It’s not unusual to find a trendy restaurant in Birmingham’s reinvented Jewellery Quarter, but what is unusual is uncovering a family-run pub that manages to retain a cosy atmosphere while being set in the impressive yet cavernous surrounds of an old factory. The Rolling Mill is just that, headed up by the Rull brothers who are passionate about combining ethically sourced ingredients with consistently high quality cooking.
Inside you’ll find a wealth of spaces that are set within the confines of the sympathetically restored building. Join the buzz of the crowd in the main hall or plump for one of the semi-private spaces for something a little more exclusive.
The pub’s team has been hand-selected to ensure consistently high service with executive chef Sukh having a wealth of experience gained at some of Birmingham’s other leading restaurants, while front of house is taken care of by Pierre, who comes with years of knowledge garnered from working internationally.
The menu is please-all, and covers internationally inspired small plates, burgers, pizzas and a whole host of hearty mains. Kick things off with garlic and ginger pan-seared prawns or a plate of bao buns stuffed with beef short rib or crispy belly pork. Moving onto larger offerings and you’ll have the tempting choice of dishes like grilled lamb chops with dauphinoise potatoes, baby carrots, mint salsa verde and gravy, or a stuffed seabass fillet served with piri piri potatoes. With a generous pudding section there’s every reason to leave room for something sweet. You’ll have the pick of things like a chocolate concrete cake, croissant bread and butter pudding or a strawberry cheesecake.
Come Sundays there’s a run of four roasts with all the trimmings, plus there’s a bar menu served all day during the week for those who prefer to take their time over a couple of grazing bites.
Drinks have been carefully considered too with a far-reaching wine list that covers red, white, rose and fizz as well as a selection of interesting non-alcoholic options.