Jewellery Quarter offers safe welcome back with indoor hospitality reopening

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The Jewellery Quarter re-opens its indoor venues following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

With over 80 bars and restaurants, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the best places to wine and dine in Birmingham. Birmingham TV met with three local venues to hear about the new safety measures and exciting changes that customers can now expect as indoor reopens.

Saint Pauls House

Situated on St Paul’s Square has been open since April allowing guests to eat and drink in their terrace area and outside seating area which was installed with support from the JQBID and Birmingham City Council. Masks, sanitiser at the door, track and trace and single use menues are all part of their safety measures. Bar, restaurant and boutique hotel.

Saint Pauls House
Saint Pauls House, Jewellery Quarter


The fine dining restaurant Itihaas, which won restaurant of the year, has adapted for take away during lockdown and is finally reopening. The team have developed a brand new menu and installed a new cocktail bar on their lower floor. There is also new seating areas to allow for groups of 6 to sit comfortably and safely in separate booths.

Raj Rana - Itihaas Restaurant
Raj Rana, Owner and Founder, Itihaas Restaurant

The Clifden 

The Clifden, known for its incredible beer garden, has used lockdown as an opportunity to refurbish the place ahead of customers returning. All the usual safety measures still apply and it’s advisable to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

The Clifden - beer garden
The Clifden, Jewellery Quarter


Supporting venues throughout lockdown, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District helped nine venues from across the Jewellery Quarter secure additional outdoor seating, including the benches that can be seen outside Saint Pauls House. The JQBID also installed 10 picnic benches to provide seating for up to 60 people in the Golden Square, to help venues offer more space for their customers.

Working in collaboration with the other City Centre BID’s, the JQBID is also running a marketing campaign to support the hospitality sector. Cheers To Hospitality recognises the venues and people from across the region who have been affected by the pandemic. The campaign includes competitions, videos, social media support and events. To show your support for the hospitality sector, use the hashtag #cheerstohospitality

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