Need New Year’s culinary inspiration when it comes to the Black Country? Look no further!
Here we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in the area, reviewed by customers.
From a cafe to a gastro pub that trains students, there is plenty of variety and examples from Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell.
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The Brook Cafe, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton
The Brook Coffee House is ranked number one out of 351 restaurants in Wolverhampton on Tripadvisor.
It serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and drinks as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The menu includes a 14-item ‘breakfast monster’ called The Brook Buster, as well as classic breakfast dishes, paninis, Scottish pancakes, tiger toast and more.
A reviewer visited in December and said: “What a find, the Brook is the BEST food, the wonderful staff keep up the great job # 1 for sure, the DELIC tiger bread.”
The Brook Coffee House is open Monday through Saturday 8:30 am to 3 pm.
Horse and jockey, Robert Wynd, Bilston
The second highest rated restaurant in Wolverhampton is the Horse and Jockey.
Starters, burgers, steaks, fajitas, pub fare, curries, Sunday dinners and desserts are on the menu along with lighter bites such as sandwiches, salads and jacket potatoes. .
One customer said in a review: “I visited Horse & Jockey last Saturday, can’t believe it took me years to find this gem on my doorstep. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent. excellent and I suggest you go hungry because the portions will definitely fill you up.
“You may need to book during their peak period especially if it is a bigger party but they always fit us in like I said I only discovered this place recently , it was recommended by friends and co-workers and didn’t disappoint. See you soon. “
The pub is open daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Essence of India, High Street, Brierley Hill
Essence of India is rated five stars and has 152 customer reviews.
A recent reviewer said: “I visited Essence Of India for the second time tonight and had the best curry I have had in a long time. We live in Sedgley but travel to Brierley Hill as this place is so good. We won’t be staying anywhere else from now on, I cannot recommend highly enough. The prices are good, the portion sizes are perfect and the food exceptional. “
On the restaurant’s website, it is stated that it “is a place of tasty Indian heritage food” with “many of your favorites as well as a careful selection of dishes”.
The restaurant is open every day from 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. and at 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Bella Italia, Birmingham Road, Dudley
Another top rated restaurant in Dudley is the Bella Italia chain which has four stars with over 1,000 reviews.
The restaurant offers a full menu of Italian dishes ranging from cocktails to limoncello, pasta Bolognese to creamy carbonara.
A recent review said: “What a lovely evening myself and my friend had for her late birthday celebrations. Food delicious but in particular I wanted to say a big thank you to the lovely waitress Bryonie who went above and beyond for us. She went out of her way. made our visit very pleasant with a big smile, a lovely interaction with us and was extremely helpful!
“We can’t wait to come back soon!”
Bella Italia is open daily from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Little Bangla, Langley High Street, Oldbury
Little Bangla serves Indian, Asian, Balti and Bangladeshi cuisines and has five stars with over 500 reviews on Tripadvisor.
One reviewer called it a “little gem”. He said: “The meal and service were excellent, no complaints about this very clean, well decorated restaurant, the staff very helpful with the menu will definitely be a little gem just a few miles away, thank you very much.”
It is open every day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Gurkha 1816, Wood Green Road, Wednesbury
Gurkha 1816 describes himself as presenting the historical relationship between Nepal, India and Great Britain with its food.
It has five stars on Tripadvisor with over 400 reviews.
A recent review said: “I visited my wife for our anniversary, our first time at Gurkha and we really enjoyed it. The food was exceptional, great atmosphere, the staff were very welcoming and a joy to chat with. I think this could become our new favorite place. “
It is open every day from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., opening at 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at noon on Sundays.
The Littleton, Littleton Street West, Walsall
The Littleton is the # 1 restaurant in Walsall on Tripadvisor with over 500 reviews.
The gastropub is part of Walsall College, so it is also a professional working environment that helps and prepares hospitality and catering students for the commercial sector.
The AA Rosette winner’s chef uses fresh, local ingredients that are grown on the college campus.
Examples on the menu include sirloin steak, roast butter chicken, and fresh market fish.
One reviewer recently said: “Excellent food at a great price (5 course £ 30) Friendly, accommodating staff. Would definitely recommend. Well done!”
It is open Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Panka Walla, High Street, Walsall
Panka Walla is the second highest rated restaurant in Walsall on Tripadvisor.
It serves Indian, Asian, Balti, and Bangladeshi cuisines including Tandoori sizzlers, Tikka Masala, Tandoori Murghi Masala and more.
A recent reviewer said: “Fantastic service and food as always. Panka Walla is the best and I really recommend you come and visit.
“First and foremost, the hosts are very friendly and welcoming, and they always go out of their way to help you get the most of your visit.
“The food is always delicious and the menu offers a wide range of interesting and tasty options. The environment and atmosphere are charming, with fun and interesting decor, and the attention to detail in every aspect is second to none. . What a great place! “
Panka Walla is open every day except Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.