04 Jul 2024

New Japanese restaurant to create 20-plus jobs in Jewellery Quarter

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More than 20 jobs will be created when a new Japanese restaurant opens in a Grade II-listed building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, thanks to help from Siddall Jones.

A restaurant called Maneki Ramen is scheduled to be fitted out and opened in the canalside Victorian property at 21 Ludgate Hill, on the junction with Water Street and just 100 yards from St Pauls Square.

Ryan Lynch, director of Siddall Jones, explained that the 4,000 sq ft bar and restaurant venue had been leased to the Rule of Tum restaurant group for around the asking price of £60,000 per annum.

Mr Lynch said: “We’re thrilled to have sealed the deal to bring such a fantastic restaurant tenant to Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

“This is a high quality restaurant premises at the heart of the professional quarter and only a short walk from Birmingham city centre.

“The area is an increasingly popular location due to its location near St Pauls Square and its proximity to the new Moda and SETL developments.

“Judging by the quality of their other venues, we are sure that the Rule of Tum Group will quickly establish themselves here and we wish them the very best for the future.”

Siddall Jones has already been involved in bringing a number of high end restaurant operators to the Jewellery Quarter, including The Wilderness, Folium and, most recently, The Indian Brewery.

The Rule of Tum Group owns and operates a selection of restaurants across the Midlands, including The Bookshop in Hereford, Leaven Pizza, also in Hereford, Burger Shop venues in Hereford and Worcester, and Maneki Ramen in Worcester.

Dorian Kirk, one of the founders and a director at the Rule of Tum Group, said: “Many thanks to Siddall Jones for some excellent work in helping us to secure an ideal property for our expansion into Birmingham.

“We love basing our restaurants in properties that have a bit of history and we just love the beautiful look of 21 Ludgate Hill with its period features in the great location of the Jewellery Quarter.

“We expect to be fitting out the property this summer and to be opening Maneki Ramen by the early autumn, which will create at least 20 jobs.”

Built in the 1850s, the attractive red brick building at 21 Ludgate Hill is located on the banks of the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. It formerly hosted Stirlings Bar & Lounge.

The 21 Ludgate Hill deal follows Siddall and Jones’ recent letting of a site in nearby Mary Street to the Indian Brewery, which is due to open shortly.

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