27 Birmingham Hotspots

From the Jools Holland Jam House to the experimental Botanist cocktail bar, Birmingham has so much to offer. As blow LTD expands into the fantastic city, we’ve discovered some amazing gems that show off all the vibrant, fun and sophisticated sides of Birmingham. Heading out? Why not book one of our brand new beauty services?

Restaurants

The Vaults

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The talented chefs at The Vaults use local suppliers to create seasonal specials and tempting dishes to wet anyone’s appetite. Their global tapas menu is ideal for an informal setting at the bar. The Vaults is perfect for dinner with friends or an intimate date.

Nosh & Quaff

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Gourmet burgers, hot dogs and ribs make Nosh & Quaff the perfect one-stop shop for all your high quality Americana cravings. In addition, we’re struggling to find better lobster dishes in Birmingham!

Gusto

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Gusto Birmingham features a classic and contemporary menu using fresh, carefully selected simple ingredients and a comprehensive worldwide wine list. We love heading to Gusto as a healthy way to treat ourselves without breaking the bank.

Bistro 1847

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The hottest vegetarian joint in Birmingham. Based in the Great Western Arcade, Bistro 1847 is on the doorstep of Birmingham’s art and culture district. Come for the a-la-carte menu, stay for the amazing wine list!

San Carlo Fumo

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Part of the award winning San Carlo Group, San Carlo Fumo brings the classic Italian dining experience to Birmingham’s city centre. High quality ingredients, beautiful surroundings and amazing service make Fumo one of the hottest spots to dine in Birmingham.

Adams

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Adam’s is a contemporary British fine dining restaurant serving modern dishes created to the very highest standard. The intimate and stylish dining room caters for individuals and parties, providing the ideal setting for any occasion from romantic to business.

Purnell’s

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After being awarded a coveted Michelin star in 2009, Purnell’s has gone from strength to strength serving some of the finest food in Birmingham. Come for the menu, stay for the excellent ambiance.

Pushkar

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Regional Indian specialities served in a cream-coloured contemporary-style dining room.We love the combination of a classic Indian menu in a high end setting.

Fiesta Del Asado

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Birmingham’s first Argentine Asado restaurant, most fun and fiery dining experience this side of Buenos Aires. We always go for the delicious empanadas and alitas de pollo a la plancha for the ideal weekend treat.

Two Cats

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The stripped back atmosphere shifts focus onto the excellence in produce, variety in a series of eclectic dishes and create a personal, fun and intimate experience free from the stiffness associated with the tasting menu experience in high end restaurants. The original, creative and innovative menu is not one to be missed.

Bars

Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery

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The unique exhibition concept gives patrons the opportunity to view their extensive art collection whilst enjoying a cocktail. aR bar & gallery invites you to immerse yourself into a world of elegance, inspiration and innovation that is unlike anything else in the city, the hidden gem of the jewellery quarter.

Loki Wine

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Loki is the most awarded wine merchant in Birmingham, winning 11 major national awards in the past three years. It is the only fine wine merchant in the business district of Birmingham, and one of the only places to offer customers the experience of trying up to 40 wines by the glass in store. Loki is great for a sophisticated date or simply as a great way to increase your wine knowledge.

1000 Trades

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It starts with craft beer and natural wine, runs through kitchen residencies by food entrepreneurs, all to a soundtrack prepared in partnership with Birmingham’s music community. With the artwork of local artists showcased throughout the building.

Alchemist

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The Alchemist has declared Birmingham as the City of a Thousand Cocktails. A basement over a century old on Colemore Row provides the perfect lab for experimentation and The Alchemist’s first ever nitrogen infused Negroni tap brings the ridiculous to the sublime.

Botanist

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In this city of Botanical Gardens there has long been friendly watering holes for the horticulturally minded. The Botanist, opened in 2013, hosts a variety of rooms to host dinner with friends or drinks with your hot date. The Plant Rooms are some of our favourite places to hang out in Birmingham.

Cafe/lunch
200 Degrees

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Their third coffee shop is at the heart of the commercial and shopping district on Colmore Row in Birmingham. The shop itself is below the famous Grand Hotel, a beautiful Victorian edifice that faces the cathedral and backs onto the city’s creative hub.

Natural Healthy Foods Eatery

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The Naturally Healthy Foods Eatery specialising in vegan foods and a plant based lifestyle, sourcing organic UK made products and providing sustainable solutions to help you live well. We love popping in for a clean green juice and a guilt-free mid day snack.

Miss Macaroon

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Miss Macaroon creates only the very best, hand-crafted, completely gluten-free, macarons for a sublime moment of indulgence, whether as a treat for yourself, to mark a special occasion such as a wedding, or as a gift for others. Their macaron towers, macaron favours and macaron wedding cakes are a sight to behold. They are also the only bakery in the world that Pantone matches macarons to your exact colour scheme.

Fleet Street Kitchen

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Fleet Street Kitchen’s food has influence from around the globe with dishes such as Carne Asada, a marinated steak dish from America topped with a Mexican salsa called Pico De Gallo – our personal favourite! Their mission is to create food with flavour and flare, something we agree they have wholeheartedly achieved!

Yorks Espresso Bar

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The latest venue for a good caffeine fix has launched in the Ikon Gallery. Breakfast favourites take centre stage in the morning, but from midday they serve 20 inch sharing pizzas complimented by York’s own Birmingham roasted coffee, craft beers on tap, wine and cocktails.

Ju ju’s

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Birmingham’s only restaurant with panoramic views over the canals. Conveniently located for, restaurants near barclaycard arena Birmingham, Symphony Hall, Brindleyplace, Broad Street, The Rep and Crescent theatre – All just a few minutes’ walk. Ju ju’s premier location is excellent for viewing narrow boats and wild life, and the al fresco seating area on the canal captures the sun for most of the day.

Fitness/Fun
The Jam House

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The Jools Holland owned Jam House is Birmingham’s best funky, jazz-centric venue. Guests can dine on the balcony above the main stage where soulful musicians entertain throughout the evening. This is one place where you can eat, drink and dance to your heart’s content.

Hotels

Malmaison

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The boutique hotel is perfect for those wanting to live the high life in Birmingham. Located in the Mailbox area, Malmaison is great for celeb spotting; with most choosing to stay there whenever they are passing through the city on tours of the UK. The quirky interior has also made it a favourite among locals for a unique and indulgent night out.

Hotel du Vin

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Just 10 minutes walk from The Bullring Shopping Centre, this elegant and modern hotel features rooms with Egyptian linen and plasma-screen TVs. There is an idyllic hidden courtyard, a French bistro, and a relaxing spa. Ideal to get a wholesome experience of Birmingham’s famous hospitality.

Shopping

Great Western Arcade

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A few of the boutique shops and venues hosted by the Great Western Arcade have already been featured in this list, but there are lots more to explore in the charming Victorian shopping mall. It is not to be missed!

Mailbox Shopping

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The Mailbox is an upmarket shopping and office development in the city centre. Hosting the base for BBC Birmingham and Harvey Nichols, the Mailbox is a hub of luxury lifestyle and shopping.

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