The other evening Myself and Ruth had the privilege of been invited to the launch along with other lovely Birmingham food bloggers of new Spanish restaurant Amantia on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre near New Street.
Amantia is an independent family run restaurant that showcases well presented Spanish dishes opposite the Briar Rose in Central Birmingham and just up from Bodega.
Housed in the iconic Sun House offices (once insurance offices) next door to Burne Jones House.
Run by husband and wife team chef Andrea and front of house Marta Retanaga it has a design of sophistication yet informality and will be a hit with the lunch time crowd in the Colmore Business District.
Amantia represents the name of some ruins near Andrea’s Birthplace, but also contains the initials of their children.
The food is a mixture of tapas, pastas and crepes and for veggies has good and interesting options.
On the night of the launch I tasted a couple of the dishes a lovely authentic and indulgent tortilla da patata (Spanish potato Tortilla) and a lovely cheesy blue cheese and truffle croquettes (croquetas) which was good and a tempting introduction to their tapas dishes, which I love.
Though the options for veggies were limited on the night, I was impressed with what I ate to feel excited about returning and trying the fuller tapas and food menu.
Also on the menu for Vegetarians are:
Creamy mushroom croquetas (croquettes)
Cremosa: leek and spinach bechamel
Rustica: Roasted aubergine, sundried tomatoes, and mascarpone cheese.
Ravioli con berenjena: aubergine and scamorza cheese in a creamy spinach and walnut sauce.
Deserts include tiramisu and crepes.
There are also main course options so a traditional three course meal can be had too. (No veggie main course)
Amantia also specialise in Gin and have dozens of artisan brands. Plus gin cocktails, good wines and Spanish beer.
As a venue and style of food Amentia is unique in central Birmingham and offers quality and independence in abundance, and for that it’s very welcome amongst the chains nearby.
Keep an eye on my blog for a further review soon.
Amantia Spanish restaurant, 9-10 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS
0121 643 3647
Menu see below link.
I was invited to the launch of Amentia so all food and drink was complimentary. My opinions are my own and no post was required, but I’m so happy to write one.
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