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Archive for November, 2012

Hotel launch night marks rebirth of former BBC broadcasting centre

  At a special champagne reception held last night, The Wood Norton, a former BBC broadcasting centre based in Worcestershire, was officially reopened as a newly refurbished 50-room hotel and restaurant. Glasses were raised to mark the rebirth of this astonishing building, which is now under new ownership, and has just

Best Butcher By Far

A Midlands-based retailer has been crowned the UK’s best butcher’s shop of 2012 at the annual Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards! Aubrey Allen, a third generation family butchers from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, successfully defended its title as the region’s favourite butcher in the Midlands and East of England and then

Celebrity Chef Buys Shropshire Cookery School

Shropshire-based celebrity chef Marcus Bean – best known for his frequent appearances on ITV’s This Morning – has bought a cookery school and bed and breakfast. Marcus and his wife, Jenny Lou, have bought the Brompton Cookery School, which is

Fumo Shines with Gold Award

Fumo cocktail bar and Italian ‘cicchetti’ restaurant in Birmingham city centre has struck gold in the national PAPA Awards 2012. The highly acclaimed venue in Waterloo Street launched earlier this year by San Carlo Group won the prestigious

Five Rivers Wins Newcomer of the Year 2012 at British Curry Awards

Walsall based, fine dining Indian restaurant, Five Rivers A La Carte, have just been announced “Newcomer of the Year 2012” at the national British Curry Awards. Now in it’s eighth year, and dubbed the ‘Curry Oscars’ by Prime Minister, David Cameron, the lavish, star studded Awards was held at Battersea Evolution in London. This year’s […]

Itihaas win British Curry Award and declared Best Indian Restaurant in the West Midlands

  Jewellery Quarter gem Itihaas was last night named as the Best Indian restaurant in the West Midlands last night at a glittering ceremony in London’s Battersea Evolution. The UK’s “Curry Oscars” celebrated the best of Indian cuisine talent at this prestigious event, that awards top honours to all those who

La Becasse, Ludlow Launches ‘The No1 Vault’

Chef will Holland has launched is much anticipated “No1 Vault” private dining and tasting room at his La Becasse Restaurant in Ludlow, which was revealed to invited esteemed guests. Sponsored by Bowmore Whisky from Islay, this tasting room can seat up to 14 guests who can

Afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour

Hotel La Tour in Birmingham is launching a limited edition of its very popular High Tea. Served throughout December, this festive

Ex BBC broadcasting centre to officially re-open as luxurious hotel

An ex BBC broadcasting centre, which has just undergone a huge £4 million restoration project under new ownership, will be officially re-opening at the end of the month as a new luxurious hotel. The Wood Norton, which is situated in the heart of Worcestershire, just a few miles from the Cotswolds, and Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, will […]

Review: Turners Restaurant Birmingham

Turners Restaurant

Philippe Boucheron is the first to review the newly re-focused Michelin Chef Richard Turner exclusively for ETM by enjoying his exquisite new Saturday Night Tasting Menu Here