Category Archives: Price: Get your dad to pay – above average

Le Monde Fish Bar & Grill

UPDATE FEB ’16: We’ve since been back to this restaurant and it was much better. No missing about with the counters, staff were friendly and new what they were doing.  Original review below… Being one of the UK’s most landlocked … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Cuisine: Fish, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | 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

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 , , , , , , , , , | 7 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

Posted in Area: The Cube, Area: The Mailbox, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting Some Ciao at Cielo

Like so many people I used to think Italian food was all about spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, and lasagne. A couple of trips to Italy has however set me straight, there’s so much more that’s a celebration of seafood, meat, and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Cuisine: Italian, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

The Balcony at Selfridges

I can’t bear shopping. I hate the queues, the people, the prices. Even the politest pressure applied from a too-friendly shop assistant is enough to send me “just browsing” elsewhere. Or more likely to the sanctuary of a bar or … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Bullring, Cuisine: English, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waters on the Square

Sandwiched between a newsagent and a hairdressers, Waters on the Square, has opened on Chad Square in Harborne opposite The White Swan. One of Birmingham’s prodigal sons, Andy Waters, has returned to the city to open this new neighbourhood restaurant … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lasan Restaurant

The West Midlands has long been a hotspot for good Indian cuisine and Birmingham City Centre boasts several fantastic Indian restaurants, and a couple of awful ones too. For a night on the tiles, you couldn’t start anywhere better than … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: Indian, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farenheit Restaurant at Genting Casino Edgbaston

After our recent foray in to Moseley to eat at the fabulous Carter’s, we thought we’d get another stamp in our passports by going out to Genting Casino at Edgbaston to eat at their newly refurbished Farenheit restaurant. Until recently … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Hagley Road, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Steakhouse, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Entertainment, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments