Review on Annexe
Annexe restaurant is the latest incarnation of 220 Corporation Street, Birmingham, previously La Bastille and those with long memories may well recall this as the famed Michelle's, one of the bastions of traditional French cooking in the city. Despite the change of name, it's still as Gallic as the Marseillaise and is delighting diners with its well crafted menu.
Heading the kitchen is Suzanne Russell born in Birmingham with an Italian heritage, whose cooking style focuses on contemporary Italian and French cuisine. Amongst the starters look for rillette of confit pork, black pudding, pomegranate, caramelised pear and cider vinaigrette or smoked sweet cured mackerel, apple and celeriac remoulade with a spiced orange vinaigrette. Main courses take in sautéed mozzarella stuffed chicken in pancetta, Genovese basil, sun blush tomatoes and sweet chilli linguine. There's an array of tempting desserts including Earl grey creme brulee, served with pistachio and cardamom sable biscuits or seductive strawberry tarte and passion fruit sorbet. There is a carefully chosen wine list to complement the food together with smooth draught ales on offer.
The restaurant is known for its delicious afternoon tea offerings serving hand-crafted pastries and tarts with fine teas and rich coffees. Look out for their popular upmarket show nights with experienced musicians and entertainers.
French / Mediterranean / Italian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00- 3.00pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat (10.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express