What they say:
“I’m a bit bored of the city” huffs Alex Claridge of The Wilderness, “I was longing for a bit of greenery.” The goal is to set-up a comforting retreat which focuses on honest and kind food, with ingredients sourced from trusted local suppliers or from their own allotment. The bar is a small but crucial part of The Wilderness where Robert Wood (40 St. Paul’s, The Edgbaston, The Kenilworth) oversees the drinks, and there’s even a full-time research barista, who works with guest roasters to ensure there’s always a stunning range of seasonal coffee to look forward to.
What we say:
If you spend more time than you’d like tangled up with thoughts of the past or the future, it’s time to discover The Wilderness. Offering a refreshingly rural approach to the art of drinking and dining, you can forget the urban greyness of the city centre and enjoy some of the finest British produce cooked with much love and affection. There’s great coffee if you’re coming for that early morning caffeine boost, and an exclusive agreement with Staying Cool at the Rotunda, so you have somewhere to stay if you fancy lingering into the night.