We’ve heard it all before: British food is bad, or so says the internet. But anyone who has actually sat down to a Sunday roast will argue differently. That’s before we even get started on Britain’s immigrant-influenced dishes, which only raises our food to new heights. Nowhere knows this better than Birmingham – where would the world be without the Balti? Now this Jamaican pub in Birmingham has introduced the Carribean carvery.
Think curry mutton with roast potatoes, roast chicken with your rice and peas, or plantain and Yorkshire puddings. Christophers Lounge in Aston has done the unthinkable and made a Sunday roast with a Jamaican twist. Now we’re mad for not thinking of this first! It might sound strange a first, but the more you think about it the more it makes sense – two good, flavoursome and hearty styles coming together.
Inspired by the owner’s dual Jamaican and British heritage, the Caribbean carvery is served every weekend. People from all over Birmingham travel down to get their hands on this spread. You’ll find traditional roast chicken and lamb, curry mutton, rice and peas, plantain, chickpea curry, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, mash, and all the trimmings.
Believed to be the UK’s first and only Caribbean carvery, it’s a real treat that just feels classically Brummie. Costing £15.99 for adults and £8.99 for children, it’s a real bargain in the city too. From jerk chicken to ‘rasta pasta’ (with cajun chicken and spicy peppers) and a range of wings flavours, the Jamaican influence can be found across the menu – it’s all halal too.
But there’s much more to this Jamaican pub than just the food. Christophers Lounge is well known for its DJ reggae nights, alongside things like karaoke and shisha evenings. While the beer garden is as colourful as you might expect. So the atmosphere is always lovely and lively!
For the Caribbean carvery, Christophers Lounge does take walk-ins but it’s often busy – so booking is recommended. To learn more about this Jamaican pub and its events head here.