I was recently given the opportunity by Joe Blogs Network to visit my favourite place in Birmingham and write about it for a new project. It didn’t take me long to decide where my favourite place is! I first visited Malmaison’s brasserie last year when they invited a big group of us and we were treated to a bloggers brunch. Since then, I’ve been a few more times including for my 25th birthday. I decided that this time I would treat my mom, dad and brother as they had never been before and I’ve told them all about it.
Sunday brunch at Malmaison costs just £19.95 per person for a three course meal. The first course is a buffet style starter from the Chef’s table at the back of the restaurant. The first couple of times I went, I made the mistake of filling up on this course and not having any room for anything else – my eyes are definitely bigger than my body! On the Chef’s Table, they have an assortment of meats including salami, iberico ham and pates. There’s all sorts of salads, a soup de jour, crusty loaves of bread, smoked salmon and a great selection of cheeses.
For my main, I decided to go with the roast beef – this is absolutely delicious and I’m always craving it. I’m not sure what they put on it, but it has a delicious sweet glaze on it and the gravy is just fantastic. The roast dinners come with a couple of bowls of vegetables including roast potatoes, green beans, peas and carrots. The portion sizes are so generous and I’ve never managed to finish my main! My parents both went for the beef too but my brother decided to have the Classic Mal burger which looked amazing! He really enjoyed it but it was so big that he couldn’t finish off his chips, so obviously I had a few to help him out and I can confirm that they are just as delicious as everything else.
For dessert, I went for the Creme Brulee – it seemed like the easiest thing to have after such a big meal. I really couldn’t have eaten anything bigger than that. I’ve never actually had a Creme Brulee from anywhere else other than Malmaison but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so creamy and I loved the taste – you could really taste the vanilla in there. My parents went for the dessert du jour which was brioche, with strawberries, chocolate ice cream, almonds and some sort of liqueur drizzled over the top. They both really struggled to finish their desserts but they did enjoy it. My brother chose the Mal Hot Chocolate (surprise surprise, he’s a massive chocoholic!) which is white chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and marshmallows with a jug of hot chocolate sauce to pour over the top.
We had such a great meal and our waiter Cedric was so helpful and polite. Malmaison is fantastic if you’re looking for somewhere special to go, I highly recommend it!