Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Warehouse Cafe – The perfect veggie antidote to the Christmas meat sweats!

*** Update 15/06/2013 – This venue is now under new management *** I’m sure this won’t be the first review to point out The Warehouse Café as “a hidden gem” – but it’s an apt description of this delicious restaurant … Continue reading

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Not a Wine Expert? Loki Wine’s Phil Gives Us Some Christmas Tips!

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re about to put together our wine order for Christmas day. Although I could write a novella about the consumption of wine, I’m afraid my knowledge of what to drink is poor. Luckily … Continue reading

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Stirlings Bar for Sunday Lunch

Eighteen months ago we struggled to find a single place in Birmingham where we could get Sunday Lunch.  There was basically the Mal Maison and The Hyatt, and that was about it.  Now, everyone is in on the game including Stirlings … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market

Having lived in the city centre for the past few years, I know it’s time to feel festive when I start to see wooden cabins, flat packed, being driven around the city. Over the course of a few days in … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Broad Street, Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Special Event | Leave a comment

How to Have a Happy New Year’s Eve in Brum!

Well once again we’ve skirted a summer, had a short wet autumn, and are now in full on pre-Christmas-party-season mode.  It’s time to dust off the sequinned frocks, and dry clean the Black Tie for a full on celebration. Now … Continue reading

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The Lost & Found – Birmingham’s best Victorian botanical hideaway…

The National Provincial Bank building, most recently used as Bennetts Bar, was constructed in 1833, and in 1869 was refurbished to have the grand façade it has today, with tall Corinthian columns separating ceiling-high semi-circled topped windows. Its doorways are … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments