The Big Table Group’s award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant, Banana Tree, has announced that the official opening date for its debut Birmingham restaurant will be Monday 28th August 2023.

To celebrate its first site opening in the Midlands, the Birmingham site will be giving away 1,000 free Panko Crispy Katsu Curries from Monday 28th August.

With both Chicken and Vegan options available, Banana Tree’s Katsu is the best Katsu in town. The curry features crispy panko coated chicken or vegan bites served with Banana Tree’s mouth-watering katsu curry sauce, Japanese rice, edamame, and house pickle.

To redeem the offer, guests wanting to visit the Birmingham restaurant, on Upper Mall West, Birmingham Bullring, need to visit and fill in the form to book their table. Once completed, guests will be sent an email to complete their booking, which will need to be done 24 hours in advance of their visit.

In addition to the free Katsu offer, customers will be given a £10 welcome voucher, to spend on their next visit to Banana Tree.

The brand-new restaurant, located on the site of the former Rouge, features 118 covers.  The team from Rouge have moved over to Banana Tree, while the site has also created 10 new jobs.

In addition to this, the full menu will be available on Deliveroo for guests to enjoy Banana Tree from the comforts of their own home.

Anne Chow, Managing Director at Banana Tree, said: “We’re really excited to opening a brand-new site in the wonderful city of Birmingham and can’t wait to show locals what we have to offer. We believe we’ve got the best Katsu in town, which is why we’re giving away 1000 to celebrate the launch. Our all-day 2 for 1 cocktail offer, along with our express lunch menu, means we’ve got something for everyone, whether they’re looking for a light lunch, or a Pan-Asian Feast.”

Banana Tree hand picks the best dishes from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia to feature on its menu, from soups and salads, to wok-tossed noodles, stir fries and curries, as well as South-East Asia-inspired desserts and cocktails.

Behind the scenes, the team is constantly developing plant-based meat alternatives and testing out recipes so that customers will love them just as much as the originals. Today, more than 40% of Banana Tree’s menu is plant-based.

Founded 30 years ago in Maida Vale, West London, Banana Tree has since grown to thirteen restaurants across London and the South East. In addition to Birmingham, the company recently opened a new site at the O2 Arena, Covent Garden, Reigate and Haywards Heath.