Category Archives: Cuisine: English

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

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Cafe, 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

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

Posted in Area: Harborne, Article, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Street Food, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fybin & Loin at Norjske

It’s all about Edgbaston at the moment. Specifically Highfield Road, not too far from the top of Broad Street. While Simpsons Restaurant has been a stalwart restaurant of the well heeled in these parts since 2004, the last couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Edgbaston, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Gourmet Shop, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wine and Dine at Harvey Nichols

The Mailbox’s flagship store, the temple to luxury that is Harvey Nichols, has at last reopened its doors to the public after a move, resize, and refit. While we’ve not yet managed to have a mooch around the store, we … 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, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Gourmet Shop, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gas Street Social

I’m never sure whether I like The Mailbox.  Unfortunately the stag and hen parties that were once the fodder of the Broad Street bars seem to have found their way down the canal towpath to The Mailbox now, though I think … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Cube, Area: The Mailbox, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Epi at The Courtyard

We’ve reviewed the food of Chef Nathan Eades before, having eaten at his pop-ups in The Kitchen Garden (review here) and The Pickled Piglet.  We’ve been meaning to try his more permanent home, Epi at The Courtyard, for a while … Continue reading

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Bar Opus

It has until recently been a bit tricky for the city’s professionals to find a place for post-work drinks. Yes there have been plenty of pubs in the business district, but they’re of the sticky carpet variety generally. Over the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments