B:Eats: Brand new café and eatery to open inside Symphony Hall as part of a venture by music charity B:Music

B:Eats is set to serve daytime and evening menus alongside a programme of music events

B:Music, the music charity responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, are creating B:Eats - a daytime cafe and evening eatery.

From Monday, July 18, guests will be able to enjoy a meal against the backdrop of live music at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

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B:Eats was created as the perfect accompaniment to B:Music’s already popular programme of free music, and it will have an extensive daytime and evening food menu.

The Just As Big Vegan Brekkie with plant-based cured bacon, sweet potato cakes, roasted heritage tomato, roasted mushrooms, house-baked beans, cauli hash brown and toasted sourdough.

The daytime menu will feature the Big Beats Brekkie which has butcher’s choice sausage, maple-cured bacon, roasted heritage tomato, buttered mushroom, house-baked beans, cauli hash brown, poached egg and Brummie bacon cakes.

The Just As Big Vegan Brekkie will also be available, with plant-based cured bacon, sweet potato cakes, roasted heritage tomato, roasted mushrooms, house-baked beans, cauli hash brown and toasted sourdough.

The Brunch menu has Eggs Benedict with a choice of maple-cured bacon, wilted spinach or smoked salmon, and Buttered Sourdough Toast with a choice of smashed avocado, poached egg or truffle mushrooms.

Also on the Brunch menu are Southwest Chorizo Hash and Brummie Bacon Cakes - also known as the Brummie ‘breakfast cake’, these have been a fixture in the city since the late 19th century.

The Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings with a serving of either sweet BBQ, maple bourbon, chipotle honey, lemon parmesan or garlic sriracha.

The Lunch menu includes items such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, Sticky Maple Fried Chicken, and Middle Eastern Lamb Tagine.

The Sarnies menu offers a variety of sandwiches such as The Blackstone (the famous Reuben sandwich), The Ensemble (a classic Club sandwich), The Vegan Gatsby (a vegan twist on a Philly cheesesteak), The Toastmaster, (a grilled cheese sandwich), and other classic options including Just Cheese, Ham & Cheese and Cheese & Onion.

The Sarnies menu offers a variety of toasted sandwiches on sourdough, rye bread and sub rolls.

Alongside this tasty menu, there will be performances from local musicians such as pop acoustic artist Gaby K, acoustic artist Ben Drummond, Soul artist Liv Campbell and Soul & Jazz artist Isabel Abbott.

The music programme has been curated by Alex Carr, B:Music’s Jazz & Emerging Talent Producer.

He said: “The main body of artists have been picked for the free music programme as they are each uniquely talented and cover all genres from folk through to funk with a little sprinkling of pop thrown in for good fun.

“We open in spectacular style with the king of funk Thomas Atlas & Band on the Saturday and then move through a week day programme of double bills.

“All artists are performing their own original material, which again is something that we encourage for artist development. For most of the artists including this will be there first time performing with B:Music at Symphony Hall, and I felt this was a great way to introduce new artists to our venue and likewise, the charity to a new set of artists.

“With all the buzz taking place surrounding the opening of B:Eats each artist will have a busy live audience to perform to. You can expect effortlessly cool pop from Gaby K, romantic story telling from Joe Dolman and heavenly vocals of Liv Campbell (all first timers), along with great food and hospitality from B:Eats.

“Our week of free music offers something delicious for everyone!”

As an organisation, B:Music work to support local talent, giving them access to perform in the same spaces as artists further along in the careers.

Visitors can celebrates the launch of B:Eats with free performances every lunch time during the week.

The eatery will open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm with food service beginning at 11am each day.

Coffees and pasteries will be available to enjoy between 10am and 11am.

More information can be found on the B:Eats website: https://bmusic.co.uk/your-visit/beats

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