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Review: The Highfield, Edgbaston

By Thefoodiecoupleblog

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The High Field Is the latest Restaurant & Gastropub from Peach Pubs who run a successful group of gastropubs in Warwickshire, Oxfordsire and further south. Peach Pubs are pretty familiar to me, given that my other half used to do a lot of freelance work for them when he was a chef, that took him to most of their pubs over the 3 years and meant I visited and ate at a fair few too, so its lovely to see one open a bit nearer to us in Birmingham!

We headed over during their soft launch to see how this new opening stands up. First impressions were very very good – the decor is beautiful in my opinion, all set around a central square bar, with bar and restaurant seating all very luxurious with leather booths & pale grey wicker seating complete with faux fur throws which makes for the comfiest of chairs! There’s an open kitchen at the back and patio area out to the side which will be perfect for the Summer.

There was a nice choice of drinks and cocktails, with a big nod to the on-trend gin based drinks. My Bellini and then non alcoholic Apple Mojito were fab!

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The pub serve food throughout the day, with different menus for different times, so whatever you fancy you’re likely to find something to meet your craving. The evening menu had lots of pub favourites, and some more modern dishes and they are certainly following whats ‘hot’ in the food world, with dishes such as  the Superfood Salad, and Deli Boards. I’ve had one of these before in another Peach Pub and they are great for nibbling and sharing.

So, what did we have to eat? To start I had the Brixham Crab Cocktail, Guacamole and Crispy Tacos whilst Lee had the Iberico Serrano Ham, Fig & Goats Curd Salad with Truffle Honey. My crab was very tasty, and Lee loved the truffle honey on his dish.

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For mains Lee had the Maple Cured Gammon Rib Eye with Chips and Poached Egg. I understand that the Peach Chef that ‘created’ this dish originally won an award for it! The gammon was very yummy – an unusual cut, but cured very well. I had the Pan Fried Sea Bass, Bombay Potatoes, Indian Salad and Cucumber & Mint yoghurt. This was a stunner of a dish and I enjoyed every bit, although I craved a bit more yoghurt to make it perfect.

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Desserts wise we went for an Iced Hazelnut Parfait & Hot Valrhona Chocolate Sauce and a Warm Valrhona Chocolate Brownie & Jude’s Vanilla Ice Cream, both of which very decent desserts.

Another successful addition to the Peach Pub Family, and I feel they are going to do pretty damn well over in Edgbaston.


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