New Opening: Nosh & Quaff, Birmingham

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to go for dinner pre-opening at Nosh & Quaff, the brand new offering from Aktar Islam and Jabba Khan (the super talented and very lovely masterminds behind Lasan, Fiesta Del Asado & Raja Monkey). On trendy Colmore Row in the centre of Birmingham, this place is going to be crazy busy when they open next week!

Aktar Islam and Jabba Khan

Officially opening on 31st July, Nosh & Quaff is a lobster and beer restaurant and I already know it’ll be a real hit! With great beers on tap and a mouth watering menu, this place is spread over two floors in a beautiful old bank. The decor is industrial but stylish – and most importantly, they have the most comfortable chairs, make dining a lesiurely experience, unike some of the terrible BBQ chains out there with their cheap hard chairs! When you’re over 30, this kind of thing matters.

Upstairs at Nosh & QuaffUpstairs seating area at Nosh & Quaff

The menu is short and to the point – this is a burger and lobster restaurant so on the whole, thats what you can have. You’ll also find hot dogs, ribs and wings there – and everything (as you’d expect) is hand-made on site from fresh, organic ingredients. The lobster is fresh and succulent with a slight chargrill flavour,  and a complete bargain at £20. The butter chive sauce accompanying it didn’t over power the flavour either – perfectly balanced.

The burger came pink and peppery. Delicious. The wings were juicy and full of flavour – I just love that southern style hot sauce. The beef ribs are as big as your face and don’t be ashamed to get food all over your face. This place is casual but don’t mistake it for fast food. The food is sky high good. Just served in a way designed to be fun to both eat and drink in. Don that apron and get stuck in. 

Lobster claws and apron
Menu at Nosh & Quaff

We also enjoyed a range of sides – the mac and cheese came straight down from heaven and the blooming onion was just perfect for sticking in the middle of the table and sharing with friends. For now though, I’ll leave you to enjoy the food porn below. The pictures can do the talking.

 Suffice to say, you need to get here. You need to eat this. Now.

Lobster at Nosh and Quaff
Buffalo wings and lots of food at Nosh & Quaff
The Blooming Onion at Nosh & Quaff
Giant Beef Ribs at Nosh & Quaff
Perfect Burger, gherkin and chips at Nosh & Quaff

That burger… oh wow!! So good we ordered another one before pudding. My friend Ahmed (UK Burger Battle king) was super impressed. Luckily the rest of us managed a bite too!

Ahmed Kage the burger king
Rare cooked burger at Nosh & Quaff
I’m pretty sure you’ll need to book ahead for dinner at Nosh & Quaff so get those reservations in and look forward to a fun filled and tasty evening. If you have time too, the financial district around Colmore Row is packed with cool bars so get your drinking head on! 

Nosh & Quaff
130 Colmore Row
Victoria Square

Over and out! 

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  1. 25th July 2015 / 11:50 am

    O.M.G. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

  2. 25th July 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Get yourself over there Ellen, it's great!

  3. 28th July 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Looks and sounds lovely Gingey, looks like I'm going to have to get myself over there and treat the better half ! 👍

  4. 29th July 2015 / 10:07 am

    You most definitely do Jason! It gives your burgers a run for their money 🙂

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