Everyone dreams of engorging on a multi-course menu in fine-dining style. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, this affordable six-course dining experience from Six by Nico is heading to Colmore Row this November. Meaning we can soon all live the high life in Birmingham without breaking the bank.
Set at £39 per person, with the option to enjoy wine pairing for an extra £30, Six by Nico specialises in six-course tasting menus that change every six weeks. Each new menu draws inspiration from a particular theme, destination, or concept. With past themes including places like Tokyo, Sicily and Catalonia, each menu also has a six-course vegetarian alternative, with vegan options also available.
Birmingham will be the brand’s thirteenth location. So we’re expecting great things from the new restaurant, which has already found success across multiple sites in the UK and Ireland – such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and London. It’ll be opening its doors at 81 Colmore Row on November 30, with a brand-new delectable and affordable menu.
“We’ve launched many restaurants across the UK, but we’re thrilled to be bringing the concept to the second city!” said Nico Simeone, founder and chef at Six by Nico. “Birmingham’s culinary scene has gone from strength to strength, and we can’t wait to join with a bang into the centre of it all.”
The first six-week menu for Birmingham digs into the ‘chippie tea’, reimagining some much-loved British classics. ‘The Chippie’ menu features elevated classics such as Chips & Cheese with parmesan espuma, curry oil and emulsion and crisp potato terrine; Scampi with brandade, dill emulsion, gribiche, peas and beurre blanc; and Steak Pie – a 24-hour beef shin with burnt onion ketchup, mushroom duxelle and ‘meaty salsa’, followed by Fish Supper and Smoked Sausage.
But the stand-out item has to be the reimagining of Scotland’s most famous dish, a Deep Fried Mars Bar with chocolate pave and Irn Bru sorbet. There will also be a vegetarian alternative menu available, including Cauliflower Beignet, Root Vegetable Pie, Halloumi, and more. ‘The Chippie’ was Six by Nico’s inaugural menu at their first venue in Glasgow in 2017, which the team has refined for Birmingham.
The new Birmingham spot is influenced by the unique characteristics of the six-legged dragonfly, including their body shape, colour, and natural habitat. Its interior design will reflect the fabulous flying insect, with earthy and inviting tones. To pay tribute to Birmingham’s industrial heritage, components of the Boulton and Watt steam engine will also form subtle historical nods throughout Six by Nico – using materials such as iron, timber and blackened metal.
To learn more about Six by Nico Birmingham head here.