There's no shortage of great restaurants in Stourbridge and its surrounding suburbs. Many are conveniently located along the High Street, close to the town's two main shopping centres, while others are just a short drive away – the perfect complement to a walk on the banks of the River Stour or a visit to one of the museums devoted to the town's heritage of glass and lace making. To make sure of booking yourself a table, check Quandoo's list of the best restaurants in and around Stourbridge.
Handy for a night out on the town, the centre of Stourbridge boasts plenty of restaurants serving authentic Indian cooking. Places like Bombay Pickles, Cellars and Eastern Nights offer a range of dishes steeped in coriander, cardamom and tamarind and cooked in traditional clay ovens. After kicking off with some samosas and onion bhajis, your choice of mains will run the gamut from sweet and sour chicken bhuna and slow-roasted nawabi lamb chops to fiery hot naga curry (much fiercer than a vindaloo). Then after all that spice, you can always cool down your taste buds with some traditional kulfi ice cream.
The Stourbridge area also has restaurants that look to classic European cuisine for inspiration. Lovers of rustic Italian trattoria will want to check out establishments like Vesuvio in the town centre or Il Michelangelo in Brierley Hill. Then there are venues such as Zendi in Kingswinford which capture the feeling of a family-run Greek taverna, with music, dancing and plate smashing all adding to the lively atmosphere. Entrées of stuffed vine leaves, baked butter beans or goat's cheese on toast lead into mains of stifado (beef and onion casserole), kleftiko (braised leg of lamb) and other heart-warming dishes.
There are also some fine British-themed restaurants in the Stourbridge vicinity. If you're in the mood for an old English carvery, then you'll enjoy a visit to establishments such as Koyla Kitchen in Brierley Hill. Here you can tuck into mixed grills, well-filled gourmet burgers and other classic pub food alongside specials like juicy rib eye steak and salmon in white wine sauce. These places are usually good for a range of nostalgic English puddings too, be it apple charlotte or Eton mess (a frothy dessert of berries and whipped cream). So book a table today and enjoy!