Category Archives: Area: Colmore Business District

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

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Nosh & Quaff

UPDATE FEB ’16: We’ve eaten here again since this review and had a much better meal – succulent Beef Ribs, massive pork ribs, and truffle laden gooey macaroni and cheese. However we’ve had mixed reports from brilliant to terrible in the … Continue reading

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Get Jazzy at the Colmore Food Festival 2015 This Friday and Saturday at Victoria Square

This Friday and Saturday Victoria Square in the city centre plays host to the fifth annual Colmore Food Festival 2015, with the event running 11am to 7pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July.  The Colmore Food Festival marks the … Continue reading

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Tapas at Amantia Spanish Restaurant

UPDATE FEB ’16: We’ve eaten here a couple of times since this review and the interior is much improved, it now feels like a nice place to sit and eat a meal and is no longer stark. Service is also … Continue reading

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Bar Opus says ‘Oui’ to French cooking lesson

Birmingham foodies are being given a unique opportunity to join two of the city’s best chefs for a series of hands-on cookery classes at Bar Opus at One Snowhill. Kicking off the culinary masterclasses, head chef Gareth Wayt and chef … Continue reading

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Bar Opus

It has until recently been a bit tricky for the city’s professionals to find a place for post-work drinks. Yes there have been plenty of pubs in the business district, but they’re of the sticky carpet variety generally. Over the … Continue reading

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Bugis Street Restaurant

Walking from Centenary Square towards the brutalist inverted pyramid that was until recently Birmingham Library you’ll see two black glass buildings flanking the walkway. On the left side is the Copthorne Hotel, which contains Bugis Street Brasserie – named after … Continue reading

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Bar Opus – A quick look at the launch…

In an age of uncertain financial futures diversification is important if you want to protect your business from the ups and downs.  The Opus team, who’ve successfully been running Opus restaurant for a decade, and for eighteen months the stylish … Continue reading

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Bistro 1847 – Sharing and Tasting

Veggie restaurant Bistro 1847 is just about to reach its first birthday, and when we heard the menu was changing we thought it was definitely time to go back and review again. Most people when thinking of veggie food conjure … Continue reading

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Itihaas

There’s a four tiered system of Indian restaurants in Birmingham (I’ve decided, it’s not official, you understand). Let’s start at the bottom, tier 4, the dives that are frequented by drunks at 2am for a post lager curry – you … Continue reading

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