Harden's survey result
“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
"Outstanding restaurant in every way. Food is creative,tasty and beautifully presented. Service is lovely and there is a genuine want to please. This restaurant takes its wine seriously with several very knowledgeable sommeliers. The restaurant itself is stylish and very comfortable. Our new UK favourite."
"Food continues to impress. Combinations of flavours are superb here. Ingredients are well sourced and their is real innovation. The kitchen does not resort to gimmicks they focus on allowing the food to shine. Every dish tastes as good as it looks. It such a delicate balance and rare to find food this good to eat. Service is absolutely excellent again hitting that utopian balance of professional but approachable and engaging. Interior is classy and comfortable there is no picturesque view but the general atmosphere is quite special as it seems to always be full of happy and contented dinners."
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|