Nathan Eades former Head Chef of Epi moves to St Andrew’s Hotel Droitwich Spa. 


Nathan Eades formally of Bromsgrove’s eponymous restaurant Epi at The Courtyard, has joined as Head Chef of St Andrew’s Town Hotel in Droitwich Spa. 

Nathan will oversee all aspects of the food offering at the 31 Bedroom property, including the relaunch of the hotels restaurant which is due to re-open on 1st September 2015. 

  
Drawing on experience from working with industry high profile names, Nathan will look to bring a similar dining experience as to what one would have experienced at Epi, great food without the fuss of fine dining. 

On his appointment Nathan commented “I am delighted to join such a well respectable and established hotel such as St. Andrew’s with such fantastic produce on our doorstep, creating a ‘Modern British’ menu in such idyllic surroundings will be an absolute delight. Our goal is to create not only a fantastic Hotel/Restaurant within Droitwich, but one within the Midlands and the UK. 

Having experienced one of the best Vegetarian meals of last year at Epi, I know that Nathan’s cooking is innovative, using the best seasonal produce, and creating dishes that bring out the best in their flavours and textures. His dishes also look stunning too. 

   
   Photos from my previous visit to Epi. 

The St Andrew’s Town Hotel was built in the 1820’s as the home of the town clerk of Droitwich Spa. The elegant Georgian building which has been sympathetically extended, refurbished and with a tranquil garden, making you feel that your’e in a country house retreat, not minutes from the Motorway network. The hotel also has a choice of function rooms for both business and kwasurw customers, including a new orangery which seats up to 150 guests. It can also cater for weddings and functions. 

I’m looking forward to visiting the restaurant when it opens in September and the new vegetarian dishes are launched. 

Thanks for reading 

Andy 😊

Twitter: https://twitter.com/st_kitchen

@nathaneades

@standrews_hotel 

#Tastymorsels: Veggie Foodie news: Epi Restaurant, The Edgbaston and En Place @ Six Eight Kafe. 


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. 

 http://t.co/dKBcXTiu5E 
   
 Two of Nathan’s vegetarian dishes from my last visit. 

Facebook: Epirestaurant 

Twitter: @restaurantepi

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. 

http://t.co/4aDVKaczUJ

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) 

   

 This is served from 2-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Which includes their very own Moseley Serve for £30. 

So for that effortless timeless elegance  and unwavering good taste you know where to go. 

Book for both via the website (see also menus) 

http://www.theedgbaston.co.uk/

Or phone 0121-454 5212

The Edgbaston, 18 Highfield Road, Birmingham B15 3DU. 

Info@theedgbaston

@TheEdgbaston

The-Edgbaston/Facebook. 

  

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. 

Book here: 

https://t.co/E1rvNC2hLg

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. 

Twitter: @_enplace 

Thanks for reading. 

Andy 😊

EPI RESTAURANT: BEAUTIFUL VEGETARIAN DISHES IN BROMSGROVE WORCESTERSHIRE


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Epi Restaurant is located in Bromsgrove a little outside of Birmingham in Worcestershire.

The Epi concept is one that is innovative. Nathan Eades is an excellent chef, his vegetarian creations were thoughtful and innovative, sublime in texture with no risotto or pasta in sight.

I had heard many excellent reports of Epi. From their pop ups in Kings Heath in Birmingham which were well received, though I didn’t make any of their nights I knew Nathan was a creative sympathetic chef when it came to vegetarian food and had thus kept an eye on his movements.

Epi headed to Bromsgrove and has been open close to a year so I thought it was about time I tasted the Epi concept in the beautiful courtyard in which it resides.

Ruth and I headed to Bromsgrove on a Friday night and found the courtyard to be a beautiful setting for what was to prove to be a fine evening.

The building Epi at the Courtyard is in has delightful period details, low beams and a creaking floor and staircase. It has a lovely atmosphere, with nooks and a small intimate feel that is charming and quaint with a winding stair case that leads to an upstairs restaurant where we sat. There is also a downstairs section too.

Nathan and his wife and business partner Charlie run the restaurant jointly. Charlie looks after front of house and Nathan the kitchen.

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Ruth and I chose the 5 course menu. Ruth had the non vegetarian.

The dishes I ate were not off a set menu but created on the night adapting the main menu with the ingredients at hand. This makes for an organic and challenging process that keeps dishes fresh.

We began with some beautiful home made bread.

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I began with the Sweetcorn fritters, Sweetcorn relish, celeriac, remoulade, (veggie BBQ)

Well cooked Sweetcorn fritters with a subtle notes of Sweetcorn relish. With a thinly sliced celeriac remoulade offering a bite of mustard. (Celeri remoulade) which gave it a BBQ flavour. A lovely dish.

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To follow I had what was called Cauliflower tasting, roasted florets, purée, couscous, tempura, carpaccio.

My favourite dish on the night. Beautiful contrasting textures of cauliflower, perfect for the cauliflower lover. The roasted cauliflower and the purée sitting on a bed of couscous like rice offering contrasting textures. Every texture of cauliflower shone through independently to make a complete dish. Absorbing.

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To follow I had the Roast shallots, blue cheese croquettes, onion purée/ash/pickled.

The roast shallots harmonised well with the blue cheese croquettes to create a pickled texture that worked well.

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Then came the fennel braised in orange, heritage carrots, watercress purée, roasted millet couscous.

A delicious combination of flavours, a fine main course dish the carrots offering a crunch against the purée of the watercress and the brayed fennel with the subtle sweetness of orange on a bed of millet couscous.

A lovely dish.

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For desert Ruth and I had the same dish it was stunning.

The white chocolate mousse, blackberry purée, foraged blackberries macerated in port with pistachio crumble and praline lemon curd.

A complex desert, lavish and decadent. A lush port flavour complimented by the wild blackberry, offering a splash of colour. The mousse creamy and full of lovely chocolate flavour.

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The service was friendly throughout without being intrusive.

Nathan is an enthusiastic chef who shows a generous flair for creating superb and memorable vegetarian dishes. Very high end on style and flavours, the textures are sophisticated and worthy of the hard work he puts into his menu and restaurant.

Epi at the courtyard is a lovely restaurant that is as good as many more expensive restaurants in the midlands and for vegetarians it is a dream. Well worth a trip out to.

It cannot be recommended more than that.

Epi at The Courtyard
Satchwells Court
High street
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8AQ

http://www.epirestaurant.co.uk
@RestaurantEpi

01527878242

Epirestaurant@hotmail.co.uk

We paid for our own meal. My opinions are my own and honest of the food and the service.

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Epi restaurant Bromsgrove opening 6th June


After a successful series of pop up’s in both Bromsgrove and Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath Epi restaurant is due to re open in the courtyard Bromsgrove on friday 6th June.

They will be offering a three course, five course and seven course tasting menus.

There will be strong vegetarian menus across the three offerings with a strong leaning to local and seasonal produce.

Epi have advised me that the veggie options will be made to the individual preference and taste which sounds thrilling to me.

I look forward to visiting and trying them for myself. Keep an eye on my blog for a review soon.

Epi Should be superb.

Epi are now taking bookings for June and onwards on 07969628959.

You can also book on line via their website.

Check the website for menus.

http://www.epirestaurant.co.uk

07969 628 959

The Courtyard
Satchwells Yard
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8AQ

@RestaurantEpi