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Birmingham Reviews

As the world starts to get a small sense of normality back, restaurants and shops are opening. And, although the Siren Search team are still working safely from home, our MD Harps, has been into the office a few times over the past two weeks (plus he’s keeping the office plants alive!), and we thought it would be a great chance to look at what’s open.  What’s more, with the Government scheme to Eat Out to Help...

Name -  Purnell's Bistro Location - Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar, 11 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3NY Type - Monthly Meetings    Whilst we can't go to any new eateries in Birmingham due to COVID-19, we can reminisce about the places that we have been in the past. Here is our review of Purnell's Bistro, which we visited late last year.   Purnell’s Bistro is a bistro and cocktail bar which is located in Birmingham City Centre - just over the road...

If you’re local to Birmingham City Centre, then you’ve probably seen the tall building being built on Newhall Street.  The former John Madin’s Natwest Tower, which has been empty since 2003, is being transformed into a 26 storey building, making it the Highest new office building under construction outside of London. What Will the Building Have? The building will consist of 20 floors of office space, ground floor and top floor restaurants, a Winter Garden and 18th Floor Terrace,...

The iconic Louisa Ryland House will soon be opening its doors as a new, revamped office block - part of the WeWork group. The 12-story Victorian building will be a versatile workspace, with forward-thinking design, and the grade II listed building will open as offices in Spring 2020.  The History of Louisa Ryland House  Built in 1879, the building was originally separated into three - the Medical Institute, the Board School Offices and the Parish Offices.  The building is...

The German markets are now up meaning the Christmas countdown is officially on. The ice rink, Ferris wheel, sky lounge and the new ride the star flyer are now up in Centenary Square. These attractions make Birmingham a great day out in the Winter.   The star flyer is a new ride designed for the thrill-seeker. It goes a lot higher than the Ferriss wheel and swings around at high speeds. If you still want a great view...

As Christmas fast approaches, the German Christmas Markets in Birmingham City Centre are a great way to celebrate the festive season.  Birmingham German Market 2019 Where: Victoria Square and New Street When: Thursday 7th November – Monday 23rd December 201 Times: 10am – 9pm Daily What: The Frankfurt Christmas Market Birmingham is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria, which started in 1991. Since then it has returned to Birmingham at Christmas time, getting bigger and better...

The legitimate peaky blinder festival came to Birmingham on the 14th & 15th of September in Digbeth. As a Peaky Blinders fan the festival was brilliant and felt like I was in the post WW1 era with all the actors making it an interactive and fun experience. The festival included a Q & A from Steve Knight (the creator of Peaky Blinders)  and Packy Lee who plays Tommy Shelby’s loyal friend Johnny Dogs. There were also...

If you’ve read our last Pay Day Lunch Review, you’ll know that every month the Siren Search team ventures out to try somewhere new for lunch. With bundles of places in Birmingham City Centre, we are spoilt for choice - but March saw a visit to Pieminister.  This quirky restaurant is located just near the Town Hall, meaning that it is a haven for weekday lunches.  The name says it all - they offer a variety of pies...

We now see ourselves as food connoisseurs, and as we have been trying the restaurants out and about in Birmingham, South American Food and Tapas has been a firm favourite. So whether you’re looking for a lunch stop or a dinner venue, here’s where we think you need to visit…. Bodega Bodega is a small South American restaurant located in Birmingham Centre, with a vibrant atmosphere and quirky drinks and food. It’s a great place to...

Made up of 100,000 knives, the Knife Angel has arrived in Birmingham today in a bid to raise awareness in tackling knife crime in the UK. The British Ironwork Centre has worked with all 43 police forces in the UK and weapons amnesties to retrieve knives from the streets, through knife banks. With knife crime increasing in Birmingham and the UK, and 250 recorded stabbings already this year, it is becoming more important than ever to...