Find this excellent restaurant in the pleasant suburb of Harborne, close to the University. It's small and minimalist dining room, is cleverly 'enlarged' by the clever use of mirrors.
Chef/proprietor Richard Turner offers a seasonal menu that has its roots in the French classics - but dishes has been given modern twists and flavours.
Starters such as 'Roast Tranche of Duck Liver with Compressed Pineapple, Coconut, Amaretto Jelly & Pain d'Epice'; 'Raviolo of Duck Egg & Ratte Potato with Jerusalem Artichokes. Brillat Savarin, Onion Skins & Perigord Truffle' and 'House-Cured Organic Salmon with Crab Mayonnaise, Avocado Purée, Sevruga Caviar & Citrus Salad' were listed on a winter menu.
To be followed by the likes of 'Pavé of Line Caught Sea Bass with Confit Wings, Snail & Garlic Risotto, Baby Leeks & Roast Chicken Jus'; 'Roast Fillet of Veal with Caramelised Sweetbreads, Celeriac Purée, Salsify, Spinach, Pommes Anna & Madeira Jus' and 'Roast Anjou Pigeon with Stuffed Cabbage Leaves, Braised Shallots, Confit Potato, Wild Mushrooms & Lentil Sauce'.
Their selection of farmhouse cheeses is tempting, while those with a sweet tooth might find 'Bitter Chocolate Tart with Caramel Panna Cotta & Peanut Ice Cream' or 'Apple Tarte Tatin with Bay Leaf Ice Cream' amongst the listings.
Their set lunch is excellent value, especially as it includes an amuse bouche and petits fours.
Service is both relaxed and professional.
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L £34.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.45-21.30; set D beteen £37.96 to £60
- Seats: 26
- Wine: a good list kicks off in the mid £20's
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: University Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun & Mon