Many locals and those visiting Edgbaston Village can now spend an entire evening milling around from one venue to another without much walking.
The grand Georgian town houses make fantastically stylish venues for new eateries and bars. In this article we look at the best of what Edgbaston Village has to offer.
Simpsons Restaurant has been a proud holder of a Michelin star since 2000. This really was the driving force behind the city's subsequent fine dining revolution and now has more Michelin star restaurants than any other UK city outside London. Simpsons offers informal, contemporary cuisine utilising the very best seasonal ingredients and is a firm favourite on the city's foodie scene.
20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU
0121 454 3434
12:00 - 14:00, 19:00 - 21:00
El Borracho de Oro
El Borracho de Oro is an authentic slice of Spain in the heart of Edgbaston. El B's owner Emma Yufera-Ruiz, is originally from Shropshire and has Spanish Family ties. The passionate and authenticity for fresh and delicious Spanish Food shines through and is supported by a fantastic team, dedicated to quality cooking and customer service. Choose from slow cooked meats, delicate fish dishes, awesome tapas and an extensive Wine menu with over 15 different wines available by the glass and Carafe.
The Edgbaston is a Georgian, 20 bedroom boutique hotel and award-winning cocktail lounge, with nationally recognised bartenders serving classic cocktails. The interior is simply stunning, in an art deco style, with classic cocktails to match. There is an informal bar menu inspired by European and British influences, afternoon teas served daily. There are two opulent rooms at ground level and a uniquely splendid room downstairs for private parties and functions.
Loki Wine started out life as a small premises within the city centre's The Great Western Arcade in 2012. This second Edgbaston venture encapsulates everything that was great about the first incarnation and adds a bit of Edgbaston style to the mix. Loki purposefully encourages people to try, sample and discover before purchasing. There are wines to please every budget. Their technology (state-of-the-art Enomatic machines) ensure that every wine Loki serves is done so at the optimum temperature, and with as little interference from the atmosphere as humanly possible. A mecca for wine lovers.
The High Field
The High Field joined Simpsons and The Edgbaston on Highfield Road a few years ago making this area a true destination for food & drink. The Highfield serves freshly made cuisine in the restaurant and a fine range of drinks in the bar, always with a chilled relaxing atmosphere in a gastro urban style. There's a spacious garden and sun terrace with public parking on-street adjacent to the garden. Food is served all day, along with quality draught beers, ale on hand pumps, plus a carefully chosen wine list with quality-variety value (you can also stay next door at The High Field Town House).
The Blue Piano
The Blue Piano has existed for many years as independent guest house, restaurant and bar all within a gorgeous Edwardian building. This family owned and run business is South-East Asian inspired, mainly from travels around Singapore and Cambodia. The bar features a real ‘blue piano’, is a popular destination for jazz and blues musicians. The restaurant specialises in traditional Singaporean, Malaysian and Cambodian cuisine, which are crafted with South-East Asian ingredients and cooking styles. Diners can try fish amok (the national dish of Cambodia), king prawns with sambal chilli (a popular Malay dish) and Blue Piano’s signature dish, savoury Singapore carrot cake, mmm.
Laghi's Deli is an authentic Italian deli, restaurant and bar. The owners are passionate about Italian food which is served in modern yet cosy surroundings. Laghi’s serves an a super cool selection of home made Italian food & drink. Expect delicious pastries, donuts, breads, pasta, pizza, fresh fish, meat & vegetables. The deli counter offers sandwiches, Italian meats, cheeses and breads. As an independent family business, they source much of their produce direct from Italy and ensure a very relaxed family friendly atmosphere. You can try their carefully selected selection of Italian wine too, or just an aromatic coffee.
For those looking for a pub in Edgbaston Village, this is a perfect choice. The building was originally the BMI building and housed the large 'Sampson Gamgee Library for the History of Medicine' which was commissioned in 1863 (yep it's the same Mr Gamgee which Tolkien included in his stories as he once lived in Edgbaston as a child and also attended the nearby Oratory). This is where The Physician takes its name. The pub is serves many local cask ales, a 50 strong wine list and too many spirits to list, all served from a beautiful reclaimed wooden bar. The pub is modern but with a nod to its historic past, with rustic main room with real fire and various small snugs for those wanting a bit more privacy. There's a flag stone walled terrace garden and is ideal for sunny days. The menu is unpretentious with classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world.
Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3DH
0121 272 5900
10:00 - 22:30