Mitchells & Butlers is to open an All Bar One in Birmingham this week as part of its continuing investment in growing the brand around the UK.
The new site at New Street station, which represents a “significant” investment, is its first location in a station outside of London and brings the total number of All Bar Ones to 49, including five in Birmingham.
The large 428 sq m bar, with 234 covers, will be open all day from 6am to 11pm on weekdays and from 9am to 11pm on weekends, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as its signature “global tapas” small plates.
An extensive wine, champagne, draught beer and cocktail list is also available. The new venue incorporates a “cocktails and bubbles” tasting table where customers celebrating a special occasion or with extra time on their hands can book cocktail master classes.
Design features synonymous with All Bar One’s newest remodelled sites include exposed brick walls, natural wood, low-hanging lights and a combination of luxurious leather banquettes, high stools and chairs.
Susan Chappell, All Bar One brand operations director, said: “We are delighted to have launched All Bar One within one of the busiest transport hubs. With the multimillion-pound Grand Central Shopping Centre alongside the new station, and thousands of passengers passing through each week, we are confident it will be a hugely successful location for us.
“Birmingham has become a real focus for the brand and we are proud to be in this landmark development, employing another 50 people from the local area.”