Dine Birmingham | Restaurants & Bars in Birmingham

Sep 07

Birmingham Independent Food Fair - A Small Taster

This weekend, Birmingham Independent Food Fair will see an array of over 40 restaurants, artisans, local producers and street food traders sampling and trading on Saturday 13 September. (Tickets must be bought IN ADVANCE here)

In this video, produced by Visit Birmingham, meet a few of the traders and get a taste of what’s on offer THIS SATURDAY at Millennium Point.

1 ticket = 8 free food and drink samples

Standard ticket = £7.50, Child ticket (5-10 yrs) = £4.50, Children under 5 go free.

Tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE

Full line-up & tickets at www.bhamindfoodfair.eventbrite.co.uk

Alfie Bird’s | Bar and Restaurant | Digbeth

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A relatively recent offering to the Birmingham food scene, Alfie Bird’s is a hip and happening venture at the heart of the Custard Factory. Having seen the buzz on social media, my foodie friend and I went to go see if it lived up to the hype.

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Aug 31

Madeleine | Cafe | The Cube

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When asked, “What’s in The Cube?” by visitors to Birmingham I struggle to sum it all up. Certainly the number of restaurants and bars in the complex has multiplied recently. What does new coffee house Madeleine, promising to give ‘a dash of French chic’, have to offer?

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Aug 10

Browns Bar & Brasserie | British | City Centre

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Whoever invented brunch was a genius. I’m sure it must have been an American. Whoever it was I thank them. It’s one of those weekend activities that is to be savoured and enjoyed. When two friends were planning to celebrate their birthdays recently, we decided to try Browns Bar and Brasserie, located by the Bullring and St Martin’s church.

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Aug 03

Byzantium | Tapas | Kings Heath

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Birmingham seems to be going tapas-mad right now. Venues from Broad Street cocktail bar Nuvo to Michelin-starred Purnell’s restaurant are launching their take on Spain’s tastiest export. But Byzantium in Kings Heath has been serving them up for years, taking food inspiration from across the Mediterranean.

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Jul 27

Pushkar | Broad Street | North Indian

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Pushkar Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is an award winning restaurant serving Punjabi and North Indian cuisine on Birmingham City Centre’s Broad Street. I went along with my wife, on a busy Saturday evening, to find out if the dining experience justified all the accolades.  

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Jul 20

Nuvo | Cocktail Lounge | Broad St/Brindleyplace

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Nuvo is in a tricky spot – between the ‘higher-end’ restaurants of Brindleyplace – and the faded glitter of Broad Street.  The nightlife venue has just launched a new tapas menu, and that was what we went to try…

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Jul 13

Pasta di Piazza | Jewellery Quarter | Italian

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Situated on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre just off St Paul’s Square, Pasta di Piazza is an Italian restaurant offering plenty of traditional options. It is within walking distance of the city centre but located in the elegant Jewellery Quarter. We hoped the food would match the great location.

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Jul 06

Bhujon | Sutton Coldfield | Bengali cuisine

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In a corner of upmarket Sutton Coldfield is Bhujon Cocktail Bar and Bengal Dining.  It opened in 2012 with a promise to provide sophisticated dining and cocktails to the well-heeled. Our reviewer is back two years on to see how the restaurant has developed and evolved. 

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Jun 28

Juju’s Cafe | Birmingham Central | British/Fusion

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Right in the heart of the City’s ‘canal land’, just off Browning Street, a few minutes’ stroll away from the shenanigans of Broad Street and the mania of Brindleyplace, Canal Square offers an oasis of calm enjoyment. Would Juju’s, the café at the heart of this calm, be a treat as well?

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Jun 22

Turtle Bay | Birmingham City Centre | Caribbean

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Caribbean food is something I have fond recollections of from my childhood. My mother’s best friend was Jamaican and I have many happy memories of her mind-blowing food. So when I found out that Turtle Bay was opening in Birmingham, promising to bring authentic Caribbean food and cocktails to boot, I had to give it a go. I rounded up the girls and off we went on a Saturday afternoon to answer the question: Is Birmingham’s newest Caribbean restaurant as good as it looks?

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Jun 15

The Old Contemptibles | Pub | City Centre

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Delve deep into Birmingham’s busy Colmore Business District and you will find a watering hole of good repute, boasting modern charm and rich in history. I visited the OCs (as it is known locally) on Edmund Street after work to find out if the dining at this venue matches its reputation as a pub.

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