We’ve been asked a few times recently where we’d recommend as a fish restaurant in the city, and we always have to sit and think about it. Naturally given we’re one of the most land-locked cities of the UK, seafood doesn’t feature heavily on many menus.
There’s San Carlos of course (which for some reason we’ve never managed to get to), Epernay which usually has a good few fish dishes on its menu, and Anderson’s also generally offer something seafoody and tasty. A company that’s run a fish restaurant in Cardiff for thirty years has spotted the gap in the Brummy market and are mid-way through a near £400,000 makeover of a unit above Cafe Rouge in Brindley Place.
The 150 cover Le Monde Fish Bar and Grill is being created from a former office unit and will open at the end of May offering its customers fresh fish and steaks. There will also be areas for hire for events and meetings and there are plans for a bar with late night music.
The set up of the Cardiff restaurant will be retained in Birmingham – shellfish, fish, poultry and steaks will be on display for customers to choose exactly which cut / weight / fish / quantity they would like, and there will be an open kitchen where customers can see their meals being prepared. There is also a menu for those who prefer to do their ordering from the table.
We’re very much looking forward to another venue joining the Birmingham culinary scene.