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More new ventures for Birmingham


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.

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  • Reply Sarah

    All you can eat Sushi!!! Sign me up now please!!!!!

    January 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm
    • Reply Laura

      I know, I’m trying to figure out when I have time to go and visit!

      January 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply John Kirriemuir

    Will the “All you can eat” sushi staff mind if you go in with a rucksack full of tupperware? Asking for a friend.

    January 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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