Every time a door closes a window opens. Like many others in Kings Heath, we were heartbroken by the closure of The Pear Tree back in 2021. But we couldn’t hide our excitement for the new independent food hall at the old Wetherspoons when it was announced late last year. District Marketplace recently opened its doors (July 21) providing the community with plenty of refreshing drinks, tasty food and live music.
Known as a trendy neighbourhood in Birmingham, Kings Heath is full of independent sellers. So we’re sure District Marketplace will fit in just perfectly. Showcasing some of the best food, drink and live entertainment the area and beyond can offer. It is currently in its soft launch phase, however, so expect the new food hall to grow its options (plus keep an eye out for a big opening party soon).
What is on offer at Kings Heath’s District Marketplace?
There are currently five kitchens to tuck into at District Marketplace. The first you should know pretty well, it’s one of our favourite pizzerias, Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse. Serving authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, just a short walk from their home in Stirchley, Alicia’s guarantees you won’t leave feeling disappointed or underfed.
Also on the menu, the Bearwood-based Turkish restaurant, Mount Nemrutis, is serving its signature charcoal-grilled platters. While the ambitious and innovative chef, Andrew Sheridan of Open Restaurant Group, has three kitchen concepts running at District Marketplace. Prime Patty for bold and juicy burgers, Get Clucked for delicious chicken strips and Unami Street for pan-Asian street food.
As well as being able to order hot and refreshing drinks at the bar, diners will also be treated to live music and DJs. So expect the family- and pet-friendly food hall to become a bit of a vibe at the weekends. The space should also host a range of events shortly and is actively looking for more vendors. It’s early days but there’s plenty of promise.
To learn more about District Marketplace head here.