Category Archives: Cuisine: English

Bar Opus – A quick look at the launch…

In an age of uncertain financial futures diversification is important if you want to protect your business from the ups and downs.  The Opus team, who’ve successfully been running Opus restaurant for a decade, and for eighteen months the stylish … Continue reading

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Bistro 1847 – Sharing and Tasting

Veggie restaurant Bistro 1847 is just about to reach its first birthday, and when we heard the menu was changing we thought it was definitely time to go back and review again. Most people when thinking of veggie food conjure … Continue reading

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Getting Our Rocks Hot at Moor Hall

Again we ventured far beyond our normal comfort blanket of the inner ring road to the dizzy distances of Sutton Coldfield, to a Best Western hotel for dinner. I know, right! Having plucked up the courage and boarded our public … Continue reading

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The Bluebell at Henley-in-Arden

Betwixt Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon lies the sleepy town of Henley-in-Arden. It’s 30 minutes by train from the city centre through glorious postcard perfect English countryside, and on a summery Saturday we headed there to try out a Michelin recommended pub … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Out of Birmingham, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | 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 , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Bun & Bowl

On Friday evening we were trying to decide what we were going to do for dinner when we saw a tweet that Bun & Bowl, a new restaurant in The Cube, had opened its doors. The obvious choice then! It … Continue reading

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Pure Bar & Kitchen

Purity have been up and brewing since 2005. They started out in some disused barns in Warwickshire shipping their wares to shops, festivals, and anyone who’d buy them.  Now they’ve moved to a new brewery and from there they’ll also … Continue reading

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Edmunds Lounge

Sometimes I want white linen and fine glassware, but sometimes I want somewhere to watch the rugby with a pint and a pie. On those latter occasions, recently we’ve headed to Edmunds Lounge on the corner of Newhall Street and … Continue reading

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Epi by Nathan Eades – One to watch…

Chef Nathan Eades formerly Sous-Chef at three AA rosette awarded Fishmore Hall in Ludlow, has been running pop-up Epi Restaurant at The Courtyard Café in Bromsgrove since 2013. Given its success there it’s only natural that Nathan should seek bigger … Continue reading

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Edmunds Restaurant

One of our very first reviews was of Edmunds Restaurant on Brindley Place, after we’d enjoyed a lovely New Year’s Eve dinner there while it was under the patronage of Chef Andy Waters.  Since then Andy has moved on to … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: French, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment