A contemporary four-star hotel at the heart of the Birmingham city centre, Malmaison can be found within the Mailbox’s luxury shopping centre on Wharfside Street and offers hungry shoppers the opportunity to partake in some exquisite fare at the Chez Mal Brasserie.
With the likes of the New Alexandra Theatre, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the National Sea Life Centre all in close proximity, there’s plenty to do in the area besides shop, and the Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison is sure to provide a wonderful conclusion to a day of exploration, or an exquisite pre-show repast.
Perfectly marrying the cuisines of Britain and France, the passionate team of chefs at the restaurant have created a menu that is jam-packed with colourful, bright and creative dishes that deliver a stylish twist on the classics. Straight from the grill comes a range of tender steaks and a Mal Burger option, topped with bacon, Gruyere cheese and relish, that will have the more carnivorous diners salivating as they merely read the menu, while the chick pea, lentil and bean burger is also available for those with herbivorous tendencies.
Lovers of all things seafood should be sure to ask the superb waiting staff about the catch of the day, or alternatively, the divine lobster risotto, which is served in a tasty bisque with carnaroli rice, and the yellow fin tuna panzanella, a Tuscan salad served with bread and baby plum tomatoes, make for two mouth-watering selections.
Taking into account the magnificent tastecard discount, it seems almost criminal not to partake in all three courses – and sandwiching the exquisite main courses are an equally delectable assortment of starters and desserts. Begin the meal in style with the such enticing appetisers as the corn fed chicken terrine, which is accompanied by a Ramsey black pudding, a heritage potato and a summer piccalilli, and the heavenly pan roasted sea scallops, which are paired with pancetta and morel mushrooms. As for the conclusion, the sharp and creamy raspberry cheesecake is delightfully contrasted by the richly sweet valrhona dark chocolate tart, which is balanced by a passion fruit sorbet, in a list allows for a blissful ending to any feast.
Be it for an evening out with the family or an intimate dining experience with the significant other, the Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison offers a warm welcome to one and all.
Please note: The tastecard discount is unavailable throughout December.