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Third new craft beer bar to open in Jewellery Quarter
Independent venue will be called 1000 trades and join a growing list of new bar launches in city's historic manufacturing quarter
Hamburger chain Byron has designs on former New Street cinema
Last year it was poised to welcome Italian chain Zizzi but now the old ABC and Regent building is set to house the West Midlands' first Byron restaurant
Resorts World ready to set sail
We take a tour of the new casino, hotel and leisure complex next to the NEC ahead of its opening later this year
Primitivo set to close doors for six months as part of Grand Hotel restoration
Primitivo, one of the most popular bars in the Colmore business district, has vowed to return “bigger and better than ever”
Viva Brazil to open Birmingham restaurant
Chain to launch fifth outlet in Bennetts Hill which will be company's largest among its group of restaurants
Restaurant Review: Turners in Harborne
The first thing to say about this review is that it isn’t a review, not strictly speaking.
Bakers went back to basics to make a crust in changing times
Renowned family bakers Hindleys celebrates 120 years in business. Justine Halifax discovers the secret of its success.
Review: Tipu Sultan in Moseley
After a year of teasing, the majestic Tipu Sultan has been unleashed on us. Mary Griffin checks out whether it’s been worth the wait.
Classical cook knows the value of good honest food
One of the godfathers of Birmingham’s fine dining scene has returned to the city this week. Chef Andy Waters talks to Mary Griffin about Michelin, the rise of pub grub and ‘the Mayfair of Birmingham’.
Food & Drink
The proof is in the puddings...all seven of them
A quirky and eccentric evening is keeping the traditional pudding alive. Sarah Probert joins dessert lovers for a night at the Pudding Club.
Top chef Andy Waters returns to Birmingham
Michelin-star winning Andy Waters will open his new restaurant, Waters on the Square on Saturday night.
Richard Turner sets himself pop-up restaurant challenge at Warwickshire pub
Michelin-starred chef Richard Turner is to set up a pop-up restaurant at a Warwickshire pub.
Rising star Luke Thomas was inspired by his gran
Britain’s youngest celebrity chef has a confession to make. Luke Thomas loves Pot Noodles and Coco-Pops. Paul Cole reports.
Review: Adam’s Restaurant in Bennetts Hill, Birmingham
The inspectors have given Birmingham’s hottest new restaurant their seal of approval. Now Mary Griffin puts Michelin-starred Adam’s to the test.
Birmingham bar The Lost & Found wins top design award
The Lost & Found takes its inspiration from botanical explorer and professor, Hettie G. Watson
Entrepreneur Mike Nayla to open two new restaurants at the Cube
Leases signed on two food units located on the ground floor of The Cube totalling 3,500 sq ft to continue expansion plans
Restaurants & Bars
Enjoy the atmosphere and taste of the seaside at annual Seafood Festival... in landlocked Warwickshire
Barford pub will offer a menu of dishes including scallops, king prawn, haddock, tuna, lobster, bream, plaice, skate and red snapper
Manley brasserie investment brings feuding families together
A £250,000 facelift of a long-established restaurant has ‘reunited’ two blue-blooded West Midland families who were reportedly keen rivals for centuries.
Simpsons, Purity and M&B team up for new Birmingham bar
Simpsons, Purity and M&B have joined forces to create Pure Bar and Kitchen in Waterloo Street, Birmingham city centre.
The Cube Birmingham
New chef takes the reins at Marco Pierre White’s Birmingham restaurant
Rob Pritchett to start as the new head chef at Marco Pierre White’s steak restaurant at the top of The Cube in Birmingham.
The Cube Birmingham
The future of dining is casual dining – Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White was the very first celebrity chef and the youngest in the world to gain three Michelin stars.
In the kitchen with Lasan chef Aktar Islam: How to make Cod loin on sauteed greens with Bengali fish broth
In the last part of our cookery series with Birmingham’s top chefs, Aktar Islam talks about life in the kitchen and delivers a simple but sophisticated recipe which could make a wonderful main course for a dinner party. Roulla Xenides reports.
In the kitchen with Opus chef director David Colcombe: How to make a summer beetroot salad
In the fourth of our cookery series, Roulla Xenides goes into the kitchens of some of Birmingham’s finest chefs to bring you the recipes, tips and trade secrets that will make your dinner party stand out from the crowd.
In the kitchen with Simpsons chef Andrea Antona: How to make the perfect lamb kleftico
In the third of our cookery series, Roulla Xenides goes into the kitchens of some of Birmingham’s finest chefs to bring you the recipes, tips and trade secrets that will make your dinner party stand out from the crowd.
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Chef Richard Turner back in the kitchen at Maribel
Richard Turner is back in the kitchen with the launch of Maribel, the latest addition to Birmingham’s thriving culinary scene
Birmingham Town Hall
The Birmingham choir that's not very vocal about its many triumphs!
Founded in the 1880s, Birmingham Choral Union is still going strong. Christopher Morley finds them in fine voices ahead a concert at St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter
Marks & Spencer
M&S confirms Walsall store closure date
High street retailer says it will shut up shop at The Saddlers Centre in August as part of wider reduction in portfolio of stores
Armonico Consort going supersize for its surround sound shows
Warwickshire’s Armonico Consort are taking on two massive polychoral works from the 16th century. Christopher Morley talks to its artistic director
Concert hall's winning friends in high places
As the Opening Festival of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire continues apace, Christopher Morley talks to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber
Residents who wouldn't leave flat hold up major Birmingham building plan - for 10 years
They refused to move and clung on to their ground floor flat
New York-style public park plan in Birmingham city centre
Four-year campaign and petition prompts scrutiny group to look at the idea
Tourism tax plan for Birmingham is 'bonkers', claims councillor
There could be a new hotel tax, airport levy and even a workspace parking levy
Century-old allotments in Perry Barr under threat from bulldozers
Campaigners "devastated" to learn historic 121 plots could go as part of city council's Commonwealth Games masterplan
1,500 new homes plan for four West Midlands sites
The homes could be built in Wolverhampton Sandwell and Dudley
IT firm becomes latest tenant at Advanced Manufacturing Hub
Mayflex will relocate from its current Birmingham base in April to brand new warehouse
Brindleyplace office block sold for £29m
New property fund Aver has chosen Birmingham to make its first property deal
A perfect proposal sealed with sparkle from Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter
This couple’s beautiful engagement story was made sweeter when they were gifted their wedding bands by independent Birmingham jeweller, Sonny’s Jewellery
Broad Street Birmingham
Comment: HSBC's close encounter is a tall order
Architect Joe Holyoak argues the new headquarters of HSBC UK makes a good fist of fitting in nicely with its new neighbours
Midven invests in hearing support firm
Sign Solutions will use new capital to create jobs and expands its range of services for hearing impaired people