What they say:
With its quirky floral theme, original and flavoursome cocktails and hearty British plates, The Botanist on Temple Street has easily won over our Brummie hearts. It makes sense therefore, that the group behind the stellar restaurant, New World Trading Company, are planning a second opening, this time by the canalside. While details are being kept under wraps, we expect The Canal House to have the same brand of delicious drinks and a winning menu.
What we say:
What do you get when you take an abandoned canalside pub and throw in a brilliant restaurant group? The Canal House, one of Birmingham's most exciting new openings. The team behind Temple Street's The Botanist have taken over The James Brindley Pub, a spot that was popular in the '90s but has lain empty for the past eight years. With brands across the UK, including The Club House, Smugglers Cove and The Trading House, New World Trading Company are planning a completely new brand for this venue, though keeping staples such as a strong drinks menu and quirky decor.