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Autumn events at Opus

Champagne, ping pong, hi-tech pub quizzing and Caribbean flavours are on the menu at the Opus venues this autumn, with a packed diary of…

Making dough in Brum

French artisan bakery and pâtisserie PAUL opens next month at Birmingham’s newest shopping centre, Grand Central. The brand’s 34th shop will open its doors…

Butchers Social

Some restaurants tick many boxes in that way beloved of corporate marketeers. They offer huge menus that are supposed to offer something for everyone…

Fishy Flowers

Looks good, doesn’t it? Tasted pretty good, too. And it was healthy and cheap. The briefly-fried prawns came from the excellent Pearce’s Shellfish at…

Welcome

Welcome to my new website and thanks for visiting. It’s hard to stop a greedy man eating, difficult to stop a thirsty guy drinking…

Marseille

The concierge minced no words at our modern, pleasant hotel, the Alex, just a stone’s throw from Marseille’s grand railway station, where we’d arrived…

Nosh & Quaff

I’m sitting wearing a plastic bib in a sunny bar with the music of David Bowie blasting out and fingers stickier than those of…