Award-winning burger restaurant Original Patty Men is opening a new eatery inside The British Oak in Stirchley.
The eatery also known simply as OPM, announced the news on its Facebook page.
OPM posted: “We are annexing the @britishoakstirchley and bringing you all the usual filth but in a traditional pub setting minus our lovely van. We will be opening soon, DATE TBC, with some banging offers.”
The original Digbeth restaurant is currently closed but a separate post, said the owners were working on “amazing new stuff” and will reopen on Wednesday, August 5. ⠀
Originally popular street food vendors at Digbeth Dining Club, OPM founders Tom Maher and Scott O’Byrne set up a 33 seater eatery underneath a railway arch in Digbeth in 2015.
Following the coronavirus lockdown, OPM returned to its roots operating from a truck outside its Digbeth venue for takeaway orders. It is also available on delivery on Uber Eats.
The news that their burgers would be available in a Stirchley restaurant setting was met with much excitement from the area’s foodies.
Leigh Draper posted: ” Best news ever.” Lynda Mason said: “Stirchvegas is where it’s at.”
Lucy Wynch posted: “Another reason to buy a house in Stirchley.” Responding to one query on whether the new place would be separated from British Oak or part of the pub, the restaurant said they were working details out.
The south west Birmingham suburb of Stirchley has become a recent hotspot for independent openings.
In May Conde Nast Traveller named it in its coolest neighbourhoods in the UK list.
The magazine named businesses including Couch cocktail bar – voted one of the best 20 bars in the world by The Telegraph – as reasons for the area’s current cool kudos.
Original Patty Men is not the only Brum restaurant to utilise another business venue space to continue trading during the Covid pandemic.
Acclaimed fried chicken restaurant Bonehead on John Bright Street is now delivering orders to customers at Tilt Bar inside City Arcade.
Bonehead spokesman told BirminghamLive: “All you have to do is order from the app at Tilt and the food will take less than five minutes to get to you. At the moment we are not in the position to open at John Bright Street.
“It will be probably be October at the earliest before we are ready to open our doors. “