Bite into the Big Ap­ple at seafood and steak place

Jab­bar Khan’s classy new restau­rant has opened in a for­mer bank.

Solihull News - - EATING OUT - FAITH RI­DLER re­ports Jailbird’s Bar Lounge is open Mon­day - Satur­day from 11am to 11pm and 11am to 10pm on Sun­day. The eatery is open Mon­dayThurs­day 12pm2.30pm for lunch, and 5pm to 10pm for din­ner. Fri­day- Satur­day it is open 12pm to 11pm, and Sun­day 12

A GRADE II listed bank on Col­more Row has been trans­formed into a stun­ning seafood and steak restau­rant where din­ers can get into a ‘‘ New York state of mind’’.

Up­scale eatery Jailbird has re­placed Amer­i­can diner Nosh and Quaff in the beau­ti­ful bank, of­fer­ing steak, lob­ster and a whole host of sides.

The restau­rant makes the most of the build­ing’s size, with the main din­ing area now up­stairs where din­ers can en­joy views look­ing out on Vic­to­ria Square. The decor screams lux­ury with beau­ti­ful hang­ing lights, mar­ble bar tops and splashes of green­ery mim­ick­ing the ex­clu­sive restau­rants of New York’s Up­per East Side.

There’s even art­work of the New York sky­line across the walls, let­ting din­ers im­merse them­selves in the Big Ap­ple.

A state­ment bar up­stairs uses al­ter­nat­ing green and clear glass for a stun­ning ef­fect – com­ple­ment­ing the red, white and ex­posed brick in­te­rior adopted by Jailbird. The classy cock­tail lounge down­stairs tells another story, with stylish mar­ble sur­faces, colour­ful seat­ing and beau­ti­ful hang­ing lights sit­ting seam­lessly against an al­ready gor­geous Grade II listed in­te­rior. This pre­vi­ously small bar has been moved to the other side of the room and is now sub­stan­tially big­ger, which should en­cour­age more peo­ple in the city cen­tre and busi­ness district to stop by for a drink.

Jailbird is cer­tainly pitch­ing to the lux­ury end of the mar­ket with its menu serv­ing up king lob­ster (£ 49), Bos­ton rib steak (£ 55) and clas­sic surf and turf (£ 35).

Other dishes in­clude starters such as black risotto with prawns (£ 8.95), scal­lops and ba­con (£ 9.90), and salty ‘ n’ sweet caramel- glazed pork knuckle served with a freshly- baked sun­flower & pump­kin seed loaf (£ 12.75). Owner Jab­bar Khan, who also owns top In­dian eatery Lasan and ran the pre­vi­ous restau­rant Nosh and Quaff, said: “It has a cos­mopoli­tan vibe where you can es­cape from the hum­drum and get the New York state of mind.

“Jailbird has the classy, vi­brant and op­u­lent feel of a New York drink­ing and din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, with up­scale seafood and steak in sump­tu­ously stylish sur­round­ings.”

Jailbird restau­rant on Col­more Row near to Vic­to­ria Square

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