Fumo, along with neighbouring restaurant San Carlo, is run by the enterprising Distefano family. With its enviable position in a sweeping corner of St Phillip’s Square, Fumo attracts those who want to see and be seen.
With an interesting cocktail list and glitzy ambiance, the Waterloo Street bar and restaurant is the perfect setting for an evening of boozy experimentation. Unorthodox ingredients such as cayenne pepper and Turkish Delight feature alongside the classic liqueurs and spirits.
The Tiramisu Martini is an indulgent tribute to the venue’s Italian character. Vanilla vodka, kahlua, cream and gingerbread syrup are the irresistibly calorific elements that make up this delicious drinkable dessert, completed by a dash of chocolate bitters.
However, the delights don’t end at the bar. Fumo is the place that introduced Birmingham to cicchetti, the Venetian version of tapas. These small, shareable plates range from monkfish skewers and duck salad to Italian home classics like meatballs and gnocchi.