After an amazing 2021 in Birmingham– which was surprisingly filled with new openings despite the effects of the pandemic – the city is set to welcome a number of incredible new businesses. From rooftop restaurants to walled garden eateries, social cricket spots to creative cocktail bars, it seems the new openings in Birmingham for 2022 are expected to be bigger and better. Here’s just some of the new openings we’re excited to see in Birmingham in 2022.
One new building on the horizon is 103 Colmore Row and it comes with a jaw-droppingly beautiful restaurant up on their 24th floor. The rooftop restaurant plans to open in Spring 2022 and will be run by D&D London, the group behind 20 Stories in Manchester, Klosterhaus in Bristol and German Gymnasium in London’s King Cross, to name a few. So expect opulent and sophisticated furnishings and a drool-worthy menu.
103 Colmore Row, B3 3AG
Popular independent wine bar and shop Vinoteca, which has five going on six branches in London, is branching out of the capital this year with plans to open a site in Birmingham in Spring 2022. Located in the Paradise development in Chamberlain Square and neighbour to Dishoom and Albert’s Schloss, Vinoteca will be bringing its incredible and extensive wine list where you can sip on the likes of a crisp white, full-bodied red, juicy orange, refreshing rosé or something sparkling. The wine bar, which opened in London’s Farringdon back in 2005, will also be serving delicious bar snacks, small plates, sharers and mains like bavette steak with hand-cut chips and horseradish, all of which can be paired with a beautiful glass or bottle of vino.
Vinoteca, 2 Chamberlain Square, B3 3AX
Here to shake things up in Birmingham is The Cocktail Club group, formally known as London Cocktail Club, which is set to open a bar on Temple Street this year. The club, which already has nine London venues and two Bristol venues, is now planning to open in the West Midlands and will be offering wonderfully-crafted cocktails and a venue where you can dance the night away. Each London Cocktail Club venue has its own unique theme, from enchanted gardens to movies and the Wild West, so we can’t wait to see what theme their Birmingham bar has.
London Cocktail Club, 31 Temple Street, B2 5DB
The world’s first social cricket entertainment experience, Sixes, is setting up its fourth clubhouse at Birmingham’s Mailbox and the thrill of the game might just leave you bowled over. Following its success in London and Manchester, the new opening in Birmingham marks Sixes first venture to the Midlands and will be open from January 26. Sixes boasts a BBQ-inspired menu which will be served both indoors and outside, as well as shotbats and aptly-named cocktails such as Eton Mess, Ashes Manhattan, Sixes Fruit Cup and Tea Time featuring Yorkshire Tea.
Sixes, 174-176 Wharfside Street, Mailbox, B1 1RN
Set to bring a taste of Sri Lanka to Birmingham this year is The Coconut Tree. With branches in Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Oxford and Reading, Birmingham is one of the next new openings on The Coconut Tree’s list, allowing Brummies to indulge in authentic Sri Lankan street food, cocotails and island vibes. Opening on Gas Street soon, The Coconut Tree will be serving up small tapas-style dishes and larger sharing dishes featuring an explosion of flavours, plus the restaurant offers an abundance of vegetarian and vegan plates.
The Coconut Tree, 22 Gas Street, B1 2JT
Damascena is a popular café in Brum, currently boasting four branches however the Middle Eastern coffee house, delicatessen and bakery has plans for a fifth branch. With this opening on the horizon, Uni of Birmingham students and Edgbaston locals can be one step closer to tucking into mouth-watering food like their falafel flatbread wraps or mezze dishes such as stuffed vine leaves, hummus, falafels and chilli potatoes. Plus, this Damascena branch is expected to have a heated terrace that is perfect for alfresco dining, as well as a barista school.
Damascena, Lyndon House, 62 Hagley Road, B16 8PE
Built into the very walls of Hampton Manor’s Victorian Walled Garden, Grace & Savour is an immersive dining experience with a cookery school and luxury accommodation. For those in search of a special foodie occasion, this is one of the most unique new openings in the Birmingham area for 2022 so can offer exactly that. Serving up a fifteen course tasting menu from their open kitchen, the dishes celebrates a revolution in growing and farming, with the cooking focussing on soil health, bio-diversity and sustainability. Opening on February 25, guests can tour the garden before tucking into a beautifully-crafted tasting menu, followed by an overnight stay then experience the restaurant’s cookery school by preparing a garden-inspired lunch.
Grace & Savour, Hampton Manor, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton-In-Arden, B92 0EN
Shibuya Underground, a cocktail and sake specialist by the same team behind The Pineapple Club is set to open in Birmingham this year. The founder has had a love for Japan for many years and after spending some time there in 2018, he has had his eyes set on a Japanese sake bar. The team has launched an event in the build-up to the Japanese bar’s opening in the form of a food and drinks pairing evening with Birmingham-based eatery, Kodawari.
Shibuya Underground, below The Pineapple Club, 16 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU
Already building quite the reputation for their burgers in Worcester, Hanbao is finally arriving in Digbeth in 2022. Brummies will soon be able to devour some of the most delicious loaded fries, wings and burgers including ‘Piggie Smalls’- a beef patty served in a demi brioche bun alongside American cheese, slow cooked BBQ pulled pork, BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, purple slaw and baconnaise. And we’re crossing our fingers that Hanbao brings their infamous ‘Odd Future’ burger to Birmingham- beef patty, American cheese, bourbon bacon jam, maple streaky bacon, fresh chilli and baconnaise, all served in a glazed donut bun with sprinkles.
Hanbao, 46 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SL