Tapas and small plates @ Rico Libre, Digbeth


restaurants, Review

Recently I spent an evening at Rico Libre in Digbeth with some good friends. We laughed and gossiped, ate far too much and polished off a decent amount of wine for four women who all had work the next day. The coming together of friends over food is one of the reasons I enjoy tapas […]

May 31, 2018

Pub grub @ The Shakespeare Inn, Temple Street


Bars & Pubs, Review

The last time I visited The Shakespeare Inn I was 2am smashed at lunchtime. From what I remembered, most of the other people in there were too, so I didn’t roll up to my latest visit expecting an awful lot. That says much more about me than The Shakespeare Inn, I realise. My recent experience of […]

May 9, 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

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

Indian street food @ Rola Wala, Selfridges


restaurants, Review

Rola Wala has replaced Izza Pizza in the Selfridges food court, and I’ve been down to try its Indian street food offerings. To be honest, I rolled my eyes a bit when I heard yet another Indian street food venue was opening. It’s not that I don’t like them (I would happily eat dosa on […]

March 13, 2018