New restaurant where you wear a bib and 'get down and dirty' opening in Birmingham city centre

The cocktail bar will be a focus at Seafood City
The cocktail bar will be a focus at Seafood City -Credit:Seafood City

If you've been on TikTok recently, you've probably seen videos of Americans cracking open crab legs, slurping the juice out of prawn shells and tucking in to saucy potatoes, racking up millions of views in the process. Now Birmingham is set to get a restaurant dedicated to the viral meal with Brummies invited to 'get down and dirty'.

The team behind Vietnamese Street Kitchen is opening Seafood City in the Arcadian, offering a Vietnamese twist on the American Deep South 'seafood boil' dish. Diners will be offered a bib apron to wear as they 'enjoy seafood in an unpretentious way'.

General manager, Oliver Ngo, said that he wants friends, family and seafood lovers to 'enjoy the riches of the sea in the simplest way possible' when it opens in early June.

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Oliver said: "The seafood boil is a wonderful way to enhance individual flavours and textures. Our concept is simple, you can boil your choice of seafood, pairing it with our signature sauce, garlic butter or our XXL sauce for those who like it hot!

An artis's impression of what it will look like inside Seafood City
An artist's impression of what it will look like inside Seafood City -Credit:Seafood City

"Not only that, but you can mix it up and grill and fry your favourite seafood too. Our signature lobster rolls and crab and prawn burger with a side of seasoned fries are a must-try. We will have you hooked in no time!"

As well as lobsters and prawns, diners can tuck into crab, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and crawfish at the Seafood City which will be decorated in a 'retro-futurism' style, with an 'explosion of neon colour and bright lights' that are 'just as bold as the menu'.

The 1,700sq ft restaurant, where Rozu used to be, will have space for 99 people inside as well as outdoor seating. The restaurant, which has a cocktail bar in the centre, will create 22 new full and part time jobs.

Seafood City, Arcadian Centre, 70 Hurst Street, B5 4TD from June.

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