Thursday, 17 August 2017

Food - Marmalade at The REP, Birmingham

Marmalade is the restaurant at Birmingham REP theatre. The REP is probably my favourite theatre in the city. The seating plan is cleverly designed, the shows are always creative and unique, it's ten minutes walk from my flat and it has a great restaurant in the shape of Marmalade.

I've visited a few times and always enjoyed the tasty, interesting food on offer, with plenty of veggie and pescetarian options.

If you didn't know, Marmalade is part of the Bitters and Twisted group, who also own the ever popular Bodega and Island Bar.

I joined the other bloggers and was given a Kafir Lime and Tonic. This is a twist on a G&T, made with a Kafir Lime spirit. Very zesty; it certainly split opinions.

Onto the food. The food at Marmalade is fresh, homemade and seasonal. We were treated to some delicious seafood thanks to the Fish Sharing Platter (£14) and Potted Hot Smoked Mackerel with gin preserved shallots (£6.50). I loved these fresh seafood options, especially the rollmops and tequila cured salmon. Everything tasted like summer.

These were served alongside the Paloma Faith cocktail (£7)- tequila, vermouth and grapefruit.

Other starters include Rabbit and Ham terrine (£5.95) and Heritage Tomato and Goats cheese salad (£6.25). Again, fresh and bursting with flavour. These were served with a Cherry Orchard (£7)- vodka, sweet vermouth with cherry and cranberry. A little sweet for some fellow bloggers but I have many friends who would love this.

There were plenty of mains to try, My favourites were the beautifully moist Chicken Supreme (£13.75) Teriyaki Salmon (£14.75) and Trout and Haddock Fish Cakes (£13.75) topped with a lovely poached egg.

After all that, there was a little room for dessert. I was so happy to see it was Affogato (£3.50) the perfect after-dinner treat of espresso and vanilla ice cream.

As always, the cocktails were delightful and I'm still thinking about the fish sharing board- yum!

Marmalade at The REP - Reopens 21st August

Photos by Helen.

Food and drink were complimentary for review purposes. 

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