Mediterranean restaurant set to launch in Birmingham

Mediterranean-style eater Noel’s Bar and Restaurant is set to launch in Birmingham.

The restaurant is set to launch at 22 Waterfront, adjacent to The Cube, on 1 June.

The 90-cover restaurant has a private dining room open kitchen and charcoal grill, with meats sourced locally at Aubrey Allen, the Leamington Spa butcher for its Mediterranean-inspired menu.

The 2,200 sq ft unit is overlooked by the Mailbox and The Cube. Owners Gjerjii Devollaj and Sabi Ukaj worked with interior designers Tibbatts Abel, who are behind other Birmingham restaurants including Opheem, Rofuto, St Paul’s House, and Tamatanga.

Gjerji ‘Jimmy’ Devollaj, said :“We can’t wait to introduce Birmingham to Noel’s Bar and Restaurant and show the city everything we have to offer; Noel’s Bar and Restaurant is set to be something really special.

“Our waterfront bar and restaurant will show the best of the Mediterranean food, carefully crafted cocktails paired with extraordinary interior design.

“We wanted to take traditional food to the next level… serving it up alongside the best wines, spirits and cocktails, in the most beautiful environment.

”We want to replicate that style, sophistication and quality of the Mediterranean, right here in Birmingham. The city has a thriving food and drink scene, and we’re proud to be part of that

Gjerjii Devollaj has teamed up with Sabi Ukaj to create the concept behind Noel’s Bar and Restaurant. Sabi added: “Growing up in the Mediterranean, I was brought up with authentic flavours and traditional food which has heavily influenced the menu at Noel’s.

“I have travelled all over Europe discovering many different cuisines and exploring different tastes and flavours. The menu at Noel’s Bar and Restaurant celebrates genuine Mediterranean food but taking it to the next level.”