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LOKi Wines

The raw elements of this wine merchants definitely do 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 and a lot of fun. Ps. leave the car at home!

 

 
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The Wilderness 

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 April certainly will be exciting for those seeking new dining experiences.

 

 
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The Ivy

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. Top tip for everyone who cannot live without a selfie; no cameras please, thank heavens we can all go back to eating and chatting with each other.