ASK Italian has just launched a brand new, flagship restaurant in the vibrant, redeveloped New Street shopping area of Birmingham’s city centre – the group’s first restaurant in the heart of Britain’s second city. The 150 cover restaurant reflects the brand’s distinctive new look, inspired by bold, fresh Milanese design coupled with warm foodie touches and serves a menu created in conjunction with one of the country’s most celebrated chefs, Theo Randall. ASK Italian is located at 56 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DU and reservations can be made by calling 0121 643 1212.
ASK Italian’s menu features simple, classic Italian food made with the finest ingredients, with starters such as a Caprese salad, made with fior di latte (cow’s milk mozzarella) and both San Marzano and Santos tomatoes. Mains include pasta, risotto and pizza dishes – including the unique ‘Prima’ pizzas, with long, crispy bases, stone baked with specially selected toppings. There are also meat and fish dishes, including a new ‘pork belly porchetta’ – a Tuscan classic: slow-roasted, meaty pork belly in herbed red wine sauce served with new potatoes and greens.
ASK Italian Managing Director, Steve Holmes, says, ‘This opening is a major milestone for ASK Italian. We are excited to have found a site in the heart of Birmingham and to be part of the reinvigorated New Street.’
ASK Italian is one of the UK’s leading casual dining restaurant brands, with over 110 restaurants throughout the country, driven by a passion for authentic Italian food and culture. With the help of expert friends, Theo Randall, Carla Capalbo and Adrian Garforth MW, ASK Italian has been discovering the best of Italian food, wine and culture, reflected in the menus and 100% Italian wine list.