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Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar
Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

Malvern Autumn Show returns for a celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia

Food, drink and giant vegetables take centre stage at this year's Malvern Autumn Show.
The Malvern Autumn Show returns this weekend, at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire, promising a celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia. Mary Griffin takes a look at what's in store

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Phil Davies, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial (left), with Handmade Burger Company founder Chris Sargeant outside the chain's Bullring restaurant

Handmade Burger Company to open third Birmingham restaurant

Chain to launch in Grand Central and three other UK sites after securing £400,000 finance package from Lloyds Bank

The former Midland Bank headquarters at 33 Bennetts Hill which could house a new restaurant or bar

Restaurant plans for former Midland Bank building

Real Estate Investors lodges application to covert offices into restaurant or bar following £1.5m acquisition in April

Food, drink and giant vegetables take centre stage at this year's Malvern Autumn Show.

Malvern Autumn Show returns for a celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia

The Malvern Autumn Show returns this weekend, at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire, promising a celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia. Mary Griffin takes a look at what's in store

Top chef Glynn Purnell is one of four in Birmingham city centre to hold a Michelin star

Reviews: How the region's Michelin-starred restaurants have fared with Post critics

As Michelin unveiles its 2015 list of the nation's finest restaurants, here is a look back at what the Post has said about the establishments over the past few years

Turners

Restaurant Review: Turners in Harborne

The first thing to say about this review is that it isn’t a review, not strictly speaking.

Adam Bennett, of The Cross in Kenilworth, which has been awarded its first Michelin star just a year after opening

Michelin stars stay in Birmingham as The Cross wins its first

Fledgling Warwickshire venue already among the elite as city's quartet of star restaurants continue to vow judges at prestigious publication

The winning team (from left) Daniel Caddick, from category sponsor Platinum Express, Will Child, Katie Bentley, Stephanie Mynett (all Visit Birmingham) and Paul Zerdin (entertainer and special guest)

Birmingham named top tourist destination for second year

Travel organisers such as sports clubs and retired associations recognise city as visitor numbers continue to soar

The derelict former George and Dragon pub which is undergoing a renovation programme

George and Dragon to breathe again as renovation project takes shape

Jewellery Quarter pub which has lain empty for 16 years is undergoing wholesale regeneration to become independent café or restaurant and flats

Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Lasan chef director Aktar Islam and property developer Anthony McCourt outside 130 Colmore Row where Lasan is opening a new venture

Lasan Group expands with 130 Colmore Row deal

Team behind the award-winning restaurant are preparing to launch their latest venture in the heart of the city's business district

Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Andrea Clarke, property manager with St. Modwen (second left), marks the opening of the new Stone Willy's Kitchen in Longbridge with staff (from left) Will Robinson, Gynn Mahal, Claire Mudie and Charlie Rees

Stone Willy's Kitchen opens in Longbridge town centre

Latest company to join regeneration of south Birmingham town centre by St Modwen

Bar manager Laura Stephens with old original bottles of gin from Holland, in the Gin parlour at the Jekyll and Hyde pub in Steelhouse lane, Birmingham.

Drink of a bygone age is making a very spirited comeback at the Birmingham Gin Festival

Once known as a drink of yesteryear, gin has made a roaring return. Ahead of this weekend's Birmingham Gin Festival, Mary Griffin finds out what sparked the second city's gin renaissance

Sir Robin of Locksley gin uses elderflower petals, dandelion and pink grapefruit.

Five-star tipples to tempt the tastebuds at Birmingham's Gin Festival

Birmingham Gin Festival organiser Jym Harris' five favourite tipples

Opus Restaurant

New Opus bar to bring continental dining experience to city

Restaurant group to open third venue in Birmingham and sprinkle a taste of Barcelona on One Snowhill

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Take time out for some tea at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey, an iconic former monastery built in a Georgian, Gothic revival style is set in 21 acres of Worcestershire countryside.

Ian Parkes - Marketing manager for Purity - with their new brew Longhorn IPA on show at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair at Millennium Point.

Food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair

As dozens of food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair next month Mary Griffin finds out what's in store and asks what sets the city's food scene apart.

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