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Discovering Birmingham’s Chinese Quarter

The UK’s biggest cities have vibrant Chinatowns in common, and we couldn’t be more grateful. From the best Chinese eateries in town to a plethora of bright Asian supermarkets and salons, it’s worth paying a visit whenever you get the opportunity.

If you’re planning a trip to Birmingham, be sure to check out the city’s colourful Chinese Quarter. Birmingham Chinatown is just five minutes’ walk from the main New Street Station, adjacent to the Bullring, which means it’s easy to get to and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Look out for the impressive stone pagoda and other traditional architectural touches which glimmer in the area. Birmingham’s known for its diversity and Chinatown is a perfect place to experience the best of it during your visit.

The best restaurants in Birmingham’s Chinatown

Chinatowns are often the best places to go for traditional Asian food made from the best ingredients, and Birmingham’s offering is no exception.
Chung Ying
Serving some of the best dim sums in Chinatown, Chung Ying is a traditional Cantonese restaurant that’s stood at the heart of the area since 1981. A local’s favourite for over 30 years, Chung Yang is a perfect choice if you’re searching for Cantonese food in Birmingham.
Discover long-standing favourites and exciting new dishes which are unique to Chung Yang. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too.
A simple spot serving fantastic Vietnamese and Chinese food in Birmingham, Café Soya uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients in their flavourful dishes. Vietnamese? Try steamed pancake rolls, traditional pho, or papaya salad. If you’re in the mood for Chinese food, try the sizzling beef and black pepper or ludicrously delicious duck and plum sauce.
Peach Garden
For a truly traditional Cantonese experience, head to Peach Garden. Located in an unassuming alleyway in Birmingham’s Chinatown, this restaurant champions flavour above all else. Fuss-free Cantonese roast meat and fluffy white rice are the stars of the show here, promising a hearty meal you’ll want to eat again and again.

The best Chinese bakeries in Birmingham’s Chinatown

Traditional restaurants aside, the UK’s Chinese quarters offer a sweet alternative in the form of their bright and delightful Chinese bakeries. Birmingham is no exception, with a couple of great spots serving the fluffiest cakes and fruitiest deserts around.
Favoured around the city for its luxury and bespoke Chinese cakes, Café Chino is a great place to stop for something sweet during your time in Birmingham. Pick up a filled bun or a tart to delight. If you’re visiting Birmingham for an occasion, order a special cake ahead of time, and the skilled bakers will prepare it for you using a sponge, cream, fruit, and toppings chosen by you!

The best hotels near Birmingham Chinatown

Are you looking for the perfect Birmingham hotel? We have plenty of choices close to the main train station as well as vibrant Chinatown. Choose the ibis Birmingham New Street Station, ibis Styles Birmingham Centre, or ibis budget Birmingham Centre for an easygoing stay without the hefty price tag.
The Novotel Birmingham Centre is a fantastic choice for families and business travellers alike, while the Mercure Birmingham West is perfect for a sleek and comfortable break with someone special.
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