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Bar + Block opens 21st site in Birmingham

Whitbread’s contemporary steakhouse brand, Bar + Block, has announced its latest opening in Birmingham, taking its portfolio up to 21 sites nationwide.

Opening on Monday 27th March will be Bar + Block’s second site in Birmingham, launching on the ground floor within phase two of the landmark Exchange Square residential development in the heart of the city.

The new 6,000 sq. ft steakhouse features 170 covers inside, with an additional 48 covers outside and adjoins a 235-bed Premier Inn hotel.

Known for high-quality, 30-day aged steaks which are hand-cut to any size, the menus will follow Bar + Block’s all-day trading format, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

Alongside its signature steaks, menus will also feature fresh burgers ground on-site, salads, grills and sharing plates, plus a range of great value offers, including a lunch and early dinner menu with two-courses from £12.95, available Monday to Friday, and a Sunday Roast sharer for groups.

Open until 11pm (10.30pm Sunday), at the bar there will be a curated list of cocktails, with a two-for-one offer running every evening from 5pm-7pm, along with a list of craft beers, wines and spirits.

Exclusive to Birmingham, there will also be a signature Chock a Block cocktail, a sweet mix of Absolut Vanilia Vodka, Baileys Choc Luxe, salted caramel syrup and toffee sauce, inspired by the nearby Cadbury’s World.

Led by designer Harrisons, the interior will feature a statement bar with copper detailing, a large open kitchen for diners to catch the action and an eclectic mix of tables, including booths and high-top tables.

This will be complemented by decorative finishing touches including the brand’s trademark neon wall calligraphy detailing the Bar + Block story, alongside contemporary artwork and foliage.

Rebecca Donaldson, Commercial Marketing Director at Whitbread, commented, “We are delighted to announce the further expansion of Bar + Block as we continue to grow the brand nationwide.

'Marking our first Bar + Block opening of 2023, the steakhouse will be joining a brand-new retail and restaurant hub, located in the heart of Birmingham and close to key transport hubs, and we are confident our mix of quality, expertly sourced steaks and accessible price point will appeal to locals and visitors.”

The new opening marks the continued expansion of Bar + Block across the UK, following on from the launch of two new sites in London last year.