Shopping in the Bullring can be hard work. But never fear, with ample bars and restaurants within and close by you can sit down and catch your breath.
We love to indulge a little by stopping for champagne at the Balcony Bar in Selfridges. This is a Searcys bar and we think it’s lovely.
With views over the Bullring, if you’re really lucky someone with some talent may be tinkering on the piano just underneath. This small bar is a little oasis for the frazzled shopper. It’s probably not ideal to call in with little ones but we have never been made to feel unwelcome when we stop here for drinks with Lilly and Lucas, I just appreciate that the clientele are probably looking for a nice bit of “grown ups time” too.
But with the promise of three glasses of champagne to try as a regular menu item,it is hard to resist calling in here. I mean where else can you order three glasses and not be considered a lush?
Bar snacks include the cutest little sliders as well, just the right size to tide two toddlers over.
As well as the choice of champagne that is available they also serve some lovely cocktails.
The service is, as we have grown to expect in Birmingham, flawless. The only down side is this is a quite small bar and we have left disappointed on a few occasions when we couldn’t be bothered to wait for a seat. But with table service it really is worth waiting to be seated. As a shopping trip pit stop it sure beats the littlewoods/BHS cafe which was what I considered a treat in my youth.
With a comprehensive breakfast menu that we keep promising to try and lots of comfy armchairs as well as the bar stools that look out over the shoppers it really is easy to forget you’re in a bar in a department store within a shopping centre.