Category Archives: birmingham review

The Oyster Club

We ate our last meal out ahead of the first national lockdown at The Oyster Club, on the night all bars and restaurants were ordered to close as soon as they could (for posterity the link to that speech on … Continue reading

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Fine Dining at Birmingham College of Food

You’ll be hard-pressed to dine in one of Birmingham’s better restaurants without finding somewhere in the establishment someone who has learned their art in The Birmingham College of Food at University College Birmingham (UCB). Offering courses for students from 17 … Continue reading

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Salt

Languorously sipping a pre-noon aperitif I remembered how pleasurable devoting a Saturday to friends and a fancy lunch is.  The open fire of The Woodman in Stratford-upon-Avon provided a comforting smokey aroma as we drank our Chase Pomelo and Grapefruit … Continue reading

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The Bracebridge – Luxury lunch in Sutton Park

“Are you sure it’s down this way?” asked the driver of our taxi after we’d been driving for 5 minutes away from the main road into the middle of the woods.  While there has been a restaurant tucked away in … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Uncategorized, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Wilderness

Moving from the rough and ready location on Dudley Street opposite a rather seedy sex shop, to a hideaway in the Jewellery Quarter, has had a refining effect not only on The Wilderness’s interior but also on the menu. Chef … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | 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

Tiffin Indian Cuisine, Harborne

Occasionally our friends R&M knock a review up for us, so thanks to them for this one. We’re quite partial to a curry on a Friday night.  Indeed we can often be tempted on a Saturday night as well. Having sampled … Continue reading

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The Vanguard Meadery & Cocktail Bar

Independent venues have been opening at a rate of knots in the Jewellery Quarter over the past couple of years. It’s become a firm favourite location for Friday evening drinking and dining with everyone we know. From The Pig & … Continue reading

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Tom’s Kitchen

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: The Mailbox, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average | Tagged , , , , , , , | 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