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About outinbrum

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


Some weeks ago in dreary January (so yes I’m aware this is overdue, I’ve been busy) we booked in with friends for a wintry Saturday dinner at Hengata.  Opening in 2021 the restaurant menu originally felt a bit Scandi, but … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Spanish Feast

We’ve had the great privilege for New Year’s Eve to spend a few nights with some friends at the fantastic Heron House in Newquay, and were lucky to be able to have NYE itself catered by Emma and Heber at … Continue reading

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Birmingham Pride 2022

Owing to Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games monopolising the city’s attention for six months (and what a fantastic Games time it was!) Pride 2022 took place in September as it had the prior year, instead of its usual May slot.  Unlike … Continue reading

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Birmingham Pride 2021

Eight hundred and fifty-two days after Pride 2019 packed up its feathers, leather, sequins, wigs, and bunting, Birmingham Pride 2021 launched its biggest ever event across three days, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26thSeptember.  Its timing this year of course forced back … Continue reading

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In A Box 3 – “Chernobyl – Hidden Depths”

You know it’s not real.  Seconds ago that grating underneath your feet, showing an elevator shaft disappearing into the earth farther than you can see, was the grey floor of a converted factory in rejuvinated Digbeth. But then the VR … Continue reading

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Thrilled to see that the great and the good were raving about a new restaurant just a five minute walk from our front door, we booked our anniversary dinner at Tropea, now some weeks ago.  While we’d seen the chef and … Continue reading

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Heat-at-Home Restaurant Meal Kits

With national and local lockdowns and various tier restrictions over the past 12 months, many of us have been enjoying fantastic takeaways and heat-at-home meals to recreate that joy of restaurant food in the safety and comfort of our own … Continue reading

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670 Grams – Lockdown Heat at Home

Chef Kray Treadwell opened his restaurant ‘670 Grams’ in early summer in the Custard Factory, Digbeth. The restaurant is named after the weight of his daughter when she was born four months premature. We weren’t able to make it to … Continue reading

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Eastern Flavours – Western Technique: Makan Tabao from HK

In prior years Deliveroo may not have been where one would naturally have gone for fine food, but since the pandemic and attendant closures many venues have entrepreneurially reached beyond their usual platforms to keep their ovens burning, and to … Continue reading

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LAND and The Pineapple Club Collaboration for Veganuary

This Veganuary the teams from The Pineapple Club and LAND Restaurants are teaming up to bring the Vegan experience to your home! The Pineapple Club which opened in September 2020 is teaming up with the Great Western Arcade’s popular Vegan … Continue reading

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