Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

A movement that can’t be ignored – The Best Vegan Cuisine in Birmingham

Christmas over indulgence true to you? Vegetarian but considering vegan? Embarking on Veganuary for a challenge? As the fastest growing food movement in the world, restaurants are… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Birmingham Is A Great Place To Live

As Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham is famous for many things – The Bull Ring, Spaghetti Junction, Cadburys chocolate, playing a major part in the Industrial Revolution,… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Recording Studios Rock On

Built in 1872, the ornately Victorian No. 16 Grosvenor Road, today, sits unassumingly in the middle of a Perry Barr street. However, sat amid the fascinating mish mash… Read more »

New Kids on the Culinary Streets of Brum

Our city is paired in Michelin goodness with Edinburgh to have the most accoladed dining spots outside of the big smoke. Our homegrown talent continues to grow… Read more »

What to do if you absolutely cannot avoid being in Birmingham

Whilst the thought of having to spend time in Birmingham was once a daunting inevitability, the city now boasts a surprising array of enjoyable things to do…. Read more »

Online Gambling’s Coming Home as Digital Sector Scores

More Brits than ever are using the internet to gamble instead of going to physical casinos and betting shops, as the online gambling sector rises and takes… Read more »

Kongs Gaming Bar and the Rising Popularity of Retro Revivals

Kongs Gaming Bar and the Rising Popularity of Retro Revivals

Kongs is a brand new bar in Birmingham which combines nostalgic retro elements with modern trends. The hip establishment at 1 Victoria Square features arcade games from… Read more »

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub Menu Review

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to sample the food at the Gentleman & Scholar Pub inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Guests can enjoy a… Read more »

Festive Things to do in Brum by Rhiannon Simpson

Tis the season to… Buy Local Medicine Bakery– Market Place 1-14 Dec As if I needed more of an excuse to visit the alchemists of buttery goodness… Read more »

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

All Greek Street Food review by Ollie Lloyd

Tucked down Stephenson Street just by the Grand Central Station mirrored ‘eye’ entrance is a little food outlet that has brought authentic Greek kebabs to another level…. Read more »

The Polaris Festival 2018 review By Rachel Bambrough

The Polaris Festival 2018 review By Rachel Bambrough

An unimaginable experience with panoramic views in its unique natural beauty, dramatic surroundings. An environment where all are welcome whether you have a beard, beanie or a… Read more »

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

Ocho Tapas Review by Ollie Lloyd

We all need tapas in our lives, so when I was invited to the launch of Ocho in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, my brain and belly did a… Read more »

Re-opened Buzz Bingo Becomes Great Park’s Latest Nightlife Addition

Re-opened Buzz Bingo Becomes Great Park’s Latest Nightlife Addition

The national bingo chain Buzz Bingo has recently re-opened their Great Park site in B45 following a complete overhaul of the previous venue, opening its doors as… Read more »

GLM Foodbank Services and Homeless Project

GLM Foodbank Services and Homeless Project

Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre are currently working on a number of projects such as a foodbank, food kitchen for the homeless and a big elderly… Read more »

Lauryn Hill at Arena Birmingham by Rhiannon Storer

‘As we all know, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out in 1998. So you’re either from that era or your parents are,’ said Hill’s DJ Reborn… Read more »

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