Six By Nico has recently opened their doors to the public at their new restaurant right here in Birmingham! Every 6 weeks the restaurant changes its menu to offer different experiences, the current experience at the Birmingham venue is “The Chippie”. This experience aims to recreate classic chip shop favourites and take you on a nostalgic journey through flavours and taste.
The service at the restaurant was outstanding. On entry, staff took our coats and showed us straight to our seats and explained the concept of “The Chippie” experience. Every table is dedicated to a server who will bring you each course and explain the dish to you. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful to all our needs. They were very knowledgeable about the whole menu and took the time to explain every meal and its wine pairing.
“The Chippie” experience consists of 6 courses with 5 of those being expertly paired with a glass of wine. The restaurant was excellent at accommodating our dietary requirements and had a whole dedicated menu just for vegetarians which replicated chip shop dishes perfectly. For the full 6 courses of food it costs £39 and to add the matching wines it is £30.
The first course was the restaurant’s replica of the classic chips and cheese. This consisted of a Potato Terrine paired with a Parmesan Espuma with Curry Oil and Emulsion the vegetarian version of this was with a Goat Cheese Espuma. This dish was delicious, and the potato paired beautifully with the cheese sauce.
For the second course, it was Scampi. This dish included Brandade, Dill Emulsion, Gribiche, Peas, and Beurre Blanc and for veggies, the meal was the same but came with Cauliflower Beignet instead of Scampi. This course was the first one to be specially paired with a wine which was a Prosecco from Veneto Italy. The wine and the food were delicious and was our favourite course from the whole menu.
Next up was Six By Nico’s take on chip shop pie. This meal entailed Beef Shin, Onion Ketchup, Mushroom Duxelle, and a‘Meaty Salsa’. The vegetarian option was a Root Vegetable Pie which also came with Onion Ketchup and Mushroom Duxelle. The meal was partnered with a gorgeous Bordeaux Rouge from France.
The fourth course was a classic Fish Supper. This dish had Scrabster Coley, Pickled Mussels, Confit Fennel, Samphire, and Beer Emulsion. The vegetarian option was Halloumi also paired with Confit Fennel, Samphire, House Sauce, and topped with Beer Scraps. This dish was also accompanied by a wine this time a Palomino from Spain.
The penultimate course was Smoked Sausage. The Smoked Sausage was a Trio Of Pork accompanied by Apple, Crispy Crackling, Salt Baked Celeriac, and Choucroute. For vegetarians, the restaurant offered Cannelloni which was filled with Sweet Potato, Feta Spinach Cannelloni, Granny Smith Apple, and Salt Baked Celeriac. The wine pairing for this course was a Pinot Noir DOC from Romania which tasted amazing and complimented the meal perfectly.
For dessert and the final course on the menu was a Deep Fried Mars Bar. This came with Chocolate Pave, Irn Bru Sorbet, and of course the Deep Fried Mars Bar. This was the last wine paring and was a L’Arcano Primitivo Dolce IGT Puglia from Italy, this has a sweet taste that went down perfectly with the sweet dessert.
You can now book to come and dine at Six By Nico Birmingham and experience the wonderful chippie menu until the 14th of January. We had a fantastic time trying such amazing foods and we cannot wait to see what the next menu will be!