And Solihull is due to see two new Smokehouses open as well. Our city is already renowned for its exciting dining scene, and there’s certainly much more to look forward to as a New Year begins.
The new venues we have selected are opening in the city centre and in several local neighbourhoods, so there’s plenty of options for in and out of town dining.
Here are some of the upcoming openings that will spice up the city’s food scene:
1. Baloci - Edgbaston, open date January 8
Blending inspiration from Turkey to India the stunning Baloci Indo-Persian boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant is set to mesmerise guests with its beauty.
The venue is offering fine dining experiences showcasing the ultimate tastes of the Silk Road which also crosses through Iran Balochistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan - to people staying with them or just visiting for dinner.
Decadent decor featuring rich reds and glorious golds, ensure this is the ultimate place to enjoy the fascinating regional cuisines from the faraway lands.
2. Riverine Rabbit - 1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, open date January 15
An independent restaurant with South African roots and flavours with seasonal British produce is set to open.
Riverine Rabbit, named after the Karoo Desert's elusive riverine rabbit, is a nod to owners Ash and Erin’s ongoing endeavour to support sustainable farming practices. The restaurant was originally created by Ash and her sister, Mandy, in Cape Town, and is now spearheaded by Ash and Erin Valenzuela-Heeger. Ash is no stranger to Birmingham having worked with Brad Carter at Michelin star Carters of Moseley.
3. Verve Lounge - February 3
The Verve Lounge is opening on the spot where legendary Birmingham nightclub Bobby Browns was based on Gas Street on the Mailbox canal path - and it’s promising to the “hottest night out in town” with amazing cocktails, music and more
4. Mooncat duelling piano bar, now open
It was one of Birmingham’s best loved venues, but Jukeboxers in Brindleyplace by Utilita Arena sadly closed.
Now the popular nightspot has reopened as Mooncat Bar - with the duelling pianos still intact. The new venue is serving up live music alongside delicious Japanese street food and a mix of celestial style cocktails, sake and beers.