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Places to eat comfort food in Birmingham

Comfort food for winter

As the chilly weather kicks in, we turn to comfort food to warm ourselves up. What could be better than tucking into something hearty on a cold evening? Whether you're after a burger, fish and chips or a big bowl of cheesy pasta, there’s soul food for everyone at Bullring & Grand Central – it’s guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. 

Asian-style curry

Winner, winner chicken dinner. Hit the cosy jackpot with the classic Japanese Katsu Chicken Curry from Wagamama at Bullring & Grand Central. It’s a crispy breaded deep-fried chicken cutlet slathered with silky luxurious curry sauce served over a bed of fluffy rice. Offering crunch, spice and sauce, this is food that’ll keep you going all winter long.

Asian chicken curry with white rice
Wagamama’s Japanese Katsu Chicken Curry

All American burger

One look at Birmingham Five Guys' Cheeseburger and it just screams comfort. A mouth-watering prime beef patty, grilled cheese and toasted bun? Say no more. Give in to that all-American goodness and prepare to roll your eyes back in bliss. A word of warning, though: bring napkins.

American beef burger with beef patty grilled cheese and toasted bun
Five Guys’ Cheeseburger

Classic Italian dishes 

Carb-loading is the perfect prescription for cold weather. Feast your eyes on the Carluccio’s pasta menu at Bullring & Grand Central – it’ll keep you warm and bring pure joy to your mouths. Do as the Italians do and order the lasagne. Slurp up satisfying handmade pasta drenched in cheese, rich ragu and smooth béchamel sauce. Bella!

If baked pasta’s your thing, head to Holy Moly Macaroni in Grand Central and give in to the American comfort food classic that is mac and cheese. You can’t go wrong with gooey cheese!

Handmade Italian lasagne with cheese rich ragu and bechamel sauce
Carluccio’s Lasagne

Moreish veggie dishes

Vegetarians and vegans, rejoice! Don’t think we’ve forgotten about you. Comfort food can be just as comforting, if not more, without the meat. Love a bit of street food? Make your way straight to Mowgli at Bullring – their menu is full of vegan and vegetarian Indian street food dishes that leave you feeling all warm inside. 

For a proper taste of Bombay, go for the Bhel Puri – puff rice with crisp gram threads and a spicy sweet and sour dressing. 

The best Middle Eastern

Us Brits have an ever-lasting love affair with houmous and soft falafels, so it’s no surprise that Middle Eastern food is one of the top culinary trends of 2018. 

For some true Middle Eastern comfort dishes, head to Comptoir Libanais and dive into their slow-cooked lamb and prune tagine. Don’t forget to leave some room for those famous Lebanese pastries!

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