Birmingham news 19 new cool bars and restaurants to try after lockdown PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - There's lots of exciting new openings to look forward to when restrictions lift on hospitality businesses
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! 2020 and the start of 2021 has been very tough for our restaurant trade - with some heavy losses. However, there has been positive news, with announcements of several new eateries and bars opening in the city opening this year - as soon as it is safe to do so. For the moment, bars and restaurants remain closed during lockdown 3.0 but the end is in sight! On Monday (February 22), PM Boris Johnson is due to announce the Government's roadmap out of lockdown - with the gradual easing of restrictions on all sectors, including hospitality. We can look forward to a restaurant helmed by a MasterChef: The Professionals winner, a stunning canalside eatery, a Japanese fried chicken haven and a burlesque bottomless brunch bar. Feast your eyes on all the amazing places to try post lockdown 2021. Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments below. Seoul Kitchen Seoul Kitchen is opening soon This Korean BBQ restaurant will open in the unit formerly occupied by Natural Bar and Kitchen,which closed for good last year. The new eatery will serve up dishes - Korean BBQ style - where the chef uses a centrally displayed grill to prepare meats such as beef, pork, and chicken to order. Birmingham meat-eaters can look forward to authentic Korean barbecue dishes, including bulgogi - marinated thinly sliced beef. 24 Suffolk Street Queensway, B1 1LT Karage Karage in Moseley (Image: Karage on) Japanese fried chicken restaurant Karage opened in the old Katsu Kitchen on Woodbridge Road, Moseley earlier this month. Katsu Kitchen owner Yuji is now part of the Karage team. Karage refers to the traditional Japanese frying method. The chicken is lightly marinated, then coated in a traditional chicken breading that has starch among other ingredients, which helps it to stick onto the chicken and form a crispy layer when deep-fried, fresh to order. Shogun double burger at Karage Other Japanese specialities include gyoza, miso soup, yakisoba, takoyaki- octopus balls. Also, expect Katsu Cu ramen, bao buns, teppanyaki, and of course Karage chicken burgers. 2 Woodbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8EJ Lucarelli How the terrace at former Red Peppers at Mailbox will look like as Lucarelli restaurant Owners of Lucarelli have told us this swanky new eatery will open in place of Red Peppers at the Mailbox "as soon as Boris lets us". Described as a "high-end Italian restaurant and bar" it will open with a stunning glazed terrace. Expect all the Italian classics "done exceptionally well" - from food to cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and Negroni. Bellissimo! The Mailbox Medicine Medicine restaurant will open at The Mailbox Medicine cafe has already taken over the deli area in the walkway of the Urban Room and proved to be a huge success, so we can't wait until its new Mailbox restaurant opens. The Medicine restaurant will open in the unit formerly occupied by Tom's Kitchen serving up a "quality independent casual dining experience". Read more here The Mailbox Estato da Indian Cafe Rouge on Harborne High Street is now closed (Image: Sanjeeta Bains) A new restaurant from the Lasan Group will replace the Cafe Rouge site on Harborne High Street. BirminghamLive can reveal it will be called Estado da Indian. The new venue will serve Portuguese Indian food and promises to be a "warm, casual, relaxed yet vibrant dining concept in elegant, urban chic surroundings”. 42-44 High Street, Harborne, B17 9NE Tonight Josephine Tonight Josephine on Stephenson Street is "ready to open" London brand Tonight Josephine is ready to open on Stephenson Street as soon as lockdown lifts. It will stage a range of events, including Full House Bingo hosted by drag queens, a Bottomless Porn Star Martini Afternoon Tea, and Josephine's Showgirl Brunch. Read More Related Articles MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 winner Stu Deeley to open new restaurant in Edgbaston Read More Related Articles This is what is replacing Cafe Rouge on Harborne High Street - and it's very exciting A spokeswoman told us: "We'll be bringing the same great cocktails, atmosphere, events, and service that made Tonight Josephine a fan favourite in London, with some added new instagrammable moments." It will also launch a "brand new burlesque bottomless brunch" exclusive to Brum. The Burlington, Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4BL Perios Perios in Shirley is opening another site in Brindleyplace next to the Be At One Canalside restaurant Tex Mex chicken grill Perios will open in the former unit that housed Handmade Burger Company. It will offer traditional Mexican and Southern Texan flavours. Choose from the likes of hola herbs, BBQ fiesta, mild chilli lime, hot chilli lime, Texan jerk, Americano's Buffalo and Haberno chilli. There is already a branch in Shirley, Solihull which has proven very popular with residents. 14T Brindleyplace, The Waters Edge, B1 2JB Haidilao Hot Pot is a style of cooking where diners can cook and help themselves The former Jamie's Kitchen restaurant will open as Haidilao - a restaurant devoted to the Chinese Hot Pot cooking method - expect traditional hot pots of broth and raw ingredients brought to every table. Read more here The Bullring The Rolling Mill The Rolling Mill is opening soon A new restaurant is gearing up to open in the Jewellery Quarter. Headed up by the owners of the much-loved Hen and Chickens desi pub on Constitution Hill, you can expect something special. The new venue - spanning over 7,000 sq ft - will be located at the junction of Warstone Lane and Water Street. It will feature a covered courtyard, a heated mezzanine rooftop, two bars, and a private internal terrace. It is not yet known what type of food it will serve. Co-owner Sonu Rull said: “If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that people value spending time with their loved ones and we hope that The Rolling Mill will be a venue in which all can come together to unwind and enjoy amazing food, drink, and atmosphere for many years to come.” Hall Street, B18 6BY The Pub @ Kings Heath The old JD Sports on Kings Heath High Street is being transformed into The Pub @ Kings Heath The JD Sports shop on Kings Heath High Street is set to be transformed into a restaurant and bar. The Pub @ Kings Heath has applied for "change of use" planning permission to open in the closed shop. According to the planning application, the new drinking and eating venue will have booth seating and operate as an all-day bar and restaurant. The Pub @ Kings Heath will also offer "a wide range of premium lagers, cask ales and craft beers, cocktails, premium spirits and wines." The venue is described as a "unique proposal to the area which will help to create an exciting place to live, work and shop." 65 High St, King's Heath, B14 7DJ Otto, Lichfield Otto is opening a second branch in Lichfield Renowned JQ pizzeria Otto Pizza is gearing up to open a second restaurant in Lichfield. There are eight pizzas to choose from the Otto menu, including the no 2 - Wenlock Edge Farm chorizo, nduja, Fior di Latte mozzarella, and tomato sauce, finished with hilltop honey. We also love the No 8 - wild mushroom, white mushrooms, truffle oil, and grana Padana Stravecchio. Market Street, Lichfield WS13 6JX Isaac's at The Grand Isaac's restaurant part of The Grand hotel will open on Barwick Street in the new year (Image: Sanjeeta Bains) Closed since 2002 after falling into disrepair, the newly restored 141-year-old Colmore Row landmark will open in early 2021. As well as a hotel bar and restaurant Madeleine - open for guests, there will be a separate restaurant inside The Grand with its own entrance on Barwick Street. The restaurant will be called Isaac's in tribute to Isaac Horton, who owned The Grand property and opened it as a hotel back in 1879.
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. Watch this space for more info. The Grand, Barwick Street, B3 2NT. Vietnamese Street Kitchen The independently-owned and family-run Vietnamese Street Kitchen has moved from Brindleyplace to its new home at the Bullring. It is housed in the former Handmade Burger Company unit and opens in the new year.
Vietnamese Street Kitchen
Set across two floors, the new eatery will include an upstairs bar and heated outdoor terrace. Dishes on the menu include the Saigon Street Platter - roast pork, grilled chicken, crispy belly pork, crispy fried chicken salad, rice, and noodles.
It also serves up chicken wings, spare ribs, rice noodle soups, bao buns, and fried dumplings. It will include heated outside seating. There is also a VSK eatery at Resorts World. Bullring, Unit 3, St. Martin Square, B5 4BW GupShup
GupShup will open next to Kuula Poke in late March
GupShup sandwich shop and cafe will be offering very different to the city centre lunchtime trade post lockdown. Forget boring ham and cheese salad sarnies; GupShup sandos are more like proper full-on meals.
GupShup sandos sandwiches are made with soft Japanese milk bread
Having traded successfully online for over a year, it will open its first city centre branch in the former Flight Centre shop/ 16b Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU Stu Deeley's new restaurant
Stu Deeley won MasterChef: The Professionals
The former chef at The Wilderness will launch his new place in Edgbaston, giving Brummies the chance to eat the same food that wowed MasterChef judges. It will be created in the Chad Square shopping precinct opposite The White Swan pub and restaurant on Harborne Road. The spacious new place, which has not yet been officially named, will take over two units next to Don Diego Spanish restaurant. Chad Square, Hawthorne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3TQ Rosa's Thai Cafe
Rosa's Thai Cafe is opening as part of the Paradise development
(Image: Geoff Davies)
Award-winning Rosa's Thai Cafe chain is opening at Birmingham's Paradise development in 2 Chamberlain Square - in the same building as Vinoteca. It will offer a range of Thai-inspired dishes, including Rosa's signature pad Thai, beef massaman curry, and veggie butternut red curry. 2 Chamberlain Square Vinoteca
Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy Vinoteca serves " simple but imaginative food"
Vinoteca wine bar and eatery was set to open in spring opposite Dishoom as part of the £700m Paradise project. The restaurant is still planning to make the site its first outside London. Operations director Willoughby Andrews-King told us: "In this current climate, we are unable to confirm any opening dates, but I can assure you that we are still very excited about being part of Birmingham in 2021."
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Vinoteca describes itself as the place to go for "wine and food, friends and conversation" - which will all be done now, of course, at an approved social distance. Like Dishoom, Vinoteca will benefit from outdoor spacing. A signature dish on its food menu is the Vinoteca bavette steak. And expect "characterful wines" to perfectly match your meal. 2 Chamberlain Square, City Centre Giggling Squid
Giggling Squid is replacing Zizzi on Harborne High Street
Thai tapas chain Giggling Squid is opening a branch at 183 Harborne High Street in the unit formerly occupied by Zizzi. The brand, founded by husband and wife Andrew and Pranee Laurillard, prides itself on serving "staggeringly good Thai food." It has 32 sites across the UK, including Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick. 183 Harborne High Street B17 9QE
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A high end cocktail bar is opening in Iron Lofts in Newhall Square development
The new Newhall Square development is located on Newhall Street in the Jewellery Quarter near the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. It includes 220 fabulous apartments and a gorgeous new public square - complete with water fountain. Post lockdown it will also be home to a new cafe with outdoor seating - the perfect place for brunch in the summer. And even more excitingly, the square's Grade II listed Iron Lofts building will house a high-end gin and cocktail drinking den. The bar-described as "visually modern yet understated to emphasize the unique setting for the cocktail bar within the Iron Loft building." Some that opened last year, but you may not have had the chance to visit... Ikigai
Black Honey garnished with grapefruit peal at Ikigai
Ikigai opened a couple of weeks before the November lockdown. Ikigai, translated in Japanese, means a 'reason for being" - making life worthwhile -which is something we'll all be keen on doing when we're allowed to. Housed above 1000 Trades pub, offers a selection of Japanese style sake and shiso based cocktails It is run by Luke Bensley, who previously worked at Legna, Opheem, and Nocturnal Animals. One of Luke's favourite cocktails on the menu is the Black Honey - Lang’s banana rum, honey, molasses, Giffard banane de Brazil garnished with grapefruit peel. 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE Eight
8 restaurant consists of one Chef's Table
The bar area at Craft restaurant has been transformed into a separate restaurant - made up solely of a giant Chef's Table. Originally planned as a 16-cover fine-dining eatery, it was reduced to eight to comply with social distancing It has one daily seating time at 8pm - serving up an eight-course tasting menu. The eatery is helmed by Craft chef director Andrew Sheridan, known for his imaginative take on British cuisine.
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Chef Owner of Digbeth restaurant 670 Grams Kray Treadwell wins Michelin Young Chef Award 2021
It is a new entry in the Michelin Guide 2021 and was praised for the 'self-assured, original 8-course menu presented by the chef in an engaging, theatrical style'. Craft, Pulperia in Brindleyplace, and 670 Grams are other new Michelin Guide additions. ICC, 8 Centenary Square, B1 2EA 670 Grams
Inside 670 Grams
This restaurant quietly opened at the Custard Factory in August 2020, helmed by chef Kray Treadwell. Solihull-born Kray was also awarded Best Young Chef Award 2021 by Michelin. The Michelin Guide recognised his eatery for "creative, playful dishes with intriguing flavour combinations and contrasts in textures and temperatures." Dishes include the "‘Tesco cheese and onion sandwich" that helped Kray storm into the finals of The Great British Menu. We look forward to visiting! 4 Gibb St, Deritend, B9 4AA
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