Birmingham has been pipped by Manchester again - this time in the eating stakes.
According to the Which? Good Food Guide 2007, Birmingham is only the sixth best place in Britain to dine out while Manchester is considered second only to London.
The book is dominated by restaurants in the capital which has more than 300 entries with the North-west city enjoying 26 entries in second place.
Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow take the next three places before Birmingham which has 11 entries in the guide.
These are Bank, Brasserie Blanc, Chung Ying Garden, Hotel Du Vin & Bistro, Jessica's, Lasan, Metro Bar & Grill, Opus, Paris, San Carlo and Simpsons.
The Good Food Guide names Gordon Ramsay in London, The Fat Duck in Berkshire and Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire as the three venues with the highest standards of cooking in the UK.
Its editor Andrew Turvil said: "London has run away with the title, unsurprisingly, given the size of the population and the number of tourists it attracts.
"No other UK city can compete, just as Chelsea have dominated the Premiership these last few years."