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

Colmore Food Festival @ Victoria Square, City Centre


Events

I loved Colmore Food Festival last year. That may partly be down to being champagne drunk at lunchtime, but mainly it’s because this annual food festival brings something unique to Birmingham. The food fest returned to its home at Victoria Square for the 8th time on Friday, bringing the sunshine and good times with it […]

July 8, 2018

Weekend tapas @ El Borracho de Oro, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

Don’t tell owner Emma, but I’ve secretly moved in to El Borracho de Oro. The floor isn’t that comfortable but the food is worth the bad back. I seem to spend more time at the Edgbaston restaurant than my own home, but it’s hard to stay away from a place oozing charm and knocking out […]

July 1, 2018

Pizza and Prosecco Festival @ Boxxed, Floodgate Street


Events, Pop ups

If there are two things I associate with my good pal and former bridesmaid Nic, it’s booze and pizza. Having known her since freshers week, approximately 2749 years ago, we bonded over our love for rubbish boys, getting legless and eating far too much. A lot has changed since our first encounter in 2003 (we […]

June 25, 2018

Beers and bar snacks @ Kilder, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

If you’ve not been to Kilder in Digbeth yet you’re seriously missing out. Like, seriously. From the brains behind Original Patty Men, Kilder is a beer, cider and natural wine bar serving up some knock out food and booze under a railway arch. With a snack menu including doorstop cheese toasties, pork pies and plates […]

June 23, 2018

Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 2018