Category Archives: Venue type: Cocktail Bar

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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Gas Street Social

I’m never sure whether I like The Mailbox.  Unfortunately the stag and hen parties that were once the fodder of the Broad Street bars seem to have found their way down the canal towpath to The Mailbox now, though I think … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Cube, Area: The Mailbox, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Umami Indian Kitchen and Cocktail Bar

Harborne welcomes another Indian restaurant to the scene this last weekend as Umami Indian Kitchen and Cocktail bar has opened next to Boo Boo Coffee at the top of War Lane. There is some competition in Harborne for Indian cuisine … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Cuisine: Indian, Price: Average, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Extravagance at The Edgbaston

“A chauffeur in a uniform of robin’s-egg blue crossed  my lawn early that Saturday morning with a surprisingly formal note from his employer: the honour would be entirely Gatsby’s, it said, if I would attend his ‘little party’ that night”. … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Edgbaston, Area: Harborne, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Preview: Marmalade at The Rep

With six hugely successful venues already across Birmingham, and a recent first foray out of the second city to Worcester with their popular South American Cantina brand of Bodega, Bitters ‘n’ Twisted have finally announced the some details of their … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Brindley Place, Area: Broad Street, Area: City Centre, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant | 1 Comment

Marco Pierre White at The Cube – Festive Menu

With Christmas around the corner MPW on Level 25 of The Cube is gearing up with a new festive menu. We were invited along to give our opinion on it (see our reciprocity promise). Zooming up 25 floors in the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Cube, Area: The Mailbox, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Steakhouse, 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 | Leave a comment

Bar Opus – A quick look at the launch…

In an age of uncertain financial futures diversification is important if you want to protect your business from the ups and downs.  The Opus team, who’ve successfully been running Opus restaurant for a decade, and for eighteen months the stylish … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bar Opus at One Snow Hill

The trio who brought you Opus Restaurant a decade ago, and then Cafe Opus last year, are bringing you Bar Opus at the One Snowhill development in the Colmore Business District. The venue will serve you breakfast and lunch, and then … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Article, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | 3 Comments

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