Cheap Places to Eat in Birmingham

Birmingham is a city filled with a vibrant food and drink scene. From mouth watering street food to cozy cafes, we pulled out the tastiest and most affordable places to eat in Birmingham.

We’ve included places that won’t break the bank, so you can satisfy your cravings without worrying about your wallet. Read on to discover the tastiest cheap places to eat in Birmingham.

Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais brings to Birmingham the taste of real Lebanese home cooking, with a lovingly detailed interior design of bright and beautiful mix of colours and patterns to transport guests during their meal to Beirut, Marrakesh, Istanbul or Cairo. It’s incredible!

Find a huge variety of different dishes from mezze for quick snacks or to have them top share with friends and family. Comptoir Libanais are renowned for their warm Lebanese wraps to get your day rolling on. Naturally, no Lebanese meal is complete without Baklawa. It’s a must!

Must Try: Marinated Jawaneh: chicken, garlic, lemon & so much more worlds will never do it justice.

The Button Factory

No matter the occasion, The Button Factory has something you need in your life, like now! Right in the centre of the Jewellery Quarter, enjoy delights from brunch, lunch, dinner and well into the earlier hours. Did we mention that they have Bottomless Brunch? Yep, we’re there.

The perfect sanctuary whatever your time of day. Fancy an outing in the warmer months? Watch the world go by on the roof garden.

Must Try: Pulled Spicy Chicken Bowl or the Sunday Lunch.

The Distillery

Home to Birmingham’s newest Gin Distillery, The Distillery is one of the cities most picturesque hangouts, with delicious brunches and pub food for all. Head on down on a Saturday for a 2 Course Bottomless Brunch, and if the weather’s nice, take it all outside into the huge Gin Terrace. What’s on the menu? The usual pub suspects with a contemporary twist. You won’t go wrong.

Must Try: Couple of tapas please: nduja croquettes and salt & pepper squid is where it’s at.

Bodega Cantina

Bodega is Birminghams only independent South American restaurant. It is a contemporary cantina that brings fresh and homemade South American cuisine, so you can feel transported to sunny South America. Bodega Cantina prides itself on great tasting fresh food, excellent customer service and a superb drinks menu.

Must Try: Peruvian Lomo Saltado.

Tiger Bites Pig

Tiger Bites Pig is an East Asian restaurant with a love for all things Bao buns. Made fresh every morning, their bao buns are made like nobody else in Birmingham! They’ve got all the flavour bao’s: tofu & oyster mushroom sauce, beef shin, and chicken!

Don’t worry, if bao buns aren’t your thing, Tiger Bites Pig have rice bowls on the menu. They also offer vegan friendly options and they have weekly specials, so you are bound to find something that you like!

Must Try: Give the Tofu Rice Box a try.

Bristol Pear

Bristol Pear, in Selly Oak, is all about good food, good drink, and a one hell of a good atmosphere. It’s something of a perfect student bar in Birmingham. If you’re in need of any kind of entertainment, the chances are they’ll be able to keep you happy.

Must Try: The Crowd Pleaser sharing platter. Can’t go wrong, it’s in the name.

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money on Food

Birmingham has so many amazing restaurants, so when you’re there, you know you definitely won’t fall short of options and you will, without a doubt, be able to find a restaurant that will suit your needs! These are just a few of a whole host of restaurants that are affordable to eat at, so you’ll never go hungry again. If you’re looking for other ways to life life for less, check out our Save Money Hub.