POSTED: 8 June 2022

First of its Kind Tapas Restaurant, ‘Alioli’ Opens in Touchwood Solihull - and Promises to be Nothing Short of Fabulous


The opening of Spanish restaurant ‘Alioli’ in Touchwood Solihull marks an industry first, as the only restaurant (in the region) to honour the culture of flamenco dancers and the largely misunderstood gypsy community.

The opening of Spanish restaurant ‘Alioli’ in Touchwood Solihull marks an industry first, as the only restaurant (in the region) to honour the culture of flamenco dancers and the largely misunderstood gypsy community. Among servings of tapas and fruity sangria, Alioli promises to celebrate art, passion and the region of Andalusia - in the most expressive form with guests. There’s no denying that this spot of Touchwood is to become one of the liveliest, yet.

The southern Spanish region of Andalusia remains somewhat unexplored in mainstream media. But this culturally complex part of the world has introduced us to the likes of flamenco dancing, strumming guitars and the most bold and powerful artistry - dating back to the fifteenth century.

Alioli takes great inspiration from this free-spirited way of life, as guests will quickly find in the restaurant’s style of service, restaurant artwork, and vibrant food and drinks.

According to the enthusiastic team, these exuberant elements of Andalusia seep into the Alioli brand and thus, give spiritual and artistic energy to all those who choose to experience it. Guests are sure to feel the warmth of Alioli’s hospitality, from the moment they step in through the front doors.

Needless to say, adventurous foodies will be in for a real treat at this new restaurant in Touchwood Solihull. Traditionally, dishes are rarely overcomplicated in Andalusian culture; but rely on the use of fresh ingredients and ample passion.

Alioli’s kitchen team is lucky enough to be led by a skilled chef from the region - as well as a menu that boasts authentic Spanish flavours (and even wine pairing suggestions, to match). Diners will be spoilt for choice with fresh fish and seafood options, Spanish sausage meats and vegetarian favourites - alongside generous dollops of alioli, of course.

The colourful new restaurant taps into a part of Spanish cuisine that guests have not yet experienced in Birmingham and Solihull. And so, Touchwood expects the venue to be brimming with happy guests as well as a contagiously positive energy. Alioli is the perfect venue for celebrations with family and friends, weekend lunch and dinners, and even the quick spot of tapas and cheeky vino at the end of a busy weekday. The brand is already generating a huge amount of excitement and is set to liven-up the city’s hospitality landscape.

Commenting on the ever-growing array of vibrant and unique eateries at Touchwood, Tony Elvin, General Manager, said:We are extremely excited to welcome Alioli to Touchwood! Its Andalusian twist on the traditional Spanish Tapas restaurant is going to be a real show-stopping treat for our visitors. We are proud of the multi-faceted visitor experience we deliver here at Touchwood and Alioli brings a new dynamic to the fantastic range of independent leisure and hospitality brands on offer.”

“Earlier this month, Touchwood saw the opening of the quirky chicken-concept eatery, Dirty Wild Wings. The insta-famous chicken wings are already drawing in the crowds and I wish Alioli all the same success.”

Alioli will officially open its doors at the end of May this year. Guests can keep up-to-date with the latest news and offers from the restaurant by subscribing to their newsletter at alioli.co.uk

Touchwood houses some of the best UK and international brands, designer retailers and independent boutique-style stores. To discover everything Touchwood has to offer, visit www.touchwoodsolihull.co.uk.