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Lunch time in Birmingham

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Lunch time in Birmingham

Hi - we have only been living in Birmingham for a few a months. We have some friends coming to visit at the weekend. We are going to take them into the centre of Birmingham on Saturday - walk around the canals....down towards the town hall, and then along the canals to the jewellery quarter.

We would like to take them somewhere for lunch - preferably an independent cafe (or something similar) - nothing too substantial as we will be going out to the Balti Triangle for dinner. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Lunch time in Birmingham

Cant help on the actual place to have lunch as I dont eat out often, but the Jewellery Quarter does have quite a few small independant places to eat.

If you do go to the Jewellery Quarter try to get to St Pauls Square, a lovely square and one of the last (or only) surviving Georgian squares in Birmingham. Lovely church in the middle of the square which is open and well worth a wander round.

Matthew Boulton (who in on the new £50 note) and James Watt both used to go to this church.

You can see their gold statue opposite the new library (along with James Murdoch who I believe also used to go to this church)

More on the square here

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…_Birmingham

More on the statue here

birmingham.gov.uk/public-art/boulton-watt-mu…

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2. Re: Lunch time in Birmingham

One place you could go to lunch is the Edwardian Tea Rooms in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG).

The BMAG is right next to the council house in Victoria Square, and the tea rooms are in a lovely old part of the museum.

Well worth a visit

www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum/cafe-shop

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While in the Jewellery Quarter the Key Hill Cemetery is worth a visit.

The oldest cemetery in Birmingham not linked to a church, and with some fine architecture in it.

Burial place of many famous people including Alfred Bird (Bird's custard fame), Joseph Chamberlain (father and son) and others.

More here

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Hill_Cemetery

Edited: 21 March 2012, 12:18
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4. Re: Lunch time in Birmingham

Cafe Ikon is near the canal. It may be nice to go there as you could also take in the small attached gallery at the same time.

Café Ikon

1 Oozells Square

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5. Re: Lunch time in Birmingham

On canal between Brindley Place and Mailbox- try Tap & Spile http://www.tapandspilebirmingham.co.uk or the Canalside café which is tiny but very nice indeed (these two places are right next to each other.)

Ju Ju's is on canal just off Sheepcote Street and is a nice independent.

In Jewellery Quarter - Urban Coffee is great or if you fancy pub lunch – try The Drop Forge or The Lord Clifden.

Edited: 21 March 2012, 16:34
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6. Re: Lunch time in Birmingham

I would definitely recommend the Drop Forge or the Rose Villa Tavern both in the Jewelley Quarter :)

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