We went to Annexe with some friends last night as we wanted to try something new in the city centre. We loved it! Dont be fooled by the fairly low key bistro entrance, or the slightly dodgy location just out of town(although still near enough to the Bullring, Cathedral etc to walk.) Its opposite the old imposing law courts and so I can imagine it gets very busy on weekday lunches and early evenings with all the legal types. It wasnt packed on a Saturday night but there were certainly enough people eating there to ensure a nice ambiance. The restaurant is decorated nicely and feels very glam and a bit retro, with old music playing in the background, and a black and white movie adding to the atmosphere. The menu was good and I certainly could've chosen at least 3-4 off the starter and main course choices which is unusual these days. I had scallops with bacon for starters, and stuffed chicken wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of linguini, The chocolate torte with crunchy bits in and clotted cream was to die for. All washed down with a very drinkable french Viognier and bottle of red. Great ambience and the service was excellent and knowledgeable from Romain, without being intrusive and showy. We stayed afterwards in the bar and shared some brandys (as well as a few amarettos, dubonnets etc!) with the manager Damien, and his staff. And the fudge was awesome too!! Its not Simpsons or Turners, but it does what it says on the tin - with a nice, uncomplicated menu, and excellent chef, unobtrusive but knowledgeable service and an atmosphere that makes me think of Paris in the 50s! Really, really enjoyed it and will definitely return - perhaps to try one of their speciality nights!!
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