|Tuesday – Saturday||12pm – 2pm|
|Sunday||12pm – 3pm|
|Tuesday – Thursday||7pm – 9pm|
|Friday – Saturday||7pm – 9.30pm|
It’s not just Simpsons' Michelin star and their three AA Rosettes that tells you that Simpsons means business; its reputation with locals and city-trippers is well above par, placing them in the realms of Birmingham’s best restaurant. No matter whose recommendation you go by (whether it’s the critics or a pal), you can rest assured that Simpsons is going to serve up an experience quite like nowhere else. And here’s why...
Simpsons is fine dining as it should be. The venue is meticulously designed, with plenty of natural light, elegant yet comfortable furnishings and a generous proportion of delicate plants. There’s a degree of sophistication but with none of the fuss and stuffiness; its modern look creates a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere that’s miles away from decadent fine dining destinations we’ve all grown so tired of.
The menu is designed to change with the seasons, showcasing the best ingredients on offer at any given time to craft stunning plates. With that in mind, you can expect to see something different on the menu every time you visited, but the sample menu featured on their website will give you a good indication of the sort of things they dedicate their skills in the kitchen to: Cornish lamb, cooked over charcoal with wilted kale, celeriac, and an elderberry vinegar sauce; carrot broth with smoked cheese dumplings, black garlic, hen of the woods and chickweed; Newlyn pollock with fennel, artichoke purée and shellfish cream.
As an ingredient-driven and produce inspired restaurant, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that Simpsons was formed by two chefs: Andreas Antona and Luke Tipping. With years of experience between them, and a well-versed knowledge of seasonal eats, flavour profiles and presentation, it was a no brainer for this duo to establish their own restaurant. It all started in 1993 when the pair set up Simpsons in Kenilworth; one year later, this remarkable restaurant landed itself a Michelin star. Ten years down the line, the team moved Simpsons to a larger home in Edgbaston - a grade II listed Georgian building with a vibrant conservatory and inspiring garden - which quickly saw them pocket another Michelin star that’s stayed with them to this very day.
And if you’re visiting Birmingham, it’s good to note that Simpsons has three large, ensuite guest rooms for you to rest your head after the meal of your life. But don’t wait too long before booking your place to stay - Simpsons is one popular haunt so expect it to book up well in advance.
Exceptional food crafted with exceptional skill - Simpsons is one not to be missed.