After winning acclaim with his two year pop-up, Adam Stokes' new, permanent restaurant bolsters Birmingham's reputation as a fine-dining destination. The Michelin-starred dishes are full of flavour, presented in an imaginative way and make any occasion feel special.
16 Waterloo Street

Birmingham, West Midlands
United Kingdom
B2 5UG
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    16 Waterloo Street , , United Kingdom, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5UG
    0121 643 3745
    Restaurant reservations

    Adam Stokes’ original venue in Bennetts Hill was always designed to be a neat stopover before the team moved the operation to a bigger permanent address in the same city. In January 2016, they made the move to New Oxford House, just round the corner in the centre of Birmingham.

    Adam's is now a much larger venue across three floors, with the ground floor home to the thirty-six cover dining room. He and his wife Natasha (who works front of house) refurbished the building from scratch, which was an office for an insurance company beforehand. There's now a bar area for people to relax and have a drink, and the interior pays homage to the building's art deco roots. The restaurant's bespoke kitchen is made of black stainless steel and granite, offering Adam everything he needs to continue cooking his award-winning dishes.

    As for the food itself, there are à la carte, weekday lunch and tasting menus available, and a separate dining room for up to sixteen guests makes it ideal for exclusive get-togethers. Dishes such as Halibut, sea vegetables, leeks and oregano may sound straightforward, but they arrive at the table immaculately presented, with neat touches that hint towards some elaborate cooking techniques.

    Adam says this larger reincarnation of his original pop-up restaurant gives him the ability to pursue a second Michelin star, which would be a first for Birmingham, but he still wants to maintain the small, cosy vibe his old venue was so well known for.

    Three things you should know
    Adam’s original pop-up was awarded its Michelin star just six months after opening in 2013, becoming the fourth Birmingham restaurant to win a place in the guide.
    The new premises is home to a chef's table, where up to twelve guests can sample a bespoke tasting menu put together by Adam.
    Adam's was rated the number one restaurant in the UK by Tripadvisor in October 2015 and came in at number twenty-nine in the 2015 Good Food Guide's top fifty restaurants.
    16 Waterloo Street , , United Kingdom, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5UG
    0121 643 3745
    Restaurant reservations