Andrew Sheridan to open Birmingham restaurant, 8

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Great British Menu 2018 and 2019 chef Andrew Sheridan is set to open his own restaurant in Birmingham, 8.

Aiming for an October 8th launch - should no further local lockdowns get in the way - the site, located at 8 Centenary Square in the city centre, as per the chef's announcement on social media, will be his debut restaurant.

The chef joined Birmingham's Craft in November last year after leaving The Stargazy Inn in Cornwall.

When he was cast for the 2019 series of Great British Menu, Andrew ran Sosban in Llanelli; but by the time it aired he and his entire team - potwashers and all - had relocated to Port Isaac. 

8 will be tasting menu only, serving eight courses to represent the chef's career to date - with each thematically named: 'Oxidised' - beef with cepes and truffle; 'Square Root of 8' - pistachio and celeriac; 'Lucky 8' - pork cheese and pickle; and '08.10.2006' - carrot cake.

A single sitting will take place at eight pm, with the restaurant counting 16 seats in total.

Update: this article previously stated that Andrew was collaborating with Aktar Islam at Craft, however this is not the case. We apologise for any confusion relating to this. 



In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall and restrict access – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 11th August 2020

Andrew Sheridan to open Birmingham restaurant, 8