The Green House, Sutton Coldfield opened their doors after their major make-over at the start of November. To celebrate, I was kindly invited along with my family to explore this gorgeous new gastropub.
A meal out has always been my family’s favourite treat. There’s nothing better than chatting and laughing with your most-loved over a table of great food. I have to say that because of my Mum’s culinary prowess, we’ve always had high-expectations when eating out and we tend to stick to gastropub food for maximum flavour with a relaxed setting. You can only imagine how excited we were as we drove through Birmingham to the venue. It had been so long since we’d all been out together.
The Green House, Sutton Coldfield
The modern-country exterior was a very welcome site as we pulled into the car-park. Shiny windows and twinkling festoon lights entice you inside. We went along a Wednesday evening and both the bar and restaurant were bustling – always a good sign. The interior was stunning, with key areas defined by clever use of lighting and on-trend moody tones. Accents of polished metals and glass, teamed with luxe fabrics pull the entire space together to create a stunning, luxurious venue.
A Warm Welcome
We were greeted by the manager, who was so friendly and quickly changed our table to a one with a more wheelchair-friendly route. This was an impressive start.
Whilst we perused the menus, a bowl of fresh mango and pineapple with chilli was served. I loved this as an alternative to the usual ‘bread whilst you browse. As much as I adore bread, I like to leave as much room as I can for my courses.
Mum and I both chose the Deep-Fried Brie in panko breadcrumbs, served with a yummy, smokey chutney that just worked perfectly with the brie. The brie was perfectly cooked with its crisp panic shell encasing creamy, melting brie – I didn’t want it to end. My brother, James selected the Crispy Karate Chicken served with a warm katsu sauce and Hannah opted for a Sweet Chilli King Prawn Roll with julienne vegetables. Overall the starters went down so well and left us excited for the next course. The only criticism to be made is really minor in that the king prawn roll was incredibly large for a starter and was very vegetable heavy
On To The Main Course
Hannah continued her seafood choices with a stunning bowl of King Prawn, Crab and Chorizo Linguine. The serving was generous, the pasta cooked perfectly and smothered in a white wine sauce with tomatoes, garlic and chilli. My brother and I both chose the slow spit-roasted chicken and boy, are we glad we did!
The half a roast chicken was served with delicious morsels of roasted lemon and garlic (yum!) along with aioli and a mini saucepan of the most concentrated and delicious jus. I had fries, whilst James chose the healthy kale and cauliflower couscous salad with zingy dressing. The chicken was oh-so tender and that jus was out of this world. I’d love to enjoy it again! Mum enjoyed the Pan-Fried Sea Bass Fillets with palmentier potatoes and a white wine veloute. The skin was incredibly crisp and the flesh, tender and delicious. Main courses at The Green House, Sutton Coldfield get a big thumbs up from us, there were four empty plates to prove it.
A Sweet Ending
I’m not going to lie, we were all probably a little too full for dessert. We did that dangerous act of ‘looking at the menu’ and that was that. Four incredible sweet treats were delivered to four excited people. Mum and I food-twinned again and ‘hummed’ our way through warm-chocolate brownie with bourbon vanilla ice-cream. The brownie was so light and melting, yet dark and decadent.
The chocolate theme continued with Hannah’s Chocolate and Raspberry pudding. It was so beautiful, it tasted it too and despite Hannah’s initial concerns that she might not eat it all – the plate was cleaned. James’s New York Baked Cheesecake was a real hit, the creamy cheese offset beautifully with aforest fruit compote.
The Green House, Sutton Coldfield – The Verdict
The food was so good, the pictures really speak for themselves. Each dish was so full of flavour and beautifully presented. it’s worth mentioning that a full vegan menus is also available. The ambience was inviting and relaxing yet busy and good-feeling. The team that served our table were attentive and so friendly. All-in all, we all enjoyed a wonderful evening and drove home feeling full, happy and singing along to 90s tunes. When can we do it again?
Check out The Green House menu.