Birmingham’s food and drink scene is continuing to thrive, with more and more fantastic places planned over the coming months that are set to get our tastebuds well and truly tingling – and we can’t wait! Recently, we popped along to Craft Dining Rooms, a brand new independent restaurant that we just need to tell you all about.
With such a fantastic range of eateries, when it comes to dining out in our city we’re spoilt for choice. But if you’re looking for somewhere a little more fancy to dine, then we suggest that you add Craft Dining Rooms to your list. Having recently opened in the ICC, occupying the former home of STRADA, Craft offers exceptional food cooked to an incredibly high standard.
And if the idea of fine dining is something that you find intimidating, then trust us when we say that this simply isn’t something that you need to worry about here. With a super-stylish interior and a totally relaxed atmosphere, you can pop in and grab a signature Craft cocktail at the bar, or enjoy some food outside while taking in the view of the canal and Brindleyplace.
The first thing that you need to know about Craft is that it’s all about British produce. Using the finest ingredients – as local as possible to celebrate the very best of traditional British cuisine, on the menu you’ll find a superb range of choice that certainly won’t disappoint.
We kicked off our meal with a range of the sharing plates, which we really enjoyed. Our server recommended that six dishes would be plenty for two of us – and he wasn’t wrong. We opted for dishes including the wild boar sausage roll and mini fish and chips, to Craft’s take on an onion bhaji and scotch egg. The scotch egg didn’t quite rival Pint Shops, but it was still very tasty none the less, with a vibrant chutney brining it to life.
For mains, it was beautifully cooked cod with potatoes and a hint of lemon, and melt in the mouth lamb teamed with peas, baby gem lettuce and potatoes. The portion sizes were generous while remaining beautifully presented and both the meat and fish were perfectly cooked. So far, so good and leaving enough room for pud.
Speaking of pudding, we suggest you opt for the Sticky Toffee Pudding if you want something really indulgent. We also selected the Eton Mess, which was light and flavoursome and certainly satisfied our sweet tooth! Finished off with a coffee or an espresso martini, we think you’ll find that you’ll be coming back for another trip to the stylish Craft Dining Rooms. Click here for more info.