Best places to take clients in Birmingham
Developing strong ties with your clients helps your business stand out from the crowd. A prepaid company card, like Soldo, can help business owners to manage various company expenses, such as client entertainment. Set a limit on the prepaid card, and staff can rest assured that they no longer need to worry about long expense claim forms. This allows employees to focus on ensuring clients have a memorable experience, without the strain of spending their personal finances.
Birmingham is a great place to impress business clients and has a wide range of options for day time and evening entertainment. The following are just some of the city’s many memorable venues.
Moseley Bog Nature Reserve
The childhood playground of JR Tolkien, the Reserve is a great place to take a stroll. Open all year round and offers many different walking trails. The Moseley Bog Nature Reserve is an ideal opportunity to grab a coffee on the go and have a chat with clients in inspiring surroundings.
Try the unique cocktail menu at 18/81, an exclusive destination bar serving one of the best cocktail experiences in the Midlands. Let the knowledgeable team guide your taste buds and get those creative juices flowing. This is a perfect opportunity for team building as well as bonding with clients.
Just remember to keep a record of your receipts, because logging your staff entertainment VAT or client entertainment VAT shouldn’t get in the way of a good cocktail!
The Bartons Arms
One of the most beautiful pubs this country has to offer, take the Taste & Tour option to discover its history. The pub has links to Laurel & Hardy, and the tour is complete with a talk and slideshow. Conclude the evening with clients over a meal in the stunning Thai restaurant.
Offering a choice of three cocktail lounges, this sumptuous boutique hotel delivers flawless and discreet personal service in surroundings echoing a high-end private residence. The nationally recognised bar staff serve classic cocktails with panache while you settle in to enjoy the experience.
If you prefer a more active experience with clients, Ghetto Golf in the Custard Factory offers an 18-hole crazy golf course. With a cocktail bar and DJs in a venue decorated with graffiti, fantastic artwork and a party atmosphere, your guests will have an unforgettable time. Packages are available, which include both golf and drinks.
Three Church Road
For a more refined experience, Three Church Road offers an indulgent afternoon tea in a historic building in Edgbaston. The ideal venue for relaxed conversation with clients, Three Church Road is set in natural surroundings and oozes quintessential English charm with a contemporary twist.
Whether your clients are internationals or locals, a cruise exploring the delightful Birmingham canals will show a side of the city that perhaps not many have experienced. Public trips are available daily, or private charters can be booked for up to 55 people, allowing a truly tailored and personalised experience.
Tattu Restaurant & Bar
Located in the heart of Birmingham, Tattu offers a modern Chinese experience. The drinks menu showcases an exciting selection of Chinese-inspired cocktails, including non-alcoholic options, and there is a vast selection of wines. Food is varied to suit all tastes and dietary requirements and includes options for set lunches, large parties, and sharing as well as a la carte.
Offering a modern fine dining experience with a rock and roll twist, The Wilderness delivers modern British food at its best in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you opt for a la carte or one of the tasting menus, the restaurant is happy to cater for various dietary requirements with advance notice. If your clients prefer, the venue can be booked for private hire to ensure exclusivity. Be sure to have your company prepaid card or business credit card at the ready as this place is a little on the pricey side.
The Ikon Gallery
Not all entertainment has to be about food and drink. This internationally acclaimed art venue feeds creativity through its delivery of contemporary art and featured artists from around the world. Offering a varied programme, the gallery aims to exhibit work in the context of both debate and participation. The Ikon Gallery is an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience.
The Jam House
This long-standing and award-winning venue promises good times, with a combination of live music and delicious food. Divided into three floors covering performance areas, bars, and the restaurant on the top floor is ideal for business lunches with clients. The live music offering includes jazz, gospel and rock, so there is sure to be something to suit everyone. The Jam House also caters for corporate events and offers a relaxed experience.
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Synonymous with exceptional quality and exquisite food, this offering from Marco Pierre White uses only the best locally sourced produce and delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Whether you’re taking clients for a business lunch or dinner, there is an option to suit everyone.
Pitcher & Piano
For a more relaxed vibe, the Pitcher & Piano offers the opportunity to catch up over a drink while overlooking the canal. The drinks menu includes cocktails, an extensive wine list and a variety of beers, ciders and ales. The food menu also offers a range of tasty imaginative options, whether for snacks, sharing or a business lunch, there’s something for all types of clients.
The recipient of many awards, Loki Wines, is run by passionate wine lovers and experts and offers over 70 wines available for tasting across two venues. The knowledgeable team are on hand to guide you. Let the staff know your preferences, and they will introduce you to new and exciting options. The venues offer regular tasting events and are also available for private hire.
Hotel du Vin
If you’re looking for a venue for the perfect breakfast meeting, Hotel du Vin Birmingham is hard to beat. With fresh juices, pastries, fruit, yoghurts and granola to start, there is also an extensive cooked menu including traditional breakfast favourites. To complement breakfast, a wide range of teas, herbal infusions and coffees are also on offer.
Whether you are entertaining clients in London, Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham, it usually doesn’t come without a cost. Managing your company’s entertainment expenses doesn’t have to be a nightmare with clever solutions like Soldo. For helpful advice on managing business expenses, check out our complete guide on entertainment expenses here.