Adam’s and Simp­sons make UK ‘Top 100’ places to dine

Birmingham Post - - NEWS - Roz Laws Fea­tures Staff

TWO Birm­ing­ham restau­rants have been named among the best in the UK for 2017.

The top 100 list from the Na­tional Res­tau­rant Awards in­cludes Miche­lin-starred Adam’s and Simp­sons.

Adam’s is a new en­try at No 52, beat­ing such pres­ti­gious eater­ies as Ray­mond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons and Din­ner by He­ston Blu­men­thal.

Simp­sons in Edg­bas­ton has dropped down the list from last year, from 56th place to 96th, and Carters of Mose­ley, which fea­tured at 91 in the 2016 list, does not ap­pear at all this year.

Nei­ther did Birm­ing­ham’s other Miche­lin-starred venues, Pur­nell’s in Corn­wall Street (run by Glynn Pur­nell) and Turn­ers in Har­borne (owned by Richard Turner).

The Top 100 is based on the votes of more than 150 in­dus­try ex­perts, in­clud­ing chefs, res­tau­ra­teurs and food writers. Or­gan­is­ers said: “From Miche­lin-starred din­ing rooms with tast­ing menus to casual neigh­bour­hood bistros and steak­houses, the awards are a celebration of places in the UK that make eat­ing out a true plea­sure.”

Last year chef Adam Stokes opened his new £1.5 mil­lion eaterie in Water­loo Street, which was soon voted third best res­tau­rant in the UK and ninth best in the world by Tri­pAd­vi­sor.

The Sports- man sea­side gas­tropub in Seasalter, Kent, claimed the top spot for the sec­ond year run­ning in the Na­tional Res­tau­rant Awards. But apart from that, the list was very Lon­don-cen­tric. Of the 100 restau­rants, two-thirds are in the south-east re­gion with 54 in the cap­i­tal.

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Adam Stokes of Adam’s

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