Independent Birmingham Festival @ Aston Hall


Events, Pop ups

I can’t remember how many food/drink festivals I’ve been to in the last month, but I can tell you my jeans don’t fit anymore. Last but by no means least for July’s overindulgence was Independent Birmingham Festival, at the charming Aston Hall. As you can see from the photos, this place is just awful. Not […]

July 25, 2018

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Ramblings

Football might not have come home this year (I still love you Gareth) but Birmingham Cocktail Weekend did, bringing with it some excellent drinks and both new and old venues across our glorious city involved. Taking place over the (very sunny weekend of) 13-15th July, 40 bars and restaurants took part, including venues around The […]

July 17, 2018

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


Ramblings

Last week ended up being super greedy 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 […]

July 16, 2018

Colmore Food Festival @ Victoria Square, City Centre


Events

I loved Colmore Food Festival last year. That may partly be down to being champagne drunk at lunchtime, but mainly it’s because this annual food festival brings something unique to Birmingham. The food fest returned to its home at Victoria Square for the 8th time on Friday, bringing the sunshine and good times with it […]

July 8, 2018

Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

Sushi with a side of showmanship @ Shogun, The Cube


restaurants, Review

Recently I attended an intimate showcase evening at The Cube which included dinner at Shogun: a teppanyaki and sushi bar. I must confess I haven’t eaten at any of the restaurants in The Cube for sometime, although I have (over the years) visited most for birthdays and Wine Weekend. Before arriving I wasn’t sure which […]

June 1, 2018

Cocktails @ Lost and Found, Bennetts Hill


Bars & Pubs, Review

I’m quite a fan of the cocktails at Lost and Found on Bennetts Hill, so much so a few weeks ago I spent an entire Sunday in there working my way through the new menu. The following Monday was brutal… The cocktail list has had a revamp as has the venue itself, which reopened during […]

May 19, 2018

An eccentric hidden gem @ The Ruin, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Everyone has their favourite Digbeth hangout. I’ve always been a total fangirl for Digbeth Dining Club myself, but I’ve found a new favourite in the shape of The Ruin. Found on Floodgate Street, The Ruin manages to combine an old school boozer with your mad aunt’s back room circa 1974. It’s loud, intentionally a bit […]

April 19, 2018

Lebanese food @ Comptoir Libanais, Grand Central


Cafes, restaurants, Review

I heard rumblings of the Comptoir Libanais at Grand Central opening back in January; last month it finally opened its doors. Offering Middle Eastern style food, Comptoir Libanais at Grand Central specialises in Lebanese dishes, and has a small number of venues scattered across the country. Having a long-term love affair with pretty much everything […]

April 7, 2018