With the lighter nights and warm weather upon us, what better way to get in the mood for summer than basking in the sunshine with a cold drink in your hand! Here are our top bars and restaurants to take you into summer.
The Shakespeare, Lower Temple Street
Just a short walk from Grand Central, this historic pub is grounded in an old-fashioned Victorian building and offers a range of spring ales and pub grub. Don’t forget to check out the latest menu which features a range of new dishes – we recommend the Nicholson’s Hunters Chicken.
The Old Joint Stock, Temple Row
Enjoy an oasis of calm at The Old Joint Stock’s New York Style garden. It’s the perfect place to catch some rays, bask in the sunshine and enjoy a cold drink. Why not head there early and try the new breakfast menu which includes a range of lighter bites and of course, a full English!
Marco Pierre White, The Cube
Offering spectacular 360-degree views of the city, Marco Pierre White is the perfect place to relax with family and friends, whether it’s after work or during the weekend. Check out the large outdoor terrace on the 25th floor where you can enjoy a range of cocktails and great food. We recommend a refreshing Raspberry Daiquiri to start!
(Please note: the terrace will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 16th May and will re-open on Monday 10th June)
Located on the waterfront of the Mailbox, Pennyblacks offers a variety of sharing cocktails that are perfect for you and your friends to enjoy. Try The Big Teasy – a jam jar infused with peach tea, Southern Comfort Cherry and lemonade. Don’t leave without trying the food as there are a range of light bites, pizzas, burgers and ‘tappertisers’ to choose from!
Browns Bar & Brasserie, Bullring
Take a pit stop from shopping in Bullring and head to Browns Bar & Brasserie where you’ll find a range of seasonal dishes, including the pan-fried seabass fillets and the crispy duck salad. If you’re heading there early, grab a seat outside and make the most of the light evenings.
The Cosy Club, Bennett’s Hill
Built in 1830, The Cosy Club is located in one of the city’s finest historic buildings. Catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner and those late night drinks, this Corinthian-styled restaurant is the perfect place to unwind. If you fancy something light to eat, try the tapas selection which includes Pulled Chicken and Chorizo and Salt & Pepper Squid served with lobster mayo.
Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade
If you’re not a fan of sitting outdoors for hours, visit Bacchus Bar. A hidden gem located under the Burlington Hotel, Bacchus Bar offers unbeatable classic pub food and a range of seasonal spring ales!
Be At One, Piccadilly Arcade
Newly opened in the Piccadilly Arcade, Be At One serves more than 160 cocktails and mocktails so whatever mood you’re in, Be At One will have a drink to suit you! Our favourites are the Lychee Martini and the Ramoz Gin Fizz. If you’re looking for something to do this summer with your friends, try its cocktail masterclasses where you can learn how to make and taste cocktails.
There are many more restaurants and bars in the city. Take a look here –www.shoppinginbirmingham.com/directory