Category Archives: Area: East Side

Original Patty Men

The Original Patty Men, or OPM to the initiated, have made frequent appearances at Birmingham’s street food events like Digbeth Dining Club for a couple of years, and invariably their stall would serve crowds of hungry people who’ve waited all … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Digbeth, Area: East Side, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Street Food, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Logs, Lace, and Vodka: an evening at The Karczma

About twelve months ago his holiness Jay Rayner reviewed a little known Polish restaurant in Birmingham – The Karczma. It was a surprise because not only had he made the effort to travel outside of the M25, which is unusual … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Digbeth, Area: East Side, Cuisine: Polish, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Aalto at Hotel La Tour

The problem with trying to get around all of the fantastic new venues in Birmingham, is that it makes us ignore our favourites. Aalto Restaurant at Hotel La Tour is most definitely at the top of our favourite list but … Continue reading

Posted in Area: East Side, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Afternoon Tea @ Hotel La Tour

Frequent followers will have noticed we’ve got a bit of a thing for Hotel La Tour. Over the past year we’ve had lunch, dinner, cocktails, drinks, a 30th, afternoon tea, and entertainment there (including the preview to Duelling Pianos, see … Continue reading

Posted in Area: East Side, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Grazing Some Time Away at Café Ezra

UPDATE SUMMER 2013: This cafe has now closed, although the hotel and restaurant Aalto are still going strong!   Since opening in March 2012, Hotel La Tour has been bringing in great reviews for both its rooms and the Marcus … Continue reading

Posted in Area: East Side, Area: The Bullring, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Cafe | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aalto Restaurant @ Hotel La Tour – for opening night

It was our pleasure this week of dining at a hotel restaurant new to Birmingham, Aalto at Hotel La Tour. Those city slickers amongst you may know this newly developed £24m, 174 bedroom hotel, is located near to the disused … Continue reading

Posted in Area: East Side, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, My Favourite Places, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Leave a comment