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