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Graduation meal in July

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Graduation meal in July

I know there are lots of posts about restaurants already, so forgive me if I making anyone repeat themselves. Our daughters graduation is mid-week in July and we were looking for a restaurant to go to that evening. We're staying in Brindley Place so would like somewhere not too far from here. Looking for somewhere thats good quality, not too stuffy, that won't break the bank, preferably with an outside space to sit - optimistically hoping for good weather. All 4 of us are easy to please regarding what type of cuisine we eat. Would ask her but it would invariably result in her choosing a mortgage busting establishment !!! All suggestions gratefully accepted.

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1. Re: Graduation meal in July

I have restricted all suggestion to those with an outdoor terrace within a few minutes’ walk of Brindley Place. They are also all mid-market – expect to pay £20-£30 per head (although obviously if you choose expensive wine your budget could soon increase)

In Brindley Place itself – Bank is a great choice as it has 2 great terraces. Piccolino and Café Ikon would be my other choices.

In Centenary Square – the Rep Bar and Restaurant.

The furthest away but still only 6-7 minutes’ walk is one of my favourites - Ju Ju’s - small independent restaurant on side of the canals and perfect for a joyous celebration.

The Mailbox is a short walk along the canal – lots to choose from in there depending on food type you require. Miller and Carter’s is a steakhouse with canal views terrace. Just beneath it is Bar Epernay – great for a glass of bubbly before your meal.

If weather doesn’t look great so outdoor seating is not a priority – I would also recommend you check out The Pickled Piglet which is again independent with great food and service.

Pre-booking is highly recommended – at graduation time, the restaurants around the ICC/Town Hall get very busy.

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2. Re: Graduation meal in July

I referred to 'The Rep Bar' but of course it was rebranded last year to Centenary Bar & Brassiere.

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3. Re: Graduation meal in July

You can read more about the Brindley place restaurants here

http://www.brindleyplace.com/

And the Mailbox restaurants here

http://www.mailboxlife.com/

Ju Ju's

http://www.jujuscafe.co.uk/

The Rep restaurant

birmingham-rep.co.uk/season/pre-theatre-dini…

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4. Re: Graduation meal in July

I would highly recommend piccolino (Brindley place) - although can be a bit noisy in the evening. If I were me I would be heading to Ju Jus - fabulous English food, small intimate restaurant with incredible service.

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5. Re: Graduation meal in July

If you fancy Asian then the nearby Pushkar is a good up market Indian with a great cocktail bar on the side.

Jumping continents then just across the road is Coast to Coast ... a newly opened American diner with some good early reviews.

www.c2crestaurants.com/restaurant/birmingham

http://www.pushkardining.com/

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6. Re: Graduation meal in July

I like Tiger Bill, which serves American and Thai. Prices are under £20 per person but the portions are huge.

Also, Jimmy Spices opposite Brindley Place (behind Walkabout) is fantastic buffet.

And the Wetherspoon has been a particular favourite as it has a great menu and goes all out to make a pleasant experience. It's just opposite Brindley Place.

Edited: 19 June 2014, 20:56
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