This exquisite bar cum restaurant certainly lives up to its name; like a Chameleon, its inference conjures up an eclectic combination of colours and moods. True to form, mood lighting kicks in as the evening progresses as, does the influx of visitors and the types of beverages being served.
Set amidst the landmarks of Birmingham, Central Library, New St Station and Victoria square, this beautifully designed watering hole is lounge drinkers dream thanks to it's laid-back interiors and unique modular format. Adorn yourself with anything sophisticated, chic and classy when it comes to the dress code here as the ambience promotes a sense of style; from its intricate and minimalistic amenities set against oversized chandeliers, spacious balcony area's and a contemporary yet classic dining area to large teak welcome desk.
The Food and Drinks
With a menu heavily influenced by the Mediterranean; from its beautifully presented tasting mini dishes that boast a selection of scilillian olives, fresh walnut bread and pulled pork croquettes, to a grand serving of salmon gravelaxe. The quality of food is apparent through the use of ingredients which are locally sourced.
The drinks menu is home to a large selection of draught and bottled beers from all corners of the globe, so take your pick: Mexican, Italian, German.... The wine selection starts at just £3.00 for a house white to over a hundred for a bottle of select wine for a special occasion in the city. If decadence is your choice tipple, the champagne based drinks from Belinni's to Kir Royales are prominent menu staples. The cocktail offering is a sprinkled with delights for the feminine palate, from Mai Tai's to Caiprinihas, sexy French vanilla-tini's to the signature Chameleon Skittle concoction; these beauties sure know how to pose for your Instagram shots.
Live music was a welcome addition to this already lively destination, with Saturday nights home to 30-somethings making their way to the bar or joining the lingering diners to the dance floor. The venue itself has a distinct character, with its high ceilings, muted decor and delicate glassware, attracting city dwellers, suits and footballers and for good reason. The music mid evening helps set the scene for what later develops into a hip city spot, where the dancefloor is never empty and the positive happy vibe circulates.
All in all The Chameleon is a place to spoil yourself, whether you indulge in the food or drink, weekday or weekend, day or night, this place has a way of making you stay. A well manicured thumbs up from me as this little hot spot is one of a kind.