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

Tiny burgers @ Handmade Burger Co 


restaurants, Review

Disappointment at Handmade Burger Co. Before I dive in to this post I should say from the off that I appreciate going to a burger place and attempting to be healthy is a bit redundant but, in my defence, I’ve been to Handmade Burger Co before and eaten like a beast, so I’m more than […]

June 12, 2017

A working lunch @ Bella Italia New Street


restaurants, Review

Bella Italia New Street In the middle of the week I found myself in town running a few errands before a meeting; having just 45 minutes spare we decided on Bella Italia New Street. This is part of the wider chain of Italian inspired restaurants and is somewhere I used to eat in a lot […]

May 28, 2017

Italian food @ Milano Arcadian


restaurants, Review

Italian dining at Milano Arcadian This week I visited Milano Arcadian. This week is a busy one for my family as we celebrate not one but two birthdays right next to each other. With my dad celebrating his 68th birthday (on Wednesday, the day before mine) my step mum and I decided to surprise my […]

May 11, 2017

Spanish chicken stew


Recipe

There are certain go-to meals that every household has and in ours it’s Spanish chicken stew. Super easy and quick to make, this one pot dish is a firm favourite of my other half and something I learned from my mum – who isn’t that big on cooking but loves a simple mediterranean style feast […]

April 13, 2017