Fancy trying something new this month? Brum is brimming with new openings. From a self-service bar and cafe (yeah you read that right!), to a Chinese hot pot haven, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your next food and drink adventure. So, without further ado, here’s our guide to some of the very best new restaurants, bars and cafés to try in Birmingham this November.
The latest arrival to the city is set to bring a fine dining experience, designed to entice all of your senses and is open from November 3. Inspired by the heart of soulful Qawwali culture, Qavali is an Indo-Persian restaurant with a difference by creating an exclusive concept that features exciting dishes inspired by a diverse region, which remains relatively unexplored in terms of cuisine. Exploring the Ottoman Empire, the menu at Qavali features culinary specialities from across Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Persia, and India, with many halal options.
Qavali, 9 Brindley Place, 60 Broad Street, B1 2HJ
Haidilao was founded in 1994 and has established over the years to become a worldwide brand operating over 750 restaurants globally including China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, the US, Canada and Australia, and now it’s coming to Birmingham. The hot pot restaurant will be opening in Birmingham’s Bullring this November and Brummies can get dunking an assortment of foodie items from Iberico pork and wagyu beef to white radish and oyster mushrooms into a deliciously-flavoured bubbling broth. Customers vsiting at Haidilao can choose from a selection of broths like mushroom or pickled Chinese cabbage soup as well as spicy or tomato base. This cuisine from China’s Sichuan province is a perfect meal to enjoy with mates as not only can you tuck into tasty food but it’s also an immersive experience getting involved in the cooking process.
Haidilao, Unit SU333, Bullring Shopping Centre, B5 4BU
3. Auto Brew
The UK’s first self-service bar and café is heading to none other than Digbeth, home to numerous independent businesses, this November. Auto Brew’s tap wall offers beer, cider and ales, with more options available at the bar such as wines, spirits and soft drinks, some of which are Auto Brew’s own brand. Simply collect your card from the bar, top it up and start using the tap wall by scanning it on the screen then you can easily pour yourself a drink (or have drinks delivered to your table- but where’s the fun in that?) But Auto Brew’s self-service system does not stop at the tap wall as their coffee machine works in the same way, so you can help yourself to a range of hot drinks which you can either drink in or takeaway. You can also tuck into a range of sandwiches, paninis, baguettes and pasta pots alongside whichever type of brew you fancy.
Auto Brew, Greenhouse Studio, 10-11 Gibb Street, B9 4AA
Located in the heart of Longbridge town centre is a brand new 6,458 sq ft events space run by Digbeth Dining Club known as Herbert’s Yard. The space located south-west of Birmingham promises events such as farmer’s markets, festive fayres and celebrations, as well as indoor and outdoor space for a wide range of corporate and community uses. A café and deli will also offer lunchtime treats from 11am to 2pm daily, while a selection of independent food operators will be serving up a range of culinary delights like Only Jerkin’ and The Cookie Mumsters from Thursday to Sunday. Herbert’s Yard will play host to the first permanent Glass House Beer Co tapline as well as pouring house wines from organic and biodynamic wine specialists, Wine Freedom.
Herbert’s Yard, Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2TW
Brought to the city by Sunny and Sonu – the local restauranteur brothers behind the much-loved Hen and Chickens – The Rolling Mill will mark the duo’s latest hospitality venture, and will serve up a fresh take on European flavours and classics with a vintage twist. The restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter recently launched its delivery service exclusively via Deliveroo to give Birmingham a taste of what’s to come from the comfort of their own home before launching their dine-in service on November 26 serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The 280-cover venue is undergoing the final stages of the build, and will boast ample indoor and outdoor space, with a covered courtyard, a heated mezzanine rooftop, two bars, and a private internal terrace.
The Rolling Mill, 30-32 Kenyon Street, B18 6AR