Category Archives: Area: Central Shopping

Nocturnal Animals (thanks to Patrick Bateman)

We sent our friend Patrick Bateman to review new 80s sensation Nocturnal Animals from The Wilderness’ Alex Claridge and James Bowker. I take off my Walkman at the front door of new bar and restaurant Nocturnal Animals in the pinkish … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: City Centre, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

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

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

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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

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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

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