Birmingham Restaurant Festival Reveals Exclusive Menus and Opens Reservations

20 June 2024

Birmingham Restaurant Festival is revealing the exclusive menus that will be available from the 42 participating restaurants throughout the Festival, from 1-31 August.

Reservations to enjoy the special menus also go live today, with booking instructions available from the Birmingham Restaurant Festival website.

The Festival is a celebration and showcase of the fantastic restaurants across Birmingham,
which was crowned the Most Exciting Foodie Destination in 2022 by the Good Food Guide.*
Every year, participating restaurants create an exclusive, great value, dinner menu, with some
also offering a lunch menu.

Throughout August, the public is invited to make reservations at as many venues as they please, to sample these special, accessible menus. Among the 42 participating venues are:

  • 670 Grams, the modern and eclectic restaurant, known for their creative tasting menus
    and unique flavour combinations. 670g comes recommended in the Michelin Guide.
  • Lasan, which offers exquisite Indian dining and was the proud winner of Gordon
    Ramsay’s Best Local Restaurant in the UK and BBC’s ‘The Great British Menu’.
  • The Oyster Club, the second restaurant in Birmingham by Michelin-starred chef Adam
    Stokes. The Oyster Club is listed in the Michelin Guide and is the recipient of 2 AA
  • Qavali, where diners are served an Indo-Persian menu in a Persian Garden setting
    surrounded by pomegranate trees. Qavali’s accolades include the Best Restaurant in
    Birmingham from the British Restaurant Awards 2023/2024 and the Best Fine Dining
    Restaurant from the 2024 WOWs Awards.
  • Purnell’s, Glynn Purnell’s, also known as the Yummy Brummie, Michelin-starred, flagship
    restaurant, offering bright and modern dishes and decor.

The menus vary in cost, offering a range of accessible, exclusive dining experiences. Thirteen
restaurants will offer menus for under £20, including Isaac’s, Rosa’s Thai, Bundobust, Aluna,
Bistro Pierre, The Alchemist, Indian Street Brewery, and Malmaison.

Issac’s will offer diners a choice of Gochujang Chicken Wings, Rocket Burrata Salad, or Caesar
Salad for the starter; a Beef Burger, Tagliatelle Alfredo or Cod Creole for the main course;
followed by The Billionaire Cookie or NY Cheesecake for dessert.

Twenty-one restaurants will offer dining experiences for under £35, including, Chapter, Trentina,
The Oyster Club, Primitivo, Chaophraya, Chung Ying, Dishoom, Lisa & Pann, Jam House, and
Plates by Purnells, Michelin-starred chef, Glynn Purnell’s second restaurant in Birmingham.

The Oyster Club will offer diners Tempura King Prawns with a sriracha dipping sauce or a Warm
Tomato Salad with burrata, harissa, and basil emulsion for the starter; Stone Bass with new
potatoes, spinach and salsa verde or a Lamb Rump with Borlotti beans, peas & lamb bonbon
for the main course; followed by Eton Mess or a Cheese Selection with chutney and crackers
for dessert.

Plates by Purnell’s will offer a selection of tapas that will feature Pan Con Tomate (bread with
tomato), Berenjenas con Miel y Trufa (aubergine chips with honey and truffle), Croqueta de
Queso y Albahaca (mozzarella and basil croquettes), Besugo Frito con Patatas (pan-fried Sea
bream with saffron and garlic potatoes and piquillo peppers) or Barriga de Cerdo (pork belly
with sumac yoghurt ZaAtar and Vadouvan glaze), and Tarta de Queso Vasca (basque

The eight restaurants, that will offer exclusive menus for under £70 are the Michelin-Starred
Purnell’s, as well as 670g, Qavali, Lasan, Tattu, Gaucho, Siamais and Lulu Wild.

Purnell’s tasting menu will feature Beetroot with dill and Brillat-Savarin, Pain de Campagne with
Marmite and honey butter, Scallop Ceviche with peas and wasabi, Brixham Cod with baby gem
lettuce and beurre blanc, Wiltshire Downlands Lamb with smoked aubergine and Amelia
tomato, and Blueberry & Buttermilk Tart with lemon.

670g will offer the choice of two tasting menus. Their shorter dining experience will feature
Curry Cured Salmon, BBQ Flatbread, ‘Lamb Dressed As Mutton’, and Strawberry & Pea (pea
ice cream, strawberry custard and a sour cream scone).

Meanwhile, the full tasting menu will feature Curry Cured Salmon; BBQ Flatbread; Jersey Royal,
with wild garlic potato custard and lamb fat; Keema, with wild rice, Tikka, almonds and Digbeth
honey; Half-Time Balti Pie; ‘Lamb Dressed As Mutton’; Crossover (Fresno Pepper Sorbet,
compressed pineapple, Diplomatico Rum); Strawberry & Pea; Fruit & Nut; and ‘Custard Factory

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Founder & Director of Living For The Weekend, organiser of
Birmingham Restaurant Festival, said: “Birmingham Restaurant Festival is a fantastic celebration
of the city’s dining scene and the list of participating restaurants showcases the incredible
variety our city offers.”

“From Indian street food and independents serving the best of British produce, to
contemporary Chinese cuisine and Michelin-starred restaurants, Birmingham Restaurant
Festival truly captures the cultural diversity of the city and its culinary landscape. We’d
encourage everyone to use the Festival as an excuse to try a restaurant they’ve never visited
before and explore the city.”

To view each restaurant’s full menu and when they are available during Birmingham Restaurant
Festival, diners should go to Each restaurant’s page
will let diners know how to book the dining experience.

Birmingham Restaurant Festival is an annual celebration of one of the UK’s top foodie
destinations and its vibrant and diverse dining scene, organised by Living For The Weekend,
the company behind popular events, such as Birmingham Cocktail Weekend.

The organisation of Birmingham Restaurant Festival would not be possible without the support
of its partners: Colmore BID, Brugal 1888, The Macallan, The House of Suntory, Highland Park,
Staying Cool, Laphroaig, Dine Hub, and Manmade.

Newly announced restaurants:
670 Grams, Aluna, Bistro Pierre, Fiesta del Asado, Gaucho, Indian Brewery Snowhill, Lasan, Lisa
& Pann, Lulu Wild, Malmaison Bar & Grill, Ming Moon, Qavali, Rosa’s Thai, Sabai Sabai,
Siamais, The Oyster Club, The Woods, Tiger Bites Pig, Vietnamese Street Kitchen, Vietnamese
Street Kitchen (Resorts World).

Final list of restaurants participating in Birmingham Restaurant Festival:
670 Grams, Aluna, Aria Restaurant, Bistro at Hotel du Vin, Bistro Pierre, Bundobust,
Chaophraya, Chapter, Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant, Dishoom, Fiesta del Asado, Gaucho,
Indian Brewery Snowhill, Isaac’s, Jam House, Lasan, Lisa & Pann, Lulu Wild, Malmaison Bar &
Grill, Ming Moon, Plates by Purnell’s, Primitivo Eatery & Bar, Purnell’s, Qavali, Rosa’s Thai, Sabai
Sabai, Siamais, Syriana, Tattu, The Alchemist Brindley Place, The Alchemist (Colmore Row), The
Church, The Grill Restaurant at Clayton Hotel, The High Field, The Oyster Club, The Woods,
Tiger Bites Pig, Trentina, Txikiteo, Vietnamese Street Kitchen, Vietnamese Street Kitchen
(Resorts World), Zindiya Streatery & Bar.