Category: birmingham

Food | Tapas Revolution

With Tapas Revolution, Madrid born Omar Allibhoy, the brains behind the successful chain, has done for Spanish cuisine what Yo Sushi did for Japanese. Situated inside Grand Central in Birmingham, UK, Tapas Revolution attracts visitors with its big signs advertising churros. I passed by it on a busy […]

Food | Friska

Food makes me happy, there’s no doubt about that, but writing about it can be tedious at times. When you eat out as much as I do – and have to pay for it too – even moderately good food can be personally disappointing at times. However, writing […]

Treat – Greek Deli

There’s a mini food revolution happening in Birmingham. It started a few years back with food festivals becoming a regular occurrence which has over time slowly developed into a number of standalone and “corporate” food establishments opening their doors. Brindleyplace has had a few turnovers with old favourites […]

Jake’s Coffee Box

A cute novelty “coffee shop” if there ever was one. The offerings are as tiny in number as the property they are made in – although sufficient if like me you get irritated with establishments trying to please everyone and every taste – but it’s the ingenuity behind […]

The Floating Bookshop

A canal boat filled with words. Literary greats out on a cruise together… a delightful world filled with small knick-knacks like antique typewriters, a sewing machine, some old suitcases, and those Penguin deck chairs that we all wish to own one day, with of course a selective yet commendable collection of books