#BestofBrum – Sutton Coldfield

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

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:

Great for a relaxed get together, Prezzo offers modern Italian dining experience in a stylish and elegant setting. 

www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk  Mulberry Walk, 10 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BP 0121 323 4334

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’s also deli boards to share and live music, making it a good place to go for a few after-dinner drinks.

www.soaromatic.com312-314 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2UG ▪ 0121 270 1469

French cafe chain Bistrot Pierre offers good value classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron in cosy surroundings.

bistrotpierre.co.ukMulberry Walk, 2 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, b75 5BP▪ 0121 323 1930

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.

gustorestaurants.uk.comMulberry Walk, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BS▪ 0121 323 3100

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.

thelounges.co.uk/renato▪8 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BP▪ 0121 308 6889

JUST OUTSIDE OF Mere Green...

'A proper local pub, but with a few twists’ – the Butlers Arms is a homely pub and restaurant with home-cooked, locally-sourced, delicious British food and cask ales.

butlersarms.co.uk▪444 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4BL▪ 0121 308 0765

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.

www.thegreenhousepub.co.uk226 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UD▪ 0121 323 1951

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.

www.thebelfry.co.uk▪Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9PR▪ 01675 238600

A stylish gastropub with countryside views, log fires and a terrace, the Cock Inn is the place to go to to dine, relax and unwind in comfortable and inviting surroundings. 

www.cockinnwishaw.co.uk▪Bulls Lane, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9QL▪ 0121 313 3960

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.

www.simpsonsbar.com7a High Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1XH▪ 0121 354 4474

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.

bhaijaans.co.uk46-48 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QQ▪ 0121 355 4448

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.

www.bodegacantina.co.uk26 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QG▪ 0121 355 5157

A popular traditional Italian restaurant Pizza by Goli serves classic Italian dishes in a friendly, relaxed environment.

www.pizzabygoli.co.uk49 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QF▪ 0121 355 0222

A classy Indian venue, Panache has a stylish decor and a contemporary menu. It also offers private dining options for up to 30 people.

www.panacherestaurant.co.ukFirst Floor, Maney House,  Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QL▪ 0121 355 3353

Family run restaurant and meze bar, Eleon uses fresh, local produce and Greek ingredients – there’s also been known to be some Greek dancing during the evening!  

www.eleonrestaurant.co.uk2 Maney Corner,  Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QL▪ 0121 354 6805

Boldmere High Street

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.  

www.losbanditosboldmere.co.uk90 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5UB▪ 0121 355 0090

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.

www.thedeliinboldmere.co.uk54 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TJ▪ 0121 328 6200

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