Support Birmingham Independents!

After 100 days of lockdown we can’t wait to enjoy our favourites bars, restaurants and pubs and Birmingham Independents.  Dluxe dining correspondent Anita Champaneri gives us her take on her foodies favourites to enjoy this July.

As 4th July approaches and restaurants and bars begin to re-open remember to support your favourite local independents that got you through the lockdown. It’s been a hard few months for independent businesses, but they are bouncing back, brightening our spirits and ensuring our bellies are full of delicious food.

Throughout the past four months, we’ve watched as independents have adapted their menus, developed delivery services, got creative with at-home dining and made sure we don’t miss out on our favourite dishes. Enjoying their food from the safety of our own home, they’ve worked day in, day out, to provide us with some joy and a glimmer of normality.

As Birmingham begins to slowly re-open, smiling faces start filling up bars and restaurants, friends start to re-unite and the luxury of eating out resumes, remember those independents that brought us together.


Brindleyplace is a stunning spot for you to enjoy your first meal out and about, with its tree-lined squares, International cuisine & an enviable canalside location. It’s the perfect place to dine out when the sun is shining, with many independents here having outside seating areas. From contemporary dining at Bank, revolutionary dining at Craft, and Thai food and cocktails at Siamais, there’s something stylish for everyone!

The Mailbox

The Mailbox is an iconic Birmingham location, where you can drink and dine in style! Perfect for a rainy day or a night out with the girls, The Mailbox is home to some fabulous independents. Enjoy one of Aluna’s mesmerising cocktails, experience Gas Street Social, inspired by Birmingham’s rich history, or immerse yourself in the bustling streets of India at Indico Street Kitchen.

The Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter is full of many hidden gems and up and coming independents in Birmingham. If you feel like trying somewhere new and exploring Birmingham further, why not head to Saint Paul’s House in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter, who do a delicious bottomless brunch every weekend. You can also check out Lasan who serve exquisite food that’s true to India.

China Town

Located just five minutes from New Street Station, you’ll find China Town, full of local Chinese businesses and culture. In the heart of China Town you’ll find Ming Moon and Chung Ying, one of the city’s most well known and loved restaurants offering an expansive menu full of all your dim sum favourites.

Business District & Grand Central

Home to more big brands than independents but you have some great places like Purnell’s, a Michelin Star restaurant that offers chic and contemporary fine dining, The Oyster Bar, Adam’s, Zen Metro serving Thai Food, indian favourite Asha’s and Primitivo wine bar.

We’re still spoilt for choice, just be safe!

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