The best new bars and restaurants to open in Birmingham in Winter 2021

Check out these fabulous new venues opening in Birmingham

The city centre is buzzing with atmosphere with so many great hospitality spots back open. It’s so busy catching up with friends and family and enjoying all the things we used to.

And there is still so much to look forward to with a some great new bars and restaurants choosing to launch in Birmingham.

The city already has one of the most exciting dining scenes in the country holding the most Michelin stars outside of London - and most recently, The Times named The Grand Hotel as the best place to stay in Central England.

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    From dining at the top of one of the city’s tallest buildings to traditional German bars with an entertaining twist - here are seven new openings set to open in Birmingham in the coming weeks and months.

    Vagabond Wines Birmingham

    Vagabond Wines

    Vagabond Wines has arrived in Birmingham - home to its very first venue outside of London.

    Owners promise this wine bar is "unlike any place you’ve ever seen". Vagabond offers a drinking experience like no other, as its dispensing machines allow you to try a taste or even a glass of 100+ wines.

    The award-winning venue has opened its doors on the corner of Colmore Row and Bennetts Hill and staff are on-hand to help you find the perfect wine for you.

    Established in 2010, Vagabond started as a shop in Fulham and has since gone from strength to strength, opening several wine bars across the Capital, as well as an urban winery in Battersea Power Station.

    Vagabond will also have a kitchen serving up delicious tapas to accompany your wine - we’ll drink to that!

    Vagabond Wines Birmingham

    The Athenian

    If you love Greek food, feast your eyes on this.

    With spots across London and in Bristol, The Athenian has now opened in Birmingham at St Philips Place in the city centre.

    Named Deliveroo’s Restaurant of the Year in 2020, The Athenian is known for its mouth-watering wraps that celebrate the culture of Athens and Greece.

    From tasty Souvlaki, gyros and plant-based alternatives, The Athenian is the perfect option if you’re looking for delicious food on the go.

    The Birmingham venue is serving a new dish - Halal Chicken Gyros - which the team expect to be super popular!

    Albert’s Schloss Birmingham

    Alberts Schloss

    Filled with beers and bratwurst, Albert’s Schloss Birmingham has opened in One Chamberlain Square.

    The sister site to its flagship in Manchester, Albert’s Schloss is set to be one of the city’s new thrilling spots, brought to the city by Mission Mars, the same brand that owns Rudy’s Pizza, located on Bennetts Hill.

    Named after the German-born Prince Albert, the bohemian pleasure palace will serve up delicious Bavarian, Czech and Alpine-influenced food and drinks, from schnitzels to fondue.

    Spread across two floors, the venue boasts three bars, plus a private function room and a huge outdoor terrace.

    Qavali is opening in Brindleyplace


    Brindleyplace is bursting with fantastic places to eat and has just added another string to its bow.

    Qavali is a brand new fine dining experience, celebrating dishes served from across the Persian Empire.

    Named after a style of Sufi devotional singing and originating from the Arabic word qual meaning “to speak”, Qavali has space to host 250 covers, Qavali will join a successful number of spots in Brindleyplace including Pulperia, Bank, Cielo and Siamais.

    103 Colmore Row is opening in the first quarter of 2022

    103 Colmore Row Rooftop Restaurant

    With the construction of 103 Colmore Row finally coming to an end, we can look forward to dining in its luxurious restaurant.

    Located on the 24th floor of the skyscraper, the restaurant will offer stunning panoramic views of the city with floor to ceiling windows, which can be enjoyed alongside an indulgent menu.

    Run by D&D London, which runs a collection of luxury bars and restaurants, including 100 Wardour Street in Soho, the Birmingham spot will blend a stunning interior with exceptional food and service.

    Alongside the restaurant, D&D will also operate a glamourous cocktail bar and cafe on the ground floor, which will also feature a beautiful winter garden.

    The building is due to open on November 18 and the restaurant will be welcoming guests in the first few months of 2022 - we’ll keep you posted!


    Digbeth is welcoming a brand new burger joint and we can’t wait to try it out.

    Hanbao, which means burger in Mandarin, is preparing to open its first venue outside of Worcester this November.

    With a menu featuring mouth-watering burgers inspired by New York and LA, the venue is set to open on Floodgate Street.

    Founded in 2016, Hanbao has already had huge success in Worcester with its unique burgers, which can be washed down with a signature cocktail with an oriental twist.

    Alongside delicious burgers, the menu also includes indulgent sides, from Mac n Cheese to Miso Dirty Fries.

    It’s due to open in early December.

    Ball Park Birmingham

    It’s no secret that Digbeth is full of fun places to enjoy a night out, from Ghetto Golf to retro gaming at NQ64.

    Now, Digbeth is getting an adults playground, complete with a giant ball pit!

    Ball Park Birmingham will be opening on December 7, offering street food, cocktails, shuffle boards, arcade games and more.

    No specific date or location for Ball Park Birmingham has been announced yet, so make sure to follow them on social media for upcoming details.

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

    Lulu Wild

    The superglam Chinese restaurant and specialist cocktail bar is the latest addition to Brindleyplace.

    Lulu Wild 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.

    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. You can book a trip to Lulu Wild here.


    Manahatta is bringing the ultimate New York party vibes to Temple Street in Birmingham city centre

    The ultimate New York party vibes have arrived at Temple Street ready and waiting to offer you a giant slice of Big Apple fun like never before.

    Birmingham’s new cocktail bar Manahatta delivers a party atmosphere which cannot be contained, with live entertainment from DJ’s and musicians to truly celebrate the weekend in style. It’s near Revolucion de Cuba, The Botanist and Head of Steam.

    Everything at Manahatta is larger than life and this doesn’t stop when it comes to the drinks. You can enjoy supersize sharing cocktails, cocktail trees and their famous Manahatta Spritz magnums! More information and bookings can be made at the Manahatta website.

    Manahatta Birmingham

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