Autumn is here; the sun is setting earlier and earlier, and the night’s are cold again. But there are still ways of enjoying Birmingham’s beautiful outdoor scenery, while staying warm. Birmingham’s newest city-centre rooftop venue, Orelle, will open its doors on October 14.
We’ve been eagerly waiting for Orelle to open since last Christmas, but it’s been well worth the wait. Located on the 24th floor of 103 Colmore Row, the modern French restaurant offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city and beyond. And we expect it to be an unbelievable addition to the city’s rooftop bars and restaurants scene.
Offering a contemporary take on classic French recipes, the kitchen will be led by Chris Emery – who previously worked at The Alice in Oxford, as well as Michelin-starred restaurants, Pollen Street Social in London and The Clocktower in New York. His menu showcases and celebrates the best of British produce. Dishes include blackberry cured trout for starter; suckling pig and pumpkin tagliatelle for mains; and a venison, grouse and chicken wellington en croute for sharing.
Orelle’s abstract triangular design pays tribute to the site’s heritage as the former National Westminster House, while also drawing influence from the nearby Jewellery Quarter. The restaurant will also showcase a hand-painted mural by local artist, Anita Roye, whose father worked in the Jewellery Quarter.
Alongside the food, there will be an extensive curated wine list that showcases the vineyards of France and beyond. More than 20 cocktails have also been created by Tiago Bastos. Who previously worked at The Grand Hotel and The Edgbaston Hotel. Orelle’s signature cocktail, Gold 75, features Tanqueray 10, Choya Yuzu, fresh lemon and Taittinger NV Brut Champagne.
On the ground floor, Orelle will also run a cafe and outdoor terrace between 8am and 11pm. Offering stylish day-time dining and evening drinks, these areas will serve freshly prepared breakfasts, brunches, lunches and afternoon tea. In the evening, the space will evolve into a cocktail bar.
Reservations for Orelle are open now, to book a table head here.