#BestofBrum – Comfort Food

After a wonderfully sunny and warm summer, the days are now getting shorter and grey skies are setting in. However, the autumnal clouds really do have a silver lining as the colder months are a great excuse to indulge in some tasty comfort food.

Birmingham's bars and restaurants have all bases covered, from roasts with all the trimmings to authentic pasta or dirty burgers -  take a look at our list below for some of our favourites.

Wayland's Yard
42 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF
www.waylandsyard.com

If it's a warming breakfast or brunch you are looking for, Waylands Yard on Bull Street is definitely the place to go.  With hearty dishes such as Eggy Crumpets (egg dipped crumpets served with halloumi and chilli jam) and Avo Smash on the menu, plus, of course, great coffee, you are guaranteed a great start to your day at Wayland's Yard.

Pint Shop
Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B9 4AG
pintshop.co.uk

Newcomer Pint Shop is already proving to be a contender for the best bar snacks in the city.  The cosy pub offers classics such as pork and fennel scotch eggs, chips and curry sauce and hot sausage rolls served with beer mustard, the perfect accompaniments to their extensive beer list. 

Bodega
12 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
www.bodegacantina.co.uk

The nachos from Bodega on Bennetts Hill are legendary, we can't go there without ordering them!  We're not talking about shop bought nachos here, these are homemade from flour tortillas and served with a selection of tasty toppings plus mozzarella & cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa fresca and guacamole.

The Ivy
77 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5QD
theivybirmingham.com

The Ivy Birmingham opened earlier this year and has proved to be a great addition to the city's dining scene.  The comfort food classic, Shepherd's Pie, is one of their signature dishes and is a firm favourite with diners across all of their restaurants.  

Original Patty Men
9 Shaw's Passage, Digbeth, B5 5JG
originalpattymen.com

If dirty burgers are your thing, O.P.M. is the place to go. Nestled under the railway arches in Digbeth, the menu here is short but sweet with a choice of five tasty burgers (including a chicken and a veggie option) and three types of fries. Head down on 'Wing Wednesdays' for some seriously good chicken wings. 

The High Field
22 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, B15 3DP
www.highfieldedgbaston.co.uk

For a great Sunday lunch with all the trimmings, head to The High Field in Edgbaston.  Their weekly Sunday best menu offers a selection of roasts (or a delicious vegetarian wellington) plus roasties, fresh vegetables, lashings of gravy and extra Yorkshire puddings on request.

Laghi's Deli
22-24 Islington Row, Edgbaston, B15 1LD
laghis.com

A simple bowl of pasta with a fresh tomato sauce is one of our favourite comfort foods and the best place to find it is Laghi's Deli close to Five Ways.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Laghi's serves authentic Italian pasta dishes, pizza as well as great coffee and doughnuts.

Kilder
5 Shaw's Passage, Digbeth, B5 5JG
www.kilderbar.co.uk

Kilder in Digbeth is primarily a craft beer, natural wine & cider bar but it also serves a great selection of snacks.  The menu includes cured meat and cheese platters plus the best grilled cheese sandwiches you'll find in the city. 

As always, if you have any suggestions for additions to the list, drop us a line at admin@thepaguide.com.