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Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter


Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter the venue will boast 300 plus whiskies and host a regular calendar of tastings and events. Known for pioneering the whisky community in the […]

The UK’s first Prosecco Festival comes to Birmingham Town Hall

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Needless to say this event is an absolute must for fans of the fizz! The UK’s first Prosecco Festival is coming to Birmingham Town Hall, on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th February. There will be stations offering more than 40 types of Prosecco, Spumante, Cava’s, Brut, Pink Fizz and even Prosecco cocktails. There will also […]

The Horseshoe Bar and Grill Relaunch

Horseshoe Food

Popular local pub ‘The Horseshoe Bar “ have relaunched under new management this month and will be known as The Horseshoe Bar & Grill!  With a freshly refurbed pub section,  the restaurant on Stratford Road will now be riding the desi wave and offering a bigger mixed grill selection. There are no neigh sayers in […]

A Bigger, Bolder And Better Indian Brewery


The Indian Brewery is getting bigger, bolder and better. The team have been busy expanding into the archway next door and will be ready to serve you all up some refreshing home-brews with your favourite mixed grills in a much bigger and brighter space! Jaspal Purewal, who owns Indian Brewery which supplies Birmingham Lager, Indian Summer, Bombay Honey, Peacock […]

Paul’s Salisbury & Hales’ Ratings & Reviews

Lyttleton Arms, Hagley

Some of the best venues in the region, are created by or in association with Messers Paul Hales, and Paul Salisbury – Those elusive creators and purveyors of perfectly located, presented and operated venues offering superb value, in opulent surroundings for the great and the good of Solihull, The Greater West Midlands, (not to mention […]

East Midlands Food & Drink Festival

East Midlands Food Festival

On the 3rd & 4th of October the grounds of the splendid Brooksby Hall, the award winning 16th century hunting lodge in the heart of Leicestershire will host the 5th East Midlands Food and Drink Festival, the air will be full of mouth-watering aromas of succulent beef, tender pork, speciality cheese, freshly baked bread and […]

Birmingham Balti Tour

Birmingham Balti Tour dDish

Birmingham Balti tours offer Midlands foodies a great day out. I was lucky enough to be hosted by true ‘Brummie foodie’ Andy Munro, of the richly historic Jewellery Quarter and as Simon Majumdar of UK top foodie blog Dos Hermanos. Balti (meaning bucket) guru Andy Munro, who advises the Asian Balti Restaurant Association, recently commented: […]

Midlands AA Rosette Explanation & Listings

AA Rosette Awards Explained In today’s current economical climate restaurants need to distinguish themselves and stand out above others. AA Rosettes set an achievable standard to which restaurants can aspire to. AA inspectors annually award Rosettes to restaurants that stand out from the crowd, either in the local area or on a more national stage. […]

Spanish Asparagus – Chef Alfonso Ruiz

Spanish Style Asparagus. Serves x 4 Donated by Alfonso Chef Patron of the new Authentic Tapas Bar in Bridgnorth ‘Casa Ruiz‘ 12 Asparagus Spears tbs Olive oil Black Pepper dash Vino Blanco Rock Salt to finish 1. Place the Asparagus and oil in a hot pan. Stir well and season with the rock salt and […]

Birmingham Michelin Maitre de serving in Bridgnorth

Alfonso Ruiz of Casa Ruiz, Bridgnorth (Previously Simpsons, Birmingham)

Casa Ruiz Bridgnorth Tapas Restaurant is run by Alfonso Ruiz, previously front of House at Simpsons, Birmingham. Passionate chef, serving authentic Spanish ingredients, relaxing setting. Opened in May 2009 by Alfonso Yufera-Ruiz, and his partner Emma. The name derives from ‘House of Alfonso‘ and you certainly get that feeling the moment you arrive. A welcoming […]