birmingham by Train:

You can reach Birmingham in no time from all over the UK with CrossCountry. We have direct services to Birmingham New Street from major train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Leicester, and Oxford stations

 If you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for date night, don’t forget to book an Advance ticket via our website or the CrossCountry app. If you need more information, you can contact us here.

Written by Abby

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