Adam’s originally opened in 2013 by the eponymous Adam (Stokes) and his wife Natasha. The restaurant serves both an a la carte and signature tasting menu focused on modern British cooking, the calibre of which earned the restaurant a Michelin star just six months after opening. It’s retained the star ever since.
Head Chef James Goodyear is the driving force behind the award-winning kitchen team and was appointed the role in 2021. He previously worked at Michelin-starred Hide in Piccadilly and trained at Raymond Blanc Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, bringing a portfolio of classical and Michelin training with him.
Guests are greeted by a comfortable bar and black and white checkerboard flooring on arrival, before heading through to the smart blue and grey dining room. Widely-spaced tables create a calm and spacious feel while large spherical light fixtures hang from the ceiling and ensure the room is bright – as do windows running along the length of one wall.
There are three or five-course lunch menus to choose from, or a choice of a la carte or tasting menu options for dinner. Typical dishes might include the likes of squab pigeon with date, turnip and black olive, roe deer with fermented pumpkin, brassicas and smoked juniper or white chocolate with vanilla, pine and lemon thyme. The plates are elegant and refined and revolve around seasonal British ingredients.
There are two wine pairings available with the tasting menu, or an extensive international wine list if you’re dining from the a la carte menu. If you’d like to bring your own wine with you, you can for a corkage fee. Downstairs, there is also a chef’s table, glass-ensconced wine room and open kitchen.