We thought we’d bring you a round-up of the eateries currently due to be opening in the shiny new Grand Central Shopping Centre due to open its doors to the public on 24th September. We hear that not all will be opening on 24th September and that all opening dates are currently TBC.
At the moment we’ve identified 22 venues that you can grab a spot of food at.
We can’t recommend any of them yet apart from YakiNori, brought to you by Ali, the owner of Woktastic (now closed due to the demolition of Paradise Forum) and the already much loved first branch of YakiNori in Selly Oak (where I’ve just in fact eaten a tasty kokonatsu curry for my dinner).
I make no apology that the words have been taken from websites and press releases – you may want to mentally remove a superlative or two!
YakiNori is a Birmingham based, independent Japanese Noodle and Bento Bar, brought to to you by Ali Karakaya of much loved Woktastic. Expect vibrant colours and manga-style graphics, plus an open kitchen and counters where you can grab-and-go or stop for a quick bite to eat. Serving sushi, bento boxes and quick, fresh food from a teppanyaki grill.
All Bar One
All Bar One New Street Station is a city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a space to indulge in a selection of food and drink.
Indulge in one of their lip-smackingly good Italian-style gateaux, pastries or ice creams. Made on the premises, these creations come in just about every size, shape and flavour imaginable. Sandwiches, quiches, savoury snacks, cold and hot beverages and high tea are also available.
Drop into Carluccio’s and dine from an array of authentic Italian dishes, prepared on site daily by Carluccio’s chefs, using the freshest ingredients. With recipes developed by Antonio Carluccio himself, diners can look forward to light antipasti, salads, fresh handmade pastas and risottos as well as hearty meat or vegetarian choices, and a selection of desserts.
Cocomacs is the UK’s first luxury coconut macaroons micro-bakery and café.Expect mouth-watering freshly baked coconuts macaroons in a range of scrumptious flavours.
Costa is a favourite destination for coffee lovers, serving authentic Italian coffee, hot chocolate, teas and frescato.
Crêpeaffaire is a place where you can enjoy freshly prepared crêpes whatever your craving, at any time of the day. A fun and relaxed spot where great food is prepared in front of you.
Ed’s Easy Diner
Ed’s is a much loved retro-American diner that successfully captures the spirit of the classic US originals, complete with restored 1950’s juke boxes. Customers can relax at a booth or table and enjoy the great Ed’s service, or sit at the stools and watch the food being prepared in the open kitchen right in front of them.
Traditional Italian food using only high quality and healthy products such as locally sourced Italian pastas, extra virgin olive oil, and organic tomatoes to develop our luscious sauces and dressing based upon traditional Sicilian family recipes.
The Fizz! Bar at Frizzenti offers sparkling and still wines on tap, Prosecco, Italian tapas, high-quality coffee and pastries perfect for people needing a break from shopping or waiting for a train.
Freshly cooked food, served to the sound of great music – guaranteed to make you feel good.
The menu is inspired by the best flavours from around the world including, stacked high burgers, fresh salads, pasta, steak & grills together with a selection of cocktails, beers and global wines.
Handmade Burger Co
With more than 40 delicious varieties of burgers and fresh cut chips, made from scratch every day, handmade burger Co have a tasty and exciting menu for you to enjoy.
Joe & The Juice
Coffee, juices, shakes and sandwiches
Leon is a restaurant group, based in London, specialising in seasonal, naturally fast food. It was founded by chef Allegra McEvedy with Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent and was named after Vincent’s father. Leon created their naturally fast food concept & opened their first outlet in Carnaby Street in 2004. Six months after opening, Leon was named the “Best New Restaurant in Great Britain” at The Observer Food Monthly Awards.
Serving premium coffee and ethically sourced muffins and cakes, baked on site each morning. Muffin Break at Grand Central is sure to make your breakfasts and lunchtimes delicious.
Try Nando’s legendary, delicious flame grilled PERi-PERi chicken here at Grand Central and find yourself embraced by traditional Portuguese warmth, hospitality and fun. Whether you visit for a quick bite, a family party or a fun night out with friends, it’s not just your taste buds that’ll be invigorated.
PAUL is a family company built upon a foundation of time-honoured production methods that have been passed down for five generations. From humble beginnings in 1889 as a small bakery in Lille, Northern France, PAUL’s recipes have been nurtured within and between families of keen bakers for over 125 years to create today’s well-known and internationally respected brand.
Authentic Vietnamese street food restaurant Pho will be opening with a great location overlooking the hustle and bustle of the station concourse below.
At Square Pie we’re proud that we never cut corners with our food and believe that great food should be simple food – that’s why we keep ingredient lists down to a minimum and avoid over complicating things.
Our chefs use only great natural ingredients and avoid artificial additives or hydrogenated fats. The same principles apply to everything we sell from our proper mushy peas that don’t come from a tin, our freshly made mash in store or organic Monmouth Coffee.
Tapas Revolution brings a little bit of Spain to Birmimgham, serving traditional, authentic Spanish food and wines. Take time to relax over a glass of cava and a selection of “tapas” at the bar for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or treat yourself to freshly made “churros con chocolate”, or simply grab a “bocadillo” to go.
Tortilla offers California-style burritos and tacos, providing an exciting dining option in Birmingham that is fresh, authentic and fantastic value for money. Awarded Zagat’s ‘Best Buy’ and ‘Top Mexican Restaurant’ 2013, you can choose from burritos and tacos made from a choice of toppings and enjoy with a selection of refreshing beers or a frozen Margarita.
The iconic conveyor belt sushi bar comes to the busy shopping hub of Grand Central. Enjoy over 80 delicious and nutritious Japanese inspired dishes at YO! Sushi including hot classics, sashimi, tempura, salads, hand rolls and desserts. So whether you love meat, fish or vegetables don’t panic, you’re catered for