Wine bar and restaurant picks Birmingham for first location outside of London

Wine bar and restaurant Vinoteca has confirmed it will be launching outside London for the first time when it arrives at Paradise Birmingham.

The letting, first revealed in TheBusinessDesk.com in January, will see the wine bar occupy 3,390 sq ft of space in Two Chamberlain Square and is due to open in early 2020.

Vinoteca operates five sites across central London in locations such as Marylebone, King’s Cross and the City.

Charlie Young, co-founder of Vinoteca, said: “Paradise offers our brand an unbeatable location and commercial proposition right in the heart of Birmingham. We can’t wait to open and offer residents and visitors to Birmingham our unique blend of the finest wine bar culture married with the very best in seasonal, locally-sourced food. With 200 wines on offer and authentic British and European dishes with regularly changing specials curated by top chefs, we look forward to bringing something different to Birmingham’s rapidly growing dining and bar scene.”

Rob Groves, regional director of Argent, development managers for Paradise, said: “Bringing a critically-acclaimed wine bar and restaurant brand like Vinoteca to Birmingham really demonstrates our aspirations for Paradise. Our perfect mix of unbeatable location and top quality design means we are the natural choice for innovative leisure retailers keen on reaching an audience of 17 million people a year. We look forward to making further announcements in the near future in relation to more venues keen on joining this award-winning wine bar and restaurant at Paradise Birmingham.”

The new wine bar and restaurant will help complete the first phase of the development that includes the 172,000 sq ft One Chamberlain Square, fully let to international professional services firm PwC, as well as the 183,000 sq ft Two Chamberlain Square.

Chris Taylor, head of real estate and private markets at Hermes Investment Management, said: “The Paradise development is transforming Birmingham city centre into a leading and competitive international city. This is a landmark first for Paradise and everyone involved in the project is looking forward to the opening of Vinoteca at Two Chamberlain Square next year. This helps move the development into the next stage as a destination for the people of Birmingham and its visitors.”

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