Category Archives: Area: The Bullring

Izza Pizza by Lasan Group – Wood Fired Pizza in Selfridges

Wood-fired artisan pizzas with an unusual sourdough base have arrived in Selfridges Birmingham this week with the launch of the Lasan Group’s latest venture, Izza Pizza. Local chef Aktar Islam, a regular face on BBC’s Saturday Morning Kitchen and Great British … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Bullring, Cuisine: Italian, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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

Five Guys – Foil wrapped disappointment

To much fan fayre Five Guys have opened their latest restaurant in the bullring in the unit vacated by Del Villagio. From humble beginnings in 1986 Arlington, Virginia, where the Murrell brothers founded their first burger joint, their brand has … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: City Centre, Area: The Bullring, Areas in Birmingham, Cuisine: English, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Balcony at Selfridges

I can’t bear shopping. I hate the queues, the people, the prices. Even the politest pressure applied from a too-friendly shop assistant is enough to send me “just browsing” elsewhere. Or more likely to the sanctuary of a bar or … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Bullring, Cuisine: English, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, 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