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What did we think of the new menu at Rofuto?

What did we think of the new menu at Rofuto? Ask me where to go for good food in Birmingham and - I’m sure you’ll agree – Broad Street isn’t the first place that springs to mind. It’s more hen party than chef de partie; full of Sports bars, not Michelin stars. So at first glance, it seems like an... Read more >

New Digbeth bar attempts to channel ruin bars of Budapest

New Digbeth bar attempts to channel ruin bars of Budapest Here in Britain, we’re a little bit obsessed with style. With everything so fancy, good dive bars in general a sacred and hard to come by – but now one bar in Digbeth is hoping to make a difference. Meet The Ruin, a pub that literally does what it says on the door. Modelled on the ruin... Read more >

This suave new Broad Street pool bar channels 1950s cool and delivers creative cocktails

This suave new Broad Street pool bar channels 1950s cool and delivers creative cocktails Felson’s might be the first case of something trying to be cool and actually succeeding. See, the venue takes its name from Eddie Felson, a 1950s eight ball hero played by Paul Newman in an Oscar winning performance in The Color of Money. And this influence is in the venue’s DNA, with... Read more >

tamatanga - Birmingham Restaurant Review

tamatanga - Birmingham Restaurant Review We may be the UK’s second city, but Birmingham is definitely top when it comes to Indian food. We love the stuff; we even invented the balti. But don't think that we're stuck in the past. A new wave of Indian restaurants has been taking the city by storm. Gone are the... Read more >

Street Food Inspired Cafe Opens At The Custard Factory

Street Food Inspired Cafe Opens At The Custard Factory Fresh, healthy and ethical, Digbeth's newest cafe, Kanteen is the permanent iteration of last year's Another Pop-Up in Digbeth. Nestled in the heart of The Custard Factory, its an ideal brunch and lunch destination, with a unique and varied menu that runs from lamb meatball hotboxes to Clonakilty... Read more >

New glamorous cocktail bar and party spot in Arcadian Centre

New glamorous cocktail bar and party spot in Arcadian Centre Olivia's Townhouse is a new bar concept headed to Birmingham this September. Boasting a £1 million refurbishment to the Reflex Bar space where it stood before, expect two floors of clubbing, an outside garden area and glamorous cocktails from this Broad Street Read more >

New neighbourhood restaurant to replace Two Cats Kitchen

New neighbourhood restaurant to replace Two Cats Kitchen Warstone Lane has a new surprise in store this Autumn in Birmingham in the shape of Grit as they take over the Two Cats Kitchen space. Bringing a new restaurant concept to the Jewellery Quarter, not only has Canadian chef Graeme Jackson come up with hardy dishes the likes of Iberico pork... Read more >

Birmingham's newest Indian restaurant blends Asian flavours with fun British gastro pub vibes

Birmingham's newest Indian restaurant blends Asian flavours with fun British gastro pub vibes Sitting on Birmingham's Constitutional Hill, Hen and Chicken is a new Indian restaurant that serves authentic Indian dishes in a chilled out, British gastro pub atmosphere. The food menu features recipes that are found across the Subcontinent, including the likes of Punjabi tharka dahl, chilli... Read more >

Yeee-haw, come to this new Texan sports bar for full racks of ribs served by cowgirl waitresses

Yeee-haw, come to this new Texan sports bar for full racks of ribs served by cowgirl waitresses Yeeeeeee-haw, The Texan Roadhouse is here and it’s so American that they're just one rodeo away from singing Cotton Eyed Joe. Seriously, they are bumper-sticker-about-guns proud of being American, boasting a full red, white and blue colour scheme, bulls’ heads on the walls and bright... Read more >

Famous Digbeth Dining Club trader The Indian Rasoi have found a permanent home - and a new name

Famous Digbeth Dining Club trader The Indian Rasoi have found a permanent home - and a new name Can a city have too many Indian restaurants? While that remains to be seen, what separates Birmingham’s stock is that they all offer something different – you’ve got Michelin-star quality food in venues like Varanasi, and you’ve got relaxed yet delicious eateries like The... Read more >

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