Category Archives: Cuisine: Modern Mixed

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

@ 21 Restaurant, Edgbaston

We were outraged when Birmingham planning officers decided that the wonderful Comida tapas restaurant on Gordon Road in Harborne was to be denied a permanent licence when its temporary use licence expired.  Much to our relief the resilient proprietors, Jade and Stewart, … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Edgbaston, Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

The Butchers’ Social – Henley-in-Arden

Few places in Birmingham attracted such an immediate cult following as The Butchers’ Social in Harborne did. Within weeks of Chefs Jamie and Mike getting the keys to the closed Walter Smith’s butcher’s shop on the high street in April … Continue reading

Posted in Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wilderness (née Nomad)

After a legal spat about naming rights with a restaurant of the same name some three-thousand miles away, Chef Proprietor Alex Claridge’s Nomad Restaurant and his similarly named projects shut down, immediately reopening as The Wilderness. His restaurant hasn’t moved … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: City Centre, Area: The Bullring, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Area: City Centre, Area: Colmore Business District, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

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

Resorts World (The World of Last Resort)

Vegas-ification of the UK leisure industry has hit Birmingham in the last few months in the form of Resorts World. Spend spend spend say the neon lights – shop, eat, drink, gamble, catch a flick, all in the comfort of … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Out of Birmingham, Article, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Adam’s Restaurant on Waterloo Street

We were not surprised to see on twitter that within weeks of Adam’s Restaurant moving from their “pop-up” twenty-eight cover venue on Bennett’s Hill to their new larger and permanent establishment on Waterloo Street that the Michelin guide inspectors just happened … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment