>B'rum is short (a truncated form) for the city of Birmingham.
Wot nobtridler/ourkidsam said. Brum, Brummagem, B'ham. The apostrophes replace the missing letters (so if anything it'd be Brum', but that's bobbins, no-one ever uses that to my knowledge)
Oh, I'm a Brummie, btw :p
'fraid I can't help on the restaurant end of things tho', last time I lived there for anything other than occasional visits was circa '88 (and that was as a postgrad at B'ham Uni, for that matter) - every time I go back it's changed a fair bit.
Ah - Brindley Place is the bit near Gas Street Basin on Broad St, then ? - the OH and myself wound up there one Christmas eve (when our folks were still there). You'd probably find something reasonable - mebbe find a few names and search for web reviews ?
a quick search
(there used to be a place on the w side of the Uni I'd been to, probably not there now)
- there's a Zizzi's in Harbourne (not that far away), a cafe/bistro just up the road:
- there's other places on the same site might be worth a look - White Swan mebbe - more of a gastropub.