A restaurant specialising in Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Indian cuisine will open in Birmingham city centre later this year.
Qavali, which is named after a style of singing, will occupy a 8,479 sq ft unit at the corner of Broad Street and the Brindleyplace estate and be able to accommodate 250 guests.
Its previous occupant Coast to Coast closed last summer after its parent company announced a raft of its group sites had fallen victim to the impact of the covid-19 restrictions.
Qavali is the latest brand to be launched by Solihull-based FB Holdings, the same company behind restaurants Jamaya, Indico and Perios.
This latest launch comes in the same week that South American restaurant Fazenda announced it was closing its doors permanently on its home since 2018 in Colmore Row after undergoing a pre-pack administration deal with its management.
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The move saved four of the company’s restaurants but cost 44 jobs at its venue in the heart of the Birmingham business district although the owners have vowed to look for a new location in the city.
FB Holdings’ marketing director Deni Sharankova said: “Qavali will offer a dining experience like no other and to bring this vision to life at Brindleyplace is hugely exciting for us.
“Birmingham has an extremely varied culinary scene and we feel Qavali will be able to bring something different and new to foodies throughout the city.
“We can’t wait to open our doors for the first time later this year and hope to be able to welcome our first customers sooner rather than later.”
James Campbell Adamson, asset manager with landlord Hines, added: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer a truly unique dining experience at Brindleyplace and can’t wait to hopefully see Qavali open its doors later this year.
“Brindleyplace has long been established as one of Birmingham’s premier leisure destinations and this deal shows that confidence remains high that the estate remains a top choice for those looking to run successful businesses in the industry.
“We’re looking forward to being able to welcome the public back to the estate when it is safe to do so and to see Qavali thrive and add to our culinary scene.”
Creative Retail acted jointly with BWD on behalf of Hines while AMT Commercial acted for FB Holdings to complete the deal.