Category Archives: Areas in Birmingham

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Note this is a write-up of a freebie as we were guests of the restaurant.  We pay for almost everything we review and when we occasionally do a freebie event we’ll tell you and be as critical as usual.  See … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Argentinian, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Steakhouse, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Otto Wood Fired Pizza

Dichotomy of architectural style is apparent all over Birmingham, and nowhere more so than the Jewellery Quarter.  Hideous 90s blocks of flats and offices sit side by side with beautiful Victorian temples to manufacturing, some of which have undergone chic … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birmingham Pride 2017 – Photos and Write Up

Last year I wrote about Birmingham Pride after the awful attacks on the LGBT community at Pulse nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were murdered.  This year I must write about Pride having taken place in a world where Chechnya’a … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Special Event | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Otoro Sushi

I’ll forgive you that Birmingham may not be your immediate thought when you think about Sushi.  Perhaps your mind wanders to images of naked Japanese maidens decorated with crustaceans, rice, and tuna (that’s called Nyotaimori and there’s an interesting article … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Cuisine: Japanese, Price: Average, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

£3 Million Restoration for Roundhouse

One of Birmingham’s most interesting historic buildings, which we were lucky enough to recently have a peak inside, is set to be brought back to life after being awarded a £2.5m National Lottery grant. The funding will enable a partnership … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Article | Leave a comment

Wok Chi Oriental Kitchen

You may not have noticed last year that the rather bland and tired looking Chinese takeaway on Harborne High Street by the name of Splendour, which was ironically far from splendid, closed its doors. Luckily for the residents of Harborne, … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Chinese, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | 1 Comment

JURASSIC KINGDOM BRINGS DINOSAURS TO LIFE IN BIRMINGHAM

Prehistoric experience takes over Botanical Gardens from 20 May until 4 June Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an extraordinary, new animatronic experience, which will see life-sized DINOSAURS taking over Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 20 May until 4 June, where … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Edgbaston, Article, Special Event, Uncategorized | 3 Comments