El Borracho de Oro pop up @ 1000 Trades

Pop ups, Review

A new month brings a new pop up to 1000 Trades, and I can’t deny I was absolutely buzzing to find out it was El Borracho de Oro taking over the kitchen. Led by El Borracho de Oro’s head honcho (and absolute gem) Emma-Louise Yufera, I was hoping for big Spanish flavours and some bespoke […]

March 8, 2018

Bottomless brunch @ Lost and Found

Bars & Pubs, Review

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lost and Found and this new-look version is top banana. Lost and Found on Bennetts Hill officially reopens Friday March 2nd, but last week some friends and I checked out the newly renovated bar to try the updated bottomless brunch. It’s a hard life.. no really it is, […]

March 1, 2018

Where to eat in Birmingham for Chinese New Year

Ramblings, restaurants

庆祝. Chinese New Year is upon us today (16th February) and across Birmingham you’ll likely find restaurants celebrating as they enter the year of the dog. With colourful and vibrant Chinese New Year parties being thrown and oodles of noodles to slurp, there’s never been a better day to visit some of the best places […]

February 16, 2018

Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal


I haven’t shared any home cooking for a while, mainly because I’ve been out more than the cat over the last few months. I’ve been eating and drinking out pretty much constantly since we got married in October, but now it’s January (and my clothes no longer fit me) I thought I’d make an effort […]

January 5, 2018

Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods

Cafes, restaurants, Review

Have you tried the brunch menu at Natural Healthy Foods yet? Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I’ve got some favourite spots strewn across our […]

December 17, 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

Healthy lunch choices @ Pho Grand Central

restaurants, Review

Have you tried Pho Grand Central yet? Whilst it’s lovely to eat a big juicy burger or a cheese laden pizza (obviously) sometimes I want a nice healthy lunch. This in principle sounds extremely simple, however finding places in Birmingham city centre that offer interesting, tasty and satisfying healthy lunches can actually be a little […]

October 9, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham

Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it’s an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage […]

August 7, 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

Sunshine and salads @ Fazeley Social

Cafes, Review

Why I love Fazeley Social in Digbeth Located about 5 minutes walk from the Custard Factory and 10 minutes from Moor St Station, Fazeley Social is part of the Fazeley Studios creative hub. The small Floodgate Street entrance could be easy to miss but once inside the food smells hit you and you realise you’ve […]

May 24, 2017

Crustless bacon and vegetable quiche


Sometimes I like to eat healthy food. Sometimes I like to eat healthy food that tastes like it’s probably bad for you; fake fatty food, I call it.  When you’re trying to be a bit more healthy it can be hard to choose lunches – especially ones on the go. You need something that can […]

April 10, 2017