When the sun comes out we all know what that means – and that is time to enjoy a bit of al fresco dining.
Here is our pick of the best restaurants to soak up the sun and feel like you are in the Med.
Led by chef director, Michelin starred chef Luke Tipping, Simpsons has earned a reputation for offering one of the best dining experiences in Brum.
And the restaurant’s beautiful landscaped gardens has always been fabulous for al fesco dining. Outdoor seating for up to 30 diners is available.
20 Highfield Rd, Edgbaston B15 3DU
The Bracebridge restaurant, formerly The Boathouse has a fabulous massive outdoor terrace – much bigger than the restaurant.
There’s cosy sofa booths with lots of cushions, chill out music and a circular bar in the centre.
Best of all, it offers sensational views of Bracebridge Pool.
We say if you want to indulge in some holiday style dining, it’s worth pushing the boat out to book a table here.
Sutton Park, A454, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YR
Yorks Cafe & Coffee Roasters
Yorks Bakery opened this place at Ikon Gallery in 2017 – a space once occupied by Cafe Opus. It looks beautiful inside but the outdoor terrace is pretty special and ideal for sunny days.
The place serves breakfasts and brunches such as their Shakshuka; baked eggs, north African spiced tomatoes, peppers, labne, flatbread.
29 / 30 Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4BH
This beautiful canal-side bistro opened in 2016 after a huge renovation of the Birmingham Canal Company building. There’s a courtyard for outdoor seating but if it’s chilly you can take an inside seat with canal views. Food is really good value here and tres tasty!
For starters go for toast et champignons – toasted sourdough topped with fricassée of mushrooms with or without smoked bacon. On the mains menu they have just introduced a summer risotto.
Waterside House, 46 Gas Street, B1 2JT
This gothic style Thai restaurant and cocktail bar also has a terrace area, where you can enjoy some Thai classics.
This place has a impressive cocktail menu and also does a Thai style bottomless brunch! Cheers.
6 Brindleyplace, 7 Oozells Street, Birmingham B1 2HS
Situated canalside at the Mailbox, Cote’s suntrap terrace is one of the most impressive outdoor seating areas in Birmingham. Surrounded by lush greenery set back from the hustle and bustle, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a French courtyard and not the city centre.
The Mailbox, B1 1RX
Bill’s restaurant housed in the old Mango store at The Bullring offers a gorgeous view overlooking the beautiful St Martins Church and is well placed for people watching.
We recommend a leisurely summer’s day lunch here that includes either their grilled chicken and tzatziki salad. Or how about carrot, cashew nut and mushroom wellington? Sounds delicious!
Bullring, B5 4BE
This Colmore Row restaurant offers really good value lunches and is pretty plush inside.
Ideal for lunch dates and business meetings, it also has a really cute terrace where you can sip coffee, cocktails or eat a plate of pasta while watching the world go by. If you want to feel like you’re on holiday while on your lunch break this is the place to do it.
Colmore Row, B3 2BS
Source: Birmingham Live