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Set in the heart of Birmingham’s financial district, it’s no surprise this modern British brasserie is packed with local suits every lunchtime. But loosened ties and smiling faces are evidence
that the most pressing business at hand here is negotiating the airy restaurant’s extensive menu. Choose from simple hand-picked crab from the crustacea bar, gourmet dishes such as pan-fried
scallops and braised belly pork, with wholegrain mustard mousseline and caperberries, or homely grub including faggots, mushy peas and creamy mash. Add homemade bread and ambitious desserts
into the mix and you have a city-centre hot spot as appealing to business diners as to lively, young punters. Local chefs David Colcombe and Dean Cole, both alumni of Birmingham’s Bank
Restaurant, know their audience well. A competitively priced menu of seasonal treats, plus warm service and tempting wines by the bottle or glass, make for a sound offer.