Check out Birmingham’s latest pop-up restaurant

Stand by for a new Jewellery Quarter pop-up restaurant offering Spanish and Portuguese flavours.

Ocho is serving a tapas menu inspired by Portuguese and Spanish family recipes.

The dishes are made using fresh locally sourced produce, with seasonal specials added regularly.

Head chef Tomek Iwanicki – formerly of Purnells – was inspired by his time spent in the Mediterranean, as well as being influenced by the home-cooking of his father.


Ocho focuses on eight key components including sun-blushed tomatoes, smoked chorizo and fragrant olive oil – creating a menu that’s elegant and contemporary but, most importantly to Tomek, retains a hearty, home-cooked feel.

Mouth-watering selections include grilled lemon sardines, beer-braised pork cheeks and spicy arrabiata meatballs.


Vegetarian options such as the Ocho vegetable stew, and stuffed butternut squash will have even the most ardent of carnivores considering ditching the meat.

Ocho opens to the public on Friday November 30 with two limited capacity sittings available 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

You can book by emailing


19 Pitsford Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6LJ.

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