“A symphony of black and grey, where the food provides the colour” - AA Inspector
BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Our Inspector's view
Finding The Wilderness is something of an adventure. In the city’s jewellery quarter a doorway leads down a small alley, identified by simple but effective signage, to a restored factory building. Inside, the kitchen is centre stage in the dining room. Nearly everything is black, with splashes of white graffiti, but the space feels airy thanks to glass skylights. Menus change regularly, but expect creative tasting menus of bold dishes, including the likes of a playful take on the Big Mac, cod in XO and Iberico ham, ending with a clever riff on banoffee pie.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 20
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December - 1 January
- Wines over £30: 130
- Wines by the glass: 20
- Cuisine style: 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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