Category Archives: My Favourite Places

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

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

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, My Favourite Places, Price: Average | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

COMiDA Tapas Kitchen

With virtually no marketing or sales push a tapas restaurant opened its doors five weeks ago in the leafy back streets of Harborne, in a converted hairdresser’s shop, next door to what was the frontage of Acorn Antiques. No Victoria … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Cuisine: Spanish, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

New Sunday Subterranean Delights at Anderson’s Bar & Gril

Regular followers will already know that Anderson’s bar & Grill, located just off the bottom of St Paul’s Square on Mary Ann Street is one of our favourite venues in Brum. The sumptuous feel of the low brick vaulted ceilings … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Area: Out of Birmingham, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Steakhouse, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Uncategorized, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Duelling Pianos – a Great Grown-Up Night Out on Broad Street!

** Update 4/4/13 – THIS VENUE HAS NOW CLOSED ** A new night out has arrived in the UK and it’s landed slap bang in Broad Street here in good old Brum. Duelling Pianos is the first bar of it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Broad Street, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Anderson’s Bar & Grill – Subterranean Meaty Goodness

Just off the popular St. Paul’s Square in The Jewellery Quarter, Anderson’s Bar and Grill is in my opinion, the best steakhouse in town.  Some people seem to take exception to the fact that on entrance you immediately have to … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Steakhouse, My Favourite Places, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | 2 Comments