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Summary

£98
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Totally worth the trip… and also great value for money” – this “magnificent” Edwardian villa of over a quarter century’s standing is one of Birmingham’s most firmly rooted culinary attractions. One or two sceptics feel that “it is still recovering from its decision to adopt a more casual-dining look” (“I would have expected proper table linen for the very high prices”), but there’s been no change in the scale of ambition of the cuisine – be it from the three-course menu for £75, or eight-course taster menu for £95 – and overall it maintains its ratings as one of the city’s top dining destinations.

Summary

£98
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Totally worth the trip… and also great value for money” – this “magnificent” Edwardian villa of over a quarter century’s standing is one of Birmingham’s most firmly rooted culinary attractions. One or two sceptics feel that “it is still recovering from its decision to adopt a more casual-dining look” (“I would have expected proper table linen for the very high prices”), but there’s been no change in the scale of ambition of the cuisine – be it from the three-course menu for £75, or eight-course taster menu for £95 – and overall it maintains its ratings as one of the city’s top dining destinations.

Summary

£104
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A Midlands institution which has spent 25 years at the top of the gastronomic tree – this Edwardian villa is still the place to go for “a real treat” with “first class food” and “outstanding service” from “wonderful staff”. A number of long-time customers rather regret the change to a simpler format: “the relaxed formal restaurant has been replaced by an OK Brasserie”“…come on Simpsons, put back the white tablecloths!”

Summary

£94
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Edwardian villa in Edgbaston continues to split views ever since its major makeover in mid-2015, which gave it more of a brasserie feel, and the changes can still come as “a bit of a shock: everything but the exterior was different, with an interior high on echo and to be honest not particularly comfortable”. When it comes to the overall verdict doubters feel the transformation represents “a bizarre dumbing down”, but – notwithstanding the change of approach – most reporters feel that the “high quality of its ingredients”, “skillful cooking” and “innovative” style leads to a “beautiful” all-round gastronomic experience.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu
Yes
18
75

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £45.00 £65.00
Dinner   £75.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 L only 6
Menu2 95.00 D only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
20 Highfield Road, Birmingham, B15 3DU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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