Food and drink hot spots this Autumn half-term

With crisp autumnal days, the sense of Halloween lingering in the air and school half-term just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take a stroll into Mell Square with the family and enjoy all the fantastic food and drink spots around you…

Taste Collective

If you’re looking for a unique social eating and drinking venue, then look no further than Taste Collective. The first of its kind in Solihull, Taste Collective is home to a variety of independent street food traders including StripClub Streetfood, which serves outrageously tasty burgers. Simply check Taste Collective’s website to find out which street food vendors will be there.

Don’t be fooled by its outdoors appearance, you’ll find that Taste Collective’s seating area is covered and heated – plus, it’s dog friendly. With both bookings and walk-ins welcome, Taste Collective is open from noon until late, with children able to stay until 9pm.

Tap & Tandoor

Join Tap & Tandoor, on Warwick Road, to take advantage of its children’s menu, where children can enjoy a main, dessert and drink all for just £6.65. Don’t forget, they also serve a tasty Vegan Mixed Grill, perfect for sharing! Book your table this half-term by visiting Tap & Tandoor’s website or call 0121 711 1166. For those that fancy tasting the Indian delights at Tap & Tandoor, then you’ll enjoy its collection and delivery service – what dishes will you choose?

Café Isabella

From mouth-watering breakfasts and lunches, to delicious afternoon tea and coffee and cake, Café Isabella is the perfect stop off anytime you visit Mell Square. With a fantastic menu, which even the fussiest of children will like, Café Isabella also offers many of its dishes to cater for gluten free, vegan and many more dietary requirements.

Our recommendation is the winter warmer pancakes – perfect for those colder days. Expect a warm buttermilk pancake stack topped with maple syrup, Biscoff biscuit crumb and forest fruits…simply delicious!


Carluccio’s has now reopened in Mell Square for both delivery and dine-in. In addition to all your Italian favourites, there’s something totally new – Carluccio’s Solihull is the first of the brand’s restaurants to offer a pizza bar where diners can discover artisan Neapolitan varieties, topped with the finest produce.

Carluccio’s continues to serve all its classics from breakfast through to dinner, from antipasti to pasta, from salads to signature dishes. The set menu offers exceptional value at £12.95 and £14.95 for two and three courses with gluten-free and vegan menus available. Plus, dine in at Carluccio’s with your little ones this half-term and you’ll be treated to your favourite dessert, glass of house wine, bottle of Peroni or mocktail when you order a kids’ and an adult main. For more information or to book a table, visit or call 0121 704 5215.


The great British Sunday lunch is the ultimate in comfort food and family feasting. Social eating house Esabella’s, located at 680 Warwick Road, offers an exciting dining experience in a beautiful setting – perfect for the whole family. Esabella’s is offering its famous roast dinner, complete with all the trimmings, for just £15.95 per person (available Sundays only). If you’re after a mid-week treat, then why not indulge in Esabella’s Eat Out to Help Out 50% offer available all-day Wednesday and Thursday, as well as Friday lunch. To book your table call 0121 709 4494 or via the Open Table app.

The Delhi

Using only the freshest ingredients, the award-winning chefs at The Delhi on Warwick Road create fragrant dishes in an open kitchen, filling the restaurant with bold aromas. Inspired by the modern-street foods of Delhi and diverse regional flavours of India, the menu offers unique dishes and an unmissable offer for the whole family.

Why not try the ‘Family Feast for Four’? For just £38, tuck into four poppadoms and dips, two portions of onion bhajis and chicken tikka, four mains of your choice, two portions of pilau rice, two naans and a 1.5L bottle soft drink – saving you over £25. Fancy a takeaway? Take advantage of a 10% discount on all collections or enjoy free delivery within a three-mile radius on all orders over £10. To book a table or place an order, please call The Delhi on 0121 705 1020.

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