with Anita Champaneri
Michelin Star For Carters
The Michelin Guide has been busy rewarding another Birmingham restaurant with a coveted star. Carters of Moseley has just been given its first ever one! It’s a significant coup for the Moseley restaurant run by chef Brad Carter and his partner and front of house manager Holly Jackson. Making Carter’s the city’s 5th Michelin star restaurant!
Heavenly Fine Dining
Going further afield, a new fine dining Indian restaurant has opened in Little Aston Sutton Coldfield against much fanfare. The new venture promises to offer a heavenly fine dining journey. Set grandly on the corner of Thornhill Road and Burnett Road, Ganesha is set over two floors, with an outside garden terrace and seating upstairs and on the upstairs balcony. This stylish haven is decorated in muted bronze tones, when you enter you are greeted by a stunning wine library beautifully back lit with striking chandeliers overhead. The staff are very proud of their bar and it certainly would give Fumo a run for itsmoney! Upstairs is a floor to ceiling gloss mural of the Hindu God “Ganesh” which certainly creates a striking centrepiece. The 70 cover restaurant is the latest venture by Solihull business man Tan Handa who already owns The Horseshoe Bar & Restaurant in Hall Green in South Birmingham and Luxury Lifestyle. The launch was certainly a night for those who loved the luxury lifestyle with two Rolls Royce Wraiths pulling up outside and glamourous staff to greet the guests with flutes of champagne. www.ganesharestaurants.co.uk
Following months of build up, anticipation and excitement, Birmingham’s new premium shopping and dining destination Grand Central will finally open all its doors. This will be home to one of the biggest John Lewis department stores in the UK and more than 60 other shops and restaurants, including many which are new to Brum. The restaurant scene continues to thrive with many new chains coming to the city and more independents bringing their concepts to life. One of the new arrivals is Pho, a Vietnamese street food diner at Grand Central station’s restaurant complexwhich can seat more than 90 diners. Another new comers are Tortilla, Frizzante (offering Prosecco on tap) and Yaki Nori
Bollywood Glitz Comes to Brum
The glitz and glamour of Bollywood will take Selfridges Birmingham by storm with the arrival of a free pop up cinema andIndian street food for the Live + Loud festival. Film-lovers can enjoy 20-minute screenings ofmovie highlights – including a special ‘Songs of Bollywood’ show – in the Foodhall between Thursday 1st and Sunday, 4th October. Street food created by Birmingham’s own Itihaas restaurant, such as chilli popcorn, lamb tikka burgers and Ghol Gappa will be served alongside the movies.