June 24th, 2016

Gusto Birmingham Announces Opening Date

By Sanjeeta Bains, Birmingham Mail

Gusto Birmingham Announces Opening Date

A Gusto-restaurant recently opened in Leaminton Spa

One of the first restaurants to open at the revamped Grand Birmingham in Colmore Row has announced its opening date.

Gusto Birmingham will open its doors on Thursday, September 23.

The chain which is "inspired by the traditional grand cafes of Europe," has restaurants around the country including Liverpool and Newcastle.

It will be joined by cocktail bar The Alchemist, which will also open in September, although no firm date has been set.

Gusto offers lunch and dinner with an emphasis on Italian dishes. Dishes include Grana Padano risotto and caprino pizza, pan fried fillet of sea bass and The Gusto Burger.

Gusto Birmingham Announces Opening Date

Panna Cotta with pomegranate, orange and homemade biscotti at Gusto

The early dining menu includes a starter and main with a spritz cocktail for £19.95.

And we’re really excited about the brunch menu which includes toasted seeded bloomer with fresh figs, honey and goat’s cheese, full English breakfast, oven baked waffles with crispy bacon and maple syrup as well as smoked haddock omelette.

And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, brunch also includes warm buttermilk pancakes with chocolate and mascarpone and cinnamon French toast.

Gusto and The Alchemist are owned by Living Ventures restaurant group, which also runs The Botanist bar in Temple Street.

Gusto Birmingham Announces Opening Date

Mozzarella and lemon at Gusto

Jeremy Roberts, chief executive of Living Ventures, said: “We have had our sights on Birmingham for some time.

“Colmore Row is the city’s most prestigious street and The Grand undoubtedly its most iconic building. The Botanist has been popular from day one. We look forward to bringing two different but equally exciting brands to the city.”

The Grand closed in 2002 but after extensive redevelopment the luxury hotel is expected to be open by 2018.

A spokesperson said: "We're concentrating on getting all the businesses that will be operating in the building settled. At the moment I can't give you a date when the hotel will be opening."


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