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Tag: Reviews

Review – Blakes Restaurant at the Westmead


On Friday we had the pleasure of dining at Blakes, the new restaurant just launched at the Westmead Hotel in Hopwood. First things first, the service throughout was amazing – not too many check-backs, and a really polite and friendly face from everyone working there. The dining part of the restaurant is all dark navy […]

Paul’s Salisbury & Hales’ Ratings & Reviews

Lyttleton Arms, Hagley

Some of the best venues in the region, are created by or in association with Messers Paul Hales, and Paul Salisbury – Those elusive creators and purveyors of perfectly located, presented and operated venues offering superb value, in opulent surroundings for the great and the good of Solihull, The Greater West Midlands, (not to mention […]

King and Thai, Broseley, Shropshire

King & Thai Sharing Platter

The King and Thai was previously in Ironbridge for over six years where owners Suree and Simon built themselves an excellent reputation for quality authentic Thai cuisine. They decided to move to larger premises and found The Forester Arms in Broseley and have revamped the former traditional pub into a lovely contemporary restaurant with a […]

Swan Inn, Bridgnorth – Review

Swan, Bridgnorth Restaurant, with view

Despite Bridgnorth being set atop a hill, surrounded by river and valleys, there are very few places you can relax, and enjoy the views we are afforded with. The Swan at Knowle sands, just  a mile out of town, is an exception to the rule, and not only offers ample seating on its relatively new […]

Royal Victoria Hotel, Newport, Shropshire

Royal Victoria Newport

James Day of Gourmet Life Midlands Discount Dining Club visits the Royal Victoria, Newport, Shropshire Newport in Shropshire  is not known for being the gourmet capital of, well anywhere really. Though it has a good selection of pubs and restaurants, the main focus for foodies is Waitrose in Newport, which, while supporting some great up […]

Birmingham Balti Tour

Birmingham Balti Tour dDish

Birmingham Balti tours offer Midlands foodies a great day out. I was lucky enough to be hosted by true ‘Brummie foodie’ Andy Munro, of the richly historic Jewellery Quarter and as Simon Majumdar of UK top foodie blog Dos Hermanos. Balti (meaning bucket) guru Andy Munro, who advises the Asian Balti Restaurant Association, recently commented: […]

Philippe Boucheron

Our eat-the-midlands guest writer Philippe Boucheron discover a country inn with a touch of the exotic The New Inn at Stonehall There can only be one reason to go to the Inn at Stonehall and that is to experience Chef/Patron Harshad Chavda’s sensitive interpretation of fusion cooking.  His delicate style is so subtle that many […]

Swan at Forton, Shropshire

Swan Restaurant

We are very lucky in Shropshire to be surrounded by so much beautiful countryside. The Swan at Forton is situated in a pretty rural village on the outskirts of Newport and is a lovely traditional country pub with an added touch of elegance. As soon as you step inside you see the impressive oak bar […]