A spicy lunch and Siamais revisited


restaurants, Review

Sometimes you stumble upon a restaurant and it just makes your heart a little happier, don’t you think? It’s rare but wonderful; you’ve never heard of a place and then all of a sudden you’ve been back ten times and tried half the menu. For me, that restaurant seems to be Siamais brindleyplace. I sort […]

September 7, 2017

Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales Jewellery Quarter


Cafes, Review

I’ve loved the Jewellery Quarter since my days in marketing when I first left university and moved to this wonderful city. There’s quite a vibrant food and drink scene now compared to when I worked in The Big Peg many moons ago, and I’ve recently decided to make more effort to venture over this side […]

August 18, 2017

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus


restaurants, Review

Have you visited The Smoke Haus Brindleyplace yet? It’s no secret I love comfort food. From loaded burgers and footlong hotdogs to gooey mac n cheese; I’m all about the stodge. My waistline doesn’t thank me for this love affair, of course, but my stomach is usually quite grateful, and frankly I listen to that […]

August 13, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it’s an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage […]

August 7, 2017

Vietnamese street food @ Pho Birmingham


restaurants, Review

I’ve written before about my love affair with Pho Birmingham – check it out – located in the food court area of Grand Central. Once you get over the fact that there’s always a queue (and in winter it’s ruddy freezing) it’s a great spot for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or one of the other Vietnamese inspired […]

July 22, 2017

Sunday lunch @ The Distillery 


Bars & Pubs, Review

The Distillery is an awesome lunch spot on the canal. I don’t really like living in Tyseley. It’s lacking in entertainment, Deliveroo doesn’t deliver Lebanese food at 10am here, and my next door neighbours are basically a 2017 version of the Nesbitt’s (showing my age there). However, one of the few things I am grateful […]

July 11, 2017

Oodles of noodles @ Chop and Wok


Delis & Takeaway, Review

Free food at Chop and Wok to brighten a bad day! What with failing my driving test last week, it was nice to get some good news via Twitter. This good news involved eating, and better still meant free food. Do you know what’s better than free food? Absolute bugger all, that’s what. After a pretty […]

July 9, 2017

Uninspiring pub grub @ Bacchus Bar


Bars & Pubs, Review

With a trip to the cinema to see the preview of Baby Driver later on that night, Ian and I decided to head to Bacchus Bar on New Street. Squirrelled away down two flights of stairs in Burlington Arcade, Bacchus Bar is a wonderfully weird little spot that offers traditional pub grub and a vast variety […]

June 22, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade The Rep


Events, restaurants, Review

Marmalade The Rep I like The REP for its on sight restaurant/bar, Marmalade The Rep which I’ve use for client meetings and also visited several times with friends for pre-theatre cocktails, so I was delighted to be invited to try the new menu. Meeting on a Monday evening in June, the blogger event was designed […]

June 19, 2017