I'm afraid LadyKooKoo is right, there is virtually nothing in the vicinity. The area around the NEC is mostly airport and related industry. You would definitely have to get a taxi/bus/train to find a nice place to eat, I'm afraid.
Hi all, I'm off to gardeners world live this weekend with my mum. Can anyone suggest a nice restaurant within an easy walk of the NEC? Pizza Express would be fine if need be, but ideally I'm hoping for something a bit smaller and independent, maybe tapas, or italian or something similar?