Category Archives: Venue type: Cafe

Otoro Sushi

I’ll forgive you that Birmingham may not be your immediate thought when you think about Sushi.  Perhaps your mind wanders to images of naked Japanese maidens decorated with crustaceans, rice, and tuna (that’s called Nyotaimori and there’s an interesting article … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Cuisine: Japanese, Price: Average, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Paprika Grill House – Bearwood

To counter those of you that say we only eat at and review upmarket venues, here’s one just for you- the cheap and cheerful Paprika Grill House in Bearwood. On a random friday evening we decided there was nothing on … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Bearwood, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

No More Lounging at The Loft

As some of you may have spotted, the long established Loft Lounge in Bromsgrove Street has had a bit of a makeover. And by “bit of” we mean very extensive. They’ve dropped “Lounge” from the name and are now advertising … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

CAU Restaurant

We eat at many restaurants that have recently opened and invariably there’s something amiss – service can be slow, food cold, bills wrong – they usually get better as the weeks roll by (not always, and safe to say those … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Argentinian, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fishy Fridays at Ju Ju’s Cafe

To quote the line from cheers, “Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name”. When I feel like that, it’s often Ju Ju’s Cafe I choose to dine in. The wonderfully warm Julia, her affable daughter Bea, and long … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment