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Ditch the puffer coats and the park benches … you can now enjoy a social life in the great indoors! As lockdown eases and you can finally start getting back into the swing of almost normal life, Mailbox has a whole host of exciting openings guaranteed to fill your Google calendar.

WHAT’S NEW?

Indoor dining is back and Mailbox restaurants are excited to now be welcoming  back diners.

The new Lucarelli

Stylish Italian eaterie Lucarelli opened its doors last month and has already made its a mark on the city’s dining scene. The 140-cover restaurant, set over two floors, offers a blend of Italian charm, luxury décor and great food making it the ideal spot for a casual lunch with family or a romantic night out.

Lucarelli Restaurants – Traditional Italian Cuisine

Medicine Deli in the Urban Room

If you’ve visited Mailbox over the last few months then you’ve no doubt stopped off for a tempting treat at Medicine Deli. Now the home-grown artisan bakery will be launching its latest venture, with a new restaurant on Level 2. Expect local, ethically sourced dishes, delicious fresh breads and pastries when it opens from Friday June 4th.

Home – Medicine Bakery + Kitchen

THEY’RE BACK!

It’s renowned as having the most Instagram-worthy staircase in the city and Harvey Nichols has also reopened its luxury bar. The new Bar menu offers will be available, delivering the perfect accompaniments to coffee catch-ups or a glass of fizz with friends. Plus, on every Monday in June Great British Menu contender Chef Liam Dillon takes up residency serving a six course taster menu.

Great British Menu Contender Chef Liam Dillon at Harvey Nichols from June

What’s more, you can sip on a complimentary Edinburgh Gin cocktail when you spend £10 or more on food in the Bar. Choose from a Rhubarb and Ginger Tom Collins or a Gooseberry and Elderflower Gimlet, now available and whilst stocks last!

Harvey Nichols – Designer Fashion, Beauty, Food & Wine

The Bar at Harvey Nichols

Been a while since you enjoyed a bottomless brunch? Book a table at Aluna to toast the new normal! Since its launch Aluna set out to be different; from the decadent decorated interior to the delicious Pan-Asian cuisine.

Cocktail Bar & Pan Asian Restuarant in Birmingham | Aluna

Pornstar Martini Tree at Aluna

Other restaurants now open indoors include Bar Estilo, Côte Brasserie, Indico, Miller & Carter, Nando’s and Zizzi. Or why not visit Gas Street Social and enjoy 2-4-1 burgers all day Wednesday or indulge in their ‘famous and first’ bottomless brunch for £19.50 a head; including unlimited Bellinis & Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Beers?

And of course, if the weather finally plays ball you can still take your cocktails outdoors and enjoy one Birmingham’s most iconic views. Indico, Côte and Lucarelli each have striking canal side terraces … perfect for an evening Aperol Spritz

Drink and dine alfresco at Mailbox

Please follow Government guidelines when visiting restaurants (rule of six or two households mixing only). Many are no longer accepting cash payments and have also introduced new opening times. For more information visit: Food & Drink | Mailbox Birmingham (mailboxlife.com)

STAY

Nirvana suite at Malmaison

City ‘staycay vaccays’ are the chicest way to holiday this year (no, really) so why not make the most of a mini break on your doorstep at Malmaison. Book two nights with 20% off or three nights for and all stays include a full cooked breakfast and there’s even 25% off upgrades on check in (subject to availability) … all jet-lag free.

Summer staycation – up to 25% off longer stays (malmaison.com)

The AC Hotel by Marriot Birmingham has also launched its Great Escape, available until August 17. 2021. The offer includes two cocktails and antipasti platter, breakfast, late check out and a very tempting 30% off any additional food and beverage during your stay, with prices starting from £109 for two people.

Book Your Group Rate | Marriott International

WATCH

Everyman cinema

Everyman Cinema have dusted down their big screen ready with a new programme of films. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic, a family favourite or an Oscar winner the programme features a varied selection from Nomadland to Judas and the Black Messiah via Peter Rabbit and Willy Wonka.

Cinema Listings, Movie & Film Times Mailbox Birmingham | EVERYMAN (everymancinema.com)

WHY NOT TREAT YOURSELF?

After reuniting with friends at your favourite brunch spot why not make a day of it and shop the latest fashion and beauty at Harvey Nichols, BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger and from Bank Holiday Monday 31 May, Paul Smith.

Shop fashion, beauty, accessories and more at Harvey Nichols

Looking for something more formal? Visit the luxury menswear tailor Gieves & Hawkes who are open and available to advise, or why not book that much needed hair appointment at the renowned Nicky Clarke Salon or Toni & Guy Essentials?

Click HERE for your chance to WIN a short break worth over £400!

–ENDS–

2 Comments

  • Tracey Middlebrook says:

    Went to alluna bar last Thursday before Miller and Carter celebrating my sister birthday.all I can say was best porn star martini ever.the staff where welcoming and knowledgeable and we all really enjoyed it and would go back.we would highly recommend this bar to anyone well worth a visit .xx

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