Close to the City Centre and located in the MAILBOX. New Street Station just a five–minute walk away and there’s plenty of local (paid) car parks nearby.
What's on offer
The Wine Cellar, a private dining/meeting room for 18 diners or delegates. A great cookery/cocktail demonstration area called the Pastry Room – ideal for team building. Book the semi-private Veranda area for 36 guests or hire exclusively the entire 120–seater restaurant itself. Something to celebrate or promote? Head “outside” to the Urban Room of the Mailbox near Tom’s Kitchen Deli and crack open the fizz in your “own” high class atrium – perfect for receptions or networking events.
Because it’s different! All the facilities of high–class meeting rooms, in a stylish informal brasserie setting. A team right on their service game – all important for senior Executives or customers you need to impress. Plus, it’s a great venue for smaller food and drink themed team building activities. Be your own Bartender with Tom’s cocktail masterclasses or make perfect pastry. Value for money important – you won’t be disappointed. And there’s also no better place to just simply sample British comfort food classics, without pretence or stuffiness. Informal sophistication at its best!
STARTER FOR 10:
There’s some very good hotels and meeting venues in the centre of Birmingham. But what if you are looking for something a little bit different? Something with a quality feel for your next senior team meeting or all-important customer launch event?
Walk up the grand steps of the Mailbox – the West Midlands’ premier shopping and lifestyle destination – and Tom’s Kitchen might just provide the answer!
It’s fair to say that a high-class restaurant might not initially be on your list for a small meeting location or reception, but step inside from the large atrium and you can’t fail to be impressed by the elegant contemporary décor and the attention to detail provided by friendly professional staff busy hosting a range of different events.
Tom’s Kitchen was opened two years ago by Tom Aitken, the former Head Chef of Pied à Terre, who at 26 became the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars. Restaurant covers are still a key part of the business. Business lunches are popular and those taking a break from high class shopping nearby are regulars. But beyond the sophisticated screen of wine bottles a small group of delegates are deep in concentration, heads focussed towards the projection screen. To the left of the “racing green” tiled bar it’s all action in the Pastry Room where a live cookery demonstration is taking place. The pressure is on to meet service deadlines!
Tom’s Kitchen is truly a hive of event, dining and meeting activity which is not just confined to the restaurant environs. Just “outside” in the impressive bright atrium known as the Urban Room. Tom’s Deli by day offers “affordable, express options for food lovers on the go.” By evening up to 200 invited guests can enjoy drinks and canapés whilst listening to the soothing sounds of a jazz pianist.
WHY SO SPECIAL?
Tom’s Kitchen is not your typical meeting venue and offers something truly different in terms of look and feel whilst offering the service and facilities you would want and expect from a high-class hotel.
FEEL SPECIAL:You’ll feel really looked after from the moment you walk in. General Manager Jamie Moss and his team are have great experience in organising and delivering a wide range of events.
THE FOOD: Big shout out to Head Chef Tom Wells! Part of the reason to hold any event in a restaurant is surely the food and it’s good – we’ve tried it! Tom has worked across the globe, on cruise ships and other high end UK restaurants. Guests and delegates rarely leave disappointed and importantly he is loved and respected by all the team.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Everything is in its place. There’s real attention to detail right down to the complimenting colour of the of the table floral decorations. This desire to get it right extends throughout the restaurant and meeting space and a key reason why you should trust Tom’s Kitchen with your most important customers and guests. Even the music which is far from canned, reflects the time of day or day of the week.
GOOD TO KNOW!
- The Wine Cellar seats up to 18 people for a meeting or private dining experience. Bottles of wine provide a clever “natural” screen to the main restaurant. Projection/screen, together with complimentary flipchart, water and Wi-Fi can all be included in a delegate package. Why not have a morning meeting followed by lunch or food themed team building session?
- The Pastry Room is a second smaller meeting room for 12 which can also become your very own chef’s table or cookery demonstration area. Watch the chef’s through the open “Pass Window” and if you’re lucky see Tom Aitken in action.
- The Veranda area is ideal for a semi-private group of 36 or takeover the whole restaurant should you be thinking of hosting a special party with 120 guests
- The Urban Room in the Mailbox Mall is a great location for early evening receptions or networking events. Think creatively and host a fashion show or product launch. The Urban Room looks and feels completely different to a conventional hotel foyer and certainly has the wow factor when coupled with fine wine and fine food served straight from Tom’s Deli.
- Need to stay over? Well check out and check in to the Boutique Malmaison Hotel which is only a minute away and offers 190 beautifully styled rooms and suites.
- Car parking? No problem. The Mailbox has over 650 spaces.
BEAR IN MIND…
- This is not a venue offering a myriad of different meeting and conference rooms. You’ll have to book early to avoid disappointment.
- Please remember this is a restaurant and as such doesn’t have a formal reception area like a hotel when you arrive. But don’t worry, you’ll soon be joined by a member of staff to guide you to your room.
- Don’t forget to bring your credit card! With a large number of high-quality shops and stores including Harvey Nichols, you could be sorely tempted. We suggest you stay for lunch and protect your bank balance
- Do keeping pop back as the menu changes regularly – just like the seasons and Tom is always sourcing the best in local fresh produce.
- For those living nearby, on Sunday you may wish to “Bolt on the Bottomless Bubbles Package” at just £15 per person when ordering brunch. You’ll receive free flowing prosecco for 90 minutes!
- Don’t forget there are two other Tom’s Kitchens in Chelsea and canary Wharf – LINK TO OUR WEBSIT
IT’S A WRAP – SERVICE IS THE SECRET
For many restaurants, food is king and the main reason for opening their doors. And Tom’s Kitchen certainly offers high class cuisine. But where it differs is the care and attention extended to all delegates and guests attending a meeting or event. The desire to get people through the door as another additional revenue earner without recognising the key differences of the events market has not been underestimated. And the seamless way the staff move from hosting private dining parties one minute to Executive Board Meetings the next is a credit to the whole operation. It is the reason, along with the fact that Tom’s Kitchen offers something different to your normal meeting space and great food that we suggest you take a look for yourself. Oh and don’t forget to say hi to Tom – Wells or Aitken.