Since arriving on the Birmingham scene, this classy little restaurant has staked its claim as one of the city’s top players. Inside, it feels urbane & intimate with gentle light, long drapes & contemporary sculptures on the windowsills – a civilised backdrop for the kitchen's highly accomplished cooking. Mixing classical technique & seasonal flavours, the menu offers precision-tuned dishes that always ring true: grilled asparagus with crispy quail’s egg & watercress sauce or cannon of Cornish lamb with confit shoulder, ratatouille & thyme, for example. Trendy ingredients such as Jimmy Butler’s pork belly also get an outing (perhaps in company with sautéed duck liver, sweetened apples & pommes Anna), while desserts could feature passion-fruit parfait with blackberry, lemon & orange crumble. There are plenty of mouth-watering wines too. The location on cool, fashionable Brindleyplace is perfect for trips to the city’s cultural hot spots.