#BestofBrum – Cheap Eats

Birmingham's food scene boasts plenty of reasonably priced restaurants where you can get a tasty meal for less than a tenner. From great street food to burgers and bao buns, check out our list of some of Birmingham's best cheap eats below:

Original Patty Men
9 Shaw's Passage, Birmingham, B5 5GJ
originalpattymen.com

One of Birmingham's first street food scene successes, Original Patty Men serves dirty burgers and craft beer from a small restaurant under the railway arches in Digbeth.  Be prepared to queue as they don't take reservations, but you can always grab a drink while you wait in their bar, Kilder, which is just next door!

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Asia Asia Food Hall
10 Pershore Street, Birmingham, B5 4RX
www.asiaasiafoodhall.com

Asia Asia Food Hall, which consists of 9 different restaurants serving different Asian cuisines, has been getting rave reviews over the past few months. Most dishes are around the £10 mark and customers are required to purchase a top-up card which can be used to buy your food and drink.

Baked in Brick
Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, B9 4AA
restaurant.bakedinbrick.co.uk

Another street food success, Baked in Brick opened their first restaurant in The Custard Factory last year. Baked in Brick serve great value sourdough pizzas made with high-quality toppings cooked in a wood-fired oven. 

Damascena
5-7 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5NY
damascena.co.uk

Looking over the Cathedral Square, Damascena describes itself as your local, far away coffee house.  Serving an extensive Middle Eastern menu in spectacular surroundings, all single dishes come in at less than £10.  Damascena also has branches in Moseley and Harborne. 

Buffalo & Rye
11 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
www.buffaloandrye.co.uk

Buffalo and Rye is an American style smokehouse from the Bitters n Twisted chain, based on Bennetts Hill.  It serves a range of great value slow-cooked meats, burgers and hot dogs as well as an extensive range of whiskies and bourbons.

The Indian Brewery
Arch 16, Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 1EU
www.indianbrewery.com

Nestled under the arches of Snow Hill Station, The Indian Brewery serves their own range of beers and ales plus a selection of Indian street food dishes.  They've recently announced that they will be opening a second branch in Solihull. Reservations taken.

Medicine Bakery
69a New Street, Birmingham, B2 4DU
www.medicinebakery.co.uk

Medicine is an artisan bakery and gallery situated at the top of New Street.  Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, they also bake some incredible cakes, brownies and cronuts - we bet you won't leave without being tempted into trying one!

@Pizza
Unit 33, Grand Central, Birmingham, B2 4BF
www.atpizza.com/birmingham

The newest addition to Grand Central, @Pizza offers sourdough pizzas that take just 90 seconds to cook in their 600F oven. Pizzas cost £9.95 and can be customised from an extensive list of toppings at no extra cost. No reservations.

Habaneros
Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS
habvan.com

Food truck Habaneros has been a regular feature on Temple Row for a few years now.  They serve a selection of Mexican dishes, from burritos to nachos, which can be customised with a range of tasty fillings and fresh toppings and salsas. All dishes are £5.50 or less. 

The Indian Streatery
21a Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QP
www.theindianstreatery.co.uk

Delicious home cooked Indian food is on the menu at The Indian Streatery on Bennetts Hill.  All dishes on the main menu are £10 or less, they also offer a great 'grab and go' lunch menu starting at just £4.95. 

Tiger Bites Pig
34 Stephenson Street, Birmingham, B2 4BH
www.tigerbitespig.co.uk

Tiger Bites Pig opened last year on Stephenson Street and has been getting rave reviews ever since.  Serving a short but sweet menu of bao buns with a variety of fillings and rice bowls, all dishes come in at less than £10. No reservations.

Rudy's Pizza
9-10 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
www.rudyspizza.co.uk

A new addition to Bennetts Hill, Rudy's is a spacious restaurant serving Neapolitan style pizza. The menu is great value with pizzas starting from just £4.90. No reservations.

Digbeth Dining Club
Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG
digbethdiningclub.com

Weekly street food event Digbeth Dining Club is a real treat for anyone looking for great food on a budget.  Taking place from Thursday to Sunday, you'll find a selection of street food traders offering everything from burgers and pizza to curry and a great selection of desserts.

Bonehead
8 Lower Severn Street, Birmingham, B1 1PU
www.boneheaduk.com

Bonehead is a tiny bar and restaurant close to New Street Station serving craft beer downstairs and fantastic fried chicken upstairs. Choose a portion of wings or strips for just £6 or a tasty burger for just £8.50.  No reservations.

Wok to Walk
109 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU
www.woktowalk.com

Wok to Walk is a popular newcomer to New Street and serves freshly cooked noodle and rice bowls. Customise your dish with your choice of noodles or rice, protein, vegetables and, of course, sauce.  

The Meat Shack
17 Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4AT
themeatshack.co.uk

After several years as street food traders, The Meat Shack now has a permanent restaurant close to the Hippodrome. The menu features a selection of dirty beef and chicken burgers all priced under a tenner. 

As always, we'd love to hear your suggestions for other great places to get a great value meal.

Other pages you may find useful:
#BestofBrum - Great lunch deals
Post-work food and drinks