Random Questions: Birmingham......


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bendigits
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197 posts since 23/12/06

posted 25 Jan 2014 01:10, edited 25 Jan 2014 01:10
Rainbow Warehouse a decent venue? Also is there much on in Brum on a Sunday night?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Jul 2014 12:03
Could a brummie recommend me a topper restaurant for tonight please. My bros there and wants something deece. Not curry, he went to one last night, cant remember the name doe.
1234589
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11 Jul 2014 12:27
Noble Locks wrote: Could a brummie recommend me a topper restaurant for tonight please. My bros there and wants something deece. Not curry, he went to one last night, cant remember the name doe.

Opus is very good: http://www.opusrestaurant.co.uk/

Adams and Purnells, both Michelin star, get good reviews although never been myself:
http://www.purnellsrestaurant.com/ http://www.adamsrestaurant.co.uk/

Or cheaper options that are still fairly decent: Topokki on Hurst Street (Korean), Le Truc and Annexe (both French).
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Jul 2014 12:54
Cheers mate. That will do.
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jul 2014 13:22
Yeh, Opus is decent
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jul 2014 13:23
And how does the Brum thread only have 6 pages?
blackham
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1741 posts since 17/7/13

11 Jul 2014 13:26
because it's a shit hole
1234589
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893 posts since 1/6/10

11 Jul 2014 14:40
blackham wrote: because it's a shit hole

How original. Lived here for 3 years now and it's great, really warmed to the place. You've either not been recently, or never ventured further than New Street.
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jul 2014 15:54
quite. Late 90s you may have had a point but not now (with the exception of menswear stores which is shit, pretty much just Atoo and Autograph).

Great for eating out, cheap, easy to get elsewhere in the country, surprisingly green and loads of nice countryside nearby, friendly and independent attitudes abound etc
Razorlight123
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4526 posts since 13/1/10

posted 11 Jul 2014 16:12, edited 11 Jul 2014 16:12
I miss the place Cry

Everything (worthwhile) was simply a stones throw away.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

11 Jul 2014 16:13
My bro reckons its proper fucking amazing and the best village outside of that their london.
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jul 2014 23:56
he'd be right
FrIEND
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13495 posts since 27/11/03

12 Jul 2014 06:57
Can you list off a few bars/pubs?

I went out there a couple of years ago when the german market was on and had a great night.
fat_cap
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102 posts since 30/10/06

12 Jul 2014 12:13
I'm actually looking at moving over to Birmingham and buying my first place at the minute.

Would like to live in Moseley but not many suitable properties about (will be me and my lass, both 35 and looking for a 3 bed with garden) so currently looking at Kings Heath which seems like a good compromise - but can seemingly go from scummy to amazing, street to street.

Any other areas with a similar vibe to Moseley I should check out?
keepItOldSkool
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169 posts since 26/11/08

12 Jul 2014 13:36
I've lived in Moseley for most my life. Kings Heath is the equivalent to Erdington high street, just don't do it. Check out Harborne
fat_cap
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102 posts since 30/10/06

12 Jul 2014 16:58
keepItOldSkool wrote: I've lived in Moseley for most my life. Kings Heath is the equivalent to Erdington high street, just don't do it. Check out Harborne

Haha - King's Heath high street did look pretty grim, but the houses looked OK once you headed away from it. Surely there'a sweet spot where King's Heath merges into Moseley - cheaper prices than Moseley proper but far enough away from the scummy bits of King's Heath?
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

12 Jul 2014 18:28
nowt wrong with kings heath. The high street is just like every other high street in the country, but head down the likes of Station road and it's all good.

You've also got the Station pub, and everything on York Road - Hare and Hounds, the OG Cherry Reds, garden cafe, Byzantium (best Brum Tapas) etc.
1234589
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12 Jul 2014 20:34
I live in Harborne and definitely recommend it, not quite as lively as Moseley but the High St is decent. Houses get a bit pricey close to the High Street mind. Otherwise as Gawk say above, absolutely nothing wrong with Kings Heath at all. Even the bits of Moseley that get closer to Balsall Heath are alright, got some friends with a kid there who love it, close to ORT cafe which is great too.
gawkrodger
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7507 posts since 4/11/08

12 Jul 2014 23:31
I like Balsall Heath - you can get some decent Victorian houses there for dirt cheap
fat_cap
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102 posts since 30/10/06

13 Jul 2014 13:53
Cheers for the replies lads - I'll look into the areas suggested. I guess I'm going to be spending a lot of time on Google Maps and Zoopla in the next few weeks!

I really like the "alternative" feel of Moseley/ King's Heath though - being able to pop out to a gig/ gallery/ indie film as well as the pub/ restaurant is really appealing and something a lot of the other "nice" areas seem to lack in I've found. Unless I'm not looking hard enough?