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The exciting new crop brings you Neapolitan pizza, Basque pintxos and a school of gin.


Just when you thought you were running out of places to visit, here's a whole bevy of new restaurants in Birmingham.

You can rely on us at Dine to keep you topped up with suggestions and recommendations when you need them.

So whether you're planning a catch-up with the gang, the next office social, or a romantic date night, check out these new ideas.

New Restaurants in Birmingham: Just Opened

The Woodhouse Pizzeria

Now open on the corner of Ladypool Road and Brighton Road in Balsall Heath is The Woodhouse Pizzeria.

It's been transformed from what was the Brighton Arms, and has a resident pizza chef from Naples.

Serving traditional pizzas at reasonable prices, The Woodhouse Pizzeria houses a two tonne oven so hot it can cook a pizza in just 60 seconds!

Yorks Cafe at Ikon Gallery

Yorks at the Ikon Gallery is now open for business.

Featuring Yorks' core coffee (roasted in Birmingham) a varied brunch menu, and craft beers on tap in the evening, there's something to try whenever you're passing.

You can find Yorks Cafe within the gallery and opening out onto Brindleyplace.


The Indian street food restaurant with a flair for authentic teas has opened its first Birmingham branch on Ladypool Road.

Open every day unitl midnight, Chaiiwala considers tea-making an art and offers Bombay sandwiches and masala chips alongside its perfectly-brewed cuppas.


With an impeccably central location on New Street, Wildwood has brought its Italian and Mediterranean focused dishes to Birmingham.

Enjoy their more experimental takes on classic food, which include Wild Boar and Chorizo Burger and Hoisin Duck Pizza.

They also have an impressive selction of soft drinks, making it a perfect choice for a more relaxed evening or to fuel shoppers at lunchtime.

Natural Healthy Foods

Birmingham's solution for central, healthy, and vegan-friendly food has landed on Suffolk Street, Queensway.

Natural Healthy Foods, which were a favourite in Digbeth, have brought their varied cusine and focus on all-natural dishes to central Birmingham.

Expect Sri Lankan curries, shepherd's pies and vegan sushi rolls in this refreshing outlet for all things healthy, ethical and tasty.

NHF also have a shop - find out more.

New Restaurants in Birmingham: Coming Soon


Any fans of Thai food still reeling from the closure of Thai Edge in Brindleyplace will be excited about the opening of Siamais at the beginning of April.

The new Thai restaurant is adding 'cocktail bar' to its repertoire as not only will it boast 100 covers, but will also house a 60-seat bar with separate entrances and a curtain dividing the two.


Set to open in May after closing for renovation in 2015, Primitivo is back with a bang.

The Mediterranean restaurant will be around 1,000 sq ft larger, with 40 covers and a bigger bar.

If you liked it before, you'll probably love it now.


Located in Selfridges food hall, Izza! is the next venture for the award-winning Lasan group.

Offering thin-crust pizzas baked in a beech-wood fired oven and a selection of cured meats and artisan breads, it's a step away from their roots in Indian and Asian cuisine.

Find out more here


Boasting an extensive menu focussing on Argentinian food and drink, Gaucho will be opening its doors on 55 Colmore Row on 8th May.

Though famed for its steak, Gaucho will be offering homemade sauages, fish and seafood, and a choice of over 200 Argentinian wines.

Find out more here


A new pintxos bar opening this April, with a particular emphasis on simple, but super fresh ingredients.

Pintxos are a speciality of Spain's Basque region. The small snacks consist of bread topped with any combination of ingredients and pierced with a skewer.

The new spot offers a modest permanent menu, but lots of daily specials depending on what ingredients are to hand every day.

We're hoping Pintxos will be vibrant, diverse, and a little bit different on every visit.

The Charter Rooms

The long-awaited Victorian themed bar is set to open its doors in Birmingham early this year.

Specialising in classic and bespoke cocktails, as well as boasting a gin school, The Charter Rooms will be opening inside The Great Western Arcade off Colmore Row.

Jackson & Rye

What was once Serenity beauty salon is now Jackson and Rye, a brand new American diner.

With six established venues in and around London, it was only a matter of time before the all-American eatery decided to take on the Birmingham food scene.

Serving burgers, ribs and fried chicken, Jackson and Rye will certainly give Birmingham another taste of American flavour.

Enjoy trying out these new restaurants in Birmingham... And stay tuned for more.

Posted by Niamh Carpenter

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