Just six miles from Birmingham city Centre, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield has experienced an exciting recent growth in new places to eat, drink and socialise. Our friend Fiona Pendleton, a resident of the Royal Town, has kindly written an extensive guide to some of the great bars and restaurants in the area.
Mere Green has become a hive of activity ever since the new shopping and eating development Mulberry Walk opened. There’s an exciting host of new venues including:
A coffee shop with a difference, by day Aromatic serves “soul food” breakfasts, lunchtime sandwiches, salads and sweet treats together with Italian brews and specialist teas. By night it turns into a bar serving cocktails, craft beers, wines and a “diverse range of gins.” There are also deli boards to share and live music, making it a good place to go for a few after-dinner drinks.
After its successful debut in Birmingham, Gusto has opened up in Mulberry Walk. The menu includes pasta dishes, pizzas, steaks and other meat-based main courses alongside an extensive cocktail menu – a glam place to go for dinner and drinks.
Part of the Loungers cafe bars, a small chain known for its informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars, Sutton already hosts Quinto and Verdo Lounges. Renato Lounge is a good place for families to go for a coffee and a bite to eat in a relaxed and comfortable environment, it also has a special menu for Little Loungers as well as a selection of games and books, colouring pencils and pads together with high chairs and baby-change facilities.
Just outside Mere Green...
The Green House pub, bar, and restaurant has recently been refurbished. With its intimate atmosphere, spacious dining areas and lovely outside dining space, it's a great place for long, lazy lunches, romantic meals for two, and celebrations for all occasions.
Boasting a famous golf resort, a spa, plus multiple restaurants and bars, there’s something for everyone at The Belfry If you’re looking for carrying on the party into the night there’s also the Bel Air nightclub.
Sutton Town Centre
A small and intimate seated venue, which means that there’s no need to get up and queue at the bar! Simpson’s Gin Bar's knowledgeable team are at hand to use their expertise to take you from your favourite tipple onto something new and more adventurous based on your own individual taste. They also have deli platters and a whole host of events throughout the year.
Bhaijaans’ speciality grill menu is inspired by the world-famous, iconic Bombay street food stall, Bademiya’s, where dishes are cooked fresh to order over a flaming robato grill and served sizzling hot straight to your plate – delicious Indian street food.
Just like the Bodega in Birmingham city centre, Bodega Sutton Coldfield is a contemporary cantina offering bringing South American inspired food, cocktails, and a wide range of South American wines and regional bottled beers.
With the chilled sounds of South America and Mexico playing in the background you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re on holiday! There’s a busy bar area if you want to start your night at independent bar restaurant Los Banditos before tucking into the Mexican menu made from fresh, inspired ingredients.
The Deli is the place to go to meet with friends for a coffee or attend a range of events hosted by The Deli Street Kitchen. Held every few months, The Deli Street Kitchen offers a wide range of street food from upcoming restaurants. They have so far hosted South African inspired Savannah Grill, Caribbean Boxfood, Bare Bones and Pizza Traders, Porky Blinders, Pork Society and TLC Creperie.
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