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Find out where to eat, drink, and be merry in Brum.

Venice – some quick notes for Scot and other travellers

We’ve just spent a lovely few days in Venice and had a lovely time. Here are some tips from me written quickly while overlooking Barcelona from their Olympic swimming pool which now has a tourist cafe. VENICE TIPS We stayed … Continue reading

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I like graffiti… but is it art? Let’s tour Brum’s Street Art!

Graffiti – is it art?  Of course it is!  Our friend, and Birmingham grande dame of street art @yipski, has come in for some outrageous criticism for commissioning Bristol artist @cheba to paint a wonderful mural on the otherwise-dull side of her Harborne … Continue reading

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Twins to revitalise The Boathouse restaurant in Sutton Coldfield

Twin brothers from Sutton Coldfield who trained under Michelin star chefs are to breathe new life into a landmark local restaurant. Scott and Steven Lewis, having worked for many years in some of London’s top restaurants including Quaglinos, La Tante … Continue reading

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Pint Shop coming to Bennett’s Hill

Pint Shop will open it’s doors this October next door to The Wellington on Bennett’s Hill, bringing it’s brand of fresh, seasonal British produce and  selection of local and national ales to the Midlands. The listed building will be transformed … Continue reading

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Things are ‘Bloom’ing in Kings Heath

Bloom opened last summer, to much excitement amongst the local foodie scene. Reviews were excellent, and it seemed to be a hit with everyone who ventured through the doors. For some reason, though, we never got around to trying it … Continue reading

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Pizza Express Live

With the number of UK restaurants going bust up by a fifth in 2017 and the middle of the road fast-casual chains struggling with the likes of Byron, Jamie’s, Prezzo, and Carluccio’s closing venues left right and centre, now more … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Area: City Centre, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Average, restaurant review, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

Birmingham Pride 2018 – Jake Shears, SuRie, Howard Jones, and Rozalla

JAKE SHEARS You, like almost everyone, will be able to bring to mind an album, or at least one song, that transports you to your late teenage years or early twenties. Whether they were traumatic or fun-filled, our emotional lives … Continue reading

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