"You Choose" - Turners at 69

Once a week we walk into a restaurant and make the staff order for us

Venue: Turners at 69, 69 High Street, Harborne, B17 9NS; website

Choice: Oysters. And scallops. And pork. Oh my! Chooser: Front of house

There's a time and a place for a 13 course taster menu but, call us Nostradamus, we never thought the time was every thirty days and the place was Turners. In a smart move to pull his neighbourhood regulars in monthly rather than annually, chef Richard Turner has actioned a ten course cull of his Michelin-starred menu. Sort of. We couldn't help but order oysters as a pre-starter starter and it was a high-five inducing decision. Hands down the freshest we've had in the city. The scallop with chicken skin starter was so good we started to debate whether Turner's face should appear on banknotes while all three of the main courses we ordered rocked, with the lemon sole possibly pinching pole position. The newly opened front terrace is a lovely touch and the stuffy vibe that meant we'd only visited Turners once in the last three years, is long gone. It's affordable too. Highly recommended. Menu