Whether or not you are familiar in any way with old Baltic cuisine, there is no way you can be unhappy with the new version. Fittingly located on Warstone Lane, in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Two Cats Kitchen really is a precious gem just waiting to be unearthed. In fact, it is kind of already unearthed and polished to a shine. This modern eastern European restaurant has already made a name for itself among those seriously in the know, so you should book your berth as soon as you can if you don’t want to miss the boat.
Championing New Baltic Cuisine, Two Cats Kitchen is doing something absolutely unique in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Not just unique in the style of food - based on the rich bounty of forest-harvested, soil-cultivated or sea-hauled ingredients of the Baltic states and western Russia, and calling on the time-honoured eastern European arts of pickling and fermenting, there is a lot on the menu you may never encounter again - it is also unique in experience. This is dining of the highest quality. Dishes at Two Cats Kitchen look fit for a gallery, taste combinations are exquisite, and the precision and skill on show are astounding.
But there is no fine-dining fluffery in this casual Warstone Lane eatery, where bricks, tiles and stained-glass windows set the homely atmosphere of a sleek modern dining room. Come to the Jewellery Quarter with thoughts of standard, stodgy eastern European fare, and you will leave Two Cats Kitchen with lasting memories of scorched chicory, fermented black rye bread, smoky birch sap and a host of other intriguing tastes that may leave you wondering whether you will ever have the same experience again. Thankfully for those in Birmingham - or planning another visit - the creative menu is always changing, and next time will be just as revelatory.
Probably the best restaurant in Birmingham, such a shame it has gone.
A wonderful find, lovely laid back with very interesting food dishes. Flavour & taste were quite exquisite along with paired down presentation really made it work as a seven course tasting menu, accompanied by excellent wine, thanks.
Food and service was absolutely excellent. It is such a shame that it is no longer going to be open in the same way. Looking forward to trying out the chef's next culinary adventure!