Review on The Oyster Club
The Oyster Club opened its doors on the 1st April 2019 in the heart of Birmingham city, the second restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Adam Stokes, this one focuses on seafood. Located on Temple Street just minutes from the sibling restaurant Adam's, which he established in 2013 with his wife Natasha, the new venue takes its name from the weekly dining club established in the 1770's by a group of scientists and philosophers.
The interiors have been designed by Holly Trehearn of the Digbeth based Faber Design creating a relaxed but chic look. The ground floor has a huge curved statement bar, where guests without reservations can perch on the high stools and watch the chefs shucking oysters through the window into the kitchen. Otherwise there's a 30-seat lower dining room with marble tables set with smart contemporary chairs.
The piscine contingent works its way through oysters with a choice of dressings before moving on to small and large plates, featuring dishes such as seared tuna sashimi with ponzu dressing and pickled kohlrabi or roasted turbot on the bone with a beurre noisette and cockles. If you are in the mind to splash the cash, you could always opt for the caviar served with crème fraîche and blinis. Away from the sea, there are meaty alternatives like Wagyu burger with a toasted brioche bun and onion ring or 35 day aged Hereford sirloin steak with grilled tomato, sauté mushroom and truffled watercress. Racking up the comfort factor are desserts like rhubarb and champagne trifle or chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream.
There's an excellent wine list that roams the globe with some lovely options available by the glass.
Adam Stokes and Rosanna Moseley
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (11.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card