I know I still claim to be new to Birmingham, but I’m not really and I am beginning to find my feet when I spend time in the city. I have recently been trying out some new to me bars, eateries and venues and thought I would share these with you.
Disclosure – The spending money to go towards creating this post was gifted by Hotels.com, but all opinions and photos are my own.
If you’re not local to Birmingham then no fear, there are plenty of hotels in Birmingham. If you’re local, I’ve picked a variety of locations in different areas. From the JQ to Edgbaston and between. I have to admit the Brum food scene is moving so quickly, I remember when Manchester was going through the new restaurant (almost) every week situation. It’s exciting to see it change, evolve and develop. (Please remember to check out the indies over Christmas, it’s not all about those Christmas markets).
Tim Hortons, New St
First up, a new addition to the Birmingham food scene, Tim Hortons. Spoiler alert I’ve already been (there’s one on the outskirts of Manchester). But I was over joyed to hear it was coming to Brum in a central location. Right near to New St station, you can now get your Timbits fix in the Midlands. If you don’t know what a Timbit is, they’re mini donuts and incredibly more-ish. In the run up to Christmas Tim Hortons have festive coffee and hot chocolate on the menu. I grabbed the Gingerbread Hot Chocolate, which was rich and velvety. It was quite sweet, so I’d only recommend a small one.
The Physician, Harborne Rd
Next up, The Physician. A little further out of the city, this lovely pub is a great place for post-work drinks (I work nearby). The Physician has a smashing gin list. But also many wines, whiskies and rums on their menu too. I’m yet to go there for food, but there are some incredible looking dishes. Whilst I enjoyed my Tarquins Rhubarb and Raspberry G&T I saw an epic looking fish and chips go past me. If you’re after a laid back drink, then I’d definitely recommend.
Three Church Road
Nearby is Three Church Road. An alternative venue in that it is based in a retirement village, however it shouldn’t be overlooked. The restaurant is lovely and cosy, with absolute interior goals. We headed to the restaurant for the Festive Afternoon Tea. I do intend to share more on this in it’s own post, but spoiler alert the Mulled Wine Jelly is delicious! And you can’t beat a mountain of scones either. As I said, whilst the venue is a little different, it is a beautiful place to eat.
Kongs, Victoria Square
Back into the centre with this one. Kongs is another new addition to the city. If you love craft beer and video games then this is the place for you. I could definitely see myself spending Saturday/Sunday afternoons here playing games and drinking from the rather massive tap beer list. On my first visit I went for the Lervig x Kongs collab called Silverback #2. A refreshing and hoppy APA. I can’t wait to go back and take Dr W with me.
The Wolf, Constitution Hill
And lastly, OK so I wrote this up in it’s own post. But I can’t not mention The Wolf in this post. Beer, cheese and board games, it really is another place perfect for a relaxing weekend afternoon. I’ve heard epic things about their roasts, so I think a Sunday visit will be in store next. But either way if you’re a cheese fan then The Wolf is the place for you. A medium cheeseboard is £11 and it contains all the cheese you could need for a cheese fix. The beer list is also changed up frequently, so if you’re a craft beer fan like me, it’s a place for you to try.
So have you been to any of these venues? Where have you tried in Birmingham that’s new? Or are you planning a visit to Brum? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. The spending money to go towards creating this post was gifted by Hotels.com, but all opinions and photos are my own.