The best Birmingham bars & restaurants to dine for less in January, including 2-4-1 deals & 50% discounts

As the cost of living crisis starts to bite, it’s never been more important to get a great value meal and there are some real treats available at these Birmingham bars & restaurants recommended by award-winning food and drink writer Bite Your Brum
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While it’s acknowledged to be the quietest month in hospitality, January can actually be a great time for finding foodie deals in Birmingham. From vouchers to offers by newsletter, the city’s bars and restaurants are giving you the opportunity to dine for less this month.

As energy bills continue to rise and people become more aware of how they spend their money, lots of venues are offering handy ways to eat out on a budget this month.

Whether you’re looking for a low cost celebration dinner, a budget birthday meal or simply a cheap night out in the city; January is the best month to check for deals and maybe try new venues you’ve previously felt were out of your price range.

This year, there is more choice than ever for those looking to enjoy a meal on a shoestring or even treat yourself to a few low cost meals. Better yet, lots of these bars and restaurants are independently run so you know your custom is supporting the local economy, too.

To highlight the best deals, we asked Birmingham food and drink writer Bite Your Brum to share some of the best restaurant offers available this January and how you can use them yourself through this month.

Best food discounts available in Birmingham in January

Sabai SabaiSabai Sabai
Sabai Sabai

Sabai Sabai, City Centre

For fans of Thai food there’s really nowhere better to eat in the city than Sabai Sabai. Offering curries, fried rice and noodles, from 3rd to 26th January you can enjoy 2-4-1 on dishes at the Waterloo Street venue. You don’t need to book in advance but it’s a good idea to check the website as terms and conditions apply to timings. Here’s the link: Sabai Sabai

The Church, Jewellery Quarter, BirminghamThe Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
The Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

The Church, Jewellery Quarter

For the month of January The Church is offering two mains and a bottle of wine for £35. Dishes to enjoy include fresh market fish and dry aged rump steak, and there’s a choice of red, white or rose to wash it down with. A great date night option. the offer is available Wednesday to Saturday and no pre-booking is required. You can find more information about this offer on the website at: The Church.

Lucarelli, Mailbox

For fans of all things Italian, the 50% off offer at this Mailbox gem should be on your radar. Making pasta dishes such as linguini al gamberoni just £11 and pizzas such as the calabrese for as little as £7.50, it makes your visit to the waterside restaurant a very attractive deal. It’s only available to newsletter subscribers so make sure you visit the website and sign up to receive the offer to your inbox. Just go to: Lucarelli Birmingham Mailbox

The Old Crown in Digbeth, BirminghamThe Old Crown in Digbeth, Birmingham
The Old Crown in Digbeth, Birmingham

The Old Crown, Digbeth

There’s a fantastic 50% off all food from 3rd to 19th January at Digbeth’s oldest pub. Available Monday to Thursday with no booking needed, you can dine for half price all day and enjoy some of the finest pub grub in Brum. From chicken wings and burgers to baked seabass and celeriac schnitzel; the menu is varied with most mains around £6 after the discount. There are also lots of veggie and vegan options, making it a good spot for any group of friends looking to eat together for less. More information can be found on the pub’s website: The Old Crown Birmingham

Tattu. Barwick Street, Birmingham City CentreTattu. Barwick Street, Birmingham City Centre
Tattu. Barwick Street, Birmingham City Centre

Tattu, City Centre

Fine dining on a budget is now a reality thanks to Tattu, offering up a glamorous setting for a romantic meal. From Sunday to Friday (up until 5pm) guests can enjoy 30% off the food bill providing the code TATTU30 is used when booking a table. Expect decadent dishes including green pepper lobster, caramel soy aged fillet and sesame roasted scallops plus theatrical cocktails. Visit the Tattu website to book a table.

Mama Roux’s, Digbeth

There’s a tasty 50% off all food at the popular late night bar this month if you dine Wednesday to Friday. If you like street food and a lively atmosphere this is the deal for you. Burgers, pizza, ribs and fried chicken from Broke ‘n Bone can be found and the portions are very generous. As well as club nights the bar offers live cabaret to enjoy alongside your food. Booking in advance is advised due to popularity. Find Mama Roux’s on Instagram for updates here: Mama Roux’s Birmingham

The Wolf craft beer bar on Constitution Hill in Birmingham City CentreThe Wolf craft beer bar on Constitution Hill in Birmingham City Centre
The Wolf craft beer bar on Constitution Hill in Birmingham City Centre

The Wolf, Jewellery Quarter

A relaxed pub with lots of personality, The Wolf is popular with the Brum beer crowd but many don’t realise food is available. On Tuesdays there’s a 50% off deal that means anything from the food menu is half price. That makes loaded nachos from £2.50, pie and mash for £5 and sharing cheese boards from £6. You don’t need a voucher; simply turn up on a Tuesday evening and order. Check out The Wolf Instagram page for updates.

Alam, Small Heath

For those that like a little spice there’s a very good offer from this popular Indian restaurant that is actually valid until mid March. As long as you visit Monday-Thursday there’s 20% off the food bill, which includes their famous mix grill platters. A good one for groups and those looking for something outside of the city centre. Follow Alam’s Instagram page for more information about the discount available.

Don’t forget there are lots of ways you can dine for less in Birmingham this month, such as following Bite Your Brum and signing up to local apps including Independent Birmingham, newsletters like iChoose Birmingham or even subscriptions directly from your favourite restaurants and bars.