Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Review: The Mockingbird
Opening night at The Mockingbird
After being impressed by the refurbished bar at The Mockingbird theatre, I was very keen to try the food. They are serving brunch and dinner daily, with Mondays being catered by Vegan Grindhouse. The food is influenced by American Soul Food but there are nods to countries closer to home with pasta on the menu too.
Edd and I went along on a Saturday evening for cocktails and massive portions of delicious food.
I had a Mojito and Edd had a Caipirinha which is a Brazilian cachaça based drink. Both were tasty and with a good alcohol kick.
Onto the food. I went for Jambalaya. I wasn't starving hungry and thought 'oh Jambalaya, a nice bowl of spicy rice, that can't be huge!'
Hahaha. I had the most humongous bowl of spicy rice, chorizo, beans and onion, topped with masses of cheese. This was such a warming, comforting dish. I've made jambalaya myself at home but it wasn't like this. Giant chunks of meat, oozing cheese, and best of all, a lovely fresh salsa on top. I've not had salsa with jambalaya before and it worked perfectly.
I feel sad to admit that I didn't finish the whole bowl as it was so big! So, if you're going to The Mockingbird- go hungry. This was a delicious bowl of food and I just wish I could have eaten more.
Edd went for the Mockingbird burger made with (wait for it) avocado, duck egg, blue cheese and bacon. I can confirm that he loved it. He particularly liked the blue cheese.
After another round of cocktails, it was time to head on. We visited at 8pm on a Saturday evening and there was a great, buzzing atmosphere. The food was plentiful, and a bargain too at less than £30 for two mains and two rounds of cocktails. The brunch menu sounds excellent too with options such as chicken and waffles, French toast and bacon baps of course.
As well as food and drinks they have special events in the bar and the cinema area. Check out the website for more info. Don't forget to use your Food Birmingham card for 10% off food.
The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Birmingham http://mockingbirdtheatre.com/
Photos by Edd
We paid for our meal in full.