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Archive for October, 2013

Midlands’ Best Deli or Farm Shop announced

Midlands best Deli

The BBC Good Food Show team have been scouring the Midlands in association with BBC Good Food Magazine to search for the Midlands’ Best Deli or Farm Shop. After an arduous application process the

National Curry Week with JUST EAT


In 1810, a Bengali immigrant named Sake Dean Mahomed started his own business in London. Although he didn’t know it at the time, it was to be a turning point in British

Local chefs opens Bromsgrove’s First Popup Restaurant

Nathan Eades and Grant Hill

  Nathan Eades and Grant Hill will be launching Bromsgrove’s first pop up restaurant, Epi at The Courtyard Cafe, just off the Bromsgrove High Street on Thursday 24th October for three evenings. Nathan, from Catshill, and Grant, from Kidderminster, both have a great passion for fine food and will be serving modern British cuisine with […]

Chef Will Holland to Open Restaurant in Bridgnorth

Chef Will Holland to Open Restaurant in Bridgnorth

  Multi-award-winning chef, Will Holland has formed his own company and will open his eponymous restaurant in Spring 2014. Chef Will Holland, who earned a Michelin star before the age of 30, has secured a property in Bridgnorth, a historic market town in Shropshire. He plans to carry out extensive refurbishments and will transform the […]

Historic Shropshire Inn enjoys awards hat trick and makes local appeal

Punch Bowl Inn Owner Adam Giles

Popular nostalgic pub and award winning carvery, Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn is celebrating a year of awards and announcements – with the best yet to come. Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn on Ludlow Road is celebrating with their latest award as West Midlands Wedding Venue of The Year 2013/2014 by Your Wedding Planner Magazine. […]

Michel-INN Pop-up Restaurant Sells out in 4 hours!

BITE co-Founder & Director Julian Ebbutt

Michel-INN Pop-up Restaurant Sells out in 4 hours!  A Special Pop-Up Restaurant event that was promoted by new Gourmet-Venture partners BITE Food Festivals and Gourmet-Life – Lifestyle Dining Club, sold out this week just 4 hours after being announced. Prestigious BITE Food Festivals, the main Festival will be taking place from 1st to 9th February […]

A Taste of Michel-Inn at The Bell, Tanworth in Arden

Ashley Bent of The Bell and Richard Turner, Turners Restaurant

With the UK press lording the growth of Michel-INNS, and two Michelin Star Chef Tom Kerridge now outselling Jamie Oliver with his new book ‘Proper Pub Food’, a Birmingham Michelin Chef has stepped up to the hot plate to pay homage and to create a “Michel-Inn” Midlands style. Chef Richard Turner of Turners Restaurant Birmingham […]

Shropshire Chef crowned UK South Asian Chef Winner

Gyles Brandreth with Suree Coates

8 lucky finalists from across the United Kingdom put up a hot battle at the final of the United Kingdom South Asian Chef Competition (SACC) 2013. The competition was staged at the International Food & Travel Studio (part of the Bradford College family) with its state of

National Curry Week (14th-20th October)


As part of our Support for National curry week (14th-20th October) we are celebrating the diversity of the midlands by sharing some recipes from our favourite chefs. More here

Latest review of Centenary Restaurant at the Birmingham Rep

Aug 2013 Shoot

Restaurant review – Click here to read review