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Birmingham has it all – and then even more! Here’s some of our favourite new openings in Digbeth and beyond, and more Birmingham openings we’re anticipating. Which of these new Brum hotspots are you most excited about?

Cafe LoveLife

Located right here in the heart of Digbeth, Cafe LoveLife has swiftly become a hugely popular venue since its opening last month! Located on Floodgate Street (from the team behind Lab11!), you’ll LOVE the fresh Mediterranean delights on their menu, including halal, gluten-free and vegan options, plus plenty of cocktails, coffees and soft drinks to enjoy too.

You’ll also love their bright, airy decor that’s perfect for the ‘gram! Pop by for all the action on Tuesdays-Sundays weekly – they’re even open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays!

Read all about Cafe LoveLife in our blog here.

Waitress holding dishes
Image: Cafe LoveLife

XOYO Birmingham

Another huge London name that’s made its way to Birmingham this September is XOYO! Taking over 3 spaces on Lower Trinity Street in Digbeth, XOYO brings exciting electronic music events weekly (including XOYO Fridays), as well as hosting live music nights with many of your favourite acts!

Check out our blog all about XOYO Birmingham here.

Nightlife at XOYO Birmingham 
Across the city…

Image: Monica Martini

670 Grams/Bodhiboys

Digbeth’s fine dining favourite, 670 Grams, has announced it’s opening Bodhiboys, a late night wine and small plates bar, underneath its current restaurant! This new venture is set to open in time for New Year’s Eve, expanding our already amazing indie food and drinks options in Digbeth even further!

Plus, Young Michelin Chef Kray Treadwell from 670 Grams has announced that they will be launching a new menu in 2024, with a move towards a more informal sharing style format in the restaurant. Expect delicious small plates including beef tartar, wagyu rib, cured monkfish, shrimp with kimchi and bbq courgette – we can’t wait to try it!

Kilo Ziro x Dan Lee

Get ready for another exciting experience coming to Digbeth for ONE DAY ONLY – Dan Lee, Masterchef: The Professionals winner, will be bringing an unmissable culinary experience to Kilo Ziro on Thursday 21st December.

The concept is SENG GOR, which means “whole” in Cantonese, and as it’s with Kilo Ziro, this means using the whole of each product across the courses to reduce waste! Get your tickets for this here.

Dan Lee outside Kilo Ziro
Image: Bab Social

Across the city…

Six by Nico

Opening 30th November, chef restaurateur Nico Simeone brings his 13th restaurant to Colmore Row in Birmingham, delivering an outstanding 6 course menu that changes every 6 weeks, with inspiration from a theme, destination or concept!

Simeone said: “Birmingham’s culinary scene has gone from strength to strength, and we can’t wait to join with a bang into the centre of it all.” And we couldn’t agree more!

Their first theme is The Chippie, with reimagined chip shop classics – check it out here.

F1 Arcade Birmingham

Calling all Formula 1 lovers – a world first, F1 racing experience is coming to Birmingham on 21st November! There’ll be 53 bespoke full-motion racing simulators, along with a delectable food and drink offering, bringing the ultimate social gaming experience.

Race to find them in Paradise Birmingham, Chamberlain Square very soon – take a look at what to expect and book your visit here.

Inside the F1 Arcade
Image: F1 Arcade

Baloci in Edgbaston

Qavali is one of the most well known names in the Birmingham foodie scene, with their Indo-Persian culinary specialities, and for their next venture, they’ll be taking over The Edgbaston Hotel, renamed Baloci!

The Zoroaster Bar will be the main cocktail lounge, whilst the Red Bar and Restaurant brings fine dining; there’ll even be 20 boutique hotel rooms! Stay tuned for more details about their opening this December here.

Pasture

A popular Bristol and Cardiff steakhouse is set to open its first restaurant in Birmingham! To be located in the former Barclays Bank building on Colmore Row, Pasture will bring a celebration of fire-based cooking and quality ingredients to its modern menu.

Pasture Birmingham is set to open in spring 2024 – for a taster of their menus, head here.

table of food at Pasture Birmingham
Image: Pasture Birmingham

Spirits of Anarchy

A brand new cocktail bar is coming to Moseley in Birmingham, bringing a “daring collection of drinks crafted by visionary bartenders.” To be part of their soft launch, where you can get 50% off their unique cocktail range, subscribe to their newsletter here.

Riverine Rabbit

Bringing the taste of Cape Town to Stirchley, Riverine Rabbit is set to open in the former spot of Artefact. Chef Ash Valenzuela-Heeger’s South Africa restaurant closed in 2020 when she moved to Birmingham, and since then she’s worked at Carter’s of Moseley and hosted Riverine Rabbit pop-ups across the city.

We can’t wait for their very own restaurant to open its doors here in Birmingham this December, with a tasty small plates menu to be expected – stay up to date here.

TOCA Social x M&S Bullring

In exciting Birmingham news, M&S has taken over the bottom two floors of the former site of Debenhams in the Bullring! And taking over the top floor is…

TOCA Social, the world’s first interactive football and dining experience; this will be its second venue, with its first in the O2 London!

Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced footballer, you’ll love the various immersive games they have on offer. This cool new hangout is expected to arrive in 2024!

These aren’t the only new venues and shops to come to the Bullring, with Lane7 opening its second venue in the city here in October, as well as the Nike Rise Concept Store in winter 2023.

Games at Lane 7
Image: Lane 7

Medicine Bakery Selfridges

This independent bakery is a favourite within Birmingham, with locations on New Street and in The Mailbox – and for their next venture, they’re coming to Selfridges!

Opening 23rd November, they’ll be offering fresh pastries to eat-in or take-out, alongside a brand new brunch menu and cocktail list, perfect for your shopping breaks! Check out their Instagram to follow their new venture.

Medicine Bakery in Selfridges
Image: Medicine Bakery