Vertu had become somewhat of a symbol in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. It was not many years later however, that this joint had run its course and was ready for a fresh new look, new ownership (but the same management), new food and a new name.

Reinstating it’s original use as quite literally, a factory where buttons were produced in 1824, The Button Factory has allowed this building to be returned to its’ former glory. *Attempts to find button emoji*.

The launch night was a great success! We ended up staying for around three hours; this was mostly due to us dining at their speedy supper club where around 20 guests were invited to try smaller versions of the dishes that are available on their full menu. It’s worth pointing out that, since I don’t eat beef, they were quickly able to accommodate by offering lamb as a substitute – no complaints here ?!

They have kept much of the exposed brick work and Manhattan loft-style feel that is so distinguishing of this building, giving more attention to the newer areas of the restaurant; the food.

I was particularly impressed with the open Robata grill where you can watch some of the finest meat being cooked right before your eyes ??.

Peter McDonald, the COO of the City Fund Pub Company aims to make The Button Factory a place for everyone, from,

“mums meeting for a morning coffee and professionals looking for a place for corporate catch-up’s or somewhere to work remotely, to those in search of a spot for long lazy lunches, date nights and dinner with your family.”

  • Loving the yellow!
  • #viewsfromthe6
  • GORG wine ?
  • Even more GORG mussels
  • The rarest, and one of the most beautiful pieces of lamb I have ever tried w/ flatbread
  • Bar sitch upstairs (yes, there are two bars)
  • Overlooking Frederick St


I’m really very excited about the food here; everything packs a punch. Full of flavour and full of love for the ingredient at hand. There are influences from all over the world here, with the most prominent being Middle-Eastern.

Definitely head down to The Button Factory; it’s doing great things!

Service – 7/10
Ambience – 7/10
Price – ££