Cheap places to eat in Birmingham

Did you know that Birmingham has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London? Very impressive. But if you feel dizzy, like us, on the weekend and spend a month’s pay in one go, Michelin-starred restaurants just won’t fit your budget.

But do not worry! There are plenty of cheap places to eat in Birmingham, so you can enjoy some delicious food and not have to arrange it all without breaking the bank. Check them out below!

Indian Streetery

Indian Streetery

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Where: 21a Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham B2 5QP

Birmingham has no shortage of delicious Indian restaurants to try, but The Indian Straduatey is something else. Starting as a family of street food vendors, family food quickly became one of the favorite spots in town. Fast forward to the present, and they are still a huge favorite in Birmingham but with a lovely street food restaurant. They have a lunch menu ready for lunchtime at work, cocktails and lots of delicious dishes at reasonable prices. Most of the list is under the tenner!


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Where: 4 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE

The Distillery is a popular place and is one of the best cheap restaurants in Birmingham, with a good selection of dishes. Choose from pizza, which costs around £10, small plates, and more like lamb shawarma, a vegan cheeseburger, and smoked pork ribs. Or head out on Sunday for Sunday brunch for around £15. Pizza can also be made gluten-free and vegan!

Bodega Cantina

Bodega Cantina Birmingham

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Where: 12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS

Bodega Cantina brings delicious and affordable South American-inspired dishes to Birmingham. All of their tacos are under £7. A halloumi taco on a bed of cabbage topped with guacamole and sunflower seeds looks great. So does Dr. Pepper Burke on pickled red cabbage. I guess you’ll just have to get a Taco Platter to try a few! Bodega Cantina is also ideal for cholera, as most of the menu is gluten-free.


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Venue: Unit 33 Grand Central, Birmingham B2 4BF

At Pizza, you can go to the counter and choose your toppings yourself. Pretty cool, isn’t it? There are over 50,000 possible combinations to choose from when making your dream pizza. But if this is too much of a responsibility or you can’t decide, they have their own pizza designs to choose from. And there are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, too!

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Where: 113-115 Waterside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF

Indian cuisine is the one cuisine that pretty much everyone loves. There is always something for vegetarians and gluten-free folk, and meat dishes never disappoint. So if you are looking for cheap places to eat in Birmingham and fine Indian food, check out Indico Mailbox. They have small street food chains if you want to try some different dishes. Or you can just dive in with the main courses which range from £8.95 to £23.95. The classics are all there, like chicken tikka, samosas, bhaji, biryani, and more.

The Meat Shack

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Where: 17 Thorpe Street, Birmingham B5 4AT

The greasy giant burger full of flavor is a much-welcomed treat now and then. There’s something oddly satisfying, even if a little sickening, about burger juice dripping onto your hand as you chew. If you like a little more, The Meat Shack will make all your burger dreams come true. Their burgers (including chicken and vegan) are £10 or less, loaded fries are £3-6, and buttery chicken nuggets are £5.50-7.

hen and chicken

hen and chicken

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Where: 27 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3 pounds

Hen and Chickens is a lovely popular pub in Birmingham’s jewelry district. So if you want to catch up with your buddy, head over for a pint and some North Indian Punjabi (Desi) food! Most lamb curries are around £11, and chicken curries are around £10. There’s a solid selection of dishes and strong vegetarian sides to table order that you won’t inevitably finish because you over-ordered, but it’s good because you’ll take it home.



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Where: Unit 1 Orion, 115 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BE

The Stable makes fresh sourdough pizza every day, stretching the bases by hand before making homemade San Marzano tomato sauce on top. You can enjoy one of these delicious treats for as little as £14. Choose from classics like Proper Margherita or opt for something unusual like Burger On The Dancefloor. Or you can try one from a vegan or plant-based menu, such as Mushroom Magic or Build Me Up Butternut. There are also other bites like the meat platter to share, salads, and mac cheese.



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Where: Chamberlain Square One, Birmingham B3 3AX

The Dishroom honors the Iranian cafés of Bombay in the 1960s. They have a breakfast menu, an all-day menu, and menus for vegetarians and gluten-free and dairy-free diets. There’s food from the outdoor grill, small plates to share, and classics like biryani, cocktails, cocktails, and more. Their main courses are usually around £10-13. The Dishroom has a great reputation and is easily one of the best places to eat cheap food in Birmingham – so why not give it a try?

Mowgli Birmingham


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Where: Unit 30, Stephenson Pl, Birmingham B2 4BF

Look at that picture. Really look at him. You can almost smell the herbs and spices through the screen. it is delicious. Healthy with plenty of vegetarian options and more flavour, Mowgli was created to serve up the food Indians eat at home and on their streets. Dishes from the street meat section of the menu are £7.50-9, street chat from £5-8, and curries are amazing value at £2.50-4.50. It’s cheap, tasty, and healthy without a very healthy aftertaste – basically the whole package,

We’d never say no to a plate bite to eat, and neither should you! Not when there are so many great cheap restaurants in Birmingham. Click or tap here to check out the foodie events going on in Birmingham.

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