A week of food and drink in Birmingham #7

Ramblings / Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Since I got back from NYC (food round up coming soon) I’ve been pretty lazy.. apart from the one night I got accidentally quite drunk.

Jet lag and red wine are not a good combination, and left me feeling pretty delicate and sorry for myself for a few days. With that in mind, here’s some of the restorative places I’ve been eating and drinking this week.


With the weather becoming increasingly colder, and my need for some comfort food this week, I opted for a spicy soup from Pho in Grand Central. The Bún bò Huế is a hot and spicy broth packed with melt in be mouth brisket beef. At only £9.75 it’s also a total bargain.


I’m a big fan of this street food truck, found just outside the walls of what I call Pigeon Park. For just over a fiver you get a whopping meal, and it’s an easy grab and go option for a weekday lunch. This was the spicy beef burrito with all the fixings.

Hotel du Vin

I hosted a work event at Hotel du Vin involving beauty bloggers and lots of wine, but before that I enjoyed a refreshing gin and tonic in the hotel’s bar. I love this bar during the colder months because it’s always warm, cosy and relaxing. There’s also a pretty decent gin selection.


I’m totally addicted to the mixed meze platter available at Damascena. You get a ridiculous amount of food for £9 and the hummus is delicious. I had this delivered at home by Deliveroo, because I’m both hungry and lazy.

Marco Pierre White

I was invited to the Veuve Clicquot Winter Terrace launch at Marco Pierre White’s at the top of The Cube this week. The party included lots of fizz and a dreamy cheese fondue, which made me very happy. The cosy terrace is fully protected from the elements (it’s actually really warm up there) and is decked out for Christmas. It’s now open every day and champagne starts from £10 a glass, with fizzy cocktails also available.

Did you try anywhere new this week? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.

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