Independent Birmingham Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups, Review

You know your fella knows you well when, instead of flowers, he surprises you with tickets to the Independent Birmingham Festival for a day of eating. Set up within The Bond in Digbeth, the Independent Birmingham Festival celebrated all that is brilliant when it comes to Brum’s indi scene. I bang on relentlessly about my […]

March 26, 2018

Lunch bargains @ Wildwood 


restaurants, Review

I was quite delighted when I discovered the Wildwood £10 lunch offer, I can’t deny it. Wildwood Birmingham is found on New Street opposite Byron. I saw a promo board outside with an offfer for a lunch bargain; two courses plus a drink for a tenner. Venue Wildwood itself is a beautiful restaurant that feels modern, clean […]

February 13, 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

Hidden pizza joy @ OTTO, Jewellery Quarter


restaurants, Review

One December night not so long ago, during a particularly vicious bout of hangryitis, I found myself eating pizza at OTTO. Coming across this little pizzeria was a complete accident, fuelled largely by a mutual desire to get out of the winter rain and my inability to go more than two hours without food. Situated […]

December 19, 2017

Potter and pizza @ Spotlight


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Did you ever hear about the girl that was bullied into dressing as Dobby – full makeup, the works – for her hen do? Of course you did, because it was me, and I’m not exactly known for keeping quiet. Despite still having the occasional nightmare about being paraded around Brighton in a potato sack […]

November 25, 2017

OCD Cider and Pizza @ The Stable


Bars & Pubs, Events

Earlier this week I was invited to attend the launch of a new cider taking place at The Stable. Promising a tasty night of pizza and fruity ciders to try I made my way to the popular John Bright Street venue with some of my favourite foodies. Celebrating the launch of Birmingham-based ODC, this new […]

November 5, 2017

Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden


Bars & Pubs, Ramblings

Brewhouse & Kitchen has opened a refurbished beer garden, and is celebrating by launching a new pizza menu. The Hop House Garden looks set to be a fun and colourful place to spend sunny afternoons, with lots of family-friendly additions as well as a fresh pizza galore. The Sutton Coldfield pub, opened in 2015, has […]

August 17, 2017

A working lunch @ Bella Italia New Street


restaurants, Review

Bella Italia New Street In the middle of the week I found myself in town running a few errands before a meeting; having just 45 minutes spare we decided on Bella Italia New Street. This is part of the wider chain of Italian inspired restaurants and is somewhere I used to eat in a lot […]

May 28, 2017

A slice of joy @ Izza Pizza


restaurants, Review

It’s fair to say my birthday weekend  *I turned 32 – sob* was raucous. It’s also fair to say I’ve probably eaten far too much this past week (my jeans no longer do up) and am now largely made of cheese and gin. You’d think that would mean a few days of reining it in, […]

May 16, 2017

Place your bets: The Restaurant, Broadway Casino 


restaurants, Review

Visiting Broadway Casino With our forthcoming nuptials in Sin City at the forefront of mind, I was delighted to be invited to Broadway Casino to check out their Italian eatery, aptly named The Restaurant. First impressions of The Restaurant (which opened in January this year) are good, and the elevated open plan nature of the […]

April 24, 2017