Maygen Carruthers

Reviewer at DesignMyNight Birmingham. Selflessly surveying some of the most contemporary and quintessential bars in Birmingham, bringing you the best advice on the city's most memorable mixologists.

The Button Factory Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Restaurant Review

The Button Factory Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Restaurant Review The Jewellery Quarter is one of my favourite spots in Birmingham for cool, quirky, and hipster venues. You can easily spend a slow day here, working your way through each bohemian venue in the area, but we had our eyes on only the one location. The Venue The Button Factory can be found smack bang... Read more >

The Lobby on Hill Street - Birmingham Bar Review

The Lobby on Hill Street - Birmingham Bar Review Located on the corner of Hill Street is the aptly named The Lobby on Hill Street, attached to/situated underneath the Holiday Inn hotel. A space for alternating dishes and clean cuisine, we went to check it out for ourselves. The Venue and Atmosphere A venue with a modern, stylish, clean and... Read more >

Varanasi Broad Street - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Varanasi Broad Street - Birmingham Restaurant Review Located at the Five Ways end of Broad Street is the biggest restaurant this city has to offer (no less than 500 covers). Not only is it huge in scale, but every inch is dripping in opulence. I was blown away when the doors to Varanasi were opened for me, and here's exactly why. The... Read more >

Le Bistrot Pierre - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Le Bistrot Pierre - Birmingham Restaurant Review The hottest new restaurant in Birmingham and it just so happens to be toting French cuisine? We headed on down to Le Bistrot Pierre to see what all the buzz was about.  The Venue Le Bistrot Pierre can be found inside a gorgeous Grade II listed building with a prime spot overlooking the... Read more >

Pasta Di Piazza Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Pasta Di Piazza Jewellery Quarter - Birmingham Restaurant Review How many Italian restaurants in Birmingham does it take to fall in foodie love? Only the one, and I was lucky enough to be invited down to review their dining experience. The Venue Nestled away behind an array of gorgeous flower beds and hanging baskets (almost like walking into the Chelsea... Read more >

We try out the Spit Wine and Spirit School at The Plough

We try out the Spit Wine and Spirit School at The Plough Spit Wine and Spirit School can be found inside newly renovated private rooms upstairs at The Plough in Harborne. What you can expect is a little different from other wine tasting evenings you may have gone to. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with quirky facts to learn, as well as some... Read more >

Rofuto - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Rofuto - Birmingham Restaurant Review Atop the beautiful and new Park Regis building at 160 Broad Street, is a gorgeous and equally new Japanese restaurant, Rofuto. The Venue This venue is absolutely stunning. You can’t help but compare it to Marco’s at the Cube, and I’d say it’s on par, if not better. Even... Read more >

Rub Smokehouse - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Rub Smokehouse - Birmingham Restaurant Review Big. Brash. Bright. Bold. I’m talking about the venue as equally as I am the food. This place is a BBQ restaurant tipping its hat to the South of the gloriously-fat capital of the world. The Venue There’s a great view of Regency Wharf when you get up there.  There’s... Read more >

Harvey Nichols Dining - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Harvey Nichols Dining - Birmingham Restaurant Review Within the heart of the uber-glamourous, reinvented Mailbox is Harvey Nichols. Within Harvey Nichols, is a restaurant like no other. The Venue Jamie, the Hospitality Manager, showed me around the shop before taking me into the restaurant, which has beautiful high ceilings, stone-grey interiors... Read more >

Bar + Block - Birmingham Restaurant Review

Bar + Block - Birmingham Restaurant Review The name Beefeater may throw notes of nostalgia in the way of most, but with a 2016 rebrand, Bar + Block was born under their wing; and we couldn't wait to try it out.  The Venue It’s incredibly hard to remember what Colmore Bar & Grill looked like when you walk into Bar +... Read more >

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