Birmingham being named as the UK’s foodiest city by Olive magazine is hopefully having some resonance with the national media, as restaurant openings by Glynn Purnell and Marco Pierre White made national news this week.
The Asquith, long-awaited new restaurant from Michelin chef and ‘yummie Brummie’ Glynn Purnell, has only been open for a week and is already the hottest ticket in Birmingham dining.
The 6,500ft site on Newhall Street, formerly occupied by Must dim sum bar and restaurant has been given a £150,000 refurbishment. Head chef Jason Eaves has working closely with Glynn to create a classically French-inspired menu for the 35 to 40 cover restaurant.
In its first national review, The Independent’s Tracey McLeod rated both the food and service four out of five. Read the full article here http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/reviews/the-asquith-11-newhall-street-birmingham-2372837.html
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
“I first came here probably about 25 years ago and it reminded me of Leeds. I kept coming back and when the Mailbox opened I was offered a restaurant there, but it wouldn’t have been the right time. Now though, the lure of the Cube’s panoramic views and the rebirth of Birmingham, as he says, an almost Continental city, has helped to convince him.
Due to open on 1st December in The Cube, Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse will serve British classics including steak, grilled fish and roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Described as an ultra modern 25th floor dining experience. The MPW Steakhouse will have a stylish bar, rooftop terrace, stunning 360 degree city views and a glass fronted alfresco balcony.
Read the article in full here http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/10/22/why-marco-pierre-white-is-mad-about-birmingham-97319-29639151