Popular Irani café Dishoom is set to open its eighth branch in Birmingham later this year.

First opened in 2010 in Covent Garden, London, the restaurant chain has since expanded across the UK to Manchester and Edinburgh. And now, Dishoom is set to take up one of the restaurant spaces at the new £700 million Paradise development.

Offering an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, some of the highlights Brummies can expect include the Bacon Naan Roll, Chicken Ruby, slow-cooked Biryani and their speciality House Black Daal.

And it’s not just the food that’s got everyone talking – they also offer a unique menu of Bombay-inspired cocktails.

2Franco Manca

The hugely popular pizza restaurant chain was founded in London ten years ago, and now the sourdough pizza pioneers have their sights set on Birmingham.

With delicious pizzas starting from just £5, Franco Manca’s slow-rising sourdough is made daily on site and blast cooked at 450°C to optimise the flavour, aroma and moisture. Their pizzas are then topped with traditional ingredients sourced from small suppliers across Italy and the UK. They’ve also got daily changing specials to ensure your taste buds never get bored!

Best of all, they’re offering free sourdough pizza at their launch event. Click here to get involved.


New Lebanese restaurant Kababji is opening in Grand Central, bringing the authentic flavours of Beirut to Birmingham.

With 30 restaurants worldwide, the chain brings traditionally cooked and authentic kebabs, skewers, wraps and salads, cooked right in front of you.

4Noel’s Bar and Restaurant

The latest addition to Birmingham’s growing food scene, Noel’s Bar and Restaurant will open in June overlooking the canal.

A real waterfront treat, diners will most definitely enjoy a meal with a view – just in time for the sunshine!

The restaurant will feature an open kitchen, a real charcoal grill and an Italian Picasso marble bar while boasting a varied Mediterranean-inspired menu.

5Gino D’Acampo: My Restaurant

Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo is planning to open a new 200-seater restaurant next to The Ivy in Temple Row.

The restaurant will offer all-day casual dining – perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. There’s also expected to be a Prosecco bar, deli and a traditional ice-cream bar.

The opening date for the restaurant is still yet to be confirmed, but judging by the success of his other restaurants, we have a lot to look forward to!


Peruvian chef Robert Ortiz is set to open his first solo restaurant in Birmingham this summer, bringing his Michelin-starred experience to the corner of Woodgate Road.

It’s yet to be confirmed what the menu will look like, but we can only hope it will be filled will delicious Peruvian delicacies, such as Ceviche, Lomo Saltado and Tiradito. And if you’ve no idea what any of these delicacies are, then you’ve even more reason to get excited to try the new flavours coming the city!