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Craft Dining Rooms duo & Michelin-starred chef to open Birmingham site

Sam and Emma Morgan, the pair behind the ICC's Craft Dining Rooms, and Michelin-starred chef Aktar Islam have partnered to launch restaurant and stunning garden terrace in Birmingham in January 2020.

Located on the Canalside at the ICC (International Convention Centre) alongside the critically acclaimed Craft Dining Rooms, which opened in July, the Craft English Garden will be centred around a beautifully designed bar and crafted dining pods.

The Craft English Garden has been envisaged with nostalgia and childhood in mind, recreating traditional British dishes with a modern view and specialising in afternoon tea. More details on the food offer is yet to come.

Beautifully crafted gin and tonics will lead the drinks menu on the terrace, with over 32 British gins on offer – from small batch gins to more recognised favourites, all customisable with a selection of Double Dutch tonics.

The cocktail list will also embrace an English botanical theme, with vibrant and innovative creations garnished with hand-picked British ingredients.

The keenly priced wine list will comprise examples purely from little known vineyards across the UK with bottles from Devon, Sussex, and Kent amongst others. The restaurant will offer a large selection of wines by the glass in addition to the bottle, and there will be a resident wine expert on hand to provide recommendations and further informaiton about the different varieties on offer.

With the design led by industry experts Fifi Interior Design, the space will encompass a flora and fauna theme, with hanging planters, floral archways, a feature foliage wall, and a selection of colourful succulents.

The garden’s botanical-inspired design will embrace a vibrant colour palette, furnished with ambient lighting, luxurious lounge seating, elegant banquettes and warming fire pits for guests to enjoy late into the evening.