August sees the launch of a revitalised menu and outdoor terrace at The Rep’s Marmalade restaurant. While Marmalade has often been the go-to place for a pre or post-theatre catch up over a meal and drinks, it is set to become a destination dining venue in its own right with a revamped space and sumptuous new menu on offer.
The stylish décor at Marmalade has been continued from the inside out and showcased beautifully on the new terrace which can hold up to 200 people. With views over the newly developed Centenary Square, it’s a great spot for lunch in the sunshine this summer for after work drinks, a date-night dinner or people-watching at any time of the day.
To ensure that it stays true to its Birmingham roots, the team behind the new menu have been working closely with local businesses and artisan suppliers to provide customers with an all new dining experience. With environmentally conscious menus and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options readily available, suppliers of provenance have been used wherever possible, who in turn source their products in the same way. A low environmental impact has also been an important consideration, including using heat exchange technology to reduce energy consumption and natural wetland systems. New partnerships with local eco coffee provider, Iron & Fire, and global brand Martini, bring some unique additions to the drinks menu. There’s also a new relationship with the local award-winning Purity Brewery, who have created a one-off cask ale for the bar that has been flavoured with a jar of home-made marmalade.
Diners can indulge in dishes including Chicken & Pork Jambonette, Glazed Baby Carrots & Gooseberry Jam, a Sweet Potato Thai Curry, Mange Tout, Bok Choi, Shitake Mushrooms, Coconut Crisp & Fragrant Rice, or Battered Catch of the Day with Triple Cooked Chips. Those with a sweet tooth will also be well catered for, with desserts on offer like the Blueberry Frangipani with Vanilla Crème Fraiche; Apple and Rhubarb Crumble or Chocolate & Coffee Mousse with Chantilly Cream & Pecan Praline.
Live events will also take place throughout the summer with a series of music events running each Sunday.
Jules Raikes, Catering Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, said:
“We are incredibly proud of our new menu and have worked closely with our excellent head chef Dario Pinho and our local suppliers to ensure that it is both delicious and varied but also environmentally conscious.
There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a light lunch, afternoon tea, Sunday roast or more indulgent evening meal. With our large terrace overlooking Centenary Square, it’s the perfect place to come and watch the world go by whilst enjoying our artisan coffee or sipping on one of our signature cocktails. Marmalade is the ideal place to begin a great night out in Birmingham”
Marmalade is an independent business owned and run by Birmingham Repertory Theatre with profits going towards the artistic and charitable aims of the theatre.