Review: Bun & Bowl, Birmingham

Bun & Bowl is a another of the recent openings in Brum city centre, and is part of the Cube complex. They brand themselves as a ‘deluxe burger and shrimp restaurant’ so would their food live up to the tag line?

We popped on a blazing sunny day recently when all other restaurants in the mailbox were packed out with diners – Bun & Bowl wasn’t so busy, but I’ll blame that on the lack of outside seating.

We ordered a starter of shrimp to share to begin with, served with lemon parsley and garlic. The portion was pretty good and they went down a treat. They were served in a broth of sorts which was really tasty and I wished there was more bread to soak it up. Even my husband was impressed, and thats saying something as he is NOT a prawn fan in general.

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For mains Lee went for the Pulled Beef Rib Sandwich. He really enjoyed this, it was laden with tangy BBQ sauce and the meat was really tender. I went for the sliders –  a trio of mini burgers. Their original naked burger, plus 2 others of your choice. I went for the Inferno ( with chilli salsa and caramelised onions) and the Iberian (with chorizo and red pepper). Unfortunatly I was disappointed with my burgers – I found them really dry. And the inferno burger was missing the chilli salsa. Now I know that fellow bloggers OutinBrum have also been to Bun&Bowl recently and enjoyed the burgers, finding them juicy. So either they were lucky, or I was unlucky. Only a re-visit will clear that one up! We also shared some wedges which were lovely and spicy and came with creamy garlic mayo.

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Service felt a little haphazard at times, but this can be forgiven, given the recent opening.

Oh, I almost forgot. I had an oreo milkshake to drink, and it was the best milkshake I’ve had in recent times!

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I would go back, but I will probably stick to shrimp only on my next visit as they were fab!

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