The Jewellery Quarter, which is just a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre, dates back over 200 years and is home to over 100 independent specialist retailers and craftspeople. 

It is also home to a growing bar and restaurant scene. Read on to learn about some of the great places to eat and drink in this fascinating area. 

1000 Trades
16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE
1000trades.org.uk

1000 Trades cater for a variety of cravings: craft beer, cider, natural wine and tasty food. 1000 trades host regular food pop-ups , so you’ll never be bored of their menu they've had British, Spanish, French, Peruvian and Japanese food all under that one roof. Their Sunday Roasts are legendary, book ahead to guarantee your spot though. 

The Vanguard
16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE
vanguardbar.co.uk

The Vanguard is a cocktail bar and meadery, conveniently located right above 1000 Trades – you go through the same entrance door and walk up the stairs. The Vanguard specialises in Mead, a spirit made from fermented honey, fruits, spices and grains and serves beautiful and creative cocktails.

The Pig and Tail
12-13 Albion St, Birmingham B1 3ED
www.thepigandtail.co.uk

The Pig & Tail is a beautifully restored traditional pub on Albion Street. The bright and airy bar serves a tapas style menu encompassing brunch, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive craft beer, gin and cocktail selection. 

The Wilderness
27 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6JQ
wearethewilderness.co.uk

The Wilderness, from acclaimed chef Alex Claridge, is one of Birmingham's most exciting restaurants. The fine dining restaurant is definitely like no other in the city, with creative dishes, drinks (not just wine) pairings and a rock music soundtrack. There's also a seriously talented team in the kitchen, two recent finalists from Masterchef - The Professionals in the last few years have come from the restaurant.  

Lucky Duck
21 Caroline Street, Birmingham B3 1UE
luckyduckbirmingham.co.uk

Lucky Duck specialise in Asian-style broths with noodles (homemade of course), but they also make a mean bao bun. Lucky Duck often do themed dinner events, so keep an eye on their Instagram for the next one.

Hen and Chickens
27 Constitution Hill, Hockley, Birmingham, B19 3LE
twitter.com/henchickenbrum

 

Hen and Chickens looks like a regular pub in a beautiful old building, one of many on that side of town. But, as soon as you enter this place you are completely overwhelmed by the warm, comforting aromas of eastern spices. The pub has a loyal following for their tasty curries and their mixed grills are legendary!

40 St Pauls
40 Cox St, Birmingham B3 1RD
www.40stpauls.co.uk

 

40 St Paul's is a real hidden gem situated on St Paul's Square.  The multi award-winning 24 seater gin bar serves over 140 gins, either with tonic or in cocktails. The knowledgeable staff can guide you or you can consult their helpful 'ginopedia' which gives you all the information you will need to pick the perfect tipple.

Otto Pizza
14 Caroline St, Birmingham B3 1TR
ottowoodfired.com

 

If you are looking for a tasty pizza with some interesting toppings, independent pizzeria Otto is your place. Start your meal picking at a sharing board of charcuterie or roasted vegetables before moving on to one of their delicious pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven.