If you're thinking of dining out in Birmingham, the restaurants of Kings Heath are well worth checking out. Conveniently close to the city centre, this popular suburb is known for its bohemian atmosphere, green flag-rated park, smart boutiques and thriving cafe culture – and there's plenty to tempt food aficionados, too. Whether you prefer classic European cuisine or South Asian spices, Quandoo is your gateway to the best restaurants in Kings Heath.
Kings Heath's restaurants certainly deliver when it comes to authentic Indian food. Here you'll find not only some great general curry houses but also places specialising in flavoursome regional recipes. Just as you'd expect from the name, the centrepiece of the menu at Millennium Balti on Alcester Road is a mouthwatering selection of balti curries, including chicken and prawn and several vegetarian options. Meanwhile. Sweet Chillies on Yardley Wood Road has long enjoyed a favourable reputation for its Bengali recipes, be it a refreshing starter of fried celery or a main of dry-roasted king prawn or creamy, aromatic chicken rezala.
There are also several restaurants in Kings Heath catering to lovers of Spanish food. Byzantium on York Road, for example, is a tapas bar with a casual, laid-back ambience and a lengthy drinks menu to match its selection of toothsome snacks and nibbles. Specials include the likes of Spanish omelette, grilled sardines, courgette fritters, juicy chicken souvlaki and chicken livers in sherry sauce. If you're planning a date night, sharing two or three dishes can be a fun way of keeping the conversation bubbling. All you need to do to get things started is book a table with Quandoo.
Nor does Kings Heath lack for restaurants rustling up traditional Italian cooking. To mention one example, Ristorante Veneziano brings a touch of the Venice carnival to the High Street with an interior decked out in masks and period prints. Try their succulent fruits of the sea pizza, their homemade ciabatta, vegetarian risotto, seafood linguine and pork cheeks with rice. Kings Heath has its own regular farmer's market, and the area's Italian restaurants can be counted on to make the most of some prime local seasonal produce in their menus.