We wanted to extend the love further and reach out to those independent businesses in the Solihull area who are adapting their offering during lockdown. No one wants to see these businesses forced to close, and if we all work together, hopefully we can prevent that from happening to as many of them as possible.

Many of Solihull’s independent restaurants, bars, pubs, coffee shops, shops, and services are trying to navigate this dreadful situation, and for many of them this means adapting their offering. Whilst some of them are already set up on delivery platforms from the previous lockdown, many more of our favourite independents are now changing their offering to help keep their businesses alive.

We’ve rounded up as many as possible in a handy list for you. Use this as your go-to guide for who to order your self-isolation meals from (if you’re able to, of course), and some fun treats to make social distancing that little bit easier. It goes without saying, but if we don’t support these businesses now, when they need us the most, they won’t be here when the dust settles. Use them, or lose them.

Remember to go follow our new Solihull Eats Instagram page – where we’ll be showcasing the very best in independent food and drink from across Solihull.

Note: Whilst we have taken every effort to include as many businesses who have had to adapt their offering as possible in this list, it is by no means definitive and is likely to change rapidly as businesses attempt to adapt to the situation. Please use this as a guide (which we will update as regularly as possible), but also check your favourite businesses individually if you can’t find them on this list. If you’re a business and would like to be added to this list, please email: hello@independent-birmingham.co.uk


Photo: Patty Master

Peel’s – offering ‘Peel’s on Wheels’ re-heatable meals from the Michelin-starred restaurant at Hampton Manor, delivered to your door.

Fiesta del Asado Solihull – offering steak and sides for collection and delivered to your door.

Jilabi – offering Indian dishes for take-away and delivered to your door.

Stripclub Streetfood – offering burgers delivered to your door.

Indian Brewery Solihull – offering Indian street food dishes for take-away.

Cafe Isabella – offering breakfast, brunch and lunch delivered to your door.

The Flying Elephant – offering Indian dishes for call and collect.

Indico Street Kitchen – offering Indian dishes for collection and delivered to your door.

Jamaya – offering jerk chicken and Jamaican fried chicken for collection and delivered to your door.

Perios – offering Tex-Mex dishes delivered to your door.

Wedges Bakery – offering freshly baked bread, cakes and fresh produce to take-away.

Bread Collection – offering freshly baked bread, pastries, cheeses, meats and more for collection.

Buongiorno Italian Bistro – offering Italian dishes for collection or delivered to your door.

Bistro Viola – offering Mediterranean dishes for collection.

Stoneaged at The White Swan Henley – offering stone baked pizzas for take-away.

The Malt Shovel – offering gastro pub style food for collection.

Dovehouse Fish Bar – offering fish & chips for take-away.

Becketts Farm – offering fresh produce for take-away and a small number of click + collect slots.

Bella Venezia – offering Italisn dishes for collection or delivered to your door.

Ruchie – offering Indian dishes for take-away.

The Delhi – offering Indian dishes (including frozen meals) for collection or delivered to your door.

Naya – offering Indian dishes for take-away.

Elderberry Blacks Cafe – offering breakfast and brunch for take-away.

The Two Mugs – offering sandwiches, toasties, pizzas and more for take-away.


Green’s Cocktail Lounge – offering cocktails delivered to your door.

Connolly’s Wine – offering wine, beer and spirits delivered to your door.

Frazier’s Wine Merchants – offering wine delivered to your door.

Bora Coffee Co – offering coffee beans delivered to your door.

Brew Twenty Three – offering coffees, juices and smoothies for collection.

The Two Mugs – offering coffees, teas, snacks and sandwiches for take-away.


1683 Chocolate Place – offering chocolates and truffles for collection and delivered to your door.

ViTa – offering desserts delivered to your door.

We Make Cakes & Bakes – offering cakes and bakes delivered to your door.

Support us in our mission to support Birmingham’s independents.

Independent Birmingham is a valuable platform for celebrating and shining a light on Birmingham’s marvellous independent scene. However, we too are a small, independent business facing uncertainty at this testing time. Help keep IB alive by downloading the Independent Birmingham App and signing up as a member, here – with this app you can enjoy up to 25% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies and more) at over 130 of Birmingham’s very best independents, all for just £1.99 a month (with loads of amazing Solihull independents set to join too!).

A number of independents on the IB App have temporarily closed, so instead of using the amazing discounts/deals on there think of it as a subscription to help keep your favourite local platform alive. Then once lockdown is over – get out there and rediscover your city, one hidden gem at a time, using the IB App.