The Coconut Tree’s take on the cuisine is made up of smaller tapas-style dishes embracing plants, fish and meat – it’s an “abundant” menu that “offers something for everyone”.
The restaurant said its menu is made up of smaller tapas-style plates including: hot battered spicy cuttlefish; ‘hoppers’ – bowl shaped coconut pancakes served with sambal and Sri Lankan salsa; ‘cashew nuts’ and green peas soaked and cooked in coconut cream; and ‘black pork’ which consists of diced pork belly cooked in 30 roasted spices.
Larger sharing dishes include their signature ‘devilled dishes’ – meat or fish cooked in spices, then stir fried with traditional banana peppers and finished off with crushed chillies and their ‘kotthu’ is an example of a local hybrid and served all over the country as a luxurious street food.
The Coconut Tree also unveiled its brand new cocktail menu; featuring 18 cocktails in total, the range includes seven brand-new cocktails, along with updated recipes for some of the restaurant’s “most popular” drinks.
Anna Garrod, brand director, said: “We can’t wait to bring a little piece of Sri Lankan hospitality and our warm Island vibes to Gas Street, the heart of Birmingham’s entertainment and leisure district. We’ve had our eyes on the city for a really long time and couldn’t be more excited to take on this beautiful building.”