A landmark Birmingham bank is set to be transformed into a new venture like never before.
A number of banks across the country have been disappearing from the high streets over the last year as more customers move to online services, with the Barclays on Colmore Row closing its doors on December 7 last year.
The building has been empty ever since and there have been questions from locals about what will replace the huge space in the floor the bank occupied.
Now a new business has announced today (Tuesday, September 26) that it is set to open its doors in the city centre building next to Snow Hill station later this year with a brand new steakhouse and late-night bar.
The Pasture Restaurant Group, which currently operate restaurants across Bristol and Cardiff, has chosen the site for its Birmingham branch.
The new fine dining restaurant will occupy 6,500 sq ft across one floor of the former Barclays Bank building at Fifteen Colmore Row.
The owners says the restaurant will be a celebration of fire-based cooking and ‘incredible local ingredients’. Pasture’s in-house butchers also handpick and prepare the meat from farms in the south west.
Sam Elliott, 35, is the chef and owner behind the growing portfolio of Pasture restaurants. This will be his fifth opening of his own in as many years and he already operates two restaurants in Bristol and two restaurants in Cardiff.
When is Pasture opening?
No opening date has been confirmed as of yet, although we do know the restaurant is set to be open by early spring, 2024.
What’s on the menu?
Pasture serves a range of mouth-watering meats, including beef, steaks, as well as burgers and fish.
They also do a classic Sunday lunch along with vegan and vegetarian options. Pasture also has a varied cocktail menu for diners to enjoy, as well as a range red and white wine options.
What’s been said about the opening?
Sam Elliott, said: “Just as we operate in Bristol and Cardiff, we will be engaging with local suppliers, & producers to influence everything from the menus to the interiors. What’s really exciting is the new restaurant will open up brand new supply chains for us - because just like our other restaurants, we want to make sure that Pasture Birmingham has a real sense of place, is part of the Birmingham characteristic and completes our Pasture triangle.
“This exciting opening for Pasture Birmingham also makes it easily accessible for me to commute between Bristol and Cardiff and give the ‘hands on’ approach to provide a unique and memorable dining experience.”