The midlands is fast becoming a hotbed of Michelin star restaurants. One of the newest additions to the collection is Adam’s Restaurant based in the heart of Birmingham – just around the corner from another starred favourite of ours, Purnell’s by chef Glynn Purnell.We dined at Adam’s for my birthday back in December and still the memories of that great meal are still very much alive. The website images show a smart, chic dining room with food to match the level of prestige. Reservations were easy to secure online for a midweek lunch with a full choice of menu’s available. The only problem…and it is a nice problem….is that the Frankfurt German Christmas Market is on throughout December in Birmingham city centre so travelling from the Bullring to Adam’s on Waterloo street means you have to run the gauntlet of tasty food and premium beer – it’s a tough life doing this sometimes.We managed to resist temptation long enough to get to Adam’s without filling up on currywurst. Straight away your coats are taken and if you wish to take a pre-meal aperitif there’s a swish brand new bar area to relax at – the result of Adam’s opening at this site in January 2016 making it one of the city’s newest restaurants.
West Midlands finest restaurant. Its a real occasion eating here. The atmophere, the comfort, the food, the wine and the service all add up to a superb experience.
It's getting harder and harder to pick a winner for the best Michelin restaurant in Brum these days. I probably should stop trying as they're all fricking exceptional, and Adams doesn't let the team down and fully justifies its current no.1 status on Trip Advisor for Birmingham restaurants.
From the second you walk into the new restaurant, it oozes class and luxury. The old pop up, which I had the fortune to visit twice, was small and always felt temporary. This place feels like home. The bar area is gorgeous, full of light and reflection with very attractive lights hanging. The 2 pre-dinner drinks we had were winners, the negroni was probably the best incarnation I've had and Em's amaretto & champagne fizz was lush.
Then into the opulent dining room, and straight into the 9 course tasting menu (the supplementary lobster course was a no brainer). I couldn't fault any of the courses to be honest, the highlights were definitely the monkfish which was chunky and delicious, the grouse which I've never had before, and 2 sweets were awesome. I also need to include the crab mousse inside the spring roll on the lobster course - one of the best things I've tasted.
A word also for the 4 snacks pre meal, which is an excellent touch that Michelin places seem to all add - the tempura prawns were a perfect balance of crunch, succulent prawn and a delicious side sauce.
The service was exceptional - not overbearing or intrusive, with plenty of delicious bread and all courses were well explained.
Adams is definitely an experience all foodies need to have. Obviously not cheap but well worth splashing out for special occasions!
This was my 4th visit here - but 1st in this new Waterloo St location.
The restaurant location is excellent and the spacing inside is great! Our table of 7 were sat towards the back - great considering how noisy our conversation got. The Chef's table is downstairs.
We had the 9 course tasting menu. Some of us tried out the wine pairings - and there were a choice of 2 flights. Those who tried the more expensive pairing weren't as impressed with the choices.
The food was - as always - delicious. Couldn't fault a single dish. The staff are good at asking about allergies and working around them.