“Artfully presented contemporary dishes full of surprise” - AA Inspector
BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's View
Originating as a peripatetic pop-up, Adam and Natasha Stokes' restaurant moved into its permanent residence in early 2016 and set about making itself at home. The principal dining room on the ground floor is a distinctly elegant space with large annular light fittings, unclothed tables and comfortable seating. Service moves with discreet efficiency over the thick-pile carpet, delivering thrillingly presented dishes of confident and refined modern British food. An opening course of accurately timed monkfish comes with thinly tempura-battered eel, Roscoff onion petals and slivered grapes, as well as a foam-light onion purée with capers and dill, as a possible prelude to breast and smoked heart of duck with hispi cabbage, shiitakes and parsley root, or rare-breed Hampshire pork with black pudding, quince and crisp-topped potato terrine. The tasting menu aims to win you over with eight ingeniously constructed dishes, and there are some imaginative wine pairings to accompany.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 34
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 3
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 32
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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