A couple of months ago, we were invited to review Slug & Lettuce in Brindleyplace, Birmingham as a family. I used to go there quite a lot before having the boys as Stuart used to work just round the corner so we would meet there after work for a beer/cocktail then head somewhere for dinner afterwards. I had never considered Slug & Lettuce in Brindleyplace to be that child friendly and was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had a children’s menu. Therefore, a date was set for a Saturday lunchtime and off we went for a family lunch.
We decided to dive straight in and go for mains without any starters or sharing plates. I had the Battered Cod & Chips served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. Stuart had the Club Chicken Burrito and we shared some Garlic & Herb Ciabatta Sticks as a side. My fish and chips were pleasant enough and I did enjoy them, however as they were served in a trendy wire frying basket, it was actually quite hard to eat them in the first place. Please put them on a normal plate Slug & Lettuce as it makes them so much easier to eat and if I am honest, I might of enjoyed the fish & chips more if I could eat them without worrying that the whole lot was going to end up in my lap! Stuart liked his burrito but he did say it was lacking in a bit of flavour so I think it might of needed more seasoning on the day we had it. I did like the look of the look of it though and thought the presentation of it was lovely.
Thomas and Daniel both had sausages, chips and beans for their mains which were served with some crunchy veg sticks and a wheatbran wrap. I was very impressed by the quality of the sausages and thought they looked very tasty indeed. The boys and us were slightly confused as to why the wrap was there though and they both asked for it to be removed from their plates. I understand that Slug & Lettuce are trying to bring healthier options into their kids menu by serving everything with veg sticks and wrap and in some of the dish combinations then I think a wrap served alongside would work. However, we are quite traditional in our family and just like our sausages, chips and beans served as it comes without a wrap. Thomas and Daniel did enjoy the veg sticks though and I think that should stay as an addition to every kids meal.
For dessert, we shared a trio of puddings which were Warm Mini Churros, Mini Choc Fondants and Cookie Crumb Profiteroles and the boys had ice cream from the children’s menu which I forgot to take a picture of. I loved all the desserts but my favourite was the mini chocolate fondants as they were melt in the middle and very decadent. I loved the caramel sauce that came with the churros but was slightly disappointed as they were a bit greasy. The profiteroles were lovely and I really enjoyed the cookie crumb crust which I have never seen on a menu before anywhere.
Overall, despite a few minor issues we did enjoy our meal at the Slug & Lettuce in Brindleyplace. I would consider it again for a meal in Birmingham especially at lunchtime with family or for a quick meal with the girls before a night out in Birmingham.
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We were invited to dine at Slug & Lettuce as their guests. All opinions are my own. I was not required to give a positive review.