Category Archives: birmingham review

Butlers Arms

The Gileses have significant experience in hospitality which they brought to the struggling Butlers Arms pub near Four Oaks some years ago.  It’s a proper family affair.  Landlord Chris, with his head chef wife Paula, along with sous chef son Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cheval Blanc

When Keith Marsden joined forces with the daughter of one of Birmingham’s other stalwart hospitality families there were high hopes that they would produce a knockout venue, and they have not disappointed.  Keith Marsden, owner of the British Oak in Stirchley, and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Moseley, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: French, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Tapas, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No More Lounging at The Loft

As some of you may have spotted, the long established Loft Lounge in Bromsgrove Street has had a bit of a makeover. And by “bit of” we mean very extensive. They’ve dropped “Lounge” from the name and are now advertising … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Brewery Company – Breakfast and Dinner

Birmingham has for decades had a love of Indian food, from the humble balti you can eat in Sparkbrook for £4, to the extravagant banquets available at our high-end Indian restaurants like Lasan’s and Itihaas. The Indian Brewery Company now … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Indian, Cuisine: Street Food, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rofuto – a revisit

We first visited Rofuto just after opening in early 2016.  The former 60s carbuncle that was Auchinleck House on Five Ways at the end of Broad Street was well and truly stripped and whipped into shape as the UK’s first … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Broad Street, Area: Hagley Road, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Japanese, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Harborne Kitchen

After almost a year of mourning the closure of The Butchers’ Social on Harborne High Street, Wednesday night we were able to celebrate the opening of its replacement – Harborne Kitchen.  Co-creator of The Butchers’ Social, Jamie Desogus, is now … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, 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 , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lasan Restaurant

A few weeks back, to celebrate my parents’ ruby wedding anniversary (that’s 40 years!) we took them to Lasan restaurant.  Run by Birmingham restaurateur Aktar Islam and his business partner Jabba Khan, the eatery has picked up many awards over … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Indian, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment