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purpleturtle Fri 19-Sep-08 23:24:17

Have booked a couple of nights away, without children, for the first time in years. I'm looking for somewhere swanky for dinner - just because we can. Any suggestions?

I went somewhere near the Botanical Gardens on a hen do earlier this year, but can't for the life of me think what it was called. Any ideas?

singledadofthree Fri 19-Sep-08 23:30:58

theres a brilliant burger restaurant down by the canal, behind the sealife centre...may sound a bit scutty but did really good burgers. was all kind of natural and organic - very trendy. was then told it was a popular shirt lifters hang out - didnt put me off me burger tho

traceybath Fri 19-Sep-08 23:34:35

never been but have read reviews

purpleturtle Fri 19-Sep-08 23:34:40

Budget might stretch beyond a burger on this occasion. But thanks. grin

unknownrebelbang Fri 19-Sep-08 23:34:53

Hope you have more luck than me looking for same in sunny Stoke, lol.

purpleturtle Fri 19-Sep-08 23:36:42

Brilliant, traceybath! That's the very one. (Makes sense, too, as that's my friend's married name blush) Should have remembered.

purpleturtle Fri 19-Sep-08 23:37:52

Saw your search the other day, rebel - sorry you haven't found what you're looking for.

traceybath Fri 19-Sep-08 23:38:07

Hope its nice!

unknownrebelbang Fri 19-Sep-08 23:40:02

ach, we'll find something Purpleturtle...but we don't even have posh burgers to fall back on!

purpleturtle Fri 19-Sep-08 23:49:04

Was very nice last time I was there. Would be nice to go back with dh. Although am still open to suggestions...

purpleturtle Mon 22-Sep-08 20:03:11

Thanks again, tracey. Table booked for our anniversary. grin I am very excited.

SquiffyHock Mon 22-Sep-08 20:07:43

We have been to Simpsons a few times and have always had amazing food. (We've stayed there too).

Bank is really good, less formal, more buzzy. If we stay for 2 nights in Brum they are the 2 places we go to. Also, the noodle bar in Selfridges do a mean beef in black bean for lunch...

<<Makes mental note to ask Mum to babysit sometime soon>>

FluffyMummy123 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:08:14

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DarrellRivers Mon 22-Sep-08 20:11:50

Simpsons v good
for a change what about this
Very very swish Indian restaurant, with very elegant food

janeite Mon 22-Sep-08 20:15:46

Lol at The Selly Sausage.

Simpsons is meant to be fab - unfortunately I haven't been yet. If you're away for a couple of nights and want something less expensive on the other night, there is a lovely Morroccan restaurant in Mosely. Or Thai Edge in Oozell's Square (near Brindley Place) is nice.

I hear that Bank can be a bit hit and miss nowadays.

Also Edmunds in Oozell's Square and Turners in Harborne generally get v good reviews.

DrGeorge Mon 22-Sep-08 20:16:03

Cielo, Brindleyplace

janeite Mon 22-Sep-08 20:52:57

Ooh yes: Cielo is very nice - but I object to paying £11 odd for a bowl of pasta, as I could make it myself at home! Last time I went I had the most amazing dessert though - a whole peach, poached in wine, with almond icecream and something chocolately, all served on a long, narrow plate. V nice indeed!

LilRedWG Mon 22-Sep-08 20:56:54

The Living Room on Broad Street was great last time I went. Both DH and I love it there.

Where in Birmingham are you staying?

llareggub Mon 22-Sep-08 20:57:39

I was just about to recommend Simpsons. Never been to the one in Brum but went to it when it was in Kenilworth. Very good.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 22-Sep-08 20:58:05

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helsy Mon 22-Sep-08 20:58:41

have wanted to go here ever since I saw him on The Great British Menu don't know what it's like, though.

LilRedWG Mon 22-Sep-08 20:59:51

Jonathan's is lovely and intimate too, but out of the city centre.

LOL at the Selly Sausage Cod, didn't have you down as a Brummy pub officianado!

FluffyMummy123 Mon 22-Sep-08 21:02:28

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LilRedWG Mon 22-Sep-08 21:03:24

What - you lived at the Selly Sausage!!

FluffyMummy123 Mon 22-Sep-08 21:04:10

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