'Tis the season to be jolly and support a Birmingham independent business. 

Whether you are looking for a truly special unique gift, locally sourced food or a Christmas meal in one of Birmingham’s restaurants, Independent is the way to go. 

We’re proud to have a vast offering of home grown business’ with everything from boutiques, cafes and salons to book stores, florists and bakeries. Our Brummie Indies showcase passion, determination and success daily and our support (no matter how big or small) goes a long way. It has never been more important to support and buy local, a visit, gift voucher, online purchase or donation could help to save many of our Independents this Christmas.

Highlighting just a snippet of Birmingham’s ever expanding local talent, we have listed a selection of 50 independent brands in the city that demonstrate how lucky we are!


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1. Hilton Gardenn Inn - Recess Brindleyplace

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In the heart of Birmingham. A prestigious location at Brindleyplace

Autumn Afternoon Tea - £12.95 per person.☕️🍰🍂 Situated in the heart of lively Brindleyplace, Recess restaurant & terrace is a stylish, relaxing space within the Hilton Garden Inn. Recess offers a classic Afternoon Tea menu with sandwiches & freshly baked cake selection served with a range of fine teas. To book : https://www.bookatable.co.uk/city-cafe-birmingham-brindleyplace-broad-street-birmingham Call: 0121 643 1003 #birminghambackinbusiness #welcomebackwestside #welcomebackbirmingham #whereinwestside #westsidebid #birmingham #bid #thingstodoinbirmingham #offers #businessimprovementdistrict #brindleyplace #centenarysquare #broadwayplaza #fiveways #westsidemembers #ourwestside #brightercleanersaferwestside #visitbirmingham #explorewestside #placestoeat #city #2ndcity #westsideworld #centenarysquare #broadstreet #westsideworldmagazine #cleanerbrightersafer

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2. Opus

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2 AA Rosettes, passionate about top quality, market fresh produce from the British Isles.

🦞 #eatwithfilippoy #lobster #birminghamfood #peas #velouté

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3. The Clean Kilo

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Multi-award winning zero waste supermarket in Birmingham, delivering everything from dry food to toiletries.

Based in Digbeth, Birmingham, The Clean Kilo (@TheCleanKilo) is the largest zero-waste supermarket in the UK that aims to shape the future of food retail and revolutionise supermarkets and packaging 📦🌿 The company was established by Jeanette Wong and her Birmingham scientist partner, Tom Pell, with the ethos that it would sell plastic-free products, source as local as possible and reduce food waste. By sourcing in bulk, selling without packaging and encouraging customers to bring their own containers to refill, they’re challenging the status quo and promoting environmentally friendly shopping ♻️🍃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most of the products are either organic or artisan-made and they’ve recently won ‘Best Grocer’ 2018 award from Slow Food UK, an organisation that strives for good, clean and fair food. Since opening June ’18 the company has saved nearly 130,000 pieces of plastic from potentially existing/entering the environment in just one year! 💚 ____________________ 📸: @brumtopia @bethpell83 #GREATBritishFood

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4. Bone Head  

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Fantastic fried chicken and craft beer - a perfect combo! 

5. Medicine Bakery And Gallery 

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An artisan bakery, café and gallery in Birmingham baking a unique mix of breads, cakes and pastries daily.

6. Adam's 

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A contemporary British fine dining restaurant serving modern dishes created to the very highest professional standard in stylish surroundings.

7. Staying Cool 

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Stylish, central apartments in Birmingham’s city centre with spectacular skyline views.

8. The Floodgate 

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An experiential bar located in the Custard Factory action packed with Baseball, Curling and PitPat table golf. 

9.The Edwardian Tearooms 

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A beautifully renovated tearoom located in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. 

10. Gas Street Social 

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A casual setting all about sharing and socialising, with large tables, intimate booths and a cosy ‘social’ area.


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Birmingham’s first Peruvian Restaurant opening in Moseley. Exciting new project by Michelin Starred Peruvian chef Robert Ortiz!

12. The Indian Brewery 

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Awesome craft beers, innovative Indian street food and a second to none unique experience. 

13. 40 St Paul’s 

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World Gin Bar of the Year - serving 140 different gins! 

Bank holiday weekend you say? Pass me the gin🍸 Still dreaming about these giant G&Ts from @40stpauls 😍 They pour doubles as a standard and garnish to bring our the botanicals in the gin. My kind of bar. It was also voted best gin bar in the world. So, y'know, no biggie. ✨ Definitely worth a visit if you're in Birmingham! What are you up to this weekend? We're heading up north to see Dan's mum and will be spending some time in Manchester tomorrow. Can't wait!🐝 #EatandExploreEverywhere #SophieetcEats . . . . #birmingham #40stpauls #ginbar #ginandtonic #visitbirmingham #hellobrum #brumbloggers #foodbloggers #ginlovers #ilovegin #eatingfortheinsta #foodmakesmehappy #foodadventures #gindrink #gindrinkers #gindrinkersofinstagram #ginstagram #birminghameats #independentbirmingham #bloggersdoitbetter #mycolourfulcorners #thesehappysquares #theuncoolclub #stylishandslowadventuring #chattycaptioncommunity #SmallBlogger #microblogger

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14. Flight Club

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A social experience like no other - electric atmosphere, incredible interior, food, drink and darts. 

15. Vietnamese Street Kitchen 

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Bringing a modern twist on all your favourite foods & drinks from Vietnam.

16. Fazenda 

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The finest grilled meats served at your table, alongside a selection of Argentinian and Brazilian sides and an exquisite wine list.

18. The Plough  

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An independent eatery serving freshly cooked comfort food, pub classics, stone baked pizza and a vast range of healthy options to suit every taste.

19. Simpsons 

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An informal, contemporary and elegant restaurant that reflects the spirit of fine dining today.

20. Carter’s Of Moseley 

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Menus developed by following the natural rhythms of the season with a focus on nature, wild foraged flora and fauna. 

21. Zindiya  

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An Indian Streatery and bar designed to take customers through an immersive, cultural journey exploring Indian cities in a casual and fun environment. 

Our second and final meal in Birmingham and we visited Indian Street Food restaurant @zindiyamoseley 😍. Zindiya is a family run Indian Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, showcasing food based on the streets of Delhi or the markets of Mumbai 👌. Pictured here are just some of the dishes we ate, with highlights including Chilli Paneer (first picture, bottom right), and Lamb Chops (second picture) 🤤. London.Foodie.Blog@hotmail.com #foodblogger #birmingham #birminghamfood #londoncity #birminghamblogger #londonblogger #londonfood #londonfoodie #birminghamrestaurants #food #foodie #travelblogger #instafoodie #hotelblogger #luxuryhotel #londonrestaurants #feedfeed #foodlover #foodblog #travel #visitlondon #f52grams #brum #foodiegram #foodphotography #ukhotels Guide to eat and drink in London, along with other occasional cities: ❤️🍽🍸London.Foodie.Blog@hotmail.com

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22. Midlands Arts Centre 

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A creative centre, offering a jam packed programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical sessions. 


23. Bank 

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A chic and sophisticated continental brasserie in the heart of Brindleyplace.  

24. Birdies Bar and BBQ

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A bit like the beach, but in Birmingham - with cocktails, food and a stunning outdoor garden terrace .

25. Grand Central Kitchen 


A small, friendly independent restaurant offering a variety of quality food. From full English breakfasts and baguettes to jaket potatos and burgers with a selction of drinks to wash it all down. 

A brunch with friends and a lonely dinner

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26. Hippodrome 

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The UK's single most popular theatre! 

27. Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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One of Britain's most successful producing theatres, having achieved national recognition and prestigious awards for the quality, excitement innovation of its programme. 

28. Mellow's  

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Always fresh, always mellows... a multi-award winning, modern infused restaurant with a authentic taste of the Caribbean.

29. Purecraft Bar and Kitchen 

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Crafted beer, real good food and top people in a fantastic democratic environment.

30. Lasan 

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Lasan - True to India.

31. The Jekyll and Hyde 

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A cross between a Victorian-inspired Gin Parlour and raucous shenanigans and games.

32. Zen Metro 

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An award-winning Thai Restaurant serving a fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in Birmingham's Business District. 

33. The Oyster Club 

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A menu focused on Seafood and a stunning Wine List.

Dining at the @the_oysterclub Birmingham last night 😍⁣ ⁣ Do you like Oysters? Tell me which wine you would pair with them? Let me know in the comments below ⬇️⁣ ⁣ The restaurant is the brainchild of the fantastic Adam Stokes of @restaurantadams 🍴 The relationship between the two is clear to see; the attention to detail, professionalism of the staff, quality of the produce and ultimately the outstanding finished product 🐟 ⁣ ⁣ The Oyster Club offers a casual and relaxed approach to dining. With an Oyster Bar which offers an array of fresh, delicious Oysters, a menu focussing on Seafood and a stunning Wine List. A comfortable bar offers customers a walk-in option, allowing you to pop in for a few Oysters after work. Alternatively you can book in advance to celebrate a special occasion in the restaurant 🎊 ⁣ ⁣ For food we had six Jersey Rock Oysters, Crispy Squid, White Crab on Toast, Octopus Salad, Seared Tuna Sashimi and Wagyu Burger 🐄 ⁣ ⁣ Andddd for wine 😋 We had 2013 Blanc de Blanc @hattingleywines 2017 Chablis Les Vaillon Bernard Defaix, 2015 Meursault Jean-Michel Gaunoux, 2016 Chorey Maillaird and 2014 Barolo Fontanafredda 🇮🇹 ⁣ ⁣ Is the Oyster Club cheap? No, and it’s not supposed to be, so don’t expect it. What you do get is value for money, it was an outstandingly good experience. The food is, in my opinion, faultless. An absolutely refreshing addition to Birminghams culinary offering 🌃 ⁣ ⁣ #wine #vivino #winelover #wino #vineyard #winereview #winesofinstagram #winereviewer #wineporn #winestagram #sommelier #winetasting #winelover #winelovers #wineoclock #wineoftheday #winery #cheers #wineworld #winenot #winetime #winegeek #barolo #chablis #oystersandwine #oysters #birminghamfoodies #birminghamfood #birmingham

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34. The Indian Streatery 

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A traditional, authentic Indian menu not forgetting their street food roots.

35. Ikon Bookshop 

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Birmingham’s only specialist art bookshop, stocking a wide range of books, cards, artists’ multiples, magazines and gifts for the art and contemporary culture.

36. Ju Ju’s Cafe 

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Brunch in style with Ju Ju's signature frying pan Hash's and Breakfast Cobs...delish.

37. Anderson and Hill 

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Expect everything from dry goods and A&H-branded coffee to a selection of top-notch cured meats, cheeses, delightful Italian baked goods and a full lunch-menu too!

38. Theatrix Birmingham 

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Housed in an iconic Grade II listed building, Theatrix is a brand new bar, restaurant and entertainment venue.

39. Saint Pauls House 

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Located in Jewellery Quarter with a stunning restaurant, bar and boutique hotel.

40. Noels

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A modern bar and restaurant that brings a taste of the Mediterranean to the Midlands

41. Baked In Brick 

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From formal dining to street food, Baked in Brick's first ever permanent restaurant is located in Brum - Custard Factory!

42. Ghetto Golf

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A seriously twisted 18 hole mini golf experience with cocktails and street food in Custard Factory.

43. The Prince of Wales 

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An award-winning pub in the heart of Moseley, offering a unique atmosphere and experience. 

44. Dark Horse Moseley 

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Slow cooked American BBQ goodness with a fantastic selection of craft beers and live music.

45. Loki Wine 

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The most awarded wine Merchant in Birmingham with up-to 40 wines to taste.

The consumption of wine is changing, bars and retailers are at the heart of this change ❤️ ⁣ ⁣ As investment floods in to Birmingham, the city is changing. Great wine is synonymous with vibrant culture, amazing food and social dynamism 🌃 ⁣ ⁣ What’s your favourite wine bar outside of London? Let me know in the comments below ⬇️⬇️ Mine is @lokiwine in Birmingham 🏢⁣ ⁣ Loki opened its first branch in the city in 2012, since then Loki has expanded, now boasting a further branch in Edgebaston 🌲 ⁣ ⁣ Lokis owner, Phil, worked his way up in the wine industry with stints at Oddbins and Wine-rack. Loki flies in the face of industry tradition by encouraging people to try, sample and discover before purchasing 🍇 ⁣ ⁣ The wines on tasting are consistently interesting, vibrant and diverse in flavour-profile and budget 💰 ⁣ ⁣ In my opinion, what makes Loki different is the staff. All of the staff at Loki love wine, whenever I visit they are keen to speak to me about my latest trips, tastings and wine experiences 👫⁣ ⁣ Loki has 72 wines available to taste 7 days a week. The enomatic machines ensure that every wine they serve is done so at the optimum temperature, and with as little interference from the atmosphere as humanly possible 🍷 ⁣ ⁣ Personally I think Loki is the leading wine retailer and bar in Birmingham, if you happen to visit the city please pop in and taste, Loki also offers tasty meat and cheese boards so you won’t go hungry 😋 ⁣ ⁣ #wine #vivino #winelover #wino #vineyard #winereview #winesofinstagram #winereviewer #wineporn #winestagram #sommelier #winetasting #winelover #winelovers #wineoftheday #winery #cheers #wineworld #winenot #winetime #winegeek #winelife #winestore #ukwine #birminghamblogger #birminghamfoodie #brumfood #birminghamfood

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46. Tiger Bites Pig 

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Chinese bao buns and rice dishes to tickle the taste buds. 

47. Pint Shop 

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After falling in love with Birmingham's people and vibes... Pint Shop was created - the latest addition to Brum's extensive craft beer scene.

48. Yorks 

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Birmingham’s new-generation coffee shop, all-day café and social space serving fantastic soul food.


49. Wayland’s Yard  

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A dog friendly coffee shop serving up breakfast, brunch, lunch and sweet treats.

50. Hush Hair

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Birmingham’s leading contemporary hair and beauty salon.

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