December 2015: To close on 23 December and re-open in a new location on 26 January. The new venue will have a chef's table and private dining room. The restaurant will serve an à la carte menu as well as tasting menus.
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“A new standard of fine dining in Birmingham” – Adam Stokes and wife Natasha’s city-centre two-year-old is hailed by fans as Brum’s best, with “genuinely seasonal, fresh and inspired” cuisine that “avoids distracting gimmicks to put the focus on the plate” (and there’s an “extravaganza” of a 9-course tasting menu). In early 2016 there are plans to re-locate and expand, with the inclusion of a bar, wine room and chef’s table.
“Adam’s flavours are bold” and his “breathtaking cooking combinations” – from a range of “exquisite” tasting menus – and his wife’s “keen” service are helping this “cosy” city-centre yearling go “from strength to strength”.
“The new kid on the block of Birmingham’s gastronomic line-up”; this city-centre operation, run by a husband-and-wife team, is an “intimate” venture, where the ambitious range of tasting menus (up to 9 courses) are realised to an “incredibly high standard”.
Adam's Restaurant Diner Reviews
"My partner and I went for dinner shortly after the new restaurant opened, and fully expected everything to be just as high a standard as the previous restaurant. We were in for a surprise - it was even better!! The old adage that you cannot improve on perfection has just been thrown out of the window. The new team have pulled together brilliantly to give diners a wonderful experience. Eye for detail and ensuring that all diner's needs are met were demonstrated every time we left our seat to return to a folded napkin and a member of staff waiting to hold your chair out for you to sit down. The wine staff were excellent and very knowledgeable - even when set a challenge. And then the food - absolutely divine. We chose the al la carte menu as we wished to try a new experience and were extremely satisfied. We chose the pace at which we wanted our dishes served and the staff were happy to oblige. The star dishes for us, were all of them! It would be hard to choose winners - although the halibut and venison dishes were sublime. On this performance and with the lovely new premises, a second Michelin star cannot be too far away."
21a Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QP
Last orders: 9.30 pm