A week of food and drink in Birmingham (#1)


Ramblings / Monday, July 16th, 2018

Last week ended up being super busy, so I thought I’d put together some of my food and drink highlights.

I started the week with a quick mooch around the newly opened Baked in Brick, which of course included a spot of lunch. The full pizza menu doesn’t run during the day so I opted for a salt beef bun which was both delicious and ruddy enormous. This gorgeous restaurant has a lovely outside area for sunny lunches, but I’m planning a revisit soon to try the evening menu – some seriously good sounding pizzas on there. You can find this place at The Custard Factory if you want to try it yourself.

Midweek I headed to Edgbaston for ThreeChurch Road‘s summer party. Celebrating its first birthday we had plenty of fizz and canapés as well as cake. This was my first visit to this venue, and it’s really attractive and stylish considering it’s found within a retirement complex. I’m moving closer to Edgbaston next month so the restaurant may go on my list to try.

On Friday I took myself for a working lunch at Damascena in the city centre, across from the park. I love a bit of people watching in the window of this cafe, but mainly I love the mixed mezze platter. I’m pretty sure this is meant for two to share but I always scoff the lot myself. Best hummus in Brum, hands down.

Saturday was spent in my garden, and I whipped up a cold meat and cheese board. The husband and I had a friend over and we polished off the lot in about ten minutes. I got the vintage cheddar from Anderson and Hill in Great Western Arcade, which is my go to for lunches like this. When the weather’s hot I just love picky light lunches.

I spent Sunday getting progressively more tipsy at Birmingham Cocktail Weekend. I have a full post coming tomorrow about this, so I’ll just leave you with this snap from Churchill’s in The Mailbox. Before we picked up our wristbands we stopped off at Sun on the Hill for a belly-lining roast dinner. With the Independent Birmingham card the two of us ate for £15 which you just can’t argue with.

Did you try anywhere new this week? Let me know in the comments.

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