“Leading culinary light in Edgbaston” - AA Inspector



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The gradual evolution of Simpsons has been one of the more fascinating journeys of the Birmingham dining scene over the years. Housed in a Georgian mansion in well-heeled Edgbaston, it has been made over into a thoroughly modern dining space, all wood and stone textures in an expansive airy room that looks out on to the landscaped garden. There's also a chef's table in the middle of the kitchen action, and the Eureka development hub, where members of the brigade are encouraged to unleash their creative skills. The result is cooking of bright, sculpted flavours and inspired combinations, as in mains such as cheek and bavette of Aberdeenshire beef in a charcoal emulsion with salsify, nasturtiums and shallots. Taster menus distil the carte into seven stages of loveliness, ending perhaps with passionfruit curd and yogurt sorbet, followed by Guanaja chocolate with blood orange and burnt marmalade ice cream.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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
  • Days Closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30:
  • 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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