A week of food and drink in Birmingham #6

Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Delis & Takeaway, Ramblings, restaurants / Monday, November 12th, 2018

Despite appearances, I’ve actually been quite boring of late. By my standards anyway.

I haven’t done a weekly food roundup for a while (the last one is here) mainly because I’ve not been eating out that much. Between having a cold straight from Satan and being acutely aware I need to save some pennies for our upcoming NYC trip, I admit I’ve been a bit lazy with regards to the blog. Last week however I got out and about a bit more, managing to shove some grub in my gob between meetings and planning hen dos.


After Ian and I collected our dollars for next week’s NYC trip we headed to Kilder for lunch. This place continues to make me so happy, and we enjoyed the Deya IPA from the beer board as well as some food. While Ian wolfed down an enormous cheese and ham toastie I opted for the cheese board. The goats cheese was rather wonderful, and the lads running this place do a great job at sourcing high quality cheeses. I’ve written about Kilder before if you fancy a read.


I recently wrote about BoneHead again so I won’t waffle on too much about this one, but just trust me and go eat the crispy strips. Yes the burgers are good but I think these salty, crispy pieces of meat are where the magic is at.

Pig and Apple

After a manic day at work I stopped by this Grand Central newbie for dinner on the go. As you’ll know if you read my post about this place, it was a bit of an underwhelming experience. Not bad, just not that exciting either. I’m keen to hear if anyone else has tried it yet and what they think of the concept and quality. The more I’ve thought about it, for me, it just felt like festival food with not much to it, but it is cheap and cheerful.

Indian Streatery

The £5.95 lunch special here is one of my favourite grab and go options in the city centre. The Home style butter chicken is fragrant and comforting, and you get a heap of cumin rice with it. This is proper value for money.

The Sun on the Hill

It was picky plates ahoy when I visited this Bennett’s Hill pub for dinner mid week. The two floors have undergone a renovation, although the menu doesn’t seem to have changed much. I chose from the pick and mix plates, trying the lamb koftas, halloumi kebabs and jerk wings. I wasn’t blown away by any of it, in all honesty, finding both the wings and the lamb quite dry. The burgers others had (from elsewhere on the menu) looked much better and I’d be inclined to follow their lead if you choose to eat here.

Have a lovely week, and don’t forget to follow me over on Instagram and Twitter for daily ramblings and photos of lunch.

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