Review on Harborne Kitchen
Distinguished by it's smart royal blue exterior, Harborne Kitchen that launched in November 2016 is riding high on its most recent success, a prestigious Good Food Guide 2019 Award for the Best Local Restaurant in the Midlands. Located on bustling Harborne High Street in a largely residential area, this thriving neighbourhood restaurant is just three miles southwest from Birmingham city centre. Chef patron is Jamie Desogus, who previously in his culinary career held a position for 16 months at Gordon Ramsay's Michelin-starred restaurant Pétrus under Mark Askew.
It's a laid back relaxed place with a modern clean-cut décor, tiles displaying a bull reflect it's earlier days as a butcher's shop, and at the heart of the restaurant is an open kitchen surrounded by a counter set with ten bar stools.
The kitchen sends out inventive, modern dishes in the shape of tasting menus, both for lunch and dinner. The menus change regularly to make the most of fresh locally sourced ingredients, as well as produce from their own kitchen garden at the rear of the premises. So you might see meat dishes like chicken liver parfait or Himalayan salt aged Goosenargh duck, while from the sea there's Orkney Island scallop, seaweed broth and wild garlic or Mi cuit salmon and Arenkha caviar. Amongst the prettily displayed desserts enjoy roast lime, yoghurt, coriander and mint or maybe chocolate, passion fruit and popcorn.
Service is both knowledgeable and friendly, and there's a well sourced wine list that can be paired with the dishes.
Harborne Kitchen is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Thu-Sat
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card