Simpsons begins a new era with new look and new faces
Simpsons restaurant in Edgbaston is celebrating a new era following an extensive refurbishment which has opened up the main dining area and given a bright, modern look and feel to the Grade II listed building.
The major section of the modernisation involved knocking through the wall of the original restaurant to create a single dining space which opens onto a newly decked area for al fresco dining and the restaurant’s stunning garden.
The refurbishment was organised by the building’s owner, Calthorpe Estates and project managed by Brett Adams*.
Leisure Concepts was responsible for the interior which takes inspiration from Andreas’ admiration for simple designs common to Bauhaus, Scandinavia and Japan. The effect is natural, light and elegant.
The majority of furniture was supplied by Taylors Classics with some of the chairs supplied by Ton Chairs, a company known for its Scandinavian style.** The artwork focuses on natural scenes and shapes and was created in-house by Leisure Concepts,
Luke Tipping, chef director, has also changed the menus at the restaurant. Diners can choose from a set lunch menu (lunchtime only), a 5 course menu or an 8 course menu.
Luke comments, “We’ve been considering the changes for a while now and the reopening seemed the ideal time to introduce them. By streamlining the menu further we can spend that bit more time on perfecting every dish, ensuring a superior dining experience for our guests.”
New Faces at Simpsons
Completion of the refurbishment follows three recent appointments – Nathan Eades who joined as head chef, Maelys Jacquot who takes on the role of restaurant manager and Matthew Hough who left London’s Hedone to become Simpson’s general manager.
Andreas comments, “The refurbishment was a couple of years in the planning and several months and plenty of sleepless nights in the making. We wanted something that captured the spirit of the time, something that was natural, simple yet elegant and I believe we’ve achieved this.
He added, “The reopening coincided with the Michelin announcement of Carters of Moseley securing Birmingham’s fifth star and Simpsons having retained ours for a 16th year. It’s been fantastic to play our part in improving Birmingham’s culinary credentials and we’re now ready to re-establish Simpsons at the pinnacle of the city’s dining scene.”
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