Category Archives: restaurant review

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

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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

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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

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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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Fybin & Loin at Norjske

It’s all about Edgbaston at the moment. Specifically Highfield Road, not too far from the top of Broad Street. While Simpsons Restaurant has been a stalwart restaurant of the well heeled in these parts since 2004, the last couple of … Continue reading

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Wine and Dine at Harvey Nichols

The Mailbox’s flagship store, the temple to luxury that is Harvey Nichols, has at last reopened its doors to the public after a move, resize, and refit. While we’ve not yet managed to have a mooch around the store, we … Continue reading

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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

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