Category Archives: Area: Central Shopping

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

Bar Opus – Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea

In recent years we’ve seen the afternoon tea offerings in Birmingham move from the quaint and traditional at the Hyatt, to the uber modern at Hotel La Tour (I still use their Welsh-rarebit-fondue recipe that I knicked off the chef), … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, My Favourite Places, Price: Average | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Wilderness (née Nomad)

After a legal spat about naming rights with a restaurant of the same name some three-thousand miles away, Chef Proprietor Alex Claridge’s Nomad Restaurant and his similarly named projects shut down, immediately reopening as The Wilderness. His restaurant hasn’t moved … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: City Centre, Area: The Bullring, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adam’s Restaurant on Waterloo Street

We were not surprised to see on twitter that within weeks of Adam’s Restaurant moving from their “pop-up” twenty-eight cover venue on Bennett’s Hill to their new larger and permanent establishment on Waterloo Street that the Michelin guide inspectors just happened … Continue reading

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

Nomad Restaurant

It’s the second time in three weeks I’ve attended a venue that I can describe as “in close proximity to a sex place”, the first being OPM which is a stone’s throw from Taboo Cinema, and the second being the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: Grand Central, Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Area: The Bullring, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tapas Revolution

Now Grand Central shopping centre has opened there’s a host of new eating possibilities to try out in the city. The transformation at New Street Station has provided the airy light space for more than a dozen venues, and we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Grand Central, Area: The Bullring, Cuisine: Spanish, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Food by Nomad: the Man and the Myth

I feel a little like I stalk chef Alex Claridge as this will be the fourth, and not final, review of his food I’ll post having followed him around from The Warehouse Cafe, to Bistro 1847, then on to the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment