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Dining In Style: Nocturnal Animals

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dining In Style: Nocturnal Animals

The multi-level Nocturnal Animals, inspired by 80’s pop culture, provides a culinary journey with ingenious drinks, bold flavours and afternoon tea unlike ever seen before.

Downstairs is home to a 42-cover fine dining restaurant, where the food draws heavily on the kitchen’s Konro charcoal grills, as well as eclectic influences from both modern Japanese and Chinese cooking. The restaurant also offers an ambitious and accessible taster menu for both lunch and dinner – as well as an à la carte bar menu across all floors.

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Upstairs, the décor is bold and adventurous, offering ample room for up to 60 people whilst two-time world class finalist James Bowker has developed a revolutionary cocktail menu inspired by colour and flavour.

A theatrical and thoroughly modern Afternoon Tea overseen by MasterChef: The professional’s finalist Brett Connor is served with a selection of sweet and savoury dishes in a tasting menu format, with additional options for champagne and cocktails.

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2G Design and Build were tasked with sourcing specialist third party suppliers including steel work designers who 2G collaborated with to create a show-stopping steel gantry staircase which is wrapped around the cocktail bar. The team were also responsible for sourcing lighting and materials throughout the scheme, including neon signage, floor to ceiling voile curtains, an impactful blue stone for the cocktail bar and expansive book matched marble table tops.

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Alex Claridge, Chef-patron said “Nocturnal Animals takes food and drink dead serious, but that’s about it. This is fun dining above all else. We are bringing something very different and very new to the heart of the city.”

BLOC Hotels Birmingham

The BLOC philosophy is new to the UK. The concept is called pared-down chic and is based on ideas we’ve adapted from the best designers around the world. By injecting a little British creativity, we have been pushing the boundaries of hotel design. From the build right down to the finishes in each room, we work with cutting-edge materials and innovative thinkers whose mantra really is, small is beautiful.

The idea is to build very cleverly using the very best materials whilst still making it as cost-effective as possible. And that means we can offer our guests really chic rooms in prime city centre locations at very, very good prices.

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BLOC Magazine

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Welcome to the online home of BLOC, the glossy new lifestyle magazine for smart travellers.

"In this issue we have curated an eclectic mix of content - from The beautiful British Virgin Islands to the Street Art of Birmingham and quite a lot in-between.

There are some very exciting events happening in the capital and second-city and we've collated some of our favourites.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - sign up to receive free room upgrades (where available), free Premium Security passes, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions and offers.

Once again we hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey.

We hope you enjoy it and look forward to welcoming you to a BLOC experience again very soon."

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online version of the magazine click here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

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