A 16th century building with a wood-fired pizza oven and lovely garden is the setting for my latest restaurant review.
You can read all about Ye Olde Saracens Head in Balsall Common on the Reviews page.
I had mixed emotions when Ferguson’s opened in Rugby last Autumn, as it was taking over the site of Vermilion, which had become one of my favourite places to eat locally.
The excitement of a new chef and menu soon kicked in though and I broke the unwritten rule of restaurant reviewing by visiting during its opening weeks. Although for customers there is a buzz about being in the latest place, the restaurant may still be trying to find their feet and this is exactly how we felt after our first meal there.
So six month later and we’re back to see how Ferguson’s is shaping up.
Read my full review on the Reviews page.
Matthew Norman says that Adams is “intricate, inventive, beautifully balanced cooking that justifies the slightly eye-watering prices, with barely a shred of the show-offy pontification that often compromises the Michelin-fixated efforts of seriously gifted young chefs.”
You can read the rest of his review here
Designer Kelly Hoppen said that the kitchen is much more than a place to prepare food, “it can be an informal dining room, play room and even office space.” At Fleet Street Kitchen I can imagine all of this happening, in the loft-like space of Birmingham’s newest restaurant and bar.
I was there for Sunday lunch last week, so you can read all about it on the Restaurant Review page.
The latest issue of Warwickshire Living magazine is out now and features my restaurant review for Café Gnosh. http://warwickshire.livingmag.co.uk/great-gnosh/
Head Chef Didier Philipot has only been at Edmunds for a month, but he is already generating excitement amongst existing and new customers.
For his Spring menu, Didier says that diners can expect “Some of the best produce available, classic honest cooking with a modern touch and a fantastic gourmet time”.
On the Review page, you’ll find details of a sublime meal that I enjoyed there last week. Bon appétit!
Zoe Williams is a little infatuated with Loves , Birmingham http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/restaurants/9074938/Loves-Birmingham-restaurant-review.html