survey result

Summary

£127
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Smart, chic, highly professional” – Adam & Natasha Stokes’s “commendably consistent” operation is “outstanding in every respect” and “one of the leading lights in Brum’s high-quality restaurant scene”: in fact the No. 1 in the city in our annual diners’ poll this year where European cuisine is concerned. “Not cheap but worth every penny”, its central location and “unfailingly impressive combination of brilliant cooking and presentation with excellent service” makes it “just the setting for a business meal” (the top option is to be “royally looked after at the chef’s table”). Top Tip – “the set menu at lunch is brilliant value”.

Summary

£127
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Easily Birmingham’s top dining destination” (of the modern European variety), say fans of Adam & Natasha Stokes’s local luminary, which is entering its tenth year of operation. Its “exquisite and inventive food has evolved and reinvented itself over the years and just keeps amazing with new creations and combinations of flavours”. “Impeccable service” is “that lovely combination of being professional but also engaging” and “the general feel of the restaurant is classy with Art Deco influences”. All this plus the “comprehensive wine list” you would expect. Top Tip – “the kitchen table experience is a well-designed and great experience”.

Summary

£124
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Often cited by fans as “Birmingham’s top gastronomic destination”, Adam & Natasha Stoke’s central restaurant and bar wins ongoing praise for its “sublime food with service to match”, although you don’t have to have the tasting menu to enjoy it, as there is also a more conventional three-course option. After our survey concluded, in Sept 2021, it acquired a new head chef: James Goodyear, who joined from London’s Hide.

Summary

£99
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.”

For 33 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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16 Waterloo St, Birmingham, B2 5UG

Restaurant details

18, 12
No dress code
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Adam's Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Adam's Restaurant in B2, Birmingham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Adam's restaurant.
Robert M
Sound, creative cooking that is well judged...
Reviewed 5 months, 1 day ago

"Sound, creative cooking that is well judged and neatly presented. Service is efficient and careful but 20% service charge is at the pain threshold. The whole experience is calmer and less flash than Purnells; and the cooking is rather better too. The room is pleasant enough, though a large party made it noisy on our last visit. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £80.00
Lunch   £75.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 105.00 Always available 5
Menu2 130.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £55.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
16 Waterloo St, Birmingham, B2 5UG
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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