Category Archives: Venue type: Restaurant

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen Supper & Beer Club

The team at much loved Purecraft Bar & Kitchen on Waterloo Street are launching a new treat on the first Monday of each calendar month, with their new supper & beer club starting Monday 4th June. Head chef Neil, who’s … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, Cuisine: English, Special Event, Uncategorized, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

Tiffin Indian Cuisine, Harborne

Occasionally our friends R&M knock a review up for us, so thanks to them for this one. We’re quite partial to a curry on a Friday night.  Indeed we can often be tempted on a Saturday night as well. Having sampled … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Indian, Price: Average, restaurant review, Uncategorized, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gaucho Electro Brunch

Note this is a write-up of a freebie as we were guests of the restaurant.  We pay for almost everything we review and when we occasionally do a freebie event we’ll tell you and be as critical as usual.  See … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: Argentinian, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Steakhouse, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Price: My eyes are watering - expensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Otto Wood Fired Pizza

Dichotomy of architectural style is apparent all over Birmingham, and nowhere more so than the Jewellery Quarter.  Hideous 90s blocks of flats and offices sit side by side with beautiful Victorian temples to manufacturing, some of which have undergone chic … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Wok Chi Oriental Kitchen

You may not have noticed last year that the rather bland and tired looking Chinese takeaway on Harborne High Street by the name of Splendour, which was ironically far from splendid, closed its doors. Luckily for the residents of Harborne, … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Chinese, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Restaurant | 2 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

Butlers Arms

The Gileses have significant experience in hospitality which they brought to the struggling Butlers Arms pub near Four Oaks some years ago.  It’s a proper family affair.  Landlord Chris, with his head chef wife Paula, along with sous chef son Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Izza Pizza by Lasan Group – Wood Fired Pizza in Selfridges

Wood-fired artisan pizzas with an unusual sourdough base have arrived in Selfridges Birmingham this week with the launch of the Lasan Group’s latest venture, Izza Pizza. Local chef Aktar Islam, a regular face on BBC’s Saturday Morning Kitchen and Great British … Continue reading

Posted in Area: The Bullring, Cuisine: Italian, Cuisine: Pizza, Price: Average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Cheval Blanc

When Keith Marsden joined forces with the daughter of one of Birmingham’s other stalwart hospitality families there were high hopes that they would produce a knockout venue, and they have not disappointed.  Keith Marsden, owner of the British Oak in Stirchley, and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Moseley, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: French, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Tapas, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment