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(From left) Chefs Chris Bratt-Rose, Luke Tipping, Andy Waters and Adam Stokes whose restaurants are taking part in Streetsmart 2014

Lack of support by Birmingham restaurants 'embarrassing' says St Basils

Streetsmart scheme allows restaurants to add a voluntary £1 to each table's bill but Birmingham is failing to match other cities with levels of support

Birmingham pub has a hit with US barbecue

Keith Marsden landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moselely.
Keith Marsden, owner of popular Moseley pub The Prince of Wales, has taken part in the BBQ Boot Camp, which is set to be screened on America TV, to hone his skills for his new venture, The Dark Horse

Pictures: First look inside Bar Opus at One Snowhill

Bar Opus at One Snowhill
New bar to open in key business district to take advantage of the thousands who visit the district every day

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(From left) Chefs Chris Bratt-Rose, Luke Tipping, Andy Waters and Adam Stokes whose restaurants are taking part in Streetsmart 2014

Lack of support by Birmingham restaurants 'embarrassing' says St Basils

Streetsmart scheme allows restaurants to add a voluntary £1 to each table's bill but Birmingham is failing to match other cities with levels of support

Keith Marsden landlord of the Prince of Wales, Moselely.

Birmingham pub has a hit with US barbecue

Keith Marsden, owner of popular Moseley pub The Prince of Wales, has taken part in the BBQ Boot Camp, which is set to be screened on America TV, to hone his skills for his new venture, The Dark Horse

Bar Opus at One Snowhill

Pictures: First look inside Bar Opus at One Snowhill

New bar to open in key business district to take advantage of the thousands who visit the district every day

Bar Room Bar at The Mailbox which has closed down

Mailbox venue Bar Room Bar closes

Move comes five years after parent group collapsed but Mailbox says plans are already afoot to fill the vacant unit

Bond Wolfe's managing director James Mattin

Taste of the Med coming to West Bromwich

Bond Wolfe agrees deal with restaurant operator for the final unit in the former Allied Carpets store

Plough & Harrow owner Robert Smith (left) and manager Paul Smyth (right) with Manoj Patel, senior business manager with Barclays

Plough & Harrow bought out with £750k backing from Barclays

New owner buys out previous shareholders to launch Hagley Road hotel into new era

The bar at the former Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth

Pictures: Red Lion pub work given green light after concerns

The Post sent a photographer to the treasured pub to see whether its key features remained intact amid concern on social media

Shea Stevenson, 11, takes notes while his dining companion enjoys herself at Piccolino restaurant

Would you go fine-dining with children?

Eat The Street art project asked kids to review Birmingham restaurants.

Italian restaurant Pasta di Piazza is planning to expand by adding a second floor of dining

Jewellery Quarter restaurant Pasta di Piazza eyes expansion plan

Italian venue submits proposals to convert a flat above the restaurant to create a second floor of dining space

Saleem's in Ladypool Road which will close next month

Original Balti Triangle restaurant closing after 45 years

Saleem's closure is 'like a bereavement' says owner after restaurant suffered from declining trade due to recession and opening of franchises

Purnell's, Cornwall Street, Birmingham

Seven Midland restaurants named among nation's best

Birmingham is one of the few British cities outside London to feature more than once in this weekend’s Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants

Chef's tasting of desserts, including pear frangipani, a cherry cream with a dusting of sugar, a pot of custard cream, a yoghurt fruit compote and an Amaretto cream with biscuit, from Waters on the Square restaurant in Edgbaston.

Review: Edgbaston restaurant Waters on the Square

Ahead of its first anniversary Mary Griffin visits Andy Waters' restaurant, Waters on the Square in Edgbaston, asking whether it could win Birmingham's first Bib Gourmand

How Adam's appears on the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice countdown

Adam's in Birmingham named as one of the top restaurants in Europe

The coveted title of best restaurant in Europe in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2014 award goes to El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain

Chaplin Court, in Hurst Street, where 138.com is hoping to build a new entertainment venue

138.com eyes Southside for new entertainment complex

Asian betting group submits plans to transform vacant office building into new betting shop, bar and restaurant venue

Justin Bourne, sales director of Hard To Find Whisky

Good whisky no longer hard to find

New shop in the city's Jewellery Quarter pays homage to the hard stuff which will be nirvana to whisky fans

Cadbury World's chocolate model of the Library of Birmingham to mark the first anniversary of it opening

Cadbury creates Library of Birmingham out of chocolate

Chocolatiers from the famous Birmingham company crafted the 80cm-tale model to mark the library's first birthday

CGI inside the new Grand Central development where four more tenants have been secured

Grand Central announces four more tenants

Office Shoes, Paperchase, TM Lewin and Blott to open stores at the complex next to New Street which will be anchored by John Lewis

Inside the new-look National Indoor Arena which has agreed deals with restaurant groups Ed's Diner and La Tasca

Canalside dining on the menu for new-look NIA

Two new tenants announced as regeneration of National Indoor Arena takes shape ahead of grand relaunch in December

Park Regis Hotel sky bar work set to begin offering new views of Birmingham

Work on the giant bar at Five Ways Island will start in a matter of days as a four-star hotel begins to take shape

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

Videos & Photos

People enjoying the motoring treasures at The Classic Motor Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

£4.5m car auction proves classic stuff

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

Top flight apartments on show at Concord launch

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