Are you attending Birmingham Freshers Week this year? Interested in the best restaurants and eateries Birmingham has to offer? We’ve got you covered with this guide.

This city is the perfect choice for students as it is considered the youngest city in Europe with its under 25s making up 40% of the population. Birmingham’s also one of the best cities for a great night out and home to the famous Balti curry. These places are must visit for freshers week.

1. Shebabs– Rated the best by many, it serves a wide range of Balti dishes located on
Ladypool Road just outside the main city centre but worth the visit as you’ll find some of the
best restaurants for Birmingham Freshers. Reasonably priced and delicious.

2. Artisan Desserts – Also located on Ladypool road, it offers delicious desserts at a great
price. From waffles to sundaes with an aesthetically pleasing interior this one is perfect for
the students with a sweet tooth.

Check out their Instagram page here: instagram.com/artisandesserts

Birmingham Freshers Restaurants: Artisan Desserts - Jungle Shisha Lounge

3. Jungle Shisha – If you’re looking for a more of a chilled night time vibe you won’t be
disappointed with this pick. Neon interiors and tasty grill food. They also provide
entertainment so you don’t want to miss out on the belly dancers. Great food & fantastic vibes for Birmingham Freshers.

4. PhatBuns – This fast food joint is a hit with locals, delicious juicy burgers with a great
price. Serving burgers, wings, shakes and more it’s a step up from McDonalds, don’t skip this
one especially for a hangover cure during Birmingham Freshers Week.

View Phat Bun’s website here: phatbuns.co.uk/birmingham

Birmingham Freshers Restaurants - Phat Buns - Bodega

5. Bodega – This is an affordable taco restaurant if you fancy South American cuisine. It has
a daily happy hour with many cocktails at £9 for two. Vibrant interior with tasty food that is
student budget friendly.

6. 202 Kitchen – A heavily pink themed bar & restaurant, perfect for those mid-day
brunches. You won’t be disappointed with this spot, it’s the ideal place to go this freshers
and don’t forget to Instagram it!

7. Grand Central Kitchen – Looking for filling? Looking for affordable? Look no further than
this café. Serving mouth watering cooked English breakfast, recommended by locals and
tourists alike. Breakfast menu starting from under £3.

Birmingham Freshers Restaurants - Afrikana - Grand Central Kitchen

8. Afrikana – This restaurant has “something for everyone”. Authentic African food with
mains starting from £8. This restaurant has become a hit throughout many cities in the UK
but the Birmingham chain is a must visit.

9. Kimchi Korean – Affordable Korean eatery, located in Selly Oak just a 7 minute walk from
UoB. Large filling dishes with a homely warmth about them. You won’t regret visiting here,
we think it might even become your regular lunch spot between University lectures.

Feeling something spicy? Order for takeaway here: kimchirestaurant.co.uk

10. The Stable Birmingham – One of the most recommended eateries in Birmingham, serving
a range of Italian/American pub style food with pizzas from around £9. They also do a
bottomless brunch for £25.

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