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REVIEW: UPSTAIRS BY CHEF TOM SHEPHERD

I don’t think I have ever left a restaurant feeling like this… Early on a Friday evening in December I departed Upstairs with a full belly and the knowledge I’d just experienced something totally remarkable. Born in Sutton Coldfield (my hometown) chef Tom Shepherd’s dream was to open his own restaurant. Working at various Michelin-starred…

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2023 NEW OPENINGS IN BIRMINGHAM AND BEYOND

Another new year upon us brings plenty of exciting new openings in and around Birmingham. Last year it seemed that there was a new opening every week in Birmingham! So its pretty hard to keep up! So, I have created a list of restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues that are opening in Birmingham and Beyond…

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REVIEW: FAT HIPPO BIRMINGHAM

ANOTHER ONE… I keep seeing burger places popping up all over the Midlands – Hanbao, Burgerboi, Burger and Sauce – the list goes on. Since the pandemic we have become even more obsessed with skyscraper burgers that require a chainsaw to get through. Fat Hippo at first look on Instagram seemed to be another joint…

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REVIEW: ALIOLI SOLIHULL

Where the f*** are all the tapas restaurants?  Traditional Spanish tapas is one of my favourite cuisines. Previously my go-to was Don Diego in Sutton Coldfield but that sadly closed before the Pandemic. I enjoyed many nights in there swinging back sangria and chomping on Don’s meatballs. Before you start to think you have clicked…

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REVIEW: KILO ZIRO CAFE BAR AFTERNOON TEA

If there is something that Birmingham is in short supply of, it’s quality afternoon teas. We sadly lost our champion “The Edgbaston Hotel” this year and there are not many I can recommend other than Hotel Du Vin and Qavali. My biggest pet hate with afternoon teas is that many businesses think it’s more important…

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REVIEW: NOELS BIRMINGHAM

The most confusing relationship I have ever had with a restaurant has to be with Mediterranean eatery “Noels” by The Mailbox in Birmingham. When they invited me to try out their new Summer menu, I was a bit apprehensive due to the fact my last visit was a disaster and the one before that was barely…

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BAB ABOUT TOWNS FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE

Here it is! Bab about towns 2022 fathers’ day gift guide full of wonderful and fantastic Indepedent gifts to impress your Dads and become the favourite child. From meals out to hampers to festival tickets – There is something for every Dad in this gift guide. Remember to shop Independent and support all these incredible…

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