Independent restaurant and cocktail bar Lulu Wild opens at Brindleyplace - what to expect at the new venue

Lulu Wild is a new glitzy addition to Birmingham city centre’s nightlife scene and its due to open on September 13

<p>Contemporary Chinese restaurant and specialist cocktail bar Lulu Wild in Brindleyplace transports guests to downtown China in its neon lit bar and lounge area</p>

Contemporary Chinese restaurant and specialist cocktail bar Lulu Wild in Brindleyplace transports guests to downtown China in its neon lit bar and lounge area

The evenings maybe darkening as autumn draws in - but nights out are brighter than ever at Brindleyplace with Lulu Wild opening its doors.

The superglam Chinese restaurant and specialist cocktail bar is the latest addition to the canalside city centre nightlife destination.

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It’s the place to be if you’re looking for a really special night out at a stylish independent venue with quality food and drink.

Situated in the spot where Carluccio’s was based, Lulu Wild is a sister restaurant to Siamais, the popular Thai restaurant and bar also in Brindleyplace, and the wonderfully eclectic Aluna at the Mailbox.

The new venue combines modern Oriental cuisine with chic European cocktail culture to create a stunning experience - you won’t be able to resist snapping a few shots for instagram when it opens on Monday September 13 - with 50% off food for the first week for those who sign up to the website.

Lulu Wild Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace welcomes guests in its bright and airy downstairs area

Decadent dining and cocktail theatrics

Two vibes work in harmony at Lulu Wild.

Downstairs is bright and spacious with an extended outdoor dining space twinkling with fairy lights.

Upstairs you’ll be transported to downtown China where neon lights dazzle guests in the lounge and bar area and live DJs add to the buzzing atmosphere.

The executive chef has taken inspiration from ancient Chinese cooking traditions and contemporary techniques to create a menu bursting with the delicious cantonese flavours.

Signature dishes include Black truffle road duck with shimeji and Free-range road chicken in satay sauce.

The cocktail menu features traditional mixes with a Chinese influence, including a punchy Ginger Mojito.

The team pride themselves on using premium products for each drink.

There are plans for bottomless brunches too.

Lulu Wild independent Chinese restaurant and specialist cocktail bar has opened at Brindleyplace in Birmingham city centre

Independent and creative

The team at Lulu Wild are pleased to operate as an independent company as it allows them creative freedom to challenge the status quo while remaining focused on offering its Birmingham clientele a unique experience.

Marketing Manager Naomi Aly said, “Lulu Wild has been a long-anticipated addition to our family, combining our signature style of visionary mixologists and artistic cuisine. Since our story began in 2015, with the opening of Aluna, our hospitality group has always had the ambition to grow.

“I can just feel the excitement from our regular customers who I know are going to love Lulu!”

What can I expect at Siamais?

Inside Siamais Thai restaurant and cocktail bar in Brindleyplace in Birmingham city centre

Lulu Wild’s sister restaurant Siamais opened in Brindleyplace in 2017 to bring a taste of Siam magic to the Birmingham city centre destination.

The name Siamais (pronounced Siam-aze) is a clever play on words incorporating twins (Siamese), and Siam (the old name for Thailand) to reflect its dual offerings of drink and food.

There is lots of quirky artefacts in the bar area, including birdcages containing skulls hanging from the ceiling and glass jars on the windows and bar, including one with a tiny skeleton.

The separate dining area is decorated with sleek sofas and giant wall murals and there’s an outdoor terrace onto Oozells Square.

The look is very ‘seedy Bangkok’ mixed with the mysticism of the Far East.

Is Aluna in the Mailbox the same?

Inside Aluna cocktail bar at the Mailbox in Birmingham city centre

Aluna prides itself in being a concept unlike any other - thriving on the adventurous and relishing the abnormal, while advancing the art and practice of hospitality.

It invites guests to try a little snippet of their molecular paradise with Aluna team describing their mixologists as social scientists. They test each cocktail in detail to ensure they highlight the delicate, subtle and fragrant ingredients collected from across the globe. You can choose from the likes of Flaming Berries, Bubblegumtini and Glitterbomb.