Complete your romantic trip with reservations at one of these city centre restaurants, located very close to your FirstStay serviced apartment. All feature relaxed, intimate dining, some even offer private dining rooms, unique interiors or special views. While there are a host of great restaurants, romantic bars and lovely spots in Birmingham, these are favourites of the FirstStay staff and often recommended to our guests. Treat yourselves right and enjoy every aspect of your romantic stay in Birmingham!
Located in the Mailbox, Côte Brassiere is a French restaurant full of traditional classics and regional specialties. Food is served all day, so book in for a nice breakfast or late lunch after shopping in the centre. After all, romance can happen at any time of day! Set menus of two and three courses are available and include item choices such as braised endive and blood orange salad for starters, and slow braised pork or sea bass for mains. Save room for dessert, as they are très magnifique!
Travel to sunny Spain with a delightful meal at Amantia, a cosy, casual tapas restaurant with killer sangria and Flamenco Friday on the last week of the month! You won’t believe your eyes at the variety of tapas dishes, one more indulgent than the next, plus an extensive list of vegetarian options including wonderful Spanish cheeses. Bring your sweetheart and your appetite and settle in for a long, leisurely meal. The paella is a favourite choice when paired with a chilled Albarino, which is Spain in a glass. Ah, romance!
Andersons Bar and Grill
An unassuming name for an award-winning, impressive steakhouse experience, Anderson’s Bar and Grill is located in the picturesque St. Paul’s Church neighbourhood. The 18th century cellar setting offers a romantic, one-of-a-kind atmosphere for romantic dining in the city centre. The service is top-notch and the food is beyond gorgeous and features their own rare breed beef, locally sourced and dry aged in-house. With an extensive wine list, what more could you want on a romantic night out?
Since we’re touring Europe, let’s talk about Del Villaggio, a true taste of Italy here in Birmingham. Fresh, beautifully made food and expertly trained staff will guide your choices from their delicious pizza and pasta dishes or their wonderfully authentic main dishes. An extensive cocktail list and wonderful choice of wines complete the romantic experience. Our favourite? The spaghetti carbonara, which is completely authentic and expertly prepared with love, just like mama would make!
You may not think of Polish food as romantic, but The Karczma will change your mind. Just a short stroll from your city centre FirstStay apartment, the restaurant resembles a cosy country cottage inside, the perfect relaxing atmosphere for a romantic night. The food is rustic but very high quality and the menu includes classic Polish foods such as Pierogi (stuffed dumplings), soup served in bread bowls and grilled fish and meat dishes. The pan-fried trout accompanied by smoked potatoes and an unusual sauerkraut salad was absolutely delicious. Reserve a table for two and you will have an unforgettable meal.
Back to Italy with a trip through Cucina Rustica, which is great for a complete dining experience or just cocktails. You will love the reasonable price of their set menu for two, which still features plenty of choice including vegetarian options and a rich dessert menu. The food is amazing and beautifully presented by a courteous but non-intrusive staff. The decor is beautiful inside and out, which sets a very romantic tone for the night. After a meal like this, head back to your FirstStay serviced apartment, kick off your shoes and enjoy the city views with a bottle of bubbly!
How about something a bit different? Visit Pushkar, a fine Indian dining restaurant convenient to your FirstStay serviced apartment. Pushkar gets absolutely everything right, from the quality of food, to the decor, presentation and staff. You and your loved one will be absolutely blow away by the great food and gourmet presentation, and spoiled for choice from the extensive menu. Private dining is available, so splash out and make it a night to remember. Try the Vesper Martini, a la James Bond in Casino Royale!
Bonus Afters – Stroll to Jekyll and Hyde in Steelhouse Lane and try the gin parlour or check out the courtyard in the back, designed with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Quite possibly one of the best spots in Birmingham for a great cocktail with ambiance to match, Jekyll & Hyde isn’t to be missed for a cask ale or a gin cocktail.
A FirstStay serviced apartment is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift as part of a romantic weekend in Birmingham. The city centre offers plenty of dining, shopping and attractions for you and your significant other to reconnect and recharge together. Spice up your Valentine’s Day with the gift of a weekend away!