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Birmingham Celebrates Fourth Michelin Star

Michelin Chef Adam & Natasha Stokes

Michelin Chef Adam & Natasha Stokes

An award-winning restaurateur – who moved to Birmingham six months ago to join its thriving culinary community – has claimed a fourth Michelin star for Birmingham, ensuring the city maintains its reign as home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other English city outside of the capital.

Adam Stokes, of Adam’s Restaurant, who previously earned a Michelin Star and 4AA Rosettes in 2011 whilst in Scotland, joins the ranks of the city’s Michelin starred chefs Glynn Purnell of Purnell’s Restaurant, Richard Turner of Turner’s Restaurant and Luke Tipping at Simpsons.

Adam, who runs the restaurant with wife Natasha, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded the much coveted Michelin star so soon after opening our doors. The whole Adam’s team work extremely hard to deliver the best fine dining experience and without them we could not have hit the ground running. We strive each and every day to take the guest on a culinary journey, to entice and excite.

“From the very beginning the city’s people have embraced us and we already consider Birmingham our home. There is a real appetite for good cooking and we look forward to working with other chef’s developing the city’s profile further.”

Located in the heart of Birmingham city centre Adam Stokes opened his first restaurant in spring of this year bolstering the city’s reputation as a world-class dining destination. The eponymously named fine dining restaurant – a 25-seat venue located between Snowhill and New Street railway stations on Bennetts Hill – serves an innovative menu of modern British food.

Adam is the latest culinary star to join the city’s growing list of coveted chefs flying the flag for Birmingham on the international stage. Adam’s will run in this location with a move to a larger property in the city centre planned for the future.

Emma Gray, Director of Marketing Services for Visit Birmingham, which is responsible for attracting visitors and which has run a number of marketing campaigns to boost the city’s culinary profile – including its recent ‘Birmingyum’ campaign – said:

“It is a tremendous accolade for Adam’s Restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star and is fantastic news for the city – cementing our reputation as an international leader in cuisine.

“Home to four outstanding restaurants recognised by the acclaimed guide, we hold more Michelin-stars than any other English city outside of the capital.

“Having run a number of successful marketing campaigns to raise the city’s culinary profile we know nearly 60% of people come to Birmingham to experience our world renowned food and drink – it is a key driver of the visitor economy, pulling in tourists from around the globe.

“In recent years the city has won plaudits from influential titles such as The New York Times and BBC Olive Magazine amongst others – Birmingham’s growing reputation as a foodie centre is helping us to attract the very best culinary stars to set up shop in the city.”

Also named in the Michelin Star line up was Chef Richard Turner of Turners Restaurant in Harborne who has held his star since 2009 and recently won the coveted Good Food Guide Regional Restaurant of the Year added “The Michelin Guide news is a great boost for the City of Birmingham, and I would like to congratulate Adam and Natasha for their huge achievements in such a short space of time. Its been challenging year for restaurants, but it goes some way to reward the hard work our brigades put in, and the consistent quality of our suppliers.”

Glynn Purnell also retains his star alongside Luke Tipping of Simpsons Restaurant. For further information on Adam’s Restaurant please visit www.adamsrestaurant.co.uk & on Turners www.turnersrestaurantbirmingham.co.uk

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