“Intuitive modern cooking in a Georgian mansion” - AA Inspector



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A grand Georgian mansion squirrelled away in leafy, well-heeled Edgbaston, Simpsons has a fresh Scandi style. Skylights, polished marble and pale wood add to the light and airy style, with windows into the kitchen so diners can watch the theatre of the chefs in action. The intelligent cooking is as striking and sharp as the design, with impeccable presentation and a clarity of flavour. Cured mackerel, baby tomatoes, basil and tomato dashi might lead on to Brixham plaice, rainbow chard, cauliflower purée and shrimp sauce. Raspberry soufflé, vanilla cream Chantilly and raspberry sauce is one of the unmissable desserts.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM, B15 3DU


  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Bank holidays
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 23
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

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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