Dishes include goat cheese pelmeni, wild garlic oil and sweet onion broth (with Falerio); monk-fish
liver and tail torchon, watercress, and sea buckthorn and tarragon.
Meanwhile, the Gosforth branch is tempting diners with sanguinaccio crostini; black pudding, chorizo and creamy leek ragu served on warm toast; and monk-fish
scampi with truffle and Parmesan.
While there was plenty of it - I could count at least four chunky slabs of fish from my side of the table - the monk-fish
, typically firm and meaty, yielded to the point it was almost of the melt in the mouth variety and relied heavily on the pear for some much-needed texture as well as sweetness to partner the subtle but pleasant honey.
Among the treats offered to customers are salt and pepper squid, chargrilled lobster, monk-fish
proved to be the torso and head of a chimp sewn to the back end of a fish and covered in papier-mache, creating a monk-fish
One Bar & West Hagley I chose the monk-fish
, which was set on a bed of curried lentils drizzled in a spicy sauce.
Moist and flavoursome monk-fish
came with spiced red lentils in a combination that was full of subtlety.
In Birmingham, Simpsons is still the foodie favourite, with Luke Tipping providing a soluble stimulus with dishes such as French rabbit in Parma ham, or monk-fish
fillet with Indian spices and cumin basmati rice.
Dine out on monk-fish
, kebabs alongside the tiled murals at the Cervejaria da Trinidade.
It is also trying new dishes with quail and monk-fish