The Church Inn in Birmingham is a warm and atmospheric pub cooking up tasty soul food from New Orleans. Inspired by American and Cajun cuisine, this Jewellery Quarter restaurant and bar is passionate about bringing people together over delicious food, fine drink and lively music. The Church Inn is a collaboration between The Soul Food Project and Everards Brewery, and their fresh approach is garnering deserved attention amongst Birmingham locals. Located on the corner of Harford and Great Hampton Streets, The Church Inn aims to bring something new and exciting to the area. The menu pays tribute to the best of soul food from the New Orleans’ French Quarter with classic barbeque, fried and stewed dishes. The drinks list is expansive, and features a refreshing mix of Louisiana-style cocktails, good beer, classy wines and strong spirits. The Church Inn is no typical pub, but rather a visionary dining out experience. Book a table today and experience Southern hospitality at its best.
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The Church Inn has been an established eatery in the Jewellery Quarter for over 100 years, but it wasn’t until The Soul Food Project and Everards Brewery arrived that the space was reinvented into the lively Southern food-and-drink joint it is today. While the pub heritage has remained, the energy has changed to put this Great Hampton Street restaurant on the map amongst Birmingham’s dining out scene as the place to visit for American cuisine. The atmosphere of The Church Inn is homely and the space inviting, with its New Orleans-style front bar, classy dining area, sun-drenched roof terrace and large events space for live music or comedy acts.
When it comes to the food and drink, it’s evident that The Soul Food Project, founded by Carl Finn, know what they’re doing. Influenced by Cajun flavours that hail from the New Orleans French Quarter, The Church Inn’s menu is a mouthwatering and finger-licking creation showcasing the best of American cuisine. Order biscuits with bacon gravy, buttermilk fried chicken burgers, Cajun chicken and chorizo jambalaya or lobster and sausage gumbo. For something lighter, there’s the likes of zesty Baja fish tacos or watermelon, jalapeño and feta salad. The cocktail list is equally sensational and Southern-style as the food. We recommend a classic rye-whiskey Sazerac, a bourbon mint julep or a Vieux Carré – the described “Grand-Pappy of New Orleans cocktails” with Jim Beam rye, Courvoisier, sweet vermouth and Benedictine. The Church Inn is one of Jewellery Quarter’s, if not Birmingham’s, top culinary treasures.