Mediterranean feasting @ Don Diego, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

The Husband and I recently visited Don Diego in Edgbaston for the first time, for a double date with fellow food lover George and her fiancé, Dave. I had actually been meaning to try the food at Don Diego for a while, having seen some lovely looking dishes flying around on social media. I can […]

May 4, 2018

Tapas style dining @ Scott’s of Harborne, Harborne


Cafes, Review

While Scott’s of Harborne has been making a name for itself as a brunch hotspot, it’s the tapas and small plates that have been on my radar. Last month, on a soul-lifting sunny afternoon, I visited Scott’s of Harborne with some friends in search of a casual bite to eat. A beautiful little cafe on […]

May 1, 2018

Hearty roast dinners @ The Red Lion, Hockley


Bars & Pubs, Review

I first visited The Red Lion one sunny Saturday last summer during a particularly awful bout of hangryitis. My husband (then fiancé) and I sat in the beer garden and tried some of the small plates, but vowed to return to try their famous roast dinners we kept hearing so much about. Fast forward (an […]

April 29, 2018

Cafe 1368 opens next door to The Old Crown, Digbeth


Cafes, Ramblings

This week Cafe 1368 officially opened in Digbeth, as a revamped version of the cafe that was previously sat next door to The Old Crown. Offering up breakfast, brunch, lunch and all the other meals that occur before mid afternoon, this new incarnation of the cafe space is a lovely new addition to the Digbeth […]

April 27, 2018

Spring Market Cheese Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but I like cheese. I like cheese in all its glorious forms: melted, baked, sliced, diced. Whatever, if it involves fromage I want a slice. With that in mind, it was a given I’d end up at the Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond this weekend, […]

April 24, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Malmaison, Mailbox


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I first tried the afternoon tea available at Malmaison at a social media meet up back in March. I liked it so much I booked a return visit for a friend’s birthday, adding the fizz option to make it a bit more special for her. I’ve talked at length before about how much I enjoy […]

April 20, 2018

Fish and chips @ Tasty Plaice, Grand Central


restaurants, Review

About 6 weeks ago I was moaning on Twitter about the lack of decent chippies in Birmingham city centre. As if by some chip-based magic, Tasty Plaice opened at Grand Central in April offering what it calls “probably the best fish and chips in the world.” That’s quite a bold statement, especially for a small […]

April 14, 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

Classic sushi @ Otoro, Birmingham Indoor Market


restaurants, Review

I stumbled upon Otoro Sushi one afternoon when I was buying some seafood from Birmingham Indoor Market. Yes, despite appearances (and my Instagram feed) occasionally I do cook for myself. Despite being slap bang in the middle of a indoor market that always has a fairly prolific smell of fish, Otoro was busy. And by […]

April 3, 2018

Ramen revelations @ Tonkotsu, Selfridges


restaurants, Review

I finally paid a visit to Tonkotsu in Selfridges after seeing some Instagram posts that made me hungry a few months ago. Located in the food hall, in spite of the pretty imagery truth be told I didn’t have particularly high expectations. After all, it’s just noodle soup isn’t it? No, no it isn’t. Tonkotsu […]

March 17, 2018