So after a reflection of 2015 it is time to look forward to new openings in 2016.
Good news for fans of The Bell in Alderminster. The 18th century coaching inn on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon is seeing in the New Year with an exciting building project. They will be adding a contemporary glass two storey extension, for even more diners to enjoy the view across the Stour Valley.
Another watery view will greet diners at Casanova’s Kitchen in Brindleyplace, as a new Italian restaurant opens in what used to be Love’s in Birmingham. By flying in his mum from Bologna, consultant geriatrician Luca Laghi will offer hand made pasta and dishes from 20 different Italian regions.
The modern British cuisine at Adam’s has entranced customers (and the Michelin Guide alike) for almost two years now as one of the longest pop-ups in the city centre. With designs on a new home, Adam’s new restaurant in Waterloo Street is taking shape as a slick, contemporary, but still intimate sized venue.
From another hugely successful pop-up, the Butchers Social creators Jamie Desogus and Mike Bullard are living a long-held dream to open their own restaurant in the chic chi neighbourhood of Harborne with the Harborne Kitchen.
Suzanne and Dale from Pancho have been feeding Warwick with Mexican and Spanish tapas for over a decade. In their soon to be launched coffee shop Cortardo they will tempt diners with sweet treats like traybakes alongside sandwiches, paninis and lunches such as tuna empanadas.