Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I have a well documented love affair with Malmaison, and having discovered my foodie friend Fay (try saying that with your mouthful) hadn’t tried the delectable Sunday Brunch the place is so hyped for I immediately booked us a table. The three course feast at Chez Mal starts with soup and access to the Chef’s […]

November 21, 2017

Fine dining Indian style @ Lasan 


restaurants, Review

There’s a handful of restaurants in Birmingham that need little introduction, and Lasan most certainly falls into that category. Launched in 2002 by Jabbar Khan, the Indian restaurant – part of the Lasan Group that includes Fiesta del Asado, Nosh & Quaff and Raja Monkey Cafe – has recently undergone a £500,000 refurbishment. With the […]

November 18, 2017

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos


Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 2017

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 


Bars & Pubs, Review

New just in: The Dark Horse in Moseley does a ruddy good roast dinner Okay, so it’s fair to say over the years I have been quite the creature of habit when it comes to roast dinners. I’ll tell anyone that will listen about the massive Sunday dinners available for under £9 at The Sun […]

November 12, 2017

Italian dining @ Cucina Rustica


restaurants, Review

I recently visited Cucina Rustica in the St Paul’s area of Birmingham Leafy and picturesque, St Paul’s Square is slowly but surely becoming one of my favourite spots in the city. Nestled below the bustling streets of the Jewellery Quarter, this small but vibrant part of Birmingham becomes a hive of activity come the weekend; […]

November 7, 2017

Express lunch @ Bistro du Vin Birmingham


Hotels, restaurants, Review

If like me you’re a fan of Hotel du Vin, the new lunch concept it has rolled out might be up your street. Bistro du Vin is now offering an Express Lunch option for people looking for a delicious but fast lunchtime treat. Available 12-2pm Monday to Saturday, the new lunch concept launched at the […]

October 4, 2017

Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Oktoberfest at The Old Crown Digbeth which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as well […]

September 30, 2017

Exotic meats @ Nakira Bar & Grill


Bars & Pubs, Events, restaurants

You may have seen my previous blog revealing the first pictures from inside the newest restaurant to hit John Bright Street: Nakira Bar & Grill. It looked pretty swish, so I was delighted to receive a VIP invite to the official launch party, which took place last week. Despite opening officially earlier this month the […]

September 1, 2017

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus


restaurants, Review

Have you visited The Smoke Haus Brindleyplace yet? It’s no secret I love comfort food. From loaded burgers and footlong hotdogs to gooey mac n cheese; I’m all about the stodge. My waistline doesn’t thank me for this love affair, of course, but my stomach is usually quite grateful, and frankly I listen to that […]

August 13, 2017

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