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Archive for January, 2010

Midlands Restaurateurs Support Haiti Appeal ~ Save Money and Give to Haiti!

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Local foodies can now support the Haiti appeal to help raise funds, simply by dining out! The brainchild of Shropshire based ‘Virtual-foodie’  James Day of Midlands Dining Offers and ratings Guide  www.dinewithus.co.uk who has launched an initiative to encourage diners to support their local restaurants, whilst supporting the victims of the Haiti earthquake appeal. James […]

Michael Palin Praises Shrewsbury London Train Service

Michael Palin and Howard Astbury of the Lion Hotel Shrewsbury (with Local MP Lembit Opik on the phone!)

During yesterdays successful launch of Shrewsbury based Wrexham and Shropshire Railways’ new rolling stock, at Marylebone station London, local hotelier, Howard Astbury of the Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop (pictured with Michael Palin), was praised for his support in helping promote the service from Shrewsbury to London. Howard explained the historic links of the hotel with […]

Shropshire to London Train ~ Review

Wrexham Shrophire Railways

I love trains. Not in the notepad, rucksack, end-of-platformclicking-camera sort of way, but the concept of the golden age of trains – Brief Encounter style, with well-maintained stations and attentive, smart, uniformed, platform staff helping with luggage and directing confused travellers towards trains which arrive, and leave, on time. Some of my most memorable travels […]

AA ‘Loves’ Birmingham Restaurant

Chef Patron, Steve Love

Newly opened ‘Loves Restaurant’ triumph with three AA Rosette award in this years accolades. The AA has announced the latest additions to its restaurant awards, with Birmingham’s newest fine dining restaurant, run by Steve and Claire Love, formerly of Cotswold House in Chipping Campden,winning three AA rosettes after just being open four months. Steve Love […]

Lasan Birmingham ~ Winner of ‘Best Local Restaurant’ The ‘F’ Word ~ Exclusive Interview

Aktar Islam of Lasan Congratulated by James Day of ETM

Aktar Islam of Lasan Congratulated by James Day of ETM Lasan Winners of Best Local Restaurant as Voted their customers, and judged by Gordon Ramsey’s ‘F’ Word (and yours truly) on Channel Fours ‘F’ Word Finals. Congratulations Lasan & Team! We were granted the exclusive final lunch interview with Executive Chef Aktar before his busy […]

Lasan Birmingham ~ F Word Finalist

Head Aktar & 2nd Chef Aysan with Gordon

Lasan Birmingham ~ Winners of  The ‘F’ Word Final with Gordon Ramsey? See if the team at top Midlands Asian restaurant ‘Lasan’ win this Thursday night on Channel 4 The F Word with Gordon Ramsey in his search for Britain’s Best Local Restaurant, as voted for my James Day editor of Eat-the-midlands.co.uk when he was […]

Wrexham Shropshire Railways ~ Shropshire to London Review

Wrexham & Shropshire Railways

I love trains. Not in the notepad, rucksack, end-of-platformclicking-camera sort of way, but the concept of the golden age of trains – Brief Encounter style, with well-maintained stations and attentive, smart, uniformed, platform staff helping with luggage and directing confused travellers towards trains which arrive, and leave, on time. Some of my most memorable travels […]

Opus Birmingham ~ Shining Star

Bradley Gent, Opus Birmingham

Brad Gent, restaurant manager at Opus Restaurant in Birmingham’s Colmore Business District, has joined the ranks of the industry’s most talented professionals after being presented with a Master of Culinary Arts (MCA) in Restaurant Management and Service – the only individual from an establishment outside London to pick up the highly prestigious award in 2009. […]

Midlands Restaurants ~ Harden’s Guide

The renowned ‘Harden’s Brother’s’ who edit the annual ‘Gastro-Emmies’ have this week announced that the regions restaurants fair well, but not as well as they could! Top Gourmands are ‘home-grown’ Chris and Judy Bradley, proprietors of the much loved Mr Underhills of Ludlow. This unassuming team, have presided over the river-side restaurant the last 30 […]

Romolo Shrewsbury ~ Review

Romolo Restaurant Shrewsbury

Location, Location, Location When it comes to opening a new restaurant, there are 3 things you can pretty much rely – and all three are down to location. Yes, food, menus, service, price, and the all important ambience are also pretty close behind, but a good view, or convenience can account for alot of forgiveness. […]