All of Birmingham’s fabulous new restaurants and bars that opened in 2021


Fantastic new restaurants have appeared on the Brum scene this year.

Opening a hotel business during a pandemic is no small feat, and we applaud the new bars and restaurants that are helping our city recover and grow.

From affordable fine dining and chic Chinese to a German pleasure palace and Parisian cocktail bar, these are all new places we’ve welcomed in 2021.

Read more: First look inside the new 1920s themed bar “The Rolling Mill” in the Jewelery Quarter

Did we miss your new favorite hangout? Let us know in the comments below.



The team behind a popular downtown restaurant that has been forced to close due to Covid has opened a new neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Edgbaston.

Ann Tonks and Irene Allan, who previously owned Opus on Cornwall Street, have opened a new restaurant with Opus Chef Manager Ben Ternent as the head of the kitchen.

Expect the same Opus commitment to quality ingredients and affordable fine dining.

Dinner dishes include cod – with sweet potatoes, dahl, yogurt, crackers as well as venison – celeriac, sprouts, cranberries and seeds.

5, Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston B15 3BE

Albert Castle

Visitors will be encouraged to dance on tables

New German “pleasure palace” Albert Castle serves Bavarian, Czech and Alpine cuisine, with an on-site bakery producing fresh bread, pretzels, pastries and puddings. It can all be washed down with “the best of European beers, including Pilsner and Schnapps from the Alps”.

The huge hall spans two floors with three bars and offers shows every night of the week. It also serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

BirminghamLive got a taste of the place. Check out all the photos here.

Paradise Forum, One Chamberlain Square B3 3AX

Saint Moly

After closing its Grand Central site last year, the famous macaroni and cheese restaurant has moved to the much larger and spacious Harborne High Street site.

The new restaurant will be open from breakfast to dinner and cocktails.

This, of course, includes all of the Holy Moly burgers, fried chicken, and mac and cheese.

You can also go for a range of healthier options such as Thin Salmon Fillet – Salmon Fillet marinated in Honey, Chili and Lime, Spicy Rice and Salad – or Harlem Gym Junkie, Mama’s Buttermilk Chicken, Five Spices. wild, rings, large salad, corn on the cob and spicy rice.

For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy freak shakes. Flavors include Harlem Oreo Cookie Crunch – Oreo Cookies mixed with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce topped with whipped cream and crumbled Oreos

Laughing squids

Giggling Squid prepares to open on Harborne High Street
Giggling Squid prepares to open on Harborne High Street

The Thai tapas chain Giggling Squid, founded by husband and wife Andrew and Pranee Laurillard, prides itself on serving “amazingly good Thai food”.

Its new Harborne restaurant features Thai tapas served in a truly beautiful setting

183 Harborne High Street B17 9QE

The rolling mill

Pictured the Rolling Mill bar and restaurant in Kenyon Street, Hockley, Birmingham.

Housed in a former rolling mill factory (hence its name), the cozy restaurant was strongly inspired by the Roaring Twenties.

Rolling Mill is the brainchild of brothers Sunny and Sonu Rull, creators of the popular desi pub Hen and Chickens.

Steak, fish, burgers and bespoke pizzas dominate the menu – with entrees ranging from £ 7 to £ 27 – but there’s also a selection of “small plates” including bites of pork belly, halloumi, and wings.

30, rue Kenyon B18 6AR


Former Jamie’s Kitchen restaurant opened as Haidilao – a restaurant devoted to the Chinese Hot Pot method of cooking – awaits traditional hot pots of broth and raw ingredients brought to every table.

Read more here

The arenas


This restaurant replaced the Boo Boo cafe on Lordswood Road in Harborne

The owners posted on social media: “Imagine a relaxed, sun-drenched cafe you come across as you explore the side streets of Italy. This is where we want to take you.

A spokesperson added: “In the evening, Tropea transforms into a relaxed, dimly lit restaurant with a menu of small plates designed to be shared. Welcoming snacks, fresh pasta, seafood and regional specialties, the menu reflects the best and freshest of produce, from canoe fish to venison. “

27 Lordswood Road, Harborne, B17 9RP

State of india

Dishes in Estado da India
Dishes in Estado da India

The new neighborhood restaurant Estado da India opened on Harborne High Street in May Рreplacing the old Caf̩ Rouge site.

Named after the Portuguese state of India, which was founded in 1505 and covered the western state of Goa, Estado da India serves cuisine that celebrates the Portuguese influence on Indian cuisine since the 16th century. .

It specializes in small tapas-style plates, which have been a hit with Harbornites, judging by the crowds of the place in the evenings.

Read our review here.

42-44 High Street, Harborne, B17 9NE

Fox and Luck

Located in the heart of Birmingham, this bar offers a perfectly curated drink menu – as well as unusual bar snacks such as buttered toast.

Cocktails on the menu include classics such as the Espresso Martini as well as more original creations.

We love the sound of the Stone Fence cocktail – which “blends the sweet and spicy nature of rye to create a great taste, perfect for sunny days.” There’s also The Flip the Pip – Rum infused with banana, maple syrup and stout.

45, rue Pinfold, B2 4AY

wild lulu

Chinese holidays are on the menu of this Instgrammable place
Chinese holidays are on the menu of this Instgrammable place

Take a walk on the wild side this festive season at the ultra-glamorous and modern Chinese restaurant Lulu Wild.

This Brindleyplace venue has a very decadent party atmosphere.

Over £ 1million has been spent on the two-story site, which is owned by the same team behind Siamais in Oozels Square and Mailbox Aluna restaurant and cocktail bar.

Signature dishes on the menu include “Roast duck with black truffle and shimeji” and “Roast farm chicken with satay sauce”.

And it has a very exciting cocktail list, including China Gold – prosecco, citrus and Stolichnaya honey and High Tea in Macau – Beefeater gin, vanilla, and elderflower. Treat yourself!

The Waterfront, Brindleyplace

Madeleine au Grand

This Parisian-style bar has been designed to evoke the bars you will find in the greatest hotels in the world. Sip the bar’s house cocktails such as Gin Couture or Alpine Spritz.

Champagne is quite special too.

The Great, Colmore Row

Isaacs at the Grand

In addition to the hotel bar and the Madeleine restaurant – open to guests, there is a separate restaurant inside the Grand with its own entrance on Barwick Street. Isaac’s in homage to Isaac Horton, who owned The Grand and opened it as a hotel in 1879 – serves American dinner classics all day.

Vietnamese street food

Inside Vietnamese street food

This colorful Birmingham restaurant has replaced the old Handmade Burger Company VSK focuses on authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
The menu is divided into three sections – street snacks, large bowls with a choice of toppings, Pho soups and “Classics” – authentic Vietnamese dishes cooked “the original way”. The street snack menu includes wings, spring rolls, fried dumplings, crispy bites, ribs and salads.


Qavali is definitely worth a try for its amazing decor and atmosphere alone!

Described as an Indo-Persian restaurant, it offers an extensive menu of dishes covering Turkish, Afghan Persian, Pakistani and Indian cuisine.

These include the Persian lamb shank with pomegranate seeds, crumbled pistachios and the large Qavali platter – a selection of grilled meats including Punjabi Tikka chicken, Sajji wings and Kandahari lamb chops.

It also has a fantastic cocktail menu, including Flowers of Hafez – red rose, poppies, pomegranate blossoms, jasmine gin, and Coffee House – Qavali’s version of the Espresso Martini made with cold coffee, cardamom and cascara. coffee bean vodka.

We love the sound of Champagne Lassi – Alphonso Mango, roasted coconut and Champagne.


Manahatta is based on Temple Street in the city center. Fabulous cocktails include the Manahatta Spritz – Tanqueray gin, Campari, lemon, sugar, grapefruit soda.

The menu includes New York-inspired classics such as Empire State Chicken – a towering stack of crispy coated chicken, waffles, American cheese, pancetta, purple coleslaw and maple syrup salad, and French fries. Sweet potatoes.

10, rue du Temple B2 5BN

Sources of Luna

Inside Luna Springs
Inside Luna Springs

Around the Digbeth Creative District, you’ll find Luna Springs. This place of entertainment offers cocktails, burgers and Alpine-inspired dishes!

Courtesy of the street vendors at Brat Haus, revelers can sample chicken cutlets, currywurst, bockwurst and haus raclette – melted raclette cheese over mashed new potatoes in butter!

After shopping for food and drinks at the stalls, you can sit at your pre-booked table under a disco tent-style marquee.

There’s also an ice rink here, so it’s a real Winter Spectacular.

But you will need to book a table here in advance. For more information go here.

Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity Street, Deritend, B9 4AG

This evening Josephine

Tonight Josephine cocktail bar on Stephenson Street, Birmingham.
Tonight, the Josephine Cocktail Bar on Stephenson Street, Birmingham.

If you like pink, you’ll love Tonight, Josephine. But don’t expect anything twee and girlie, though.

This place is the perfect place for loud celebrations – perfect for a messy but fun night out!

As well as offering cocktails and light snacks, it also hosts a range of events including Full House Bingo hosted by drag queens, Bottomless Pornstar’s Afternoon Tea Martini and the Josephine’s Showgirl brunch.

The Burlington, Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4BL

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