Dine Birmingham | Restaurants & Bars in Birmingham

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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Jun 01

Regards | Indian | Harborne

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Regards Indian Restaurant is nestled in Chad Square, a secluded corner of Harborne, a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the high street. It claims to serve up ‘the finest traditional dishes from all corners of India and Bengal.’ I went to get a taste and put this to the test.

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May 18

Isaacs | Indian | Colmore Business District

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Situated in the centre of Birmingham, Isaacs is named fondly after the proprietor Ifran’s youngest son, which sets the scene for an establishment based on pride and care. After hearing a lot about Isaacs, I wanted to find out what makes it any different to the many up-and-coming eateries in Birmingham.

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May 05

Pure Bar and Kitchen | Birmingham City Centre

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This beer-themed gastropub in Birmingham city centre is a joint venture with input from Purity Brewing Co. and Simpson’s Restaurant. With two such highly-regarded names on it, Pure Bar and Kitchen arrived on the scene to very high expectations. We went to find out if it delivers.

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Apr 26

Cafe Opus | Brindleyplace | Birmingham

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Located in Birmingham restaurant cluster Brindleyplace, Cafe Opus promises to accommodate everyone with their modern British cuisine. But can it live up to the high quality food and experience delivered by sister restaurant Opus?

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Apr 18

Rajdoot Tandoori | Indian | Jewellery Quarter

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Rajdoot in Birmingham has been part of the curry scene for over forty years, and is one of the most established Indian restaurants in the city.  Let’s see what this Jewellery Quarter-based restaurant, serving up North Indian cuisine cooked by chefs trained in India, has to offer.

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