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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
February 4, 2012
by Gwilym Owen
September 3, 2006
With a French theme, though not actually French, Café René has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with walls and ceilings literally made out of bottles! The restaurant is non smoking and has a wide variety of menus (see website below), apparently they also have 'legendary Sunday barbecues in the summer'. A word of caution however, is that the menus are decidedly British in flavour, with only a slight continental twist.
We ended up eating in the main bar area, making a tapas style lunch choice of both the antipasti, and the three cheese salad. Both were very tasty, with ample portions and at the very reasonable price of £4.25. Afterwards we were able to relax by 'digesting' their selection of quality newspapers with a couple of continental beers in hand.
The cafe also boasts an ever changing array of real ales and ciders, as well as a selection of fine wines. Other activities include live music DJs, a big screen TV for following Gloucester's Rugby exploits, and a late licence - no admissions after 3am! Café René Website
From journal A Major Port During Tudor times...