Category Archives: Price: Cheap as Chips – Inexpensive

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

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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

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Peel & Stone Bakery, Bar, and Kitchen – Harborne

As Harborne locals we are still mourning the loss of The Butchers Social (their decision on the missing apostrophe, not mine). In the middle of the week, when work was grinding and the weekend stubbornly refused to make an appearance, … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Edgbaston, Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham review, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Gourmet Shop | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silver Service and Steam with Vintage Trains

Slam doors opened and we boarded the train accompanied by the quiet hiss of released steam impatiently waiting to push us off in to the winter morning. The mighty Earl of Mount Edgcumbe locomotive, silhouetted in early morning light, would … 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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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 , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Food by Nomad: the Man and the Myth

I feel a little like I stalk chef Alex Claridge as this will be the fourth, and not final, review of his food I’ll post having followed him around from The Warehouse Cafe, to Bistro 1847, then on to the … Continue reading

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