Category Archives: Areas in Birmingham

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 , | 1 Comment

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

Paprika Grill House – Bearwood

To counter those of you that say we only eat at and review upmarket venues, here’s one just for you- the cheap and cheerful Paprika Grill House in Bearwood. On a random friday evening we decided there was nothing on … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Bearwood, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Butlers Arms

The Gileses have significant experience in hospitality which they brought to the struggling Butlers Arms pub near Four Oaks some years ago.  It’s a proper family affair.  Landlord Chris, with his head chef wife Paula, along with sous chef son Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment