Date set for restaurant group to open in former Barclays building

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The opening of Pasture group’s first Midlands restaurant has been set for May 27.

Sam Elliott, 36-year-old chef-owner of Pasture will open his fifth restaurant at the 6,500 sq ft former Barclays Bank building at 15 Colmore Row, creating around 100 jobs.

Guests will be able to watch Elliott’s fire-based cooking with local ingredients through an open kitchen alongside what he calls the “biggest, glass-fronted dry-aging fridge of any restaurant in the UK”.

It adds to his two restaurants in Bristol (his first, Pasture, opened in 2018, and Radius opened last year); and two restaurants in Cardiff (a second Pasture, which opened in 2020, and Parallel which opened earlier this year).

In late 2024, Sam will also be opening Prime by Pasture; a butchery, deli, cookery school and burger joint in the Redcliffe Quarter, Bristol.

He said: “Work is progressing really quickly now, which is hugely exciting! This is our biggest restaurant to date, and when it’s finished, we’ll have seating for up to 40 people in our bar, and a further 180 covers in the main dining room.

“Guests will be surrounded by custom-built wine cabinets, an open kitchen to display our theatrical open-fire cooking, along with the biggest, glass-fronted dry-aging fridge of any restaurant in the UK.

“All of this will be complimented by the huge floor to ceiling windows which run across the front of the building with views over the bustling streets of Birmingham.”