Harden's survey result
“No need to go to London restaurants that so often disappoint!” – Adam & Natasha Stoke’s “beautiful restaurant with a lovely bar and intimate dining area is in a central location that has parking outside”. Its food score remains the highest in Brum (by a very narrow whisker from Purnells) with practically all feedback describing “fine dining at its best” – “no over the top scientific nonsense”, just “food that continues to be innovative, beautifully prepared and presented” and service that’s “professional, never pompous and which knows how to connect without intruding”. “Enjoying the tasting menu downstairs at the chef’s table is a great experience.”
“Certainly Birmingham’s No. 1 restaurant” – Adam & Natasha Stokes’s “shining star of the city’s dining scene” occupies a “contemporary looking, peaceful and calm” site that’s “classy and comfortable, and – if lacking a picturesque view – buoyed by the happy contentment of diners”. The “outstanding” food “continues to impress, with superb flavour combinations, high quality sourcing, and real innovation – without resorting to gimmicks – to focus on letting ingredients shine”. “An excellent wine list contains many top growths but also good wines at reasonable prices”. “Service too hits a utopian balance of being professional but approachable and engaging”. Its most dedicated fans are furthermore “amazed that it doesn’t have another Michelin star” as they say “it is definitely deserving of at least two: I say that in comparison to the likes of The Fat Duck, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Simpson’s, to name just a few!”. The chef’s table again comes recommended: “a magical experience of true theatre!”
“If it was in France it would have its second star already!” – Adam & Natasha Stokes’s “smart, elegant and well-spaced” venture in the city centre delivers an “outstanding” all-round experience, and is now firmly established not only as Brum’s best, but also as one of the UK’s top dining destinations. “Sensational and eclectic” dishes (from a 3-course or more extensive 8-course taster menu) “never fail to wow even for the most jaded palates” and service is “immaculate”. For “the pinnacle of fine dining” fans recommend the 10-seater Chef’s Table, “which sits in full view of the vast kitchen where Adam and his young team prepare their tiny creations with military precision”. When it comes to the wine: “Trust in Lionel! (the sommelier) whose knowledge but also personality will enhance your visit, with recommendations delivered with insight, warmth and humour!”
“Wow, wow, wow!” – Adam & Natasha Stokes’s recently relocated city-centre venture is “a sensational experience reaching new heights” not only as “simply Birmingham’s best fine dining” but also as one of the most notable gastronomic destinations in the UK (where is that second Michelin star?). At this new location, there’s a “lovely, warm and stylish interior”, complete with “beautifully designed bar” and chef’s table (an “electric” experience). Meanwhile, “totally unpretentious, amenable and knowledgeable staff” provide tasting menus “with some similarities to the old set-up, but with so many new, exciting culinary ideas” – “every course is a trip on an amazing journey, every dish is packed full of flavours, it’s an incredible happening from start to finish!”
Adam's Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This is our new favorite restaurant! So reliably excellent."
"Have recently visted here several times. Its a most outstanding experience. For a foodie like me the creativity, flavours and the presentation of each dish is consistantly breathtaking. For instance they make a complimentary taster of cabbage soup into a most wonderful work of art cosmetically and in taste. Food overall ranks alongside the best. Service is also top notch friendly, comunicative and professional. The wine list really needs to be seen to be believed. Its stunning. Some restaurants offer good names but poor years. Here its only the good or great years on the list. Overall value is excellent for this standard. Interior is comfortable well maintained with a classy feel and ambience."
|Wine per bottle||£40.00|
16 Waterloo St, Birmingham, B2 5UG
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm|