Review on The Vaults
Dramatically housed in the cellars below what was a Victorian brewery and workhouse, the Vaults is a lively new addition to Birmingham's fashionably revitalised Jewellery Quarter. The subterranean space is an eye-catching mix of exposed brick arches and walls hung with artworks, bespoke furniture, autumnal colours and polished wood floors that mixes uptown brasserie with the debonair cosiness of a club lounge complete with private booths.
The kitchen offers a menu of upbeat brasserie food with aspirations that might bring venison carpaccio with black Sambuca sorbet and pak choi salad to start, along with prawn and cab cakes with fennel and samphire.
Dry-aged beef comes from renowned butcher Aubrey Allen, and the the choice of mains extends from steaks to poached halibut with braised Baby Gem, niçoise salsa and tomato coulis or Gressingham duck breast with wilted kale and caramelised figs. Cheeses are 100% British and Irish, while desserts are in the mould of chocolate and chestnut terrine with pear sorbet. Bottled beers, carefully crafted cocktails an an eclectic choice of wines please the drinkers.
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card