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Stars flock to dine in Birmingham

The staff at Car Hire Birmingham Airport will be changing where they dine out to try and catch a glimpse of a celebrity.

Whether it is popping out for lunch or grabbing a bite to eat for tea time, Birmingham looks like it is the place to be to spot a star.

Michael Bublé was seen at Bank in Brindleyplace on Monday night but he’s by no means the first big name to dine in Brum. Multiple famous faces have been spotted at restaurants and cafes across Birmingham over the years.

In 2000 Robbie Williams ate a lamb balti and salad at Sutton Coldfield’s Kababish curry house before playing at the NEC. Sydd Sadiq, owner of the restaurant off Jockey Road, in Boldmere, said Robbie loved his meal so much that they named the dish after the singer.Kababish has seen a number of stars over the years, including boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Robbie’s fellow Take That star Gary Barlow also had a memorable time at a curry house while in Birmingham. Hollywood’s Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter were spotted at Lasan in March 2011.

A curry house on Hurst Street was a favourite of many celebrities before it closed in 2012 due to health violations. However, Maharaja re-opened after refurbishments earlier this year. Former Prime Minister John Major, Sir Cliff Richard, Jasper Carrott and cricketer Wasim Akram were seen at Maharaja over its 41 years in business.

TV presenter Alison Hammond and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Alijaz Skorjanec frequented Moseley’s Cafephilia coffee shop during rehearsal breaks. The café opened earlier this year. Alison also loves Moseley chippy Flakes.

Birmingham’s San Carlo on Temple Street is also known for seeing a celebrity or two. Its front lobby showcases a wall covered in photos of actors, singers and other famous people who had visited the restaurant throughout the years.


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