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We warmly welcome you to Jonathans in the Roundhouse Restaurant, Tearoom and Takeaway, serving you with the tastes and ambience of yesteryear. The second of our “Jonathans in the” brand, being the sister Victorian styled eatery of Jonathans in the Park.
Jonathans in the Roundhouse is already being coined “Birmingham’s best kept secret” and “One of Birmingham’s hidden gems.” Our sympathetically designed interior has Victorian furniture (with the addition of a few comfy settees & coffee tables) antiques, curios, high wooden beams with incandescent pendent lights adorning them, exposed brick walls and Victorian iron framed arched windows.
We have artwork in place which reflects what was once here, there is carefully selected classical music gently sailing down from the rafters, creating a most perfect space for our guests to relax in.
Our customers can enjoy everything from an exceptional barista coffee & slice of cake to a sumptuous quintessential afternoon tea or a relaxing three course Sunday lunch.
Our home style traditional British recipes are influenced and inspired by the cooking styles and skills of Chef extraordinaire Jonathan Bedford, Mrs Beeton, Auguste Escoffier, Marco Pierre White and our own mother, Thelma Havelin nee Aston. The inspiration for our menus will come from many directions, our experimenting chefs creating variations on regional delicacies, the age old recipes of the British Isles, seasons of the year and from chatting with our guests about their own food suggestions. We buy locally, always using high quality ingredients and produce. Our mantra is to retain the natural goodness in your food, embellishing it with fine herbs and subtle flavours that appeal to each of your senses.
One can gain entrance to Jonathans in the Roundhouse by walking from the canal side through the original short tunnel & into the Roundhouses cobbled courtyard or from the main gates at the meeting of St Vincent Street & Sheepcote Street.
The Roundhouse itself is a hidden enigma situated at the heart of the canal network, the unique style and shape of Roundhouse Birmingham was the result of a design competition organised by the Birmingham Corporation. It was won by famed local architect WH Ward, whom also designed Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade.
In 1874 this unique roundhouse was completed as stabling for some of the many horses which worked the canals. Its distinctive horseshoe shape was immediately popular.
The Roundhouse was a bustling wharf, stables, workplace of lamplighters, rock smashers & stonemasons, horsemen, blacksmiths and storemen.
When you are visiting Birmingham city centre Jonathans in the Roundhouse makes the perfect place to stop for a unhurried glass of wine, delicious lunch or barista coffee & a snack.
Buses stop very nearby on Sheepcote street & there’s the huge Utilita Arena Birmingham south car parking lot just across the road.
We are a 5 minute drive from the must visit Jewellery Quarter, and a 5 minute walk from Brindley Place and Broad Street metro tram stop.