Tag: colmore business district

News: Square opens new Birmingham pop-up shop offering free events and masterclasses for local businesses

News: Square opens new Birmingham pop-up shop offering free events and masterclasses for local businesses

So, there’s something SQUARE coming to the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d let you know.   A new pop-up shop is opening today in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade. The first of its kind in the UK, the Square pop-up will run until the 16 September and follows […]

Colmore Food Festival 2017

Colmore Food Festival 2017

It seems to be coming around quicker every year. The Colmore Food Festival is one of the highlights of Wifey and I’s year. Bringing the cream of the Colmore BID‘s bars, restaurants and cafes in a showcase over a Friday and Saturday. You can read previous years’ posts […]

#BloggersBites at Chung Ying Central

#BloggersBites at Chung Ying Central

As it’s Chinese New Year tomorrow, it’s only fitting that I write about a visit to the CBD’s Chung Ying Central, fast becoming a darling of Colmore Row. Since opening in early 2014, it’s been a fixture of the Colmore Food Festival and won numerous […]

Mâcher at Miss Macaroon

Mâcher at Miss Macaroon

Great Western Arcade is attracting a lot of food highlights to its Victorian arches. From some of the world’s best sandwiches in Anderson & Hill deli, fresh sushi in Sushi Passion, great coffee with York’s Espresso Bar, award winning Loki Wine, vegetarian speciality restuarant 1847 and […]

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

Has it really been a year since the last food festival? Time flies fast in the second city! The Colmore Food Festival is one of the highlights of Wifey and I’s year. Bringing the cream of the Colmore BID‘s bars, restaurants and cafes in a […]

Magno Opus Nocte -Friday Nights as Opus – Cornwall Street

Magno Opus Nocte -Friday Nights as Opus – Cornwall Street

I’ve been to Bar Opus and Cafe Opus on a multitude of occasions but this was my first ever visit to the big brother, Opus itself, a stalwart of the Birmingham food scene for over a decade. Ran by Ann Tonks, Irene Allan, with exec chef Ben Ternent conducting the kitchen. […]

Magnum Meat – Andy Low & Slow takeover at Bar Opus

Magnum Meat – Andy Low & Slow takeover at Bar Opus

After a hard week at work, my craving for sustenance meant a Friday afternoon trip out. The Opus Group (previously reviewed, as part of my CBD article), have let a local food favourite, Andy Low ‘n’ Slow take over the kitchen at Bar Opus at […]

Just a Caffeine Boost at Jake’s Coffee Box

Just a Caffeine Boost at Jake’s Coffee Box

In a big, big, city there was a big town hall

And next to the big town hall there was a quiet side street,

And in the quiet side street there was a red phone box,

And in the red phone box…

…A coffee shop lived!

Coming Back Down to the CBD Food Festival – Day 2

Coming Back Down to the CBD Food Festival – Day 2

After a restful night’s sleep and a (very) light breakfast, it was time for a wander back down towards Victoria Square for a few more samples highlighting the range of choice in Colmore Business District…

Consuming, Blogging and Drinking at CBD Food Festival – Day 1

Consuming, Blogging and Drinking at CBD Food Festival – Day 1

Probably one of the highlights of most food bloggers year is the Colmore Business District Food Festival, it certainly is one of mine…