Gastropub in Birmingham

While this gleaming marble ex-office building dating from 1902 serves stupendous cocktails (like hickory-smoked Bloody Marys), it's worth visiting for its food. Winning deli-style dishes include a duck Scotch egg (soft-boiled duck egg encased in confit of duck and a deep-fried breadcrumb shell, served in a nest of watercress with red-onion jam). Its roof terrace is a suntrap.