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Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Michelin-starred restaurant that turns the ordinary into something exotic with a host of molecular tricks

Starting life as a small boutique restaurant on Bennett’s Hill back in 2012, Adam’s quickly outgrew its original location, wowing Birmingham diners and picking up a Michelin Star along the way. Now based in far grander premises on nearby Waterloo Street, the home of chef Adam Stokes serves contemporary fine dining.

The tasting menu (£85) betray the chef’s love of British ingredients, with seafood like pollock and scallops up for grabs, along with vegetables like turnip, red cabbage and leeks. Game is also a strong theme at the restaurant: there are dishes featuring venison, rabbit and pheasant.

The trick that Adam’s plays well is to take familiar combinations and make them surprising and exciting again. This involves quirky techniques and molecular wizardry – all music to the ears of MasterChef fans. Notable creations have included ‘roast chicken dinner’ in one mouthful, and radishes still nestled in the ‘soil’. 

Adams has become a fixture on the Birmingham dining scene, as well as gaining national and international renown. The Michelin Star was quickly followed by three AA rosettes, and it consistently gets great consumer reviews. It isn't cheap, but if you’re after high-quality cuisine and a bit of gastronomic adventure, this is one for you.

By: Ahmed Ahmed



Address: New Oxford House
16 Waterloo Street
B2 5UG
Opening hours: Tue-Sat noon-2pm, 7-9.30pm

Users say (7)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Worthy of two Michelin stars Amazing food and service in very comfortable surroundings. 

Simply Birmingham's best fine dining restaurant. Food is exceptional masterful taste and textures. Great soring of all ingredients. Service is outstanding and the restaurant is classy with a buzz of high expectation that is subsequently delivered. Excellent sommeliers and wine list.

Wonderful restaurant in all ways. Food is so imaginative creative and each one is presented like works of art. Service is top notch supportive helpful and genuine. Restaurant itself is lovely.

Amazing food so creative so tasty every dish is a work of culinary art. Wonderful play on textures and marriages of flavours. Excellent well sourced ingredients and accurate cooking. Much more like a two Michelin star restaurant than a one. Outstanding service which hit a lovely balance between friendly and professional. Two sommeliers on hand who were very knowledgeable supported by a well stocked wine list. Comfortable and spacious restaurant with impressive bar and décor.Located in the very centre of  Birmingham with good hotels nearby, walking distance to both New Street and Snow Hill stations. Street parking free after 7.30 pm.

Lovely welcome. Very comfortable and classy interior design. Had the 3 course lunch menu and its was amazing with at least 3 pre-lunch tasters before the main courses arriving. Food was outstanding in both presentation and taste. Packed with flavour and nice varying textures. Service was superb. Attentive and sincere. . 

Its closed now but was amazing they have moved to Waterloo Street around the corner and it s the best fine dining restaurant in Birmingham.u

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Too small, quiet and lacking atmosphere.  You may as well be having dinner with the people on the next table.  Extremely small,  laughably microscopic portions even for a taster menu....after this many courses one doesn't expect to be left hungry. Food very good and tasty..but the other factors leave it seriously wanting as a dinner venue.   If you want a very small amount of incredibly tasty food served in a stilted atmosphere with vast quantities of bread, this place is ideal.