Wine bar and restaurant Vinoteca is set to open a site in Birmingham’s Paradise development in spring 2020, MCA has learnt.

It will be the first regional site for the business which currently has six bar restaurants across central London.

Charlie Young, co-founder, Vinoteca, told MCA: “We are in the legals at the moment for a site in that development which is very exciting. If all goes to plan we’ll get handover of the site in September 2019, so you are talking probably spring 2020 before we open.”

“We were approached by the same agent that we used in City. It is a very central location by the town hall and the museum and art gallery,” he said.

It will be slightly bigger in size than its site at Bloomberg Arcade in the City, at 4,500 sq ft if a mezzanine is put in, said Young. It will also feature an outside terrace, much like at its Kings Cross location, and there is likely to be more of a focused on drinks than its London sites.

Co-founder Brett Woonton, hinted at the potential for a prosecco bar, focused on quality rather than quantity.

Across its existing sites Vinoteca is going to adding wine-based cocktails to the menu, in order to capitalise on current trends, added Woonton. “There will a lot more visual equipment on the bar,” to add more theatre to drinks production.

“We are working with our spirit company to come up with a list of wine-based cocktails, as opposed to the usual cocktails that you get, and that will come on-stream reasonably swiftly,” he said, adding that there were also more opportunities for innovation when it comes to non-alcoholic beverages for adults. ”We are moving with the times, but within our business model and the trade we are in,” said Woonton.