Barely a week seems to go by without a new place to eat or drink opening in Birmingham.
Keep up to date with the latest bar and restaurant openings in Birmingham below:
The Bear Grylls Adventure
A new attraction close to the NEC containing 5 adventure zones. You'll be able to test your survival skills, try indoor skydiving, tackle a high ropes course, or go snorkelling or scuba diving. We think it sounds like a great venue for a team event!
A new foodie venue with a Prosecco bar (amongst many others!) opening in Digbeth soon. Boxxed Social - a concept based on the famous Mercado da Ribeira market in Lisbon - will be on Floodgate St and promises to be a versatile where you can eat, drink, be merry and enjoy feel-good music, day and night
An authentic Punjabi pub which will be located next door to its sister site, Rebel Chicken on Pitsford Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Rebel Desi will seat 28 and serve curries and mixed grills alongside a special selection of beer.
An independent pub company with venues in Cambridge and Oxford who are planning their first venture into the Midlands. Pint Shop will have a bar area for drinks and snacks plus a separate dining area serving British dishes.
Tattu is a stylish Chinese restaurant which already has branches in Leeds and Manchester. It has announced plans to open in the basement of the newly refurbished Grand Hotel by the end of 2018.
Holy Moly Macaroni
Holy Moly Macaroni strives to 'bring back proper mac and cheese' to the UK all the way from the States, by opening its first permanent restaurant in Grand Central. Opening on 21st July, you may have already seen Holy Moly at Digbeth Dining Club!
A new bar and eatery opening on the site formerly occupied by Cherry Reds in Kings Heath. Opening on 27th July, it will have an open kitchen with rotating residents, the first being pie legends Pietanic.
Baked in Brick
Street food legends and winners of the Best of Best of the Best at the British Street Food Awards are opening a permanent home in the Custard Factory on Saturday 7th July.
A new cocktail bar from the legends behind Independent Birmingham AND Smultronstalle. Now open somewhere on Thorp Street, it's up to you to find the doorbell and give it a ring!
An outdoor event space in Digbeth that promises to bring the best in film, live sport coverage, music and arts. They also have a licensed bar and street food vendors to accompany all of their events.
Opening in Grand Central on Saturday 9th June, Thai Express promises to bring Bangkok to Birmingham. Perfect for a quick lunch, it promises to showcase a “full authentic Thai menu, cooked fresh from live cooking stations, skilfully and speedily”.
The Head of Steam
A new craft beer pub on Temple Street from Camerons Brewery. The bar will host a 30-strong revolving line up of beers, ales and ciders, along with a selection of premium wines, spirits and the odd cocktail.
Grace and James
A new independent wine shop, bar and deli opening in Kings Heath. Run by the team behind the popular street food favourites Cafe Horchata, it will serve natural wine and craft beers plus cheese, charcuterie and small plates.
The new fine dining restaurant from award-winning Birmingham chef Aktar Islam on Summer Row. The 70 seater restaurant serves 'progressive Indian cuisine' in a spectacular dining room.
The Rebel is now open on Pitsford Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Serving rotisserie chicken, sides and drinks, it also has a large beer garden, perfect for summer evenings!
Jailbird is now open in the place of Nosh & Quaff and has a stylish New York feel. The restaurant upstairs serves great steaks, brilliant seafood and plenty of other classy dishes, including vegetarian offerings. Downstairs, there is a classy bar, perfect for post-work drinks!
Arch 13 at Connolly's
Arch 13 is a new wine bar at Connolly’s Wine Merchants. Arch 13 offers an ever-evolving wine list which launches with a 23-strong selection, a cocktail menu that takes in six classic mixes, and six specials, and a menu devoted to Madeira wines showcasing vintage bottles dating from 1968.
Mi Amore Ristorante Pizza
Now open on Summer Row, Mi Amore is an authentic Italian restaurant from award-winning Birmingham chef Aktar Islam serving a mix of contemporary and traditional dishes. Set in a modern, canal-side location close to the Jewellery Quarter it is the perfect escape from the City Centre.
Cafe Artum is a coffee shop and record store in one! Now open following a kickstarter campaign, you can sip coffee in relaxed art-filled surroundings before choosing a new LP to take home.
Now open in the former Edmunds Bistro de Luxe site in Brindley Place, Maribel serves “French-influenced modern British cuisine” two, four, six and eight-course tasting menus from renowned chef Richard Turner.
The new bar from the team behind (and next door to) burger restaurant Original Patty Men. Kilder has 15 craft beers on tap plus natural wine and a great selection of cheese and cured meats.
Now open on Temple Row, The Ivy serves British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
Comptoir Libanais is a colourful Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has a souk style market selling beautiful handmade Moroccan bags, unique homeware and authentic Middle Eastern ingredients.
A restaurant from local and award-winning chef Ben Taylor, Little Blackwood Moseley is Ben’s first restaurant bringing innovative, seasonal and locally sourced British food in an eclectic style. Open for lunch, dinner, and as well as weekend brunch and Sunday lunch.
Rola Wala opened their fourth restaurant in Selfridges in the Bullring in February. Bringing a new take on Indian street food, they serve tasty naan rolls and grain bowls with fillings such as sweet potato saagwala, Nagaland lamb or chicken tikka.
A new bar above 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter serving cocktails and mead. Open from Tuesday until Saturday, booking a table is very much recommended
A second venue for award-winning Loki Wines. The new store features four of their popular Enomatic wine machines, a deli and craft beer on tap.
The High Field Studio
Located just next door to The High Field, The High Field Studio is a unique venue can accommodate up to 80 guests for a standing buffet and drinks party or 65 guests seated for an informal lunch or dinner. With a fully stocked private bar and floor to ceiling windows, The Studio offers an open, versatile space flexible for any occasion.
The popular Thai restaurant Sabai Sabai, which already has branches in Harborne and Moseley, has now opened a branch on Waterloo Street.
An Indian street food restaurant from celebrity youtube vlogger and food writer Nisha Katona, now open in the food area of Grand Central.
San Carlo Group have opened a second branch of the ever popular Fumo on the 4th floor balcony of Selfridges