Carnivores rejoice here it is our top 5, independent sizzling steak spots in Brum town.
The Red Lion
This proper boozer set in the hub that is the Jewellery Quarter, has been making punters happy since 1901. Expect a warm welcome and a cosy, traditional setting with a healthy dose of modern art in both rooms. If you so desire you can spend all day here, letting your steak dreams come true. Yes folks, we have steak for breakfast with eggs and all the trimmings. Noon time for some lunch, a steak baguette will do, topped with rocket and horseradish mayo to boot. Dinner time tummy rumbles opt for the pub classic steak and chips, cooked to your desires with sauces to match. The roasts are award winning too. Now to roll home!
Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6NG. 0121 2339144. theredlionbirmingham.com
Bringing a touch of Argentina to the city we have Fiestsa Asado. Let’s get this meaty party started! Asado is a broad Spanish term not only for a range of barbecue techniques, but also describes the social event of having or attending a barbecue; food is placed on grills and lowered over the embers of special applewood chips where it acquires its distinct smoked taste by absorbing the aromas and sealing in the flavours… Asado dishes are simple, rustic and honest, yet colourful and fiery – you could say the culinary equivalent of the Argentine Tango! Choose from an assortment of cuts of meat, charred to your liking and served with flavour filled sauces and tempting sides. Mmm pass the Malbec please! Fantastico!
229 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 9RP. 0121 455 9331. fiestadelasado.co.uk
The Old Crown
Reputed to be haunted, this Digbeth pub is one of the oldest in Birmingham and the beamed building has character of years gone by…if the walls could talk. Traditional pub grub, is served home style but with quality at its heart. Feeds are big so come hungry. Their giant outdoor area where horses would have rested now hosts an assortment of events in all seasons (apres ski, markets and more), so keep up to date with their website listings. Weekly quizzes are popular too from The Simpsons to Peep show themes. They also have accommodation, in case bellies are too full post dining.
188 High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD. 0121 248 1368. www.theoldcrown.com
It was a professional chef who tipped me off to this little gem. Step down the pavement staircase and sink into a luxurious experience that is Andersons, where service matches the high quality food. A choice of steak cuts, sauces and sides will see all tastes well catered for and a fine drinks lists means all should leave happy. Just try to leave room for their moreish desserts.
30 Mary Ann St, Birmingham B3 1RL. 0121 200 2515. andersonsbarandgrill.co.uk
Pasta Di Piazza, St Pauls
A JQ institution, this long standing and reputable Italian is amazing date material, to impress the lover in your life. The building feels intimate despite its size, so in the same breath can easily accommodate larger groups. With a plethora of traditional delicacies to delight, they also do a selection of steaks, for instance. BISTECCA CON PROSCIUTTO. Grilled prime fillet steak wrapped in Parma ham on a bed of porcini sauce, topped with a mushroom stuffed with pate and drizzled with truffle oil. Buossimo!
11 Brook St, Birmingham B3 1SA. 0121 236 5858. pastadipiazza.com
Article by Rhiannon Simpson of Birmingham Food Tour