In what will be a new era for Simpsons, the restaurant is now undergoing major refurbishment to extend the main dining area and update the decor in the Grade 2 listed building. The building work will commence in early April with completion planned for September.
During the main refurbishment, the main dining area will move into what is currently the lounge and private dining room. The terrace will be unavailable during this time. Should you have any queries, please contact the restaurant team directly. We will contact any bookings that will be affected by this work.
To allow for the completion of the refurbishment the restaurant shall be closed from 23rd August until 16th September
Following our refurbishment please be advised that we shall be offering our set lunch menu or a 5 or 7 course tasting menu every lunch time and for dinner guests must dine from either our 5 or 7 course tasting menu only.
When making a reservation please advise of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Simpsons have enjoyed a reputation for refined cooking and excellent service for almost 20 years
We have held a Michelin star since 2004
Chef director, Luke Tipping is an award winning chef
with a talent for bringing out the very best from his carefully selected ingredients.
By working with the best suppliers in the Midlands and beyond, we can ensure our diners will enjoy a memorable gourmet experience.
For those wishing to end their evening in style, bedrooms are available.
Cookery school Vouchers, Restaurant Vouchers and our Simpsons Cook book are available to purchase over the phone from our reservations team.
Andreas Antona’s early years were spent working in kitchens in Germany and Switzerland, providing him with excellent training. Since then, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the chef world, including Michael Quinn MBE, Britain’s first celebrity chef and Anton Mosimann OBE. He left London to work in the Midlands and it was in the renowned Plough and Harrow in Birmingham where he began winning international acclaim. In 1993, Andreas opened his first restaurant Simpsons in Kenilworth and was among the first restaurants in the area to win a Michelin star. Andreas left the kitchen to focus on life as a restaurateur and took over The Cross in Kenilworth in 2013, he is also part of the team behind Pure Bar & Kitchen in Birmingham.
It could be said that Luke Tipping entered the chef profession by mistake, when his father found him a job at the Plough and Harrow – a once renowned hotel restaurant in Birmingham. It was during his time there that he met Andreas Antona. After five years at the Plough, Luke moved on to set up Simpsons in Kenilworth with Andreas, the restaurant achieved a Michelin star in 1994. Ten years later, the team set up a second, larger restaurant in a grade II listed building in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Within just one year, Simpsons Birmingham had achieved a Michelin star which it maintains today. In 1999, Luke was awarded the first ever Midlands Chef of the Year Award. He received a Professorship of Culinary Arts by University College Birmingham in October 2010, in recognition of his efforts in promoting the next generation of kitchen stars. Luke has worked at Simpsons for 20 year and describes his cooking style as natural, seasonal and free flowing.
Matt Cheal joined the Simpsons team straight out of college in 2000 and has spent the past 15 years learning the ropes of a Michelin starred kitchen from chef director and mentor, Luke Tipping. Matt has worked extremely hard at Simpsons rising through the ranks to Head Chef.
Matt leaves us on 9th August to start up his very own restaurant ‘Cheals of Henley’ in Henley in Arden.
We hope you will join us in wishing Matt every success for the future.
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Please be advised from September we shall mo longer be offering an a la carte menu.
For lunch reservations guests may dine from a 3 course set lunch menu or alternatively our 5 or 7 course tasting menu,
For dinner guests may choose to dine from our 5 or 7 course tasting menu.
Please advise of any special dietary requirements upon making a reservation.
Simpsons offers a Private Dining room for between 10 and 16 guests from Monday – Thursday.
Three individually designed bedrooms provide a luxurious, relaxing backdrop to the perfect stay in Birmingham.
All rooms are en-suite bedrooms and offer all modern amenities, as well as home touches including mineral water and coffee making facilities and a delicious Continental breakfast.
Bedrooms are available Tuesday to Saturdays evenings only. Please contact us with your accommodation enquiries.
Our Senior Chefs, run our cookery school which gives guests the opportunity to be more involved in the cooking processes throughout the day. Open on a Saturday our one day cookery course, for just £135.00 per person includes:
Our chefs have a great wealth of experience in the trade and are at hand to answer all your queries and questions. Corporate Events are welcome and Cookery School Vouchers are available.
Our cookery school shall be closed from mid-October for a full refurbishment and re open for classes from February 2016.
Our diary for classes in the new year will open for bookings from October.
*Cancellation Policy – Your booking is non-transferable less than 14 days prior to the date of the event.
If you would like to submit your CV for future positions please feel free to email or post them to the address below with a covering letter.
Current positions available :
Full time, Michelin experienced Chef de Rang
Full time, experienced Sommelier
For all positions, Send your details and full CV and covering letter to email@example.com or post it for the attention of:
20 Highfield Road
20 Highfield Road
Tel: 0121 454 3434 – Fax: 0121 454 3399
Reservations Office Opening Hours are Monday – Friday
9.00am until 6.00pm
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