Wow it’s a busy old time in Birmingham’s food and drink scene. I blogged about five openings coming to the city and no sooner had I clicked ‘publish’ but a raft of others have appeared! Here are another few places that have or are due to open in the city soon, plus a couple of pop ups and residences…
Hare & Hounds Pop-ups
From South Indian dosa to pie from Eastside and South African dishes, the Hare and Hounds is playing host to three pop-ups this month with Pop Up Dosa on the 15th, Savanna Grill on the 22nd and Pietanic on the 29th January. Tickets for each of the events are £15 and available via their website.
Big Papa’s Beautiful South to take over the Sunflower Lounge
To be honest I didn’t even realise the Sunflower Lounge had a kitchen until the boys at Big Papa’s announced they were partnering with the venue. Known for their soul food streetfood, Big Papa’s will be taking over the kitchen seven days a week from 21st January; expect blackened shrimp, buttermilk fried chicken and cola-pulled brisket on the menu.
Cosy Club in the Midland Bank
The rumour mill had the original Midland Bank pegged as many things, but the Birmingham Post announced a deal was struck and it’ll become the first city centre venture by the Loungers group, who already have a number of cafe-bars in the city. Agreeing a 25 year lease and spending a raft of money on repairs and a substantial fit out of the Grade II listed building, the venue will become a Cosy Club café-bar and is expected to open sometime in the spring.
Quinto Lounge in Sutton Coldfield
But if you need your fix of a new Loungers venture, then Quinto Lounge in Sutton Coldfield town centre opens today (14th January). Taking over a two-story furniture store on the Birmingham Road, the venue will echo it’s over locations with a retro home from home serving up all-day breakfasts plus tapas and burgers.
Kyoto Sushi and Grill on Hurst Street
For a while sushi restaurants were a bit thin on the ground in Brum, but the tide is changing and with that comes Kyoto Sushi and Grill in the Arcadian on Hurst St. With an all-you-can-eat buffet concept you get two hours to order and eat as much freshly prepared food, with over 70 dishes on the menu, including sushi, soups and handmade rolls.