Venue: The Plough, 21 High Street, Harborne, B17 9NT; website
Ever heard of the concept of Table Pizza™? A friend introduced us to it recently and, without wanting to put too fine a point on it, it's going to change the way you look at casual dining forever. It works thusly: If you go to a restaurant that serves really good pizza, but they don't specialise in pizza, don't order any side dishes. Instead order a full-on pizza for everyone to share so you can still test out their pride and joy mains. It works best at the Plough, where the nduja pizza is too ace to miss, but the summer menu demands you try something new. The sea bass salad comes with snap peas, chilli, pistachio, sesame seeds and soya giving it a light, zingy kiss of the orient, while the charred, meaty fish provides a belly-sating main event. Not sold on salad? The slow-cooked chorizo and chicken burger is also new and the poor fool who ordered that could only watch on as the rest of us diced it up and dolled it out between us. Haven't heard from him since. Oh and you'll see we've trademarked Table Pizza™ so don't even think about it. Menu
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