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Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

30 Jun 2015 01:46
The Kingshead at the bottom of Hagley Road used to be quite good for food too, haven't been for a few years mind. Theres also a little Italian place across the road from it further back city centre way(few hundred yards maybe) if you want somewhere quiet.
Sneakysbest
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1967 posts since 28/1/12

30 Jun 2015 09:31
Plough shouldn't be too busy overall as students have all gone home

If you want to look further afield cuisine wise, La Bodega is great for mexican and cocktails and Turtle Bay for Caribbean meats, both been excellent both times i've been
rotting_otter
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59 posts since 18/5/12

30 Jun 2015 14:28
If heading Harborne way, go to Butchers Social. Plough is ok. If you want to go more central, Sunflower Lounge does a good burger or head here http://www.digbethdiningclub.co.uk/events.html
phikz
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3128 posts since 14/4/09

posted 30 Jun 2015 17:52, edited 30 Jun 2015 17:52
The Plough is decent. Wanna try Butcher's Social myself, looks good ^.. Digbeth Dining Club are doing a day thing this Saturday too instead of just a Friday evening, definitely worth checking out. I had an amazing Springbok Burger and BunnyChow there a few weeks ago. The Church is a decent little pub in the Jewellery Quarter but I dunno what the food's like. Could head Moseley/Kings Heath way for a mooch as well if you want to get out of the City Centre. One Trick Pony Club in Moseley is alright, have stuff like Monster Munch and peanut butter burgers if that's your kinda thing.
phikz
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30 Jun 2015 18:00
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

posted 30 Jun 2015 19:00, edited 30 Jun 2015 19:00
Went to Fiesta Del Asado on the Hagley Road the other weekend. Bit more ££ then a standard gastro pub type place but the meat was lovely. You would have to book. The Plough is good too. Digbeth Dining club is my favourite to head over and have more of an 'experience' though.

http://fiestadelasado.co.uk/
joe6886
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858 posts since 16/11/08

30 Jun 2015 19:43
Cheers guys, loads of choice there. Digbeth dining club looks decent
rotting_otter
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59 posts since 18/5/12

30 Jun 2015 20:36
You've prob got enough to go with but another shout for digbeth is Rico libra..amazing tapas
Sneakysbest
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1967 posts since 28/1/12

29 Jul 2015 09:40
Anyone know of any good venues around Birmingham that will hold around 100/120 for a formal dinner? Trying to organise an alumni event for the people I rowed with at Uni.
schtoop
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13005 posts since 9/4/07

posted 23 Dec 2015 22:02, edited 23 Dec 2015 22:02
in birmingham for the next few days, any decent shops/places to eat/areas to check out?

gentrified cafes etc.
gawkrodger
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7528 posts since 4/11/08

23 Dec 2015 22:40
Shops (clothing) - Autograph.

http://independent-birmingham.co.uk/

gives a reasonable list of bars etc

Balti Triangle obviously great for a curry.

As for areas, depends on what you want to be doing - just drinking/eating/galleries/walks/nature etc
schtoop
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13005 posts since 9/4/07

posted 23 Dec 2015 22:53, edited 23 Dec 2015 22:53
cheers to be honest i think we're just gonna be out and about tomorrow and cooped up in the house over christmas, gonna check out autograph and liquor store

anything on this list worth checking out? or swerving?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomcullen/birminghams-brekkies#.ulNVEZ48l
gawkrodger
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7528 posts since 4/11/08

23 Dec 2015 23:09
Kee
schtoop wrote: anything on this list worth checking out? or swerving?

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomcullen/birminghams-brekkies#.ulNVEZ48l

Keep in mind I'm veggie

1) Lord Clifden is a good pub. Only food I've ever had there is their Veggie Sunday roast but that was pretty good

4) Yeh, UCC is good, though shite name

5) They do acai! I love acai

6) The bakery is good, and The Church is probably 2nd best Jewellery Quarter pub - and about 50m from Lord Clifden (my Yank girlfriend rates their soul food) so I'd imagine this is good!

8+16) All The Opus places are decent

9) Very Good

10) Probably best central cafe

14) Regularly end up there as it's cheap, central, very veggie friendly and good meeting/starting point

Ones I haven't commented on I haven't been to
schtoop
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13005 posts since 9/4/07

23 Dec 2015 23:40
amazing cheers mate Cool
rotting_otter
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59 posts since 18/5/12

24 Dec 2015 11:29
New burger place OPM, behind Moor Street station - definitely worth checking if in town Sat or Sun
padawan
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4302 posts since 27/6/03

29 Mar 2016 09:39
birmingham retailer on a residential street?

mind melve!
gawkrodger
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7528 posts since 4/11/08

29 Mar 2016 10:30
of what?
padawan
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4302 posts since 27/6/03

29 Mar 2016 10:35
clothes shop on res. street - engineered garments stuff on sale… just can't remember name.
gawkrodger
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7528 posts since 4/11/08

29 Mar 2016 12:23
Only thing I can think of which vaguely fits that description is Westley & Richards the gunsmiths and their attached store. Owner of Atoo is now heavily involved in it. Not on a residential street mind

https://store.westleyrichards.com/?redirect=1
padawan
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4302 posts since 27/6/03

29 Mar 2016 13:49
nope - cheers anyway, serves me right for having a brain like a sieve….
converted house - sell MASTERMIND EG YEEZY VIRGIL etc (probably not even in birmingham)