Category Archives: Area: City Centre

No Outsiders teacher to lead Birmingham Pride Parade

The inspiring teacher at the centre of Birmingham’s recent ‘No Outsiders’ school lessons controversy is to lead this year’s Birmingham Pride Parade. Andrew Moffat MBE, the assistant head at Parkfield Community School in the city’s Saltley district, will launch and lead … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Arcadian, Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: City Centre, Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Article, Special Event | Leave a comment

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

Pizza Express Live

With the number of UK restaurants going bust up by a fifth in 2017 and the middle of the road fast-casual chains struggling with the likes of Byron, Jamie’s, Prezzo, and Carluccio’s closing venues left right and centre, now more … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Area: City Centre, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Average, restaurant review, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Restaurant | 1 Comment

Enjoy the Sun of Benidorm Live at New Alexandra Theatre

SEE YOUR FAVOURITE STARS FROM THE SOLANA HOTEL LIVE ON STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME Benidorm Live! At the New Alexandra Theatre December 3rd to 29th 2018  Derren Litten’s smash hit ITV comedy BENIDORM is set to bring sunshine and smiles to … Continue reading

Posted in Area: City Centre, Uncategorized, Venue type: Entertainment | Leave a comment

70s and 80s legends Boney M complete Birmingham Pride line-up!

Organisers of Birmingham Pride have announced that 70s amd 80s legends, Boney M, who have notched up millions of record sales and No.1 hits worldwide,  will be performing  at the festival on Sunday 28 May. Boney M’s hit singles span … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Arcadian, Area: City Centre, Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Article, Special Event | 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

Friday Night Dinner at Opus Restaurant Cornwall Street

Opus Restaurant opened on Cornwall Street in the business district over a decade ago.  It’s seen times of boom and bust, and continued serving the local business community despite the ever smaller appetite for extravagant client lunches.  Of course it … Continue reading

Posted in Area: City Centre, Area: Colmore Business District, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment