Great Western Arcade is a truly beautiful little part of Birmingham, which is, sadly, not as well known as it would deserve. This stunning Victorian style arcade features unique independent boutique shops and eating places, from deliciously smelling Italian inspired bakery shop to a real Whiskey store with bottles costing hundreds of pounds. Apart from a few sandwich/snack places & one bistro, the main lunch location is the Victorian Restaurant. Me & Justin popped in the other day for a quick lunch & each of us had a bowl of tasty chicken soup with a crunchy just-baked baguette for £2.50 - even the most modest & savvy student can afford a trip to this sweet little restaurant, I say! The atmosphere was very traditional English with a hint of Italian cafe feel to it, and the staff was super duper friendly! Four & half stars, that is.
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Have you been to the Great Western Arcade before?