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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 … hasn’t left the building

Okay, okay, here’s the thing. It’s been quiet on for a couple of weeks. Too damn quiet. So what’s happened? Have I been signed up in a multi-million pound dot-com deal? Has [name of restaurateur redacted] finally got his/her revenge and consigned me to the depths of one of …

EXCLUSIVE: Chef Andy Waters to open new restaurant in Birmingham

Andy Waters, one of the region’s most respected chefs, is returning to his Birmingham roots. Waters, who runs The Queens pub in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, is setting up a new restaurant in Chad Square, Edgbaston. The 48-year-old chef is taking over the site of the former Pinocchio’s to launch Waters on …