You may have seen previously on the blog I’ve mentioned about Rofuto opening on Tuesday 26th April (which you can read here). Before the doors open, Wifey and I got chance to pop up to the 16th floor and have a look around…
Parked at the end of Broad Street and overlooking Five Ways Island, Park Regis is a sight to behold replacing the drab featureless Auchinleck House with a fantastic looking building. Crowning the top of this achievement is the Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Rofuto.
After a very swift lift ride to the top of the hotel, we arrived and headed in:
It’s beautifully designed with the contemporary decor having touches to the Japanese heritage. It certainly has the wow factor and I can’t see it getting old soon.
Scattered around the restaurant area are purple highlighted cabinets, showing off some of the fine vintage wines and champagnes in stock.
The main selling point, of course, is the view. It’s stunning with panoramic views across Birmingham. I can imagine it being even more stunning at night!
We also got chance to pop next door to Kurabu Cocktail Lounge offering alternative views over Hagley Road and Edgbaston.
A few treats we got to try from the cocktail menu included
- Melon Fizz with Midori, Russian Standard Vodka Lemon and Lemonade
- Lychee Martini with Russian Standard Vodka, Lychee, Fraise Des Bois and Lemon (Wifey’s Fave)
& my personal favorite
- Ronin out of Time with Nikka Whisky straight from the barrel, Plum Sake and Bitters
All from the comprehensive menu, which includes a great selection of new and old world Red, White wines, Riesling wines, Champagne and an excellent selection of Saké:
There was a wide selection of savoury and sweet canapes also making the rounds and showing the quality of the food. Over the evening, Wifey and I tried canapes such as sushi, chicken skewers and treats from the dessert menu, a passionfruit shot, matcha tea compote and a melon and wasabi shot.
I also couldn’t leave without seeing what has been described as the most scenic loo in Birmingham, giving gents a view across the city.
I’ll be returning very soon to give the menu a work over so keep an eye out for that one!
Disclaimer: For this event, I was a guest of Rofuto and Neil Reading PR who provided all food and drinks; this provides no bias to the post. This blog is my own personal opinion and strives to provide an independent view, promoting, enjoying and reviewing the range of exciting food and venues in and around Birmingham.