Located inside Birmingham Open Media, with a handful of seats and moss growing everywhere, this modern British joint is headed up by Alex Claridge (who previously ran Nomad pop-up in London). Their website information states that they focus on "native ingredients, memory & place" - we know it goes in for local and foraged food, and runs a fixed-price, tasting menu formula.
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“A unique experience” – provocative chef Alex Claridge’s dimly lit and theatrical two-year-old (“in a new semi-industrial venue” in the Jewellery Quarter) cold be a star in the making. “The food is absolutely stunning, and the drinks pairing innovative – not just wines, but a selection of cocktails and other beverages to create the best food/drink matches”. “We had the extra course with ants... not totally convinced the ants were a great addition, but it did taste good”.
Inside Birmingham Open Media, with just 24 covers, this modern British joint headed up by Alex Claridge has caused quite a stir since its late 2016 launch. “The dining room is a bit make-shift and cluttered – like a pop-up waiting for a better venue to come along” – but the tasting menus focused on foraged and locally sourced ingredients that reflect the native ‘outdoors, weather and landscape’ are “great value”.
27 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6JQ
12.30 pm - 2 pm, 7 pm - 8.30 pm
Last orders: 8.30 pm