Ghost Tables

Stirchley ghost tables

Our local hospitality industry has had to make a lot of changes due to Covid-19 and social distancing, and with the latest round of announcements making things even more difficult, we wanted to find a way to help.

And so, with spooky season on the horizon, we’ve set up a very simple thing where we’re asking people if they’d like to reserve a ‘ghost table’. For a suggested donation of £10 you’ll book one of the tables lost to ensure drinking establishments in Stirchley comply with social distancing rules due to Covid-19.

Basically, you’re supporting your local independents by putting your money where you can’t be.

We wanted to focus on the smaller, independent venues in Stirchley who will feel the impact of these new changes the most, those that are predominantly drinks-led: Cork & Cage, Couch and Wildcat. With Birmingham being restricted to household-only drinking and dining, gone are the beers or cocktails with friends and that is going to have yet another massive impact on an already struggling industry. We’d still recommend going to these places, and all the other lovely drinking and dining establishments in Stirchley too, by the way.

Giving money to a local business without getting anything back seems strange, but these are strange times and if we want things to survive then we need to support them. Aside from a very small amount (so we can send those who donate a thank you card) we will split the money equally three ways to go to Cork & Cage, Couch and Wildcat. We’re taking nothing from this, it’s not something we want to benefit from, we want to find a way to help. The businesses are also not involved in this either, but they do know about it.

Book a ghost table

(please note the account is under the Stirchley Snowflake festival)
Frequent Asked Questions

Stirchley restaurants on the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ list

Every Monday to Wednesday in August, participating restaurants are offering a 50% discount (up to £10) as part of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

According to the government’s website, you do not need a voucher and you can the offer at the same time as other discounts. There is no minimum spend, but it is up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme doesn’t include alcoholic drinks or service charges (and please don’t cheap out on tipping hospitality staff, they’ve had it rough recently).

Below are the ones in Stirchley taking place…

  • Akrams restaurant
    1526 Pershore Road, Stirchley, West Midlands, B30 2NW
  • Akash Tandoori
    1425 Pershore Road, Stirchley, West Midlands, B30 2JL
  • Tiger Bites Pig (at CanEat)
    1397 Pershore Road, Stirchley, West Midlands, B30 2JR
  • Tierra Tacos (at Cork & Cage)
    1373 Pershore Road, B30 2JR
  • San Marino Pizza
    1399 Pershore Road, B30 2JR
  • Patiala
    1260 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2XU
  • The Bournbrook Inn
    1273 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2YT
  • New Balti Bazaar
    1267-1269, Pershore Road, West Midlands, B30 2YT
  • Santi Pizza
    1231 Pershore Road, Stirchley, West Midlands, B30 2YT
  • Masalla Merchant
    1193-1195, Pershore Road, West Midlands, B30 2YT
  • cafeuccino bar
    45a, Dogpool Lane, West Midlands, B30 2XN
  • Morrisons
    4 Hazelwell St, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2YY

And although they’re not in Stirchley, I’d like to give a shout out to Kafenion in Bournville and Manhattan 70s in Cotteridge, who are also taking part.

You can find out which restaurants are taking place via the Eat Out to Help Out website, which will give you participating restaurants within a five mile radius of a postcode.