• Purnell’s in Birmingham: Lunch of the Year 2015

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the critic from barking with a juicy bone… Because I think I’ve already had it: Birmingham’s Lunch of the Year. I know it is only July, but I can’t see how my experience at Purnell’s is going to be topped. It’s poetry on a …

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  • Spanish tapas at Amantia in Birmingham

    The bread pretty much tells you everything you need to know when you dine out. If restaurateurs don’t get the bread right, they are playing catch up before the first dish hits the table. It matters if the loaves or rolls or swirly creations are made in-house. It is a restaurant’s way of saying: …

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  • The Butchers Social in Harborne, Birmingham

    Pop-up restaurants represent one of the most refreshing additions to the UK dining scene of the past five years – and one of the most annoying. Temporary restaurants in sometimes vacant, sometimes partly occupied premises, have given young chefs and hipster entrepreneurs low-cost opportunities to test the market. Do black pudding …

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