First restaurant line-up for Birmingham Festival revealed

The preview list of restaurants participating in the Birmingham Restaurant Festival from 1–30 August has been announced.

Birmingham Restaurant Festival is a celebration of the city's hospitality scene. Every year, brands taking part in the festival create good value set dinner menus for guests to enjoy, with some also offering a lunch menu.

Among the first venues announced are:

  • Purnell's by Glynn Purnell, the Yummy Brummie's Michelin-starred, flagship restaurant, offering bright and modern dishes and décor. 
  • Plates by Purnell's, the second venue by Glynn Purnell and his team, serving classic Spanish tapas in a small and cosy restaurant. 
  • Chapter, a proudly independent neighbourhood restaurant, offering dishes that champion the best of British seasonal produce. 
  • Trentina, a resident of the Jewellery Quarter, serving freshly made pasta, salads and British charcuterie, made with locally grown and crafted ingredients.
  • Dishoom, a Bomboy-inspired restaurant, serving a range of sharing dishes paying homage to traditional Irani cafés.
  • Tattu, known for its contemporary Chinese cuisine presented in an elegant setting. 

Renowned for its multiculturalism, Birmingham is home to people from 187 nationalities, with the city's dining scene reflecting this diversity. 

The festival will spotlight operators from across the city and present the opportunity for brands to reach a new audience. Last year's event introduced new customers to 70% of Birmingham's venues, with 70% of diners stating a desire to return to their newly experienced eateries. 

Other participating restaurants include Hotel du Vin's Birmingham Bistro, Primitivo, Chaophraya, Isaac's and Chung Ying Cantonese. 

The final restaurant line-up will be revealed ahead of the event, with menus set to be announced on 20 June. 

Alex Nicholson-Evans, founder and director of Living For The Weekend, which organises the event, comments: "Birmingham Restaurant Festival celebrates and showcases some of the most remarkable restaurants in the city. This will be the third year of the Festival and it's set to be the most spectacular yet.

"I'm particularly excited that people will be able to sample Glynn Purnell, the iconic Yummy Brummie's Michelin star quality dishes as part of the event this year. We have a whole host more show-stopping venues still to be announced, so be sure to subscribe to our e-news if you want to be the first to hear about those."

Guest reservations will be live from 20 June. Restaurants or venues that are interested in participating should email [email protected]

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