Food Reviews

Check out our latest food reviews from Birmingham restaurants and bars.

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

With a 360% increase in British people adopting plant-based eating in the last decade it is undeniable that the life style choice is becoming increasingly mainstream. While… Read more »

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

Fressh Vegan Eatery review

I’d heard so many great things about Fressh, a plant-based food haven for veggies and vegans alike. Therefore, I was more than excited to go and try… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Part two of my Sunday pop-up tour, took me to the exquisite surroundings of Emma-Louise Yufera’s ‘El Borracho de Oro, Tapas and Wine Bar’ in Edgbaston. The… Read more »

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

The Plough Harborne, is one of Birmingham’s huge success stories. Always ahead of the game, Adam Johnson (formerly of Global Grooves Records, 52 Degrees North and Circo… Read more »

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to try some of the delicious, freshly made food on offer at Hookways; an independent, healthy food-haven, tucked… Read more »

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego is a newish Mediterranean restaurant, small, yet perfectly formed. This beautifully appointed dining space, promises a rustic fine dining experience, in the heart of the… Read more »

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

Funky Lobster review at 1000 Trades

After many dormant years, The Jewellery Quarter is beginning to thrive. 1000 Trades pop-up kitchen is at the heart of that burgeoning food & drink scene. With… Read more »

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

The Alchemist Birthday review by Ollie Lloyd

If Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination then The Alchemist have truly embedded this philosophy into creating a wonderfully unique environment in… Read more »

Dinner for Two at The Stable by Izzy Owen

After what seemed like a particularly long and tiring week, my friend Alice and I were feeling more than ready to indulge in delicious pizza and cider… Read more »

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Cocktail Masterclass as Be At One gets Bigger!

Be At One, a cocktail institute that has been bringing a lively party atmosphere to Birmingham since May last year, is preparing to be even bigger and… Read more »

Journeys Restaurant Indian Fine Dining review

Journeys Restaurant Indian Fine Dining review

These days most of my time spent eating out is situated within Birmingham, so the offer of a food review in nearby Oldbury felt like I was… Read more »

Buffalo & Rye Review

Buffalo & Rye Review

Birmingham has a lot to offer the foodie these days, the variety is growing by the week, and with so many new chains arriving in the city,… Read more »

The Bull’s Head Indian Street Food Review

I was so excited to visit one of Birmingham’s oldest pubs, The Bulls Head, on a Saturday evening to try the food and drinks (specifically cocktails) on… Read more »

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

If you’re a ‘Brummie’ like me, you’ll know that Marco Pierre White and his Steakhouse Bar and Grill on Level 25 of The Cube really is the… Read more »

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho is a small chain of Vietnamese street food restaurants. The brand has been serving up its authentic fare in the UK for over a decade. The… Read more »

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers appeared on Birmingham’s New Street and in no time at all, the restaurant seems to have established itself, as a busy diner for those into… Read more »

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar is a brand new whisky bar set on the 25th floor of The Cube, just to the side of Marco Pierre White’s. It’s setting… Read more »

Trying out the new summer menu at Marmalade

For those who don’t know this already, Marmalade is one of the many jewels in the ever-growing Bitters N Twisted crown. Sharing similarities in the food and… Read more »

Gaucho’s Electro Brunch review

Gaucho’s Electro Brunch review

Argentinian inspired Gaucho, is already a success in London, Manchester, Leeds, Dubai, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. In Birmingham, however, it is the new kid on the… Read more »

Bar Opus Food & Cocktail review by Claire Tucker

Bar Opus Food & Cocktail review by Claire Tucker

The fact that Bar Opus sits directly below my office means that I spend a lot more time there than I probably should. Scratch the probably; I… Read more »

Gin Ahoy – Gin Tasting Cruise review

Gin Ahoy – Gin Tasting Cruise review

Carl Hawkins, aka ‘The Gintleman’, has come up with a genius idea: to offer gin tasting aboard an evening cruise through Birmingham’s network of canals. As a… Read more »

Taco Tuesdays at The Old Crown review

Taco Tuesdays at The Old Crown review

The Old Crown building has stood defiantly in Digbeth since the 14th century. It’s been through many phases during its existence, including being a backdrop for one… Read more »

The Alchemist review by Victoria Roberts

The Alchemist review by Victoria Roberts

Even from the outside, The Alchemist looks to promise a good night out in Birmingham. The sleek, dark look is carried through to the interior which is… Read more »

The Victoria review by Lisa Cooper

The Victoria review by Lisa Cooper

Dating back to the end of the 19th century, The Victoria is a jewel in the crown of the Bitters N’ Twisted family: a group of independent… Read more »

The Alchemist: smoke and mirrors and cocktails review

The Alchemist: smoke and mirrors and cocktails review

I’d been intrigued by the dark façade of the Alchemist – one of Birmingham’s most popular cocktail bars, which is situated on Colmore Row – for quite… Read more »

New Menu & Wine Tasting with Cucina Rustica

Mention Italian restaurants in Birmingham and one of the first names to pop-up will be Cucina Rustica. The large building in the heart of St Pauls Square is… Read more »

The New Inn Restaurant Review by Lisa Cooper

The New Inn Restaurant Review by Lisa Cooper

The New Inn is a place of comfortable contrasts located in the heart of leafy Harborne: a playground for medical professionals in addition to a reassuringly loyal… Read more »

Pasta Di Piazza review by Damien Wilkes

This long running and popular independent family run Italian restaurant has been a stalwart of the St. Paul’s area of Birmingham for a couple of decades, ideally… Read more »

Be At One review by Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd

Be At One review by Ollie ‘Yardbird’ Lloyd

No one ever said “I don’t like cellar bars”. What’s not to like..descending down steps from street level reality into an underworld of hospitality is an experience… Read more »

El Borracho de Oro review by Laura Bourne

A Spanish gold mine in the heart of Edgbaston, Birmingham, El Borracho de Oro is full of delicious food, exquisite décor, and brilliant staff. The restaurant’s owner,… Read more »

Boca Grande Taco review, The Plough Harborne (part 2)

Wednesday’s at The Plough Harborne have a new springtime menu effortlessly called Boca Grande Taco, which is available all day until 9.30pm. With a simple five-option menu… Read more »

The Old Crown ‘New Menu’ Review by Claire Tucker

The Old Crown is Birmingham pub royalty; it has been quenching the thirst of locals since 1368. And for good reason. The interior is cosy, packed with… Read more »

Boca Grande Taco review, The Plough Harborne (part 1)

Boca Grande Taco review, The Plough Harborne (part 1)

Birmingham has really changed over the last twenty years. Once a clubbing mecca of the Midlands, these days the city is better known for its culinary offerings…. Read more »

Zindiya Indian Street Food Restaurant Review

Zindiya Indian Street Food Restaurant Review

My first introduction into Indian food was the humble Balti in the 1990s. My cousin would invite me up to Birmingham from darkest Herefordshire to sample the… Read more »

Chaophraya Christmas Lunch Review

Chaophraya Christmas Lunch Review

As part of Chaophraya’s Christmas Menu launch, I was invited along with a guest to sample their delicious selection of starters and mains (with the odd cocktail… Read more »

The Best Pizza in Birmingham by Megan Matthews

When the moon hitting your eye looks like a big pizza pie, that’s probably your body telling you that you need a slice – or, more realistically,… Read more »

Bar + Block restaurant review

Bar + Block restaurant review

Bar + Block is a modern yet homely restaurant in the heart of Brum’s business district. I had heard good things about the food, so a chance… Read more »

Aria Restaurant review by Amy Stutz

Aria Restaurant review by Amy Stutz

Located inside the luxurious Hyatt hotel, situated on Broad Street in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, is the Aria restaurant. Serving high-quality cuisine in a contemporary… Read more »

Carluccio’s Grand Central Review by Kathryn Byng

It had been some time since I had visited a Carluccio’s and appreciated the invitation to the new restaurant in Grand Central. We received a warm welcome… Read more »

Rofuto Japanese Restaurant Review

Rofuto Japanese Restaurant Review

There are various sushi restaurants dotted around Birmingham, the most famous locally being Sushi Passion. However, the addition of Rofuto which is situated on top of Park… Read more »

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz

The Botanist Review by Amy Stutz

Tucked away in central Birmingham is an absolute gem of a restaurant, the Botanist is located on Temple Street and Birmingham are lucky enough to hold one… Read more »

Best Tapas Restaurants in Birmingham

Best Tapas Restaurants in Birmingham

Being a picky eater can be hard sometimes; like, when you go to a restaurant, what do you go for? It’s a big commitment to pick just… Read more »

Best Places to Eat in Grand Central!

Best Places to Eat in Grand Central!

It’s not easy to squeeze in a lunch break, but it’s often necessary for our health and sanity. That’s why Grand Central’s restaurants and cafes have a… Read more »

El Borracho Exclusive Tasting Review

El Borracho Exclusive Tasting Review

Emma Yufera-Ruiz, has a lot to celebrate this year, having successfully opened her 4th authentic Spanish restaurant in 6 years, this time in the upmarket area of… Read more »

Fried Chicken & Garage Rock Heaven at One Tricky Pony, review by Mazzy Snape

Every other Thursday local promoters ‘Killer Wave’ take over One Trick Pony Club in Moseley. The music is always good, with bands ranging from psychedelic indie to… Read more »

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

The Lord Clifden Sunday Roast Review

I’ve been exceedingly aware of The Lord Clifden’s reputation for good food for many years, way before the onset of sharp-witted food bloggers and self proclaimed foodologists… Read more »

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

El Borracho De Oro Tapas Restaurant Review by Ken Byng

You wait years for a decent Tapas restaurant and then several come along at once… Birmingham diners in search of some Hispanic cuisine in the city centre… Read more »

The best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Birmingham

Alternative eating choices seem to be pretty much the in thing nowadays; even Beyonce had a (short) go at cutting out all animal products from her diet…. Read more »