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    Frankie & Benny's: surprise

    by iaint Written Feb 8, 2014

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    I'd intended having dinner in the restaurant at the Ibis Hotel next door to mine, but after 10 minutes of being ignored by their staff, I walked out and across the street to the airport terminal.

    F&B's would normally be last on my list of possible dining spots (after a disastrous experience at one a few years back) but I gave it a go.

    It turned out fine. Perfectly good lemon & lime grilled chicken with salad and a bit of corn on the cob. Excellent service.

    About £20 with a glass of wine, a wee bottle of water & some French fries to bulk me up.

    Favorite Dish: The chicken...

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    Red Peppers: Great food and atmosphere

    by scaleguy Written Aug 27, 2012

    This was the busiest place I went to eat at. There will be a wait if you are in a larger party but a small group can get in fairly quick. The servers are attentive and will take good care of you.

    Favorite Dish: I went there twice on my last stay. I had ribs & chicken the first time in and the second time I had a steak. The steak was amazing, cooked perfectly and came hot, I order medium rare so hot is not ususal. The ribs and chicken were delicious. I feelthe chicken actually takes something away from it since it is a boiled chicken thigh. No matter enjoy the ribs. The ribs were incredibly tender and soaked in carmalized BBQ, yummy. They did not have the smokey flavor which you get here in the US, do not let that stop you.

    I must be honest though, I discovered beer made by monks here. I had my first Leffe Blonde here. This is the most amazing beer I have ever drank. I have been looking for it ever since I got back to the states. If you go here, please drink one and savor the experience.

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    Simpsons: “Amazing, Romantic, Exqusite”

    by TimeoutQueen Written Sep 7, 2011

    We have been to Simpsons a good few times now, everytime the food has been brilliant. I`'ve eaten at some of the finest restaurants but none can compare with Simpsons, It is a small restaurant with room for only about 40-50 guests .
    Parking easy at back of restaurant .

    Food was fit for royalty and the service was superb, Let me get the somethings out of the way: the atmosphere, views, style and setting are amazing decorated with thoughtfulness. Have tried plenty of Mitchelin starred restaurants and this is up there with the best.

    The homemade breads are the best I have had. The fois gras such decadence pass my lips we particularly liked the little extras - pre-desert and amuses bouches and petits fours, So good! Flavors beyond belief. The lamb was perfect. I highly recommend this dish the vegetables it came with were the sexiest things I have ever eaten asparagus, ***ake mushrooms...
    But I need to go back to try other items. The dessert was amazing as well.
    Don't mess around-if you want a five star dinner I can't fault it and I'm very fussy! Everything was spot on....

    Favorite Dish: The tasting menu and found it an interesting mix, although maybe one too many fish dishes! The turbot which was followed by monkfish were very similar, I personally enjoy lots of meatdishes

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    Blue Mango: “Gastronaut Delight”

    by TimeoutQueen Written Sep 7, 2011

    Blue Mango is a delightful venue. The food is tasty and quite imaginative whilst the service is excellent. Our waitress was particularly nice and very helpful. With excellent service and attractive décor, Well worth a trip to Birmingham, enjoyable delicious food.

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    La Tasca: “Memories of Spain”

    by TimeoutQueen Written Sep 7, 2011

    First time we have been to a La Tasca and would definitely go again. Great choice of tapas dishes, the wine was good; and the service was very good. with a lovely atmosphere.

    Good location near broad street but away from the hustle of brindley place, reminds me of happy times in Alicante.....

    Favorite Dish: This is a Spanish dinr with lots of Tapas dishes, or larger meals

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    Jimmy Spice: “Disrespect towards Disabled Consumers, AVOID

    by TimeoutQueen Written Sep 7, 2011

    We visited this restaurant for the first time, and can tell you we spent no more than 10mins before leaving.

    On entering this establishment, you are greeted with an illegal notice on the lift Door, that it is only for wheelchair users and Pushcahirs. I am walking disabled and found the stairs a nightmare.

    I then asked to be directed to the Disabled Lavatory, if I was in a wheelchair, you would have had to have asked the six people seated at the table outside of the loo door to get up from their meal while I use the loo. Then entering the Lavatory, it was stacked with Baby Highchairs, which meant I could not dry my hands at the drier, let alone maneuver a wheelchair in there.

    Can you imagine if your child sat in one of those chairs and ate food from the table as all babies do, christ knows what kind of bacteria they would ingest, let alone E-Coli.

    Favorite Dish: We left in disgust... an awful experience!
    PLEASE AVOID IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR YOU ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY IS DISABLED

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    Wokmania: It's Not Manic

    by grayfo Updated Jun 15, 2011

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    The decor is modern and stylish and the service is fine. The range of food available is very good and the quality of the food is good for a buffet restaurant.

    Lunch: Monday to Friday £5.90. Saturday £6.90

    Evening: Monday to Saturday £11.90

    All Day: Sundays £8.90

    Please be advised that the meat and chicken is Halal.

    November 2007

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Balls, Red Thai Beef Curry, Chicken in Chilli Sauce, Special Fried Rice

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    Balti Triangle Info: Going for a Balti

    by grayfo Updated Jun 15, 2011

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    Balti was introduced to the region by Birmingham's large Pakistani and Kashmiri communities around 1976. It now appears in the Oxford Dictionary - it means 'bucket' but is in fact a flat bottomed wok.

    There are around 50 balti houses in the 'Balti Triangle' - many of them famous for their giant 'table top' naans which can be used as a substitute for cutlery - just tear of chunks of naan and dip in!

    SOME BALTI TRIANGLE RESTAURANTS

    Al Frash, Ali Baba, Balti No. 1, Butts, Channi's, Cosmopolitan, Desi Khana, Diwan, Grand Tandoori . Jewel In The Crown, Joyoti , Kababish, Kings Paradise, Kushi, Lahore Karahi, Lahore Kebab House, Nirala, Plaza, Polular Balti, The President, Punjab Paradise, The Rose, Royal Al Faisal, Saleems, Shabab, Shahi Nan Kabab, Shandar, Sher Khan, Shareen Kadah, Ty's Jazz and Spice, Zaffs Fast Food and Zeb’s Mirpuri Cuisine

    November 2005

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    The Bartons Arms: A Touch of Thai

    by grayfo Updated Jun 15, 2011

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    Thai style cooking in an exceptional example of Victorian pub architecture and well worth the visit if you enjoy seeing classic pub interiors, the tilework is quite impressive. Built in 1901 at a cost of some £12,000 on the site of a former pub purchased for £10,000

    Sunday to Saturday: 12.00 pm to 11.00 pm

    email bartonsarms.manager@oakagroup.com

    November 2006

    Favorite Dish: Oriental Duck Wrap - £5.25

    Thai Fries - £2.50

    Pad Mee Sua Noodles - £5.95

    Ped Makham -£7.95

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    Hall Green Dogs, Grandstand Restaurant: Eat while you fritter

    by JohnnySpangles Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hall Green dogtrack, racing on Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays. Excellent restaurant (for the money) where they have really good service and a man who comes and takes your bets. The restaurant works out at about £15 per head. Sign up to their e-newsletter and you'll get special offers...my dinner was £9 for three courses inc entrance and racecard.

    Favorite Dish: The mixed grill was excellent.

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    Del Villaggio: Italian dining at the Bullring

    by gordonilla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a busy and pleasant Italian eaterie at the heart of the Bullring. The outlet has a deli and diner on the ground floor and a rather good Italian restaurant on the first floor. The menu is both traditional and contains a few innovative dishes away from the normal. there is also a children's menu.

    It is open until 20.00 from Monday through to saturday; and on a Sunday it is open until 18.00.

    Whilst looking for reviews of the restauarant - I came across a few which were both bad and good. The Bullring restauarnt was enjoyable, and the food was fine for what I wanted at the time.

    Favorite Dish: pasta!

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    Zizzi: Great Italian!

    by illumina Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This branch of Zizzi (they're all over the place) is in the Mailbox in Birmingham, in a nice location on the top floor terrace overlooking the canal. They were as busy as might be expected for Saturday lunchtime, but there was no problem finding a table outside, and our drinks came quickly. Once we'd ordered though, there was a bit of a wait for the food. I had Fusilli alla Genovese (roasted peppers, grilled aubergine and mushrooms in a pesto sauce with creme fraiche), and my friend had Pappardelle con Manzo Piccante (spicy beef, mushrooms and garlic in a tomato and red wine sauce), both of which were absolutely delicious. There was bottled Italian beer, and the apple juice was lovely. Lunch for two with drinks came in under £25.

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    Prana: A great find!

    by Lalsey Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A great restaurant, which always seems too quiet given how good it is. Perhaps this is because it's next to the mailbox and not in the mailbox. Ambience can lack a bit, just because it's so quiet, but food and wine is great. There are, however, some wines of silly prices on the wine list. I mean who would pay £3k for a bottle of wine!

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    Don Salvo: Italian Ristorante at Canal

    by MISSQT Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    "The Mailbox's Hidden Secret"...

    A traditional italian restuarant, overlooking the the canal which lits up at night. A truely idyllic setting..ideal for loving couples...who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a excellent italian dishes....

    Favorite Dish: I would recommend:

    Starters: Traditional Italian Soup served with crusty bread (tastes like mixed vegs, quite nice and healthy)

    Main Course: Filetto Rossini (A tender scotch fillet steak cooked in a rich Madeira, red wine and brandy sauce served on fresh crouton topped with chefs homemade pate)

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    Hudson's Coffee House & Gourmet Food Shop: Hudson's Coffee House

    by Galahad Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is a rather gentil and up-market English Coffee House and sandwich eating house. You may well be served by older men in full tails. Price in Nov 2000 GBP9.30 for the 2 of us. In a manner reminiscent of several Italian, Austrian and Polish Coffee and Cake Shops we have seen, within Hudsons Coffee House is a small food shop selling upmarket artisan cheeses, some biscuits and chocolates.
    Hudson's moved on 8th July 2003 to new premises in Colmore Row.
    In March 2005 Hudsons began serving evening meals on Thurs, Fri and Saturdays. It is perhaps best to book.

    Favorite Dish: Well filled sandwiches; Carol tried Crab, watercress and lemon whilst I tried Avocado, cashew nut and mint. All served with Orange Pekoe Tea. Whatever you have will be superb

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