Having lived in Birmingham for my whole life I'm pretty well versed food and drink wise so when 1565 at Park Regis invited me to try their new Sunday carvery on Father's Day I was a little surprised that I haven't been or heard of it before!
1565 has a prime location on the 4th floor of the Park Regis Hotel on Broad Street. With grand decor, great light and views and a spacious and airy restaurant it is the perfect venue for an upmarket Sunday carvery.
It's a fixed price of £14.99 for a 3 course menu (kids under 4 are free) with the option to upgrade starters and desserts for an additional price. The first course consisted of a selection of salads, dressings, pastas and a soup of the day with bread rolls. They were all fresh and plentiful with plenty of choice for all tastes, the sweet potato soup was delicious and I'm not a huge soup fan.
The main affair was the second course. A traditional carvery servery with a choice of meats, a fish of the day and a vegetarian selection accompanied by a plethora of vegetables (think broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, caramelised onion, cabbage to name but a few), and in true carvery style sides of stuffing, yorkshire puddings and pigs in blankets are also on offer and not forgetting the star attraction (in my book anyway!) the potatoes! A choice of new potatoes, roast or sweet (or all 3 if you fancy!) The only downside for my liking was the gravy. I'm a huge gravy fan and I like my gravy thick and flavoursome and I found it a little too watery and didn't really add to the meal but this is personal preference.
Last but not least was course 3, the dessert. I always make sure I leave room for dessert! I opted for the dark chocolate and orange mousse and the kids went for the profiteroles. The mousse was decadent and smooth and really moorish!
One thing I need to point out and the thing that made the whole experience what it was, was the staff. The attentiveness and foresight the staff had, both the waiting staff and managerial staff, was second to none. We felt valued and very well looked after for our whole meal and nothing was too much trouble.
We will definately be returning, both for the carvery and also for the ambience and decor, it's a hidden gem that you need to experience.