A new winter menu @ Aluna


Bars & Pubs, Events

I recently visited Aluna in The Mailbox to try the cocktails, but last week I ventured back to sample the food. Having recently launched a new winter menu, I was excited to revisit the canal side bar and restaurant to try some of the Thai style dishes I’d heard about. The venue The restaurant side […]

November 29, 2017

Potter and pizza @ Spotlight


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Did you ever hear about the girl that was bullied into dressing as Dobby – full makeup, the works – for her hen do? Of course you did, because it was me, and I’m not exactly known for keeping quiet. Despite still having the occasional nightmare about being paraded around Brighton in a potato sack […]

November 25, 2017

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos


Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 2017

Aluna cocktail class 


Bars & Pubs, Events

Recently I was invited to an event called Girls Night In at Aluna. Promising a glimpse of the popular cocktail menu as well as access to the latest jewellery collection from Stella & Dot, I braved the autumnal monsoon and headed to the Mailbox with some fellow bloggers. I like Aluna (owned by the same […]

November 14, 2017

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 


Bars & Pubs, Review

New just in: The Dark Horse in Moseley does a ruddy good roast dinner Okay, so it’s fair to say over the years I have been quite the creature of habit when it comes to roast dinners. I’ll tell anyone that will listen about the massive Sunday dinners available for under £9 at The Sun […]

November 12, 2017

OCD Cider and Pizza @ The Stable


Bars & Pubs, Events

Earlier this week I was invited to attend the launch of a new cider taking place at The Stable. Promising a tasty night of pizza and fruity ciders to try I made my way to the popular John Bright Street venue with some of my favourite foodies. Celebrating the launch of Birmingham-based ODC, this new […]

November 5, 2017

Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Oktoberfest at The Old Crown Digbeth which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as well […]

September 30, 2017

Exotic meats @ Nakira Bar & Grill


Bars & Pubs, Events, restaurants

You may have seen my previous blog revealing the first pictures from inside the newest restaurant to hit John Bright Street: Nakira Bar & Grill. It looked pretty swish, so I was delighted to receive a VIP invite to the official launch party, which took place last week. Despite opening officially earlier this month the […]

September 1, 2017

Badass big burgers @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

With its big beer garden and tempting sounding burgers it was inevitable I’d end up dining in The Old Crown Digbeth eventually; coincidentally next door to the weekly DDC street food pop up. Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown dates right back to 1368 (I think dinosaurs were alive then?) and is a beautiful building; […]

August 22, 2017

Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden


Bars & Pubs, Ramblings

Brewhouse & Kitchen has opened a refurbished beer garden, and is celebrating by launching a new pizza menu. The Hop House Garden looks set to be a fun and colourful place to spend sunny afternoons, with lots of family-friendly additions as well as a fresh pizza galore. The Sutton Coldfield pub, opened in 2015, has […]

August 17, 2017