Hospitality group D&D London has chosen a spectacular location for its first Birmingham venture. Orelle finds itself on the 24th floor of the city’s tallest office building, 103 Colmore Row. Rising from Birmingham’s busy business epicentre, the site offers unparalleled panoramic views of the entire city. A truly versatile space, Orelle boasts a restaurant, bar, all-day cafe, and terrace, where diners can enjoy modern French fare in an elegant setting.
The main restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere, thanks to purple and blue hues and night sky-esque lighting. High ceilings, combined with floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-plan dining area, create an airy and relaxed feel. This also allows for awe-inspiring views of the city from anywhere in the room. With 88 covers and a standing capacity of up to 150, Orelle is also the perfect setting for an unforgettable event or party.
The bar, meanwhile, has a distinctly Parisian feel, with prints lining the walls and an art deco bar taking centre stage. Here, you can watch the sunset over a cocktail, either settled into the plush seats or perched at the counter. Elsewhere, you’ll find the 12-seater private dining room. Ideal for an intimate meal between friends, colleagues or family, the secluded space has its own view over the city. Those looking to impress their guests should plump for a sumptuous bespoke menu.
On the menu, you'll find elevated French fare throughout. At dinner, you might start with a classic beef tartare with confit egg yolk, duck liver 'en torchon' with brioche or dressed crab with rainbow radish and green apple. Main courses follow a similar theme, with showstoppers like Cornish turbot, suckling pig, roast lamb rack or even a cote de boeuf to share, served with beef fat carrots, oxtail mac and cheese and a bone marrow crumb. For dessert, you might enjoy an elegant chocolate mousse or a selection of British and French cheeses.