A new year only means new opportunities and, most importantly, new places to eat. Some amazing places are coming to Birmingham very soon that we can’t wait to sample. While many are watching our wallets this January following one of the more expensive months. These new restaurants in Birmingham are going to be worth treating yourself to in 2023. Start planning your next date night today.
One Star Döner Bar started as a side project over lockdown at chef Brad Carter’s Michelin-starred restaurant Carters of Moseley. Brad will now launch a permanent spot inside the Kings Heath pub, Hare & Hounds, in early 2023. Taking inspiration from Berlin, One Star Döner Bar aims to offer high-quality doner kebabs to be enjoyed any time of day – not just after a night out drinking. The curated menu will feature two kebabs and two shawarmas and will use the same high-quality ingredients as Carters of Moseley.
106 High St, King’s Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ
Birmingham is already blessed with one Rudy’s Pizza location. But this February, the relaxed and traditional pizzeria will open a second location in the spot formerly filled by Italian restaurant Cielo on Oozells Street. Rudy’s uses 24-hour fermented dough and high-quality ingredients imported from Naples – including San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella – in all its pizzas. It will also be giving away thousands of free pizzas when it opens. Learn more here.
6 Oozells St, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2JB
3. Low N Slow
Andy Stubbs, better known as Andy Low ‘n’ Slow, arguably put Birmingham’s street food scene on the map. His unique brand of Texas via Brum BBQ and modern Mexican food over the last 10 years has built him quite the following. Last August, he gave up his spot at Hockley Social Club to launch Low ‘n’ Slow’s debut restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter. Diners should expect both new dishes and old favourites, such as tacos, smoked and flamed seasonal veg, and, of course, ribs and brisket.
Not exactly one of Birmingham’s new restaurants. More of a rebirth. Shokupan is the new name of the Japanese sandwich shop GupShup, which closed late last year. It has continued as a dark kitchen on delivery apps ever since but will relaunch in March – taking its name from the soft, fluffy milk bread its sandwiches are served on. Brummies will have a second chance to try their cloud-like sandos in person and treat themselves to a lunch-break meal like no other.
Birmingham TV chef and man behind Purnell’s and The Mount, Glynn Purnell, will open a new tapas restaurant in 2023. Coming to Birmingham City Centre, just around the corner from his Michelin star restaurant, Plate’s will serve “small plates, great wine and cocktails.” Further details are scant for now, but keep an eye out here for future updates.
121 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2HJ