Ellen Chew to open first Birmingham outpost

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew to open first Birmingham outpost at Grand Central

Related tags: Chinese cuisine, Restaurant, Birmingham

Singaporean restaurateur Ellen Chew is to launch a new Chinese-focused concept within Hammerson's Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham later this year.

Called Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen, the restaurant will open within new 1,500sq ft space and hold 60 covers.

The menu at will focus on serving 'simple and authentic Chinese dishes from time-honoured recipes using the freshest ingredients'.

“Mrs Chew’s will be dedicated to serving unpretentious Chinese cuisine, using premium ingredients and building on our experience of running successful Asian-inspired restaurants throughout London and the south east," says Chew.

"Birmingham has been an aim for our expansion for some time, and is the natural next step for our group. Grand Central is such a vibrant and energetic venue, where we will be able to cater to the desire for fresh and authentic flavours.”

Chew, who is known for founding Chinatown’s Malaysian and Singaporean restaurant Rasa Sayang, will open Mrs Chew’s Chinese Kitchen under her Chew-on-This restaurant group, which also operates Lobos Tapas in London Bridge and Soho; Lotus Leaf in Westfield Stratford; and Shan Shui in Bicester Village, Oxfordshire.

"Mrs Chew’s will bring something new and fresh to Grand Central, and will really complement the broader offer at the destination," adds Iain Mitchell, UK commercial director at Hammerson. 

"[This latest] announcement shows that, despite the tough environment, brands with an engaging and distinctive offer are still looking to grow.”

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