Intriguing title, isn’t it? Well, I thought so…
In Harborne, Birmingham, there used to be a little urban eating place called Butcher’s Social. However, this past year it has been closed due to some decoration upgrades and a little menu change to form the new, Harborne Kitchen! I still need to try the exquisite food of this new, classy restaurant, but I am reliably informed it presents michelin star food! (A post for when i do manage a visit is a promise!)
However, I am not here to just discuss Harborne Kitchen, no, this is more of a commemoration post for my old favourite, Butcher’s Social.
It was filled with crates and second hand chairs for seating and a raffle ticket system for customers ordering food. Food was even sold in takeaway packaging to complete the oddly appealing, quirky ambiance of the place!
The photo attatched only provides a glimpse of the food sold there. With a new menu everyday, I loved the excitement of discovering which new foods were available to try! A favourite, which remained on the menu everyday due to its popularity, was the chicken wings! The photo does not give credit for the succulent, sweet honeycomb coated wings! My irrepressible sweet tooth could not resist! Whoops!
Another favourite dish, which is savoury this time (shocking!), was the mini macaroni cheese balls, which appealed to me as an avid pasta lover ! I will try and develop a recipe for this soon !! Although, with kitchen works currently at home, this may be a struggle.
Overall, with the friendly service and delectable food, I can’t emphasise how disappointed I was to see this place go and I know this may seem like a useless post about a closed down dining place, but if nothing else, it should advocate the need for everyone to try Harborne Kitchen! With the same chefs, the food should be as, if not more, delicious than Butcher’s Social.
So here is to hoping the Harborne Kitchen lives up to my (our?) high expectations. But until then!
P.s I have just been informed there is a Butcher’s Social in Birmingham city centre!