Michelin-starred Simpsons in Edgbaston reopens with a pop-up outdoor dining experience on April 14.
And don’t worry about the vagaries of the British weather – there’ll be heated tents so diners can enjoy themselves no matter the conditions.
The stunning landscaped garden of the restaurant has always been a popular spot for sunny days and, until May 16, it will provide a warm, relaxing space to meet with those we haven’t seen in a while and enjoy delicious dishes cooked by executive chef Luke Tipping and his brigade.
The Simpsons garden menu features all the quality, seasonal ingredients you’d expect from the Michelin-starred restaurant but prepared simply to be enjoyed in the calming surroundings of the garden.
Andreas Antona, chef-patron of Simpsons and The Cross at Kenilworth, said: “Whilst Antona at Home has provided a great way to cook and serve our diners, nothing compares to having guests at our restaurants.
“We have never been so ready to open our doors and hope that our new outdoor experience will provide the perfect interim spot for people to enjoy each others company before we can fully re-open our restaurants.”
Simpsons al fresco pop up will offer an a la carte menu with dishes priced from £10 for starters and desserts up to £36 for fillet steak cooked over charcoal, café de Paris butter, triple cooked chips, red wine sauce. The full menu is as follows:
London smoke & cure salmon, pickled beetroot, horseradish creme fraîche
Halloumi and heritage tomato salad, capers, olives and parsley
Jerusalem artichoke soup, rocket, hazelnut and truffle pesto, sour-dough croutons
Crispy duck egg, Stornoway black pudding, crushed potatoes with grain mustard vinaigrette
Fillet steak cooked over charcoal, cafe de Paris butter, triple cooked chips, red wine sauce
Cornish lamb rump, braised lettuce, peas and mint, lamb jus
Skrei cod, white asparagus, grapes, pine nuts, caviar beurre blanc
Asparagus risotto confit artichokes, goats curd and truffle
Panettone bread and butter pudding, vanilla ice cream
Chocolate tart, banana ice cream
Simpsons strawberry trifle
Selection of artisan cheeses
A daily specials menu will include dishes such as Beef wellington to share and fresh fish.
There’s a range of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with champagnes and cocktails served from the dedicated ‘Buvette de Laurent Perrier’.
There’ll be caviar, salmon canapés and a glass of Grand Siecle champagne those looking for a little decadence, priced at £100 for two and £180 for four people.
Anyone waiting for the full Simpsons experience won’t have too much longer to wait until the full restaurant re-opens on May 17 with the à la carte menu priced at £50 per person and eight-course tasting menus priced from £115 per person.
Visit: https://www.simpsonsrestaurant.co.uk for full menus and details of how to book.
Simpsons sister restaurant, The Cross at Kenilworth, will also reopen with an al fresco pop up on April 17 with two and three course set menus and a five course tasting menu.
More information: https://thecrosskenilworth.co.uk