Herman Ze German, the Bavarian-style restaurant group best known for its tender currywurst and crispy schnitzel, is to open in Birmingham. The London-based mini-chain, which has three sites in the capital, is expanding outside the M25 for the first time, launching a venture at Birmingham’s Grand Central station on April 1. Having launched as a […]

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Top Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy is bringing his popular tapas chain Tapas Revolution to Sheffield this March with a site in the gargantuan Meadowhall shopping centre. Alongside his four existing tapas bars (Birmingham, Shepherd’s Bush, Shoreditch and Kent), Omar also wrote the 2013 cookbook Tapas Revolution and has made numerous TV appearances including MasterChef, The […]

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Chef Adam Stokes and his wife Natasha will relocate their city-centre two-year-old, which “set a new standard for fine dining in Birmingham”, to a £1.5 million venue next year. For the last two and a half years Adam’s has been run as a (sort of) pop-up in Bennett’s Hill, but will reopen as a permanent […]

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Harden’s survey suggestions for gin bars and palaces in London Crocker’s Folly NW8 A magnificent Victorian gin palace rescued from an uncertain fate and given a complete makeover; it was built in 1898 as the palatial Crown Hotel by Frank Crocker who mistakenly believed the site would be adjacent to London’s newest railway station, ultimately […]

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Steve Love’s Birmingham canal-side venture into fine dining is to close on 31 May after six years. Though Loves has always been “difficult to find” it was considered well worth the extra effort by our reporters for “first-class” cuisine that’s “inventive without being faddish”. The “outstanding” list of drinks “from UK-centric bubbles to local liqueurs” was […]

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