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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published April 14th 2014
Great beer food and even greater beer
This is one of my favourite new additions to the city centre.

Pure Bar and Kitchen overlooks Victoria Square, it's in a great position that lends itself perfectly to a quick mid-week lunch or post-work drinks.

Admittedly, after work I only want to go home and relax, but having not seen one of my best friends for six months, I thought I'd forgo the early night, and dine at Birmingham's newly-opened kitchen and bar.

Pure Bar and Kitchen, Pure, lunch, dinner,
Beer glazed chicken


When we visited - 6.30pm on a Tuesday - it was surprisingly busy. There were the expected after-work revellers, but also the crowd who seemed to be dining there too.

It's a bright and spacious venue and the air was rich with excitement of the new venue. It wasn't loud, but let's just say it's not somewhere I'd take my Nan.

The food is simple but smart, and many of the dishes involve beer (woop!) When we visited Pure my girlfriend enjoyed the dunkel BBQ beer glazed chicken, frites and salad (£13.00). Her dish looked amazing, but I opted for the steak, frites with Longhorn IPA Shallots (£16.00).

Pure Bar and Kitchen, Pure, lunch, dinner,
Stellar steak


It's not often I choose steak, but it sounded inventive and my meal didn't disappoint.

After our filling mains we were a tad annoyed that we'd finished our dishes because the apple pie and stout custard sounded incredible on the dessert menu. However, we decided against another course and sipped our drinks as the bar grew more lively.

Pure has an extensive drinks list; its main focus is craft beer but there's lager and a good selection of wine and spirits too.

Pure Bar and Kitchen, Pure, lunch, dinner,
A decent pint


The phrase 'good beer' should come with a picture of this in the dictionary. Or at least, Beer in Birmingham because my friend, who is a fan of the odd cider, downed a pint of Pure's finest quicker than you can say tequila.

Prices are average for the city centre, but it seems Pure is trying to cement itself as one of the better eateries in Birmingham. After our successful meal and seeing the bar fill up with locals, Pure is definitely doing something right.
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Why? Finely crafted beer in Birmingham
When: Monday - Sunday: 10am - 10pm
Phone: 0121 237 5666
Where: Adjacent to Bennetts Hill
Cost: Mains start from £4.00
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