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Archive for February, 2013

Birmingham based noodle bar prepares for international expansion

Birmingham based pan Asian eatery, Chop and Wok, is bucking the trend with national and international expansion, creating more jobs in their head office based in Birmingham city centre, as a result. From its humble beginnings as a single store on Birmingham’s Suffolk Street, Chop and Wok now boasts a total of five

Midlands restaurants prepare for Valentines Diners, including Chef Suree Coates at the King and Thai Restaurant in Broseley, Shropshire.

Famous ‘Royal’ Opens Lichfield Restaurant

Chef Proprietor Nigel Dobson with ‘Kate’ AKA Kate Middleton’ from Staffordshire

The eagerly awaited opening has taken place of the Midlands newest restaurant. Manley’s Brasserie has been created by acclaimed Chef Nigel Dobson at the popular ‘The Old School House’ venue near Lichfield. Following a £250,000 top to toe refit, the stylish new Brasserie opened its doors this week to regulars and invited guests who were […]

Birmingham’s first major whisky festival comes to the city in March

Whisky Birmingham, the city’s first ever large-scale whisky festival, will take place on Saturday 2nd March at The Bond in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s creative quarter. Hosted by local whisky tasting events company The Birmingham Whisky Club, the festival will bring major distilleries and

Farewell to Old Prickly

Hobsons Brewery has said a farewell to its special charity beer for 2012 “Old Prickly” as it goes into hibernation. The ‘snuffly hedge grog’ has been a phenomenal success with over £2500 raised for the charity. Shropshire brewer Hobsons started brewing the special beer in March 2012 for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) as […]

Aubrey Allen Master Butchers Celebrate with Royal Warrant

Warwickshire’s Master Butcher, Aubrey Allen is celebrating the highest and most privileged honour of receiving the Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen, as suppliers of meat, poultry and game. The official Royal appointment has resulted from their supplying the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham, and the

Fine dining restaurant Five Rivers spice up lesson for catering students

Walsall College Catering students received a master class in Indian cookery this week, when professional chefs from Five Rivers A La Carte restaurant visited the college’s Jerome’s Restaurant to show students how to prepare a range of Indian dishes. Fine-dining north Indian restaurant, Five Rivers opened in Walsall in December 2011 by a group of […]

Chinese New Year – Explained

Tom Lau of China Lodge with Waishin Cheng Restaurant Manager

Sunday 10th February sees the New Year for the Chinese. This year is the year of the snake. We asked Tom Lau, Proprietor of the opulent new China Lodge Restaurant in Kidderminster, previously owner of the popular China Diner in Bridgnorth, to explain about Chinese New Year “Running

New £250K Staffordshire Brasserie opens near Lichfield

Chef Proprietor Nigel Dobson in the New Manleys Brasserie

The eagerly awaited opening has taken place of the Midlands newest restaurant. Manley’s Brasserie has been created by acclaimed Chef Nigel Dobson at the popular ‘The Old School House’ venue near Lichfield. Following a £250,000 top to toe refit, the stylish new brassiere opened its doors this week to regulars who were amazed