Birmingham is something of a surreptitious foodie paradise. The UK’s second biggest city is a hub of multiculturalism and nowhere is this more reflected than in the wide-ranging cuisine that’s on offer. That said, the UK’s second city is probably most famous for curry.
Birmingham is the original home of the Balti and the so-called ‘Balti Triangle’ area of the city where Birmingham residents (and visitors) will find a vast amount of Indian restaurants serving the most authentic meals to hungry customers. The Top Takeaways 2014 have found the best restaurants in Birmingham so you don’t have to.
Despite Birmingham being so famous for its Indian food there are several Chinese restaurants among the list of Top Takeaways in Birmingham and Kung Fu Kitchen is one of them. Here you’ll find lip-smacking worthy Cantonese and Peking dishes. This takeaway has been commended numerous times on its quick delivery service, which is perfect when you’re super peckish and can’t wait to tuck into the steaming crispy duck with orange sauce, the beef chop suey or the mushroom chow mein. After the first time you’ll be hooked.
66 Oldbury Road, West Midlands, Rowley Regis B65 0JS
This Chinese takeaway ranks no. 3 overall in the Top Takeaway list and has been praised time and time again on the deliciousness of the food and speediness of the service. Have a look at the customer reviews to see for yourself! With such a variety of dishes it’s hard to know where to start, but veggies will be pleased to know they’re well-catered for with mouth-watering delicacies such as bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, tofu in szechuan sauce and mixed vegetable chow mein. The chicken dishes are the most popular here with chicken chow mein, chicken sweet and sour balls and chicken curry being most in demand and most loved.
397 Sheldon Heath Road, Sheldon Birmingham B26 2UB
Simla is a local gem and those in the know would definitely recommend this Indian takeaway to everyone in the mood for curry. There are more appetising meals on offer than you can shake a stick at. Poultry curries, lamb curries, seafood and vegetable curries as well as Tandoori and Balti and Biryani dishes. If you happen to be in the south of the city, order from Simla and you’ll be well catered for. No Indian meal is complete without a naan bread on the side and luckily for you, Simla boasts 11 different naans! From the usual tasty options like garlic naan and keema naan to a little more adventurous options like peshwari naan and tikka naan. When’s the last time you had a tikka naan?
272 Baldwins Lane, Hall Green Birmingham B28 0XB
Another Indian restaurant amongst Birmingham’s Top Takeaways! With one customer proclaiming the food is ‘to die for’ you really have to try it, don’t you? Their Tandoori and Tikka dishes are made using an authentic method of Indian cooking, marinating and grilling the meat in a clay oven. The Tandoori mixed grill gives you the opportunity to try a bit of the takeaway’s finest Tandoori dishes and partnered with crispy, fresh salad and yoghurt mint sauce adds an even greater flavour (if that were possible!). If you want to go for something a little different, the house specials are the solution. The aromatic achari with onions and citrus fruits or the hearty murgh masala consisting of Tandoori chicken strips, minced lamb and even an egg. Go on, be adventurous!
711 Bristol Road South, Northfield Birmingham B31 2JT
Pizza lovers, don’t panic! There’s a pizzeria in the mix too and not just any pizzeria – one that has an impressive 4.5 star rating and heaps of positive reviews from satisfied customers. Each pizza is available in four sizes so you can decide which level of hungry you are and get the size to suit. In the mood for hot and spicy? The Mexican hot pizza or donner kebab pizza is for you. If you’re looking for something less likely to knock your socks off, the Hawaiian pizza or seafood pizza is a bit milder and just as delicious as an alternative. Their special offers and meal deals mean you’ll find a combination that suits you (and your wallet) perfectly. For dessert, treat yourself to rich chocolate cake or sticky Tennessee toffee pie and see why Tasty Pizza Team is a top takeaway this year.
118 Aldridge Road, Perry Barr Birmingham B42 2TP