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December 2019: this year's MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Stu Deeley was working here, but has now left to open his own restaurant locally.

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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.

survey result

Summary

£130
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its black-painted walls and punchy sound track, Alex Claridge’s decidedly rock ‘n’ roll Jewellery Quarter three-year-old has courted attention over the years with ants on the menu (and this year a social media campaign involving fake guns). There’s serious intent in the open kitchen here, though – “something quite unique happens, with a tasting menu that blows you away” and “beautifully crafted” drinks to go with it; “more restaurants should aim for an ’80s soundtrack too!”

Summary

£118
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

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Restaurant details

20
12

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £40.00 £70.00
Dinner £75.00 £100.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1     7
Menu2     5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
27 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6JQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday6 pm-8:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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