Bromsgrove based restaurant Epi last week announced that sadly Sunday 26th April will be its last service in Bromsgrove. Nathan and Charlie who run Epi are currently looking at various sights in Birmingham and hope to make an announcement soon on a new begining for the business.
Epi Restaurant served me one of the best vegetarian meals I had last year and left a lasting impression on the thoughtfulness of the menu and the fresh taste of the seasonal ingredients that Nathan created, so for me it’s an empathy of both sadness of their closure and happiness at their impending move to my home (and theirs) city which should give me many more opportunities to enjoy fine innovative vegetable dishes. Keep an eye on their social media and Veggie Foodie for updates.
Here is a reminder of my review last year.
Two of Nathan’s vegetarian dishes from my last visit.
The Edgbaston in Edgbaston Birmingham has recently launched a Vegetarian tasting menu to go alongside its main tasting menu. Served against a backdrop of the 1920’s chef Ryan Swift has devised a vegetarian menu that showcases seasonal ingredients and harnesses innovative techniques. More ‘social’ dining than fine dining, expect timeless elegance on a plate and innovative indulgence in the dishes.
Ryan Swift who formally was at Hampton Manor in Solihull is now running the kitchen and receiving favourable reviews thus far.
The veggie menu will soon be able to be taken with paired cocktails (the specialism of The Edgbaston)
See my review here on the cocktails.
The Edgbaston opened in May last year and now it has introduced a food menu appears to be integrating itself well with nearby Simpsons and The Highfield. It has 6 boutique rooms that makes for a nice foodie break with the added cocktails which I think are the best in Birmingham.
The Vegetarian tasting menu will be four or six courses for £40 and £65. Served Tuesday to Saturday
The dishes will be a combination of modern presented with a twist. The pairing concept to me seems a brilliant idea and should be a huge success when launched for vegetarians.
Keep an eye on my blog for updates on the menu and cocktails.
Also served is an A La Carte menu from Tuesday to Friday.
The Edgbaston have also launched an Afternoon Tea menu (see photos below)
So for that effortless timeless elegance and unwavering good taste you know where to go.
Book for both via the website (see also menus)
Or phone 0121-454 5212
The Edgbaston, 18 Highfield Road, Birmingham B15 3DU.
En Place is a new pop up restaurant from chefs Michael Crew, Josh Porter and Chris Dance.
On the 14-15th May they will be at Six Eight Kafe, Millenium Point from 18.30-22.30.
They have over 30 years experience in kitchens and this exciting new pop up experience should introduce thei food to a brand new audience.
Along side a meat menu will be a bespoke vegetarian menu using seasonal and local produce to create elegant but affordable food with s modern twist. Their will be a set tasting menu plus with BYOW should make for a good value evening. Priced £35 for 5 courses.
Mention on booking that you are vegetarian.
I will keep you updated on vegetarian menus as I hear about them. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates on En Place.
Thanks for reading.