Opening of new restaurants in Solihull in 2022 offering cuisines from around the world

The new year brings with it a host of new restaurants to try in Solihull.

The borough’s food scene has not only weathered the storm of the Covid pandemic, but it’s emerging more diverse than ever.

In the last year alone, the town has seen the arrival of several new names, including the French-inspired brasserie, Cote, on the high street and the independent British restaurant, The Fox, near Catherine-de- Barnes.

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The Touchwood Mall also welcomed the return of Handmade Burger, which reopened in January after the collapsed brand was saved by a former employee.

And foodies can expect more good things to come in 2022, with various openings bringing cuisines from around the world to the borough.

From flavor-packed Indian grills to Japanese sushi rolls and a seven-course British tasting menu, we’ve prepared a roundup of some of the new menus coming to the region this year.


Chef Rob Palmer is launching a new restaurant, Toffs, in Solihull.

Celebrity hotel chef Rob Palmer is due to open his first restaurant in Solihull town center in March.

“Toffs” will be the first solo venture of local chef Rob Palmer, the former head chef of Hampton Manor who won the hotel’s Peel’s restaurant its first Michelin star in 2016.

The 34-year-old cook, from Castle Bromwich, is opening the fine dining restaurant in the former CeX unit in Drury Lane.

Diners will be treated to a seasonal six- to seven-course tasting menu centered around fresh British produce in an industrial-style setting, with just 26 seats and an open kitchen.

Readers can read more about the new Toffs restaurant here.


This new Spanish tapas bar promises to bring a slice of the Mediterranean coast to downtown Solihull.

Independent restaurant Alioli is set to launch in the former Bella Italia unit, with a pledge to “revive the Spanish food scene in the Midlands”.

The restaurant was originally slated to open last year, but bosses are now looking to get the restaurant up and running in the spring.

Alioli will serve authentic tapas with a contemporary twist, including its own version of the popular Catalan sauce that gave the bar its name.

There is more information about Alioli here.

Tavern Soho

The photo shows the restaurant with large windows, greenery hanging from ceiling lights and comfortable seating
Artist’s impressions of the new Indian gastropub Soho Tavern, opening at the former Beeches restaurant in Hampton in Arden, Solihull

The former Beeches site in Hampton-in-Arden has been taken over by a popular Indian restaurant in Birmingham, with ambitious plans to turn the vacant site into a modern gastropub.

Soho Tavern is expected to open in April/May.

The owners already run a well-known restaurant of the same name in Park Road, which has become famous for its mixed grills and spicy chilli crisps.

CGI footage of the new restaurant shows a bright, modern dining area, with a view of the bowling green, and a separate drinks area with a TV playing sports.

To learn more about Soho Tavern Solihull, click here.


The photo shows flowers hanging from the ceiling

The KIBOU Japanese kitchen and bar is set to launch inside the Grade II listed Main Street space previously occupied by Café Rouge.

Famous for its sushi rolls, the restaurant will serve a range of classic and contemporary Japanese dishes – from bowls of steaming ramen to steamed bao buns and handmade gyoza.

The menu will include KIBOU’s signature volcano roll – with salmon, avocado and tobiko futomaki, fried tempura and served with house sauce – as well as an extensive vegan offering, a range of “moriawase” sharing platters and Japanese-inspired desserts .

Due to open in April this year, KIBOU’s new Solihull restaurant will feature a mesmerizing décor similar to its existing locations in Battersea, Cheltenham and Clifton in London – with opulent Japanese print textiles and brightly colored wall coverings.

There will also be a stand-alone bar serving signature Japanese cocktails, non-alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, a selection of whiskey, sake and umeshu, as well as brewed beers and authentic high-balls.

Learn more about KIBOU here.

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