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“Michelin star without the fuss” notes a fan of Tuners at 69, which bucks the trend for high-end fine dining in Birmingham. Following a shake-up, Richard Turner re-branded his quirky Harborne restaurant, extending the opening times and replacing his intricate tasting menus with a more accessible, customer-friendly carte offering “great value for the quality on offer”. Turner is a chef “who believes in letting the food do the talking”, although there are “no ridiculous combinations” on his lively seasonal line-up – just straight-talking, creative modern ideas. To start, smoked eel might be paired with scallops, horseradish and nasturtium, while mains could run from turbot with oxtail, brassicas and yeast to rare-breed pork with mustard, cabbage, prunes, apple and marjoram. After that, go for ‘properly matured’ cheeses or something sweetly comforting – perhaps raspberry soufflé or duck-egg crème brûlée with vanilla, Yorkshire rhubarb and strawberry. To drink, there’s a choice of eclectic wines and a fascinating selection of food-friendly bottled beers (put together with help from Warwickshire’s Purity Brewing Co).
SquareMeal’s Best Restaurants in the UK 2017 is compiled using votes from our annual survey, last conducted in spring 2017. Thousands of readers took part and the results were moderated by SquareMeal’s editor and his nationwide team of professional reviewers. The UK survey does not include any restaurants in London. Click here for the full list of SquareMeal’s Best Restaurants in the UK.
Birmingham. Perhaps not the British city you think of for its gastronomic prowess, but the West Midlands’ capital has been quietly establishing itself as the UK’s second starred destination behind London. The clear evidence of this is a neighbourhood restaurant in leafy Harborne, where chef Richard Turner delivers his classic, yet creative menu.
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