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  • m0th3rfunk3r 9 Sep 2008 10:51:42 464 posts
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    Birmingham

    Places to stay = Out of that hole

    Things to do = if you find yourself there. Plan your escape.




  • m0th3rfunk3r 9 Sep 2008 10:51:43 464 posts
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    Birmingham

    Places to stay = Out of that hole

    Things to do = if you find yourself there. Plan your escape.




  • Lexx87 9 Sep 2008 10:53:28 20,869 posts
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    I don't know what Mr. Fucking Egg is. Get me your email address and i'll do you a map for the chinese quarter from the city centre. A shitty paint map, but it'll be easier to explain that way. Batli quarter isn't in the city centre, it's a 10-15 drive out and i've no idea how to get there. If you do get there I know the exact place you want to eat though :)

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Dr-Strangelove 9 Sep 2008 10:59:18 2,130 posts
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    Mr Egg is the greasy spoon that's by the chinese quarter, opposite the oceana club.

    Been there for donkey years. Has a big egg on the ceiling (at least it did 10 years ago, which is the last time I went there).
  • figgis 9 Sep 2008 11:15:41 7,383 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Where would the Chinese quarter and the Balti Triangle be?

    ...and what the hell is "Mr Fucking Egg"? :p

    Mr Egg

    The Chinese quarter is sign posted in the city center, near New Street Station. The Balti triangle covers Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road, it is the birthplace of the Balti.
  • Psychotext 9 Sep 2008 11:22:11 53,854 posts
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    Ha, I love greasy spoons... but I don't think I'll have time to go there. :(

    Or at least, a spare meal anyway!
  • Fonzie 9 Sep 2008 12:03:03 1,810 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Where would the Chinese quarter and the Balti Triangle be?

    ...and what the hell is "Mr Fucking Egg"? :p

    Easiet way to get to China Town is to go to the Bullring and find Debenhams. Go all the way through Debenhams and go out the rear exit and then simply cross over the road and there you are.
  • Lexx87 9 Sep 2008 12:03:57 20,869 posts
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    Just tryin to find out the name of the best restuarant there..

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Fonzie 9 Sep 2008 12:09:42 1,810 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    Just tryin to find out the name of the best restuarant there..

    Best resteraunt where?
  • figgis 9 Sep 2008 12:11:55 7,383 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    Just tryin to find out the name of the best restuarant there..

    Haven't been for ages but is it Lazeez?
  • smoothpete 11 Sep 2008 05:36:03 31,349 posts
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    Bacchus is the bar I was trying to think of, well worth popping in to. Not far from New Street
  • FairgroundTown 11 Sep 2008 08:24:12 2,522 posts
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    I was in Brum on Tuesday. The city center is nice enough, although really it is pretty-much the same shops as you see in Reading or any other big town. However, I took a taxi out to Heartlands Hospital (where I was working) and it was just depressing - slums are the only word for those streets. I saw a computer shop that has been closed so long that the sign on the windows said "Sinclair... Comodore..."
  • Lukus 11 Sep 2008 22:25:28 18,999 posts
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    FairgroundTown wrote:
    I was in Brum on Tuesday. The city center is nice enough, although really it is pretty-much the same shops as you see in Reading or any other big town. However, I took a taxi out to Heartlands Hospital (where I was working) and it was just depressing - slums are the only word for those streets. I saw a computer shop that has been closed so long that the sign on the windows said "Sinclair... Comodore..."

    Haha, yes the drive to Heartlands is quite depressing.

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  • Psychotext 15 Sep 2008 10:36:37 53,854 posts
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    Good weekend... and the first time I've been to Birmingham without getting mugged or accosted etc. :)

    Things of note re Birmingham this weekend:

    * It is apparently full of ricer cars and pink limos. Never seen so many in my life.
    * Taxis drivers don't have a clue what's going on. This is nothing unusual.
    * There were some very impressive fireworks around Broad St on Saturday (no idea what for).
    * There was a big building (around Victoria square?) with a light show being projected onto the front of it. Quite cool.
    * Asha's is one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. Superb little place.
    * Bank restaurant is solid, but unspectacular. Also, their cocktails apparently have no alcohol in them as my missus and I left stone cold sober despite having 5 each. =/
    * Gentlemen's clubs weren't interested in admitting non gentlemen. =(
    * Krispy Kreme is ludicrously busy on Saturdays.

    Oh, and no matter how rich women are, when they're drunk they're all the same. Came back from a smoke at around 1am to find a woman in the hotel lift (covered in bling, massively expensive outfit) squatting down... I told her to cross her legs. :D
  • Psychotext 15 Sep 2008 10:38:37 53,854 posts
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    Cadbury World / Sea Life (Especially the sea turtles) were pretty good too. Bought a 5kg bar of chocolate... though I must admit that it intimidates me.
  • Tomo 12 Jul 2010 23:16:44 13,879 posts
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    Bump!

    Could I get another round of recommendations please. I think I am going to be spending more time in Birmingham over the next few months and perhaps longer, so places to go/eat would be grand.

    Some of the suggestions in here have already got me thinking though :)
  • MightyMouse 13 Jul 2010 00:11:21 1,127 posts
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    Are we talking just in the centre or a bit further out too?
  • Lukus 13 Jul 2010 01:01:06 18,999 posts
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    Could see some bands at the Academy or see some shows/concerts at the NEC/NIA/Symphony Hall.

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  • Fletche 13 Jul 2010 11:14:13 3,418 posts
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    Discovered The Victoria last weekend, just by the Alex theatre, excellent night there, basically a pub with DJ that plays soul/funk/rock and the odd crowd favourite, sell real ales too so I was happy. Apparently The Jekyll & Hyde is a very good place too.

    As for eating, anywhere around The Mailbox should do you, went to Penny Blacks there recently which was great
  • MightyMouse 19 Jan 2013 01:13:52 1,127 posts
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    This was on Reddit today. Never change, Birmingham!

    http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/16tul7/you_stay_classy_birmingham/
  • neilka 19 Jan 2013 01:33:21 15,677 posts
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    Is he in the Bullring?
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