Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Ramblings

Football might not have come home this year (I still love you Gareth) but Birmingham Cocktail Weekend did, bringing with it some excellent drinks and both new and old venues across our glorious city involved. Taking place over the (very sunny weekend of) 13-15th July, 40 bars and restaurants took part, including venues around The […]

July 17, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Hotel du Vin, Church Street


Hotels, Review

It’s no secret that one of my favourite foodie spots in the city is Hotel du Vin on Church Street. Way before starting this food blog I used to spend my time enjoying drinks in the bar, and over the last couple of years I have grown fond of the restaurant. While it’s become somewhere […]

July 12, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Malmaison, Mailbox


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I first tried the afternoon tea available at Malmaison at a social media meet up back in March. I liked it so much I booked a return visit for a friend’s birthday, adding the fizz option to make it a bit more special for her. I’ve talked at length before about how much I enjoy […]

April 20, 2018

Simple springtime dining @ Chez Mal, Malmaison


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I personally couldn’t have been more elated to see the back of March. The endless snow flurries ruining plans and seemingly everyone being in a trans-seasonal funk, I was more than happy to welcome in April. My first food-based adventure of the month turned out to be Malmaison; a venue I’ve dined in several times, […]

April 13, 2018

Birmingham Wine Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, restaurants

I don’t generally wear bracelets, but I made an exception for the Birmingham Wine Weekend band. Following from the success of the cocktail weekend, the same folk launched Birmingham Wine Weekend for 2018. For £10 a magical maroon wristband is provided which grants you access to 21 of the finest bars, hotels and restaurant in […]

March 30, 2018

Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I have a well documented love affair with Malmaison, and having discovered my foodie friend Fay (try saying that with your mouthful) hadn’t tried the delectable Sunday Brunch the place is so hyped for I immediately booked us a table. The three course feast at Chez Mal starts with soup and access to the Chef’s […]

November 21, 2017