Simple springtime dining @ Chez Mal, Malmaison


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I personally couldn’t have been more elated to see the back of March. The endless snow flurries ruining plans and seemingly everyone being in a trans-seasonal funk, I was more than happy to welcome in April. My first food-based adventure of the month turned out to be Malmaison; a venue I’ve dined in several times, […]

April 13, 2018

Disappointing menu changes @ Bodega


Ramblings, restaurants, Review

Bodega has changed its menu, and I’m not a fan. Yup, you heard me. My love affair with Bodega has come to an end. A crashing, disappointing end. As anyone who regularly reads this blog will know, I’ve been a long standing fan of this Bitters n Twisted venue. I’ve championed it and defended it […]

February 22, 2018

Bargains and beer @ Purecraft Bar and Kitchen


Bars & Pubs, Review

If you’ve not tried the daily specials at Purecraft Bar and Kitchen you’re missing out. Big time. Found just off Victoria Square, Purecraft Bar and Kitchen offers restaurant quality food in a relaxed bar environment. The tap selection is as fine as the grub, and the place runs like a well oiled machine. Which coincidentally […]

February 18, 2018

Thai food @ Sabai Sabai, City Centre


restaurants, Review

I have a longstanding love affair with Asian cuisine and more specifically Thai food; this stems from my university days in Leicester. I had naff all money to my name at 19 – largely due to a fondness for snakebite and Lambert & Butler – but whatever I could rustle up from my part time […]

January 27, 2018

Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club


Pop ups, Ramblings

Rejoice, fans of street food. The almighty Digbeth Dining Club has added an extra day to its weekly run. Happy new year! When the popular Birmingham street food destination reopens at Spotlight towards the end of January, you’ll now find your favourite vendors (plus some new ones) trading from Thursday through to Saturday. Remaining at […]

January 10, 2018

Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal


Recipe

I haven’t shared any home cooking for a while, mainly because I’ve been out more than the cat over the last few months. I’ve been eating and drinking out pretty much constantly since we got married in October, but now it’s January (and my clothes no longer fit me) I thought I’d make an effort […]

January 5, 2018

Winter warmers @ wagamama, New Street


restaurants, Review

I recently visited wagamama on New Street after a Christmas away from home. To say I was a snotty mess the day we travelled home from our northern Christmas was an understatement. Bundled up on a freezing train from Cleethorpes to Birmingham (via a detour to a fucking cold Sheffield) I sneezed, wheezed and coughed […]

January 2, 2018

Meat free Monday options in Birmingham


Cafes, Ramblings, restaurants

If you’re interested in trying ‘Meat Free Mondays’ in Birmingham I have some great ideas for you. Let’s get one thing straight from the get go: it’s absolutely no secret that I have a deep love affair with burgers and bacon. Meat is something I would not forgo indefinitely without a fight, but sometimes it’s […]

November 27, 2017