Some Birmingham options for a meal or a drink while you’re at the AEGON Classic.
The 2012 AEGON Classic will be held in Birmingham from 11 to 17 June.
This is a guest post by my trusty side kick @Ballboy2012 who grew up in Birmingham.
Birmingham for foodies
There is a vast variety of of food available in Birmingham; pub food, mexican, curries, tapas and more.
Birmingham’s status as a destination for food lovers received a substantial boost after the New York Times listed the city in 19th position in its list of 45 places to visit in 2012.
The Balti Triangle
The Balti Triangle is the famous home of Birmingham’s Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The Balti, a dish of Pakistani descent, being invented in the region.
Michelin starred restaurants
Birmingham’s restaurant scene reputation is further boosted by having more Michelin starred restaurants than any other UK city, excluding London, Purnell’s, Simpsons Restaurant and Turners of Harborne.
The Birmingham Food Fest
If you’re still in Birmingham once the AEGON Classic is finished, the Birmingham Food Fest is on from 13-19 July 2012 consisting of a wide range of events across the city.
Broad St and Brindley Place
Broad St and Brindley Place in the city centre are home to a number of pubs and bars, catering to all tastes. This area is particularly lively at the weekend. The Mailbox is a short walk from Broad St. Here you will find a number of designer fashion boutiques and plenty more restaurants and bars.
Photo sourced from Visit Birmingham
Harborne High St
Harborne High St is a good destination for a meal and or drinks before or after attending the Aegon Classic at the Edgbaston Priory Club.
Photo sourced from the White Swan and The Junction websites.
If you’re from Birmingham or have visited there and have recommendations for bars and restaurants, please let us know in the comments below.
Also have a look at things to see and do in Birmingham (particularly useful if it rains).
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal