Best ones in Birmingham:
Having started life as a small boutique restaurant on Bennett’s Hill back in 2012, Adam’s quickly outgrew its original location, delighting Birmingham visitors and earning a Michelin star. Chef Adam Stokes’ home now housed in a much larger space on nearby Waterloo Street serves fine contemporary cuisine.
The tasting menu (£ 85) betrays the chef’s love of British ingredients, including seafood like pollock and scallops, as well as vegetables like turnips, red cabbage and leeks. Game is also a strong theme of the restaurant: there are venison, rabbit and pheasant dishes.
A trick that Adam plays well is to take familiar combinations and make them amazing and addictive again. This includes quirky techniques and molecular magic – all music to the ears of MasterChef fans. Notable creations include a one-sip fried chicken dinner and a radish that is still in the soil.
This cozy and friendly restaurant next door has dazzled critics and received a Michelin star among many awards. It is headed by Chef Brad Carter, who trained at the famous Birmingham Culinary College (now University College Birmingham). His creative cooking is based on premium British produce, with each dish made up of three main ingredients.
Arguably Birmingham’s most famous Indian restaurant, Lasan has garnered a lot of publicity since it was featured in Gordon Ramsay’s 2010 F-Word. The design combines modern and traditional elements. whimsical mirrors and decorations decorate the space. Gourmet cuisine is the guiding principle at Lasan, each dish is carefully thought out and beautifully presented.
Tattu has transformed an old basement into a Tier II listed Grand Hotel, and its progressive menu will change the way you think about Chinese cuisine. The lush ambiance of this new high-end restaurant, with sleek lines and cherry blossoms, feels so appropriate when indulging in creative dishes such as wagyu beef tenderloin with Nikka marinated foie gras. Truly inspiring.