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9th July 2015

Dine al fresco at the Mailbox

With the sunshine finally shining over Birmingham, the Mailbox is the perfect place for al fresco dining this summer. With an enviable canalside location, there are plenty of bars and restaurants providing the perfect place to make the most of the good weather. Here are some of our picks to enjoy the most of the sun:

Bar Estilo

Feel like you are relaxing under the clear blue skies of the Mediterranean at Bar Estilo whilst enjoying a jug of sangria on the outdoor terrace. Savour traditional Spanish tapas with a wide range of meat, seafood and vegetarian options to complement your al fresco dining experience.

Red Peppers

Red Peppers offer a diverse mix of cuisine on its menu; from pizza to curry, you can be taken to any part of the world in a mouthful. If you fancy something lighter in the sunshine, enjoy the low-carb burger with a generous salad in place of a bun and fries, or choose from a range of fresh salads.

Côte Brasserie

Step into a modern interpretation of Parisian bistros. Côte’s large outdoor terrace area is an ideal sun-trap, making it a lovely setting for al fresco dining on a warm summer’s evening. Just as though you had landed in the south of France, indulge yourself with the fine French food, such as the vibrant Risotto Vert or the succulent Roast Duck Breast.


Summer shopping can be thirsty work. Chill out and cool down with ice cold beers or if there is a group of you up for a good time, why not share drinks with a huge beer tube? Challenge your friends to the three-foot long Mama Mia pizza or for a more refined option, try the tappertisers to tingle your taste buds.

Gas Street Social

Have you tried one of the newer eateries in the Mailbox yet this summer? Come for Bottomless Brunch or try the grazing boards to share amongst friends, family or colleagues over lunch. To quench your thirst, Cooler’s A Cucumber, a light, fresh number is a must! Gas Street Social also boasts an outdoor terrace, as well as full-length sliding doors filling the whole restaurant with sunshine.


An eccentric venue, Aluna is the place to go for summer cocktails expertly created to get those taste buds tingling. From cool gels and sorbets to mystical potions, all your cocktail wishes shall be granted here. Share volcano nachos over drinks or try classic fish and chips to fully experience British summertime.