Saturday, June 22, 2024
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New waterside restaurant The Bracebridge opens in Sutton Park

New restaurant The Bracebridge has opened in Sutton Park, offering contemporary waterside dining in the heart of the tranquil 2,400 acre park

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Birmingham’s newest and most remote restaurant has opened – complete with stunning views across Bracebridge Pool in Sutton Park.

The Bracebridge offers fresh, seasonal menus for its customers, with two choices for eating: fine dining in the lavish, open restaurant or a more relaxed, al fresco dining experience at the bistro-style café on the terrace.

Previously named The Boathouse, The Bracebridge has been given a stylish makeover and is the brainchild of renowned chefs and twins Scott and Steven Lewis – both of whom have trained under world-famous Michelin star chef Michel Roux Jr.

The elegant restaurant is as spacious as it is sophisticated, with the dining room having 50 covers while the terrace boasts outdoor seating for up to 150.

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The Terrace at The Bracebridge

Speaking about the refurbishment, Scott said: “We have invested significantly to completely refurbish the building and we cannot wait to unveil the luxurious new-look restaurant to our customers.”

“It’s such an amazing space and location that we’ve pulled out all the stops to transform our vision to create a stunning restaurant and we hope we can engender the same love that the previous incarnation had.”

The combination of fine dining and casual eating sets The Bracebridge in good stead, as Scott continued: “The addition of The Terrace widens the appeal of the restaurant and means that anyone visiting Sutton Park can stop for a drink and bite to eat in a more casual surroundings but still enjoy food of the highest quality, using first-class ingredients.”

The Bracebridge offers a variety of food options, including breakfast, brunch, light lunch and casual meals through to Sunday lunches and finer dining experiences.

Menus are set to change seasonally and combine European tastes with international dishes – meaning that everything from a classic burger to a lamb tagine can be found on the same restaurant menu.

On the terrace, lighter dishes and casual plates such as eggs Benedict, crab and avocado sandwiches and fish and chips can be tucked into.

Visitors can also grab a seat at the plush bar and enjoy one of The Bracebridge’s finely crafted cocktails or sample the wine list.

The Bracebridge is at: Sutton Park, A454, Sutton Coldfield B74 2YR (accessible from the Four Oaks side of the park)

For more information and to view The Bracebridge menus please visit

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Richard Franks

Founding editor of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.