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New New St & Grand Central Birmingham Eateries

IMG_4025.JPGI’ve been blogging for a while about the new places in Grand Central Birmingham, but entirely managed to miss that new New St would have some of its own too.  Having had a nosy round the place I spotted a few new ones I didn’t realise were coming, so here’s a list of all the places I’ve either heard or seen are going to be opening.

New St eateries

  • All Bar One – there are a few of these in town so it should come as no surprise
  • Benugo – another exciting one, using local, seasonal food whenever possible and plenty of social responsibility…plus lots of coffee
  • Camden food co – there was one of these in the old New St, healthier food for on the go, sandwiches and salads and that jazz.
  • Costa – has been here for a while and you know the score, coffee, pastries and sandwiches.
  • Delice de France – this has been around during the works, sandwiches and such like.
  • Five Guys – burgers, fries and the most impressive drinks machine I’ve ever seen.
  • Hotel Chocolat – chocolate and other chocolate things.
  • Joe’s Coffee House – barista style coffee, with hot and cold food.
  • Joe and the Juice – this looked like it might technically be part of GC but I could see it from the atrium…coffees, juices and sandwiches.
  • Leon – seasonal and naturally fast food – possibly one of the most exciting additions, I hear the meatball boxes are amazeballs.
  • M&S Simply Food – sandwiches, salads and for when you forgot something from your weekly shop.
  • Mi Casa Burritos – burritos, obviously.
  • The Pasty Shop – luxury pasties, sausage rolls and hot food…pretty there used to be one in old New St.
  • Pret a Manger – handmade natural food, including sandwiches, warm risottos and salads (which my mum really likes).
  • Starbucks – home of the disco coffee (PSL is back!) and other such coffee shop related things.
  • Upper Crust – has been there through the refurb, baguettes and the like.
  • Wasabi – sushi and bento boxes at an affordable price.

Grand Central Birmingham eateries

  • Caffe Concerto – Italian patisserie selling gateaux, pastries and ice creams, made on the premises…plus sandwiches and tea and coffee.
  • Carluccio’s – authentic Italian dishes, prepared on site daily, including antipasti, salads, fresh handmade pastas and risottos.
  • Cocomacs – freshly baked coconuts macaroons in a range of scrumptious flavours from this micro-bakery and café.
  • Costa – coffee, hot chocolate, sandwiches…you know the drill.
  • Crepe Affiaire – crepes throughout the day, presumably sweet or savoury…entirely up to you.
  • Ed’s Easy Diner – Americana diner…there is one in the Bullring so expect similar.
  • Francesca – Traditional Italian food using healthy products and locally sourced ingredients to produce food based upon traditional Sicilian family recipes.
  • Frizzenti – sparkling and still wines on tap, Prosecco, Italian tapas, coffee and pastries…a more fun way to wait for a train.
  • Fuel – healthy fat free smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, super fuel health shots and wheatgrass shooters…Easy way to five a day.
  • Giraffe – freshly cooked food inspired by dishes from around the world.  Their core management team are local lads and they’ll also be serving up their famous brunch menu and offering deals at the bar.
  • Gobstoppers – will make you feel like a kid in a sweet shop with over 2,000 products from Pop Tarts to Jelly Belly, Reese’s to Wonka, Lucky Charms to Jolly Rancher and everything in-between.
  • Handmade Burger Co – burgers…lots of different types of burgers.
  • Muffin Break – muffins, other baked goods and hot drinks.
  • Nando’s – home of all things cheeky, plus chicken, piri piri sauce.
  • Paul – patisserie from humble beginnings in 1889 as a small bakery in France and now found all over the world.
  • Pho – Authentic Vietnamese street food…bit excited for this one.
  • Square Pie – British food that will put a smile on your face…and home to the pie world cup.
  • Tapas Revolution – Omar Allibhoy is bringing Spain to Birmingham with traditional, authentic Spanish food and wines – stay in or take out.
  • Tortilla – California-style burritos and tacos…and margaritas too.
  • Whittards – tea, all the tea! They do coffee and also cake too…glad this is back in the city.
  • YakiNori – little sister to the well loved Birmingham restaurant Woktastic, serving sushi, bento boxes and food from a teppanyaki grill.
  • Yo!Sushi – the conveyer belt of colourful dishes serving up sushi and other Japanese inspired dishes.

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  • Reply Michael Schwartz

    Very interesting but not the same as the Selly Oak favourites, the Royal Bengal (three courses for 25p) or Micks Cafe (do not eat for a week beforehand).


    September 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm
    • Reply Laura

      Sadly my knowledge of Selly Oak is pretty much the Goose pub…but I like the sound of Micks!

      September 30, 2015 at 10:16 pm

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