Bloggers Banquet @ Chung Ying Garden 


Events, restaurants

I have a confession: before the Blogger Banquet event recently I hadn’t actually eaten at Chung Ying Garden.  I’ve walked past it a million times over the years as I’ve trundled through China Town, (usually on my way to Nightingales after too many adult lemonades) but had never made it through the bright red doors. […]

August 3, 2017

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Events, Pop ups

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event – which annually takes over Victoria Square – took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular […]

July 3, 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

A healthy feast @ Cherry Reds


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a big fan of Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, it has to be said. Cherry Reds on John Bright Street is a gem in Birmingham city centre. Many moons ago, when I worked next to the Mailbox, I used the (then largely derelict) area as a short cut from New Street to the […]

June 8, 2017

Breakfast @ Hotel La Tour


Hotels, restaurants, Review

Every year I buy myself a birthday present. A little treat to me, it’s my way of rewarding myself for working hard and surviving another year of craziness in my world. Usually I tend to buy myself something a bit materialistic, like a new dress or a pair of shoes, but this year I decided […]

May 14, 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

Swish sushi: OKO @ NUVO 


Bars & Pubs, Events, restaurants

As you may know if you have read my blog before I am a rather large fan of sushi, so I was delighted to be invited to the launch of OKO: the new restaurant and cocktail bar as part of NUVO. The Brindleyplace favourite has been a popular part of the upmarket drinking and eating […]

May 10, 2017

Spring menu @ Gusto Birmingham


Events, restaurants, Review

Gusto Birmingham Having been invited to attend the intimate blogger evening to try out the latest seasonal additions to the menu, I was excited to return to Gusto Birmingham; a restaurant I’d enjoyed several times when it first opened back in September 2016. Found on Colmore Row – where new bars and restaurants currently seem […]

April 26, 2017

Sunday brunch @ Bistro du Vin


Hotels, restaurants, Review

A few weeks ago I got to experience the famous Bistro du Vin Sunday Brunch at Hotel Du Vin, which sits right between the Jewellery Quarter and Snow Hill areas. My wonderful friend Flic gave me the lunch as a gift – she knows me well! – and we finally found the time to enjoy […]

February 28, 2017

Seafood and eat it


Ramblings

Just a quick post tonight to give a little bit of love back to Birmingham’s Indoor Markets; in particular the fresh fish counters and the top folk who work behind them. I was running some errands in the area and (after being hit with the familiar whiff the building tends to radiate) it occurred me […]

February 1, 2017