After a £900,000 restoration of the Futurist Cinema, a cinema that dates back to the early 1900s making it one of the oldest cinemas in the country, Lobster Peninsula is one of the latest establishments to grace John Bright Street alongside Turtle Bay, Cherry Red’s and The Stable. This new seafood restaurant caters for approximately 90 covers and features a private lounge, bar and separate restaurant as well as a balcony bar. I was invited along to the launch event to see what this new independent restaurant had to offer.
In terms of food, we were treated to sliders, mini fish and chips, steak canapés as well as lobster in the form of lobster bisque and lobster chowder. By far my favourite was the lobster chowder – a delicious, creamy soup consisting of both lobster and vegetables. As the lobster bisque and chowder were the only food items offered directly from the restaurant menu (they both feature as appetisers), it is difficult to comment on Lobster Peninsula’s overall food offerings; it would have been fantastic to taste and report back on more of the seafood options.
True to its name, Lobster Peninsula’s menu consists of various lobster dishes from the whole grilled lobster to the Lobster Peninsula surf and turf; a grilled half lobster tail, two whole prawns, 6oz steak, tomato, mushroom, watercress and chunky chips. Sharing is encouraged with the seafood sharing platters of grilled lobster, crab, creole fish, prawns, calamari, mussels and more. The restaurant also caters for those that aren’t the biggest seafood fans offering options such as homemade burgers and piri piri chicken.
Details: Lobster Peninsula, 74 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN, Tel: 0121 643 8886