I was fortunate enough to be invited to try the new Sunday lunch at Malmaison Birmingham the other week. “The Brasserie is considered the heart and soul of every Malmaison”, and in Birmingham this is no different. Malmaison Birmingham every Sunday hosts ‘The Biggest Sunday Lunch In Town‘ and that certainly is not an understatement.
For just £19.95 you essentially get four courses and these courses do not compromise on quality. To start you have ‘Soup & Appetizers From The Chef’s Table’, the soup varies each week and the appetizers from the Chef’s table include a selection of unlimited hors d’oeuvres from the Chef’s cook station – including eggs, omelettes, waffles and pancakes prepared just for you, and just in case that was not enough… hand carved Serrano ham, salads, pâtés and terrines.
Once you are done with your starters you can then move onto either ‘Brunch’ or ‘Mains’. Missed breakfast and craving eggs benedict or perhaps you just fancy a good old cooked breakfast then ‘Brunch’ is for you! Personally I fancied the ‘Mains’. The flexibility of the Malmaison Sunday lunch is one of the best features, when it comes to ‘Mains’ you can have the traditional Sunday roast (which my lunch companion had) or you have a selection of mains to choose from including some Malmaison classics; Mal burger, pan pasta, summer vegetable risotto, seared tuna and smoked haddock fish cakes. I was a little tired of having so many Sunday lunches lately so I opted for the Mal steak frites – which was absolutely divine, 150gm sirloin steak with frites and slatherings of béarnaise sauce.
It is no secret that I have a bit of a sweet tooth and that is why I love when deals include a ‘Desserts’ course. I opted for the classic crème brûlée which was a generous portion size and had a perfectly crisp top. If you are a fellow sweet tooth they also have sticky toffee pudding, mint chocolate chip ice cream coupe, Mal hot chocolate with marshmallows, white chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and crêpes Suzette to choose from. Not such a sweet tooth? Never fear there is the Mal cheese plate with generous portions of Colston Bassett Stilton, Westcombe Cheddar & Tunworth ‘Camembert’ style cheese.
I do not think you can beat the Sunday offerings from Malmaison, the food is of a high quality and all at an excellent price. I will definitely be going back again soon.
p.s. excuse the iPhone snaps (they also do the food no justice!)
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