The Wilderness bring bold new concept to Birmingham city centre

The Wilderness are preparing to launch their brand-new concept, Nocturnal Animals by The Wilderness.

The venue will be opening its doors from 1st November 2018 and will be located at 20 Bennetts Hill.

The new establishment is the second venue conceived by Alex Claridge to create a fun and inventive experience. The site, inspired by 80’s pop culture, will provide a culinary journey with ingenious drinks, bold flavours and afternoon tea unlike ever seen before.

Downstairs will be home to a 42-cover fine dining restaurant, where the food will draw heavily on the kitchen’s Konro charcoal grills, as well as eclectic influences from both modern Japanese and Chinese cooking. The restaurant will offer an ambitious and accessible taster menu for both lunch and dinner – as well as an à la carte bar menu across all floors.

Upstairs, the décor is bold and adventurous, offering ample room for up to 60 people whilst two-time world class finalist James Bowker has developed a revolutionary cocktail menu inspired by colour and flavour.

A theatrical and thoroughly modern Afternoon Tea overseen by MasterChef: The professional’s finalist Brett Connor will be served with a selection of sweet and savoury dishes in a tasting menu format, with additional options for champagne and cocktails.

Alex Claridge, Chef-patron said “Nocturnal Animals takes food and drink dead serious, but that’s about it. This is fun dining above all else. We are bringing something very different and very new to the heart of the city.”  

Nocturnal Animals will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm, with reservations going live on 1st October for November and December.

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