By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Disclaimer: I paid in full for my lunch and did not disclose I would be writing about my visit here.
Lunch at: Pig and Apple, Birmingham
Let’s be clear. I don’t do Sunday Lunch so this was breaking my own rules a little already.
1:30pm Friday: I’ve had several meetings and events during the morning and I’m hungry! For me there’s about ten minutes before being hungry turns into being hangry. So be warned if you are inviting me to a food event with just nibbles.
I hadn’t planned to come here today, but I’m in Grand Central (aka Bullring and Grand Central) above Birmingham New Street Station and Pig and Apple has been on my “to try” list for a while.
The friendly staff, stand behind the broad glass fronted counter. I say its my first visit and they tell me the choice of meats for their Yorkshire Pudding Wraps, they also offer Baps and Baguettes. I’m already thinking Pulled Pork on a Yorkshire Pudding, there’s plenty of other choices pretty standard for a Sunday Lunch including beef and pork plus there’s even veggie option (cheese, roast potato and onion).
With the Yorkshire Pudding Wrap I also pick Mash topped with Cheese! and a Can of pop, this comes to exactly £10. I’m asked to take a seat and they will bring my order over.
The seating area has about thirty seats, from low and high stools at tables to chairs facing the half-walls that mark the edge of the restaurant, I pick a bar stool and a high bar table (I want a high bar table and high bar chair for my office so I keep checking them out around Birmingham!) Also it means I can watch the world going by which I love to do.
Previously this was the information desk area at Grand Central and has only been used as a promotional space for a few days at a time. Seeing it transformed into a cool eatery is great and especially as this is an independent.
My food appears on a tray, and it looks like its takeout style when I’m eating in but I’m guessing that’s just the style. My Yorkshire Pudding Wrap tastes great, not too heavy or stodgy, and I enjoy my mash. There’s a hint of mustard in the mash and I’m not really a mustard person. But I eat about three quarters of it washed down with pop!
Sometimes I find myself in central Birmingham on my own and I want to treat myself, this is the sort of lunch place I’d do that, but it would be also great to have a catch up with friends.
The owner comes over to check I’ve enjoyed my lunch. I have! My pulled pork Yorkshire Pudding wrap joins my list of guilty pleasures. I was totally stuffed and didn’t eat for nearly six hours after. Which must be a record.
Would I go back? Oh yes. Would I pay? For a treat yes!
Pig an Apple is located within the Grand Central area of Bullring and Grand Central above Birmingham New Street Station when leaving Bullring Link Street bridge its the first eatery in front of you.
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