Vinoteca is a leading independent brand and currently operates five sites across central London in locations such as Marylebone, King’s Cross and the City. It is renowned for its quality food and wine list, relaxed vibe and stylish interiors.

Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca serves simple yet imaginative food with a regularly changing menu paired with characterful wine, for visitors to drink in or browse the wine shop. Up to 25 wines will be available by the glass with up to 200 bottles on the full list.

Located at the front of Two Chamberlain Square, the wine bar and restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Vinoteca has a reputation for top quality food and wines served in an informal, relaxed setting. Critics have also praised it for being an ideal location for business lunches as well as being a family-friendly venue with knowledgeable and courteous staff. It is also well-known for serving excellent Sunday roasts and lunch.

Charlie Young, Co-Founder of Vinoteca, said:

“Paradise offers our brand an unbeatable location and commercial proposition right in the heart of Birmingham. We can’t wait to open and offer residents and visitors to Birmingham our unique blend of the finest wine bar culture married with the very best in seasonal, locally-sourced food. With 200 wines on offer and authentic British and European dishes with regularly changing specials curated by top chefs, we look forward to bringing something different to Birmingham’s rapidly growing dining and bar scene.”

The company’s choice to launch in Birmingham for its first operation outside of London underlines the huge potential for retail and leisure occupiers at Paradise. With its setting in the very heart of the city, revamped public squares, a local working population of up to 12,000 people at Paradise itself and footfall of more than 46,000 people every day (17 million people a year), Paradise is the perfect location for leisure operators.

Rob Groves, Regional Director of Argent, Development Managers for Paradise, said:

“Bringing a critically-acclaimed wine bar and restaurant brand like Vinoteca to Birmingham really demonstrates our aspirations for Paradise. Our perfect mix of unbeatable location and top quality design means we are the natural choice for innovative leisure retailers keen on reaching an audience of 17 million people a year. We look forward to making further announcements in the near future in relation to more venues keen on joining this award-winning wine bar and restaurant at Paradise Birmingham.”

The new wine bar and restaurant will help complete the first phase of the development that includes the 172,000 sq ft One Chamberlain Square, fully let to international professional services firm PwC, as well as the 183,000 sq ft Two Chamberlain Square. Vinoteca has taken 3,390 sq ft of space in Two Chamberlain Square fronting Chamberlain Square and Centenary Way and is due to open early in 2020.

Chris Taylor, Head of Real Estate and Private Markets at Hermes Investment Management, said:

“The Paradise development is transforming Birmingham city centre into a leading and competitive international city. This is a landmark first for Paradise and everyone involved in the project is looking forward to the opening of Vinoteca at Two Chamberlain Square next year. This helps move the development into the next stage as a destination for the people of Birmingham and its visitors.”

Paradise hopes to be in a position to make further retailer announcements over the coming year.

Directly overlooking the Grade 1 listed Town Hall, the Victorian Council House and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Two Chamberlain Square sits at the heart of Paradise with direct access onto both Chamberlain Square and Centenary Way as well as the rest of the surrounding public realm. BAM Construction is currently completing the building of both Two Chamberlain Square and One Chamberlain Square with more than 200 construction workers on site. Both buildings are due to complete later in 2019.

Designed by Birmingham-based Glenn Howells Architects, Two Chamberlain Square features large open floorplates of approximately 24,000 sq ft as well as 16,000 sq ft of retail space at ground level.

At almost 2 million square feet, Paradise Birmingham will deliver up to ten new flagship buildings, offering offices, shops, bars, cafés, restaurants and a four star hotel across 17 acres in the very heart of the city.

The Paradise redevelopment is being brought forward through Paradise Circus Limited Partnership (PCLP), a private-public joint venture with Birmingham City Council. The private sector funding is being managed by Hermes Investment Management, which has partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on the first phase of the development. Argent is the development manager.

Paradise Birmingham sits in the country’s largest city centre Enterprise Zone and has already benefited from investment by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) in enabling and infrastructure works.

A website showcasing the vision for Paradise, in addition to a live time-lapse camera, can be viewed here.