It was a rainy Thursday when my sister and I headed into Birmingham for dinner. We were trying out The Restaurant at Broadway Casino, both a little dubious about what to expect…
Typically The Restaurant isn’t the first thing on view at Broadway Casino. You walk through the casino to a wonderful dining space where you can see into the kitchen. It really is tucked away, but don’t let this put you off, it turned out to be a hidden gem in the Birmingham restaurant scene.
Roberto the manager came over for a chat and to introduce himself and the idea behind the restaurant. We were given a Prosecco cocktail and some olives to nibble on whilst we checked the menu over. My sister and I were pleasantly surprised about what was on offer, as well as Roberto’s passion about the traditional food and drink on the menu.
To start we chose to share some food, my sister and I were using this as an excuse to catch up. Lots of life changes at the moment so it was good to chat and share food! We had the Bruschetta Basilico, a wonderfully thin dough base, with garlic and tomatoes. Not heavy at all and wonderfully moreish (even for me who isn’t the biggest garlic fan). The Antipasto Romano was also delicious, a range of salamis, brezolla and ham, with mozerella and artichokes. The perfect amount for sharing, although I won’t lie, I probably could’ve eaten it to myself!
For mains we went traditional. My sister chose the Calabrese Pizza. A beautifully thin pizza base with Nduja Calabrian soft spicy sausage and buffalo mozzarella. The base was perfect and not too thick so it wasn’t too heavy. We paired our mains with white wine instead of red to keep it light. I chose the Linguine Masaniello, chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. It was absolutely delicious, I added loads of black pepper (because Italian food lets you do that) and the chicken was still tender and not dry at all. Perfect!
Somehow we found space for dessert… Although I did struggle to finish it, even with a bit of Grappe (an Italian digestif). We had a traditional Tartufo Ice Cream with a Chocolate Mousse Cake. The ice cream was wonderful, I did find the cake a bit heavy for what we’d just had. But the espresso we were given helped with the after dinner slump!
My sister and I were hugely impressed with The Restaurant at Broadway Casino. The meal was incredible from start to finish. The staff and Roberto were so attentive, providing a wonderfully authentic experience and amazing knowledge about all the food we ate. My sister and I are already planning a return visit with Dr W and her partner, so we can enjoy dinner then have some time for a flutter in the casino after!
For the quality of the food the prizes are very reasonable. The main À la carte menu is what we ate from but they also offer a range of set menus. Prices range from £12.50pp for a Canapé menu, through the £35pp for the ‘Ace Experience.’ All the information you need about dining at Broadway Casino is here. It truly is a hidden gem in Birmingham’s restaurant scene, I highly recommend checking it out.
Have you been to The Restaurant at Broadway Casino before? Would you check it out? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Our dinner at The Restaurant at Broadway Casino was complimentary in return for an independent review. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.
P.P.S. The Restaurant is located at 1-4, Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8LP.