The raw elements of this wine merchants definitely stand out from the crowd. Founder Phil Innes has really gone to town on his 2nd location on Greenfield Crescent of Edgbaston, giving it a French air about it. Not only is it filled with wall to wall wines, spirits and champagnes but has the perfect addition of their own deli bar stocked up with charcuterie and cheeses of all flavours. And if you're unsure of your Malbecs or Merlots, be sure to try one of their wine tasting events. From personal experience it's an education with a lot of fun. Ps. leave the car at home!
Alex Claridge is a creative genius! The clue in the name, decor, menu and environment are perfectly entwined. This is artistic storying telling on a plate from start to finish, a marriage of food and drink. Seasonal foraged foods are a thread throughout their menus along with ingredients from every part of the land which make up their tasting menus. Alex has partnered with Mixologist James Bowker from The Edgbaston to create the bar of all bars. Moving The Widerness's new home of 4 floors on Bennetts Hill this year certainly will be exciting for those seeking new dining experiences. In the meantime you can experience his creations in the Jewellery Quarter.
As if you have been transported back into the awesome 80’s with scenes from Studio 54, this vibrant bar will set the party mood a la disco. When you are looking for the not so ordinary try the ‘Barbi’ afternoon tea. Alex Calridge’s 2nd creation in Birmingham is as innovative as his first, with a menu complemented by a thought provoking cocktail list. Everything about this restaurant and bar is fun, do not miss out the Instagram- able hall of mirrors!
Ladies and Gentlemen, "welcome to the stage The Ivy Birmingham." Part of the British establishment is coming to town! Located on Temple Row, which seems to be having somewhat of a food revival recently. The Ivy was once known as the haunt of creative industries, keeping its exclusivity since 1917. Serving British classics from dawn til dusk, today's additions to the menus are Asian - influenced dishes amongst the favourites. Like with the dinosaurs things become extinct as has their rule their of no cameras.