If you want to surprise your partner with a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day, why not take them to a Caribbean restaurant in Birmingham?
You and your partner can savour the flavours of the Caribbean, from fiery meat to tropical salads to decadent desserts. And if you are a fan of Bob Marley, the iconic Jamaican singer and songwriter, you will be excited to know that his biopic film, titled “One Love”, starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley, premieres on Valentine’s Day 2024.
So, why not make your Valentine’s Day extra special and unforgettable by pairing a delicious Caribbean meal with a screening of the Bob Marley film?
Here are our top 7 recommendations for the best Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham, based on our personal favourites and customer reviews, to add some zest to your date night, this Valentine's Day:
1. Turtle Bay Brindleyplace Birmingham
Have a blast at this popular Caribbean restaurant chain, located near the canal. The food is influenced by the street food and soul food of the Caribbean, such as jerk chicken, roti wraps, coconut rice and peas, and sweet potato fries. The cocktails and the happy hour and bottomless brunch deals are also amazing. The restaurant is also adorned with Bob Marley artwork and colourful walls, creating a vibrant atmosphere.
2. 24 carat bistro
Find a hidden treasure in the Jewellery Quarter, offering authentic and home-cooked Jamaican food in a cosy and friendly environment. The bistro is run by a family who have been in the catering business for over 20 years, and their passion and love for their food is apparent in every dish. The food is traditional, with dishes such as jerk chicken, curry goat, ackee and saltfish, and oxtail, as well as some fusion dishes such as jerk chicken croquettes and Jamaican lasagne. The desserts are also scrumptious and the service is warm.
3. Jamaya Colmore Row
Experience a contemporary and classy take on Jamaican cuisine at this new addition to the Caribbean restaurant scene in Birmingham, located on Colmore Row. Jamaya uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients and cooks everything from scratch. The food is diverse, with dishes such as jerk chicken, curry mutton, fish and chips, and burgers, as well as some vegan and gluten-free options. The cocktails are also refreshing and the service is friendly. The real highlight though? The £29 bottomless brunch features a plethora of Caribbean eats served across three tiers.
4. Devon House Jamaican Restaurant and Bar, Hockley
Spoil yourself and partner with authentic Jamaican cuisine at this dining den in the Jewellery Quarter. Devon House serves the classics, from curried goat and saltfish to jerk chicken. If that wasn’t enough, they also have Negril Point, a bar serving fruity cocktails and a wide range of wine. This is a good place to go if you are looking for a convenient and fun Caribbean meal.