Category Archives: Cuisine: English

Bar Opus – Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea

In recent years we’ve seen the afternoon tea offerings in Birmingham move from the quaint and traditional at the Hyatt, to the uber modern at Hotel La Tour (I still use their Welsh-rarebit-fondue recipe that I knicked off the chef), … Continue reading

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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

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The Pig & Tail

As we pointed out recently, the Jewellery Quarter seems to finally be finding its feet with new and exciting venues opening all over it, and not just on St. Paul’s Square.  We’ve already given you a review of basement cocktail … Continue reading

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Friday Night Dinner at Opus Restaurant Cornwall Street

Opus Restaurant opened on Cornwall Street in the business district over a decade ago.  It’s seen times of boom and bust, and continued serving the local business community despite the ever smaller appetite for extravagant client lunches.  Of course it … Continue reading

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Fishy Fridays at Ju Ju’s Cafe

To quote the line from cheers, “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name”. When I feel like that, it’s often Ju Ju’s Cafe I choose to dine in. The wonderfully warm Julia, her affable daughter Bea, and long … Continue reading

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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

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Goodbye (for now) Butchers Social, hello Harborne Kitchen

It would appear to have escaped the attention of many people that The Butchers Social, on Harborne High Street, closes on New Year’s Eve. The pop-up venture that was opened by chefs Jamie Desogus and Mike Bullard initially for just … Continue reading

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