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 bars and restaurants opening in Birmingham below:
Tonight Josephine, a cocktail bar with two sites in London, is set to open a new site close to Grand Central in November. As well as cocktails, the new bar will host bottomless brunches and masterclasses.
Chinese chain Haidilao has announced plans to open its third UK branch in the unit formerly occupied by Jamie's Italian. The restaurant specialises in traditional hot pots and customers will be able to choose from soups, meats and noodle dishes.
Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew has picked Grand Central in Birmingham as the flagship location for her new foodservice concept Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen. The menu at Mrs Chew’s will focus on serving simple and authentic Chinese dishes from time-honoured recipes using the freshest ingredients.
Treetop Adventure Golf is set to open next Spring in the Bullring.
Treetop will invite guests to ‘escape into an immersive rainforest world where temples crumble, ancient spirits stir and mini golf reigns supreme.’ The golf operator will offer two indoor 18-hole mini golf courses – the Tropical Trail and Ancient Explorer – as well as a Bonus 19th hole that gives guests the chance to win a free round. There will also be an F&B offering to enjoy.
Rosa's Thai Cafe specialises in authentic Thai food served in a no-frill and relaxed atmosphere. The new site will open in Paradise in early 2021.
Vinoteca combines high quality, characterful wine with a selection of paired dishes created from fresh and seasonal produce. They have also announced plans to open in Paradise when it is completed later this year.
Latin American themed restaurant Las Iguanas is set to open a third branch in the city centre, this time in Brindley Place.
Giggling Squid is a chain of thai restaurants serving simple, rustic, fresh Thai food. It is set to open on Harborne High Street this Spring.
Gin and Juice, a bar serving breakast, brunch and lunch during the day and a selection of gins in the evening, is set to open on the Cathedral Square in 2020.
North Fish is a Polish chain of fish and seafood restaurants which operates 47 sites across Poland. They have announced plans to open their first branch in the UK in the Bullring this Spring.
Promising the authentic flavours of Beirut, Kababji is set to open in Grand Central soon. The brand was created in 1993 and has over 30 branches across the Middle East.
We have a while to wait for this one, but D and D London, the restaurant group behind Bluebird, Coq D'Argent and Le Pont de La Tour have announced plans to open a rooftop bar, cocktail bar and cafe in 103 Colmore Row when it is completed in 2021.
First launched in spring 2017 with sites in mainland Europe and Israel as well as its UK first in Edinburgh, NYX Hotels have announced plans to open a new site on Berkley Street, just off Broad Street.
Ikigai is an independent cocktail bar which is set to open in the space recently vacated by The Vanguard, above 1000 Trades. The menu will focus on seasonal Japanese ingredients.
A new bar and restaurant inspired by the lounge bars of New York, situated on the corner of Newhall St and Great Charles Queensway.
A new cocktail bar & beer boutique set across two floors of the historic Great Western Arcade from the team behind The Vanguard in the JQ.
A new authentic Italian restaurant from the team behind Laghi’s Deli in Millenium Point serving the best in pizza, pastries, and Prosecco.
A new warehouse serving natural wines opening in Digbeth Birmingham
Popular bar and restaurant The Cosy Club is following in the footsteps of The Alchemist and Be At One and opening a second site in Brindley Place. The new bar will be located in the space formerly occupied by The Smoke Haus, above The Slug and Lettuce.
Dishoom pays loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. They have announced plans to take a unit in the Paradise development when it opens later this year. We can't wait!
Zumhof is a Berlin inspired Biergarten, serving over 60 rotating speciality biers and the best local brews including Digbrew and Purity brewing. The food offering includes bratwursts and burgers alongside Rudys Neapolitan Pizza handmade by pizzaiolos every morning and transported to Digbeth.
After a successful pop up last year, Morridge will be opening a permanent residence in the Great Western Arcade this year. The new restaurant will serve their tasty and wholesome porridge as well as great coffee and a new lunch offering.
A new restaurant from Michelin starred chef Aktar Islam. Based in Brindley Place, Pulperia will serve authentic Argentinian cuisine.
A retro gaming bar which is planning on opening its third branch in Digbeth next year.
A new nightclub opening on Ludgate Hill, specialising in disco, funk and sould music.
A new entertainment venue opening in January, Roxy Ballroom will have bowling, pool, beer pong, and shuffleboard alongside pizza and cocktails.
The team behind Craft Dining Rooms in the ICC are expanding their offering by opening Craft English Garden. It'll be an informal bar area promising a calm, cool and chic environment that’s welcoming any time of the day or night.
Tabule Kitchen is a new Lebanese and Moroccan restaurant on St Mary's Row in Moseley.
A new pan-Asian restaurant now open in The Arcadian.
A brand new pub from Thornbridge Brewery which is now open in the building formerly occupied by Lloyds Bank on Colmore Row.
A new live music and vinyl bar on Adderley Street in Digbeth, where music fans and vinyl lovers are encouraged to choose and play albums and singles from the bar’s large 4000 record collection.
Popular Solihull Indian street food restaurant has opened a second branch in the unit formerly occupied by Gourmet Burger Kitchen in the Mailbox this Autumn.
A new bar on Colmore Row, boasting three versatile bar areas and a unique city centre rooftop.
Board game cafe Chance & Counters has opened their third branch in the Custard Factory in Digbeth this Autumn. The cafe offers over 600 games, from new to old school classics with friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you learn them.
New cocktail bar Couch has opened in up-and-coming Stirchley this Autumn. The drinks will be inspired by the team's favourite songs and the bar will be run by Tommy Matthews, former bar manager at The Edgbaston.
A new bar and 'social sports' venue in Digbeth, offering you the chance to try your hand at curling, baseball and table golf in quirky graffiti-filled space.
Celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo has opened a branch of his 'My Restaurant' chain on Temple Row.
Stourbridge Brewery, Craddocks, has opened a real ale bar in the Great Western Arcade where all profits will be donated to charity. The Good Intent' will be in keeping with the Victorian feel of the arcade with art deco touches.
Popular Middle Eastern cafe Damascena has opened a fourth venue in the city, this time in the Jewellery Quarter.
A new spot for lunch - Salad Box has opened its second UK branch on Great Charles Street in October. Customers will be able to select from a menu of delicious classics or customise their own meal, with a wide range of vegetarian and gluten/vegan-friendly options to choose from.
Nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s trendy Jewellery Quarter, Selina Birmingham is an elegantly designed boutique hotel, offering a range of accommodation options, a laid-back Latin themed restaurant and a bright and airy wellness studio.
Chakana, located on historic Alcester Street in Moseley, is a 60-cover restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Roberto Ortiz. The menu takes in classic Peruvian dishes with a Michelin-starred twist partnered with an extensive wine, cocktail and spirits list, specialising in the traditional Peruvian brandy, Pisco.
Gone but not forgotten...
The Grand Hotel Birmingham is set open its doors this summer, following a dramatic restoration that will return the city centre landmark to its former glory.
Manahatta, a New York-inspired cocktail bar is set to open in the former Anarchy 45 Gym site on Temple Street. The brand currently operates 6 sites across the North of England.