The new city centre site of popular restaurant Vietnamese Street Kitchen has finally opened at Birmingham’s iconic Bullring after months of setbacks due to Covid.
Family owned and run, the new Vietnamese Street Kitchen restaurant joins the existing Resorts World venue and replaces the Brindleyplace venue that closed in autumn 2020.
After initially being set to open last November, operations manager Oliver Ngo has had to wait a further five months to swing open the doors to his new Bullring site – one of the few independent hospitality venues part of the famous shopping complex.
Set over two floors, including a relaxed upstairs bar and large dining space downstairs, there’s a heated outdoor terrace and over 140 covers available once restrictions come to an end in June.
Guests can enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine as well as cocktails and takeaway options in a vibrant, colourful setting inspired by the family’s heritage.
A £350,000 renovation was completed late last year to convert the space previously occupied by the Handmade Burger Co into the new venue, with interior work by Faber Designs – also behind Land and Kilder.
The new venture has created around 30 jobs for the city, while retaining staff from the former venue.
Outside dining and takeaway drinks will be available from April 12 and inside dining is set to return on May 17.
Takeout is already available via delivery apps including Deliveroo.
Oliver said: “We are beyond excited to finally open Vietnamese Street Kitchen at Bullring and Grand Central.
“It’s been a worrying six months but we’re delighted to finally be at this point.
“This is our flagship location now – all of our dreams and hard work put into one space.
“We’re now at a site that’s big enough and central enough to bring our food and hospitality to Brummies on the biggest scale possible.
“I’m Birmingham born and bred and love this city – I want to contribute something outstanding to it as well as showcase the joy of Vietnamese food.”
The focus of the menu is sharing: street food and small plates create a Vietnamese tapas-like experience for customers.
Loved classic such as warming Pho and Bun Cha Ha Noi are available too.
Go to https://vietnamesestreetkitchen.com to find out more and to book.