Good Food Guide Rates Birmingham's Culinary Talent as Hotter than Ever

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Food lover's bible, The Good Food Guide, has confirmed that Birmingham's restaurant scene is growing and thriving with three new establishments heading straight into the 2010 Guide and taking the city's total to an impressive 11.

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We started this year with three Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other English regional city, saw the biggest Taste of Birmingham ever in July, and now have a record 11 restaurants selected by the prestigious Good Food Guide. Birmingham has cemented its place as an international food city.

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Food lover's bible, The Good Food Guide, has confirmed that Birmingham's restaurant scene is growing and thriving with three new establishments heading straight into the 2010 Guide and taking the city's total to an impressive 11.

The city's emerging culinary stars were today, (Tuesday 8 September) named as Edmunds, Joyoti's Vegetarian and Turners, each of which has stormed into The Guide.

The full list of restaurants selected in The Guide is: Bank; cielo; Hotel du Vin & Bistro; Metro Bar & Grill; Opus; Purnell's; Simpsons and Chez Jules.

Highest in the Midlands was nationally Top 50-placed Purnell's, run by celebrity chef Glyn Purnell. Along with Turners and Edmunds it picked up a six rating for its "exemplary cooking skills, innovative ideas, impeccable ingredients and an element of excitement."

Dave Hodgson, Marketing Director at Marketing Birmingham, said: "We are delighted that Birmingham has built on last year's great results by getting eleven restaurants into the 2010 Good Food Guide.

"It yet again proves that Birmingham is one of the nation's great culinary centres, boasting a wealth of more than 200 restaurants providing dishes from over 20 different cultures.

"We started this year with three Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other English regional city, saw the biggest Taste of Birmingham ever in July, and now have a record 11 restaurants selected by the prestigious Good Food Guide. Birmingham has cemented its place as an international food city."

Elizabeth Carter, editor of The Good Food Guide, added: "Birmingham appears to be on a roll at the moment with a string of top restaurants - long may this continue. The new additions that have made it into The Guide for the first time reflect the buzz of this vibrant city."

For more information, please contact Rebecca Charlton, PR Executive, Marketing Birmingham, on 0121 202 5006.

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