Exclusive: The most exciting collaboration launch in years

Exclusive: The most exciting collaboration launch in years

Coming to the city centre

Possibly the most tantalising food and drink creators in Birmingham are getting it together to create something truly intriguing on Bennetts Hill. Chef Alex Claridge, creator of The Wilderness (pictured left) and bartender supreme James Bowker (right), who you really should have had the good fortune to meet at The Edgbaston, have got their hands on a four-floor property, next to where Adam's started out. Bringing the next iteration of The Wilderness to life with the help of this eerie launch video, there will be a 40-cover food offering (The Wilderness currently does just 24) and, on a separate floor, a 60 to 70-cover bar which they've yet to name. And as far as interiors go they're keeping schtum — a lot about this venture is to remain a puzzler — but expect even more from the kitchen, which will be significantly bigger and more resourced than the restaurant's current home, and the sort of mad touches for which The Wilderness has become synonymous. "We've seen what can be done with a sane mind," Alex told us "thankfully we don't have that problem." Keep your eyes on this email for more news. 


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