Bardolino, Marco Pierre White’s Pizzeria, Bellini and Espresso bar located in the Cube, focuses on authentic, affordable Italian dining. The restaurant takes its name from the town of Marco’s mother’s birthplace who passed away when the chef was just six years old. I recently won a competition for a free meal at Bardolino and couldn’t believe my luck when I was then invited down to learn the secrets behind creating a deliciously hand-stretched pizza. Bardonlino’s… View Post

Bardolino is an Italian casual dining restaurant chain owned by Marco Pierre White. Located in the Cube next to the Mailbox, the restaurant takes its name from the town of Marco’s mother’s birthplace who passed away when the chef was just six years old. I was lucky enough to win a free pizza and dragged a friend along to see what this relatively new restaurant was all about. Surprisingly, the entrance was inconspicuous; it… View Post

Gusto, one of several namesakes around the country, is one of the latest establishments to grace the Birmingham restaurant scene. The restaurant is located in the newly refurbished Grand Hotel, next door to the popular cocktail bar, The Alchemist, which is owned by the same chain, Living Ventures. The first thing noticeable is the European-inspired architecture living up to the building’s ‘grand’ history. The restaurant itself is Italian and gives off a classy, chic… View Post

The Stable is a restaurant situated a stone’s throw away from Birmingham New Street specialising in pizza, pies and cider. This restaurant is one of 16 for these pizza connoisseurs, whose branches stretch across the south of the country including the likes of Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Winchester.  The pizzas are made with a sourdough base and locally sourced ingredients. An added twist is the Birmingham theme;  the Perry Barr-baa, the James Brindley… View Post