Category Archives: Price: Cheap as Chips – Inexpensive

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

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

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rico Libre

I don’t know if you’re familiar with the side streets off Digbeth High Street, but if you are then you may well drive down them at 40 with the doors locked and windows closed. They do not feel salubrious, and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Digbeth, Cuisine: Spanish, Cuisine: Tapas, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tapas at Amantia Spanish Restaurant

UPDATE FEB ’16: We’ve eaten here a couple of times since this review and the interior is much improved, it now feels like a nice place to sit and eat a meal and is no longer stark. Service is also … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Spanish, Cuisine: Tapas, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Soul Food from Big Papa’s B.South

We all know the feeling of waking up on a Saturday with a dry mouth and pounding head, and insisting that “the last pint was off”.  A sure fire solution to that rubbish feeling is a fry-up, and we always … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: City Centre, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: US Southern Soul Food, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Pub | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

UK Burger Battle at Spotlight Digbeth

Last weekend saw the man that brought you the much acclaimed Rib Nights launch his latest cook-off venture: UK Burger Battle.  World leading street-food burger vendors (“crews” if you’re down with the kids), The Beefy Boys and The Flying Cows, … Continue reading

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The Old Joint Stock

Opposite St. Phillips cathedral The Old Joint Stock pub takes prime position in an imposing Grade II listed building built in 1862.  Originally designed as a library, it was used as a bank until converted to a pub and hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay has brought to Birmingham its Caribbean island vibe with its seventh UK branch which opened last week on John Bright Street. The area is becoming a popular spot for those who fancy an artisan drink and a bite … Continue reading

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