TV chef to open restaurant in Digbeth

670 Grams will offer an “unpretentious and accessible” menu.

Great British Menu finalist Kray Treadwell has announced plans to open his first restaurant in Digbeth. Named after the weight of his daughter when she was born four months prematurely, 670 Grams will offer a set ten course tasting menu at £60 per head.

Ever evolving, the handwritten menu will be available to view 48 hours earlier on the restaurant’s website, and take in a mix of European influences and Asian-inspired flavours. Playful elements such as dishes inspired by takeaway food and a ‘Tesco cheese and onion sandwich’ will also feature, as well as the peach dessert that saw Kray reach the finals of The Great British Menu.

The 16-cover restaurant, designed by 2G Design & Build, will operate over two floors and showcase an open kitchen upstairs, overlooking a two-person chef’s table and a table of four with the remaining covers downstairs.

Kray, whose CV also takes in the Hand and Flowers and Purnell’s, said, “670 Grams will be a unique experience designed to attract all kinds of people.

“Keeping the experience as accessible as possible is hugely important to me. The menu represents amazing value, and our location in the city’s creative quarter, Digbeth, means we’re on the doorstep of a really interesting mix of retail, residential and creative businesses.

“Ultimately, my aim is to bring my eclectic take on food to as many people as possible, without the stuffiness and pretention that fine dining can sometimes bring with it.”

670 Grams will open in August, subject to Government guidelines in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.