The first restaurants featuring at Birmingham Restaurant Festival have been revealed.

Each year at the festival, restaurants create a set dinner menu for diners to enjoy during the event with some restaurants offering a lunch menu too.

The festival will run from Thursday, August 1 until Saturday, August 31 and the public can make as many reservations at restaurants as they’d like and sample the exclusive menus.

It describes itself as “a celebration and showcase of the fantastic restaurants across the city crowned the Most Exciting Foodie Destination in 2022 by the Good Food Guide.”

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Birmingham Restaurant Festival 2024 lineup so far

Among the first venues announced are:

  • Purnell’s, Glynn Purnell, the Yummy Brummie’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, offering bright and modern dishes and decor
  • Plates by Purnell’s, the second venue by Glynn Purnell and his team, serving classic Spanish tapas in a small and cosy restaurant
  • Chapter, a proudly independent neighbourhood restaurant, offering divine dishes championing the best of British seasonal produce
  • Trentina, a gem of the Jewellery Quarter, serving freshly made pasta, delectable salads and British charcuterie, made with locally grown and crafted ingredients
  • Dishoom, a Bombay-inspired restaurant, serving a variety of sharing dishes paying homage to traditional Irani cafes
  • Tattu, known for its contemporary Chinese cuisine presented in an elegant, opulent dining setting

Those visiting the event will be able to travel the world via its culinary delights, organisers say.

Diners who attend will be able to try new dishes, cuisines and restaurants including the Michelin-Starred Purnell’s.

Guests can look forward to the tastes of America, India, Syria, Thailand, Spain, France and China, alongside the very best of British and more.

Other participating restaurants include Hotel du Vin’s Birmingham Bistro, Primitivo, Chaophraya, Isaac’s and Chung Ying Cantonese, home to one of the UK’s largest selections of dim sum.

The festival’s final line-up will be released closer to the event and menus will be announced on Thursday, June 20.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Founder & Director of Living For The Weekend, organisers of Birmingham Restaurant Festival, said: “Birmingham Restaurant Festival celebrates and showcases some of the most remarkable restaurants in the city. This will be the third year of the Festival and it’s set to be the most spectacular yet.

“I’m particularly excited that people will be able to sample Glynn Purnell, the iconic Yummy Brummie’s, Michelin Star quality dishes as part of the event this year! We have a whole host more show-stopping venues still to be announced so be sure to subscribe to our e-news if you want to be the first to hear about those”.

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Do you need to buy tickets for the event?

Some restaurants may be able to accept walk-ins but it’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

You can reserve tables via the Birmingham Restaurant Festival's website and you can subscribe to the event's newsletter here.

To book, guests will need to follow the directions given on the individual restaurant pages to ensure the menu is available on the desired day.

However, diners don’t need to buy tickets or a wristband to attend the event.

Reservations will be available to book from Thursday, June 20 for dates between Thursday, August 1 and Saturday, August 31.