Review: The Head of Steam Birmingham

In the past year, Birmingham has welcomed a number of fantastic bars and restaurants to its culinary bow, giving foodies and visitors a chance to indulge in some rather delicious food and drink.

Earlier this month, I went along to check out the city’s newest addition, The Head of Steam and it did not disappoint. Situated on Temple Street alongside existing venues including Las Iguanas and Revolution de Cuba, The Head of Steam is bringing a new experience for beer lovers and foodies to the city.


Strolling through Temple Street, whatever direction you’re coming from, it would be very difficult to walk past The Head of Steam without noticing it. The entrance is comprised of huge glass panels, with bifold doors revealing a vast and well-lit dining space where guests to enjoy their food and drinks in the beautiful weather.

It’s clear that this venue has been designed with space in mind; a dining area offering spacious booths and tables is located towards the back of the bar – situated in the centre of the venue, whilst around the corner more tables can be found next to TV screens, creating the perfect atmosphere if you just want to take advantage of the incredible selection of beers, wines, cocktails, gins and soft drinks on offer.

It should be noted that one of the many things that The Head of Steam prides itself on is its incredible selection of beers. Whether you’re looking for bottled, real ale, or want to try out one of the guest beers on tap, trust me when I say you won’t be short of choice.

Alongside their passion for all things beer, The Head of Steam is also a dog-friendly venue, which any dog owner living in the city will know is an added bonus when it comes to finding somewhere to eat and drink in the city centre if eating outside simply isn’t an option.

There’s something about visiting The Head of Steam that makes you feel right at home. As well as a lovely menu offering delicious options including salmon, pizza as well as their speciality burgers, hot dogs and sharing platters complete with mini ale-tasters (which I totally recommend taking advantage of), there’s a welcoming atmosphere with friendly and attentive staff who can never do enough for you. You can check out the menus in full here.

Whilst myself and my friend tucked into our meals of harissa marinated salmon and chicken milanese, at no point did we feel rushed to eat our meals or leave our table even after our clean plates were returned to the kitchen.

A welcome addition to the city that is absolutely worth a visit, The Head of Steam also has weekly quiz nights, live music and a cracking gin selection – what more can you possibly want?

Want to know more about The Head of Steam? Click here!

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