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Stewart Buchanan (right), brand ambassador at The BenRiach Distillery Company, with visitors to the 2014 Whisky Birmingham festival

Whisky Birmingham festival to return next year

Third event for lovers of the famous drink will enjoy a larger festival in Digbeth with more than 150 whiskies on show

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Hotel Indigo to undergo £200k refurb

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at The Cube which was refurbished earlier this year
New look for restaurant and hotel at The Cube as pair commence their fourth year of trading in Birmingham

New Jewellery Quarter grocer launches in eight-foot loading bay

Chris James has opened The Eight Foot Grocer in the Jewellery Quarter
Former restaurant manager has followed dream of opening own business by relocating from London to start an independent grocery

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Stewart Buchanan (right), brand ambassador at The BenRiach Distillery Company, with visitors to the 2014 Whisky Birmingham festival

Whisky Birmingham festival to return next year

Third event for lovers of the famous drink will enjoy a larger festival in Digbeth with more than 150 whiskies on show

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at The Cube which was refurbished earlier this year

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Hotel Indigo to undergo £200k refurb

New look for restaurant and hotel at The Cube as pair commence their fourth year of trading in Birmingham

Chris James has opened The Eight Foot Grocer in the Jewellery Quarter

New Jewellery Quarter grocer launches in eight-foot loading bay

Former restaurant manager has followed dream of opening own business by relocating from London to start an independent grocery

Outside the drive-thru Costa Coffee in Edgbaston are (from left) DBK director Michael Sutton, Redleaf director Paul Bishton and Paul Gillott, building services manager with Calthorpe Estates

Costa Coffee drive-thru opens in Edgbaston

Calthorpe Estates opens latest element of its The Village redevelopment project

If Birmingham's Christmas Market is a bit much for you, then why not try some of these alternatives?

Independent Birmingham: Seven alternative ways to enjoy Christmas in the city

As Small Business Saturday approaches, the Post, with website Independent Birmingham, takes a look at different ways shoppers and visitors can enjoy the city this festive period

63 St Paul's Square which could be converted into a restaurant and flats under newly submitted plans

New plans for Jewellery Quarter restaurant

Latest redevelopment project for historic city centre quarter is lodged with planners as property consultancy looks to convert St Paul's Square office building

Purity Saddle Black

Purity Brewing is back in the saddle

Brewery re-launches seasonal beer aimed at cyclists which celebrates the region's bike manufacturers such as Brooks England and Pashley

The Woodman which is set to unveil the next phase of its renovation after re-opening last year

Latest renovation at historic Woodman pub

City centre hostelry which re-opened after fours years is due to unveil new first floor space next weekend

(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

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Kingsway building in Kings Heath

Planners back new life for Kingsway building

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

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