Sunday lunch @ The Old Crown, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Four adults, a baby and an overexcited spaniel walk into a pub… The Old Crown in Digbeth, to be precise. After a busy few weeks the plan was simple: a quiet Sunday lunch in a cosy pub. The beauty of having a small human in your squad is that you have to pre-plan, to some […]

January 6, 2019

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #8


Ramblings

I was a total glutton last week, which is great for the food blog but probably pretty awful for my weight. Who needs a waist anyway…? This post includes a few places a little further afield, but I think once you see the grub you’ll forgive me. The Meat Shack, City Centre If you followed […]

December 8, 2018

Cosy suppers @ Pasta Di Piazza, St Paul’s Square


restaurants, Review

Let’s be honest, Birmingham isn’t really synonymous with authentic Italian food. Having said that, I recently enjoyed a cosy supper at Pasta Di Piazza that warmed my cynical heart. I’ve had a fairly mixed experience with Italian food in central Birmingham, it must be said. While I’m a big fan of Laghi’s Deli, I’ve had […]

November 5, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #5


Ramblings

Last week was a busy one. As well as celebrating 7 years since I stuck my claws into Ian, I had plenty on the work and social calendars too. From a super swish cheese and wine dinner to an anniversary noodle fix, here’s six of the highlights from my eating escapades around the city centre […]

September 17, 2018

Colmore Food Festival @ Victoria Square, City Centre


Events

I loved Colmore Food Festival last year. That may partly be down to being champagne drunk at lunchtime, but mainly it’s because this annual food festival brings something unique to Birmingham. The food fest returned to its home at Victoria Square for the 8th time on Friday, bringing the sunshine and good times with it […]

July 8, 2018

Beers and bar snacks @ Kilder, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

If you’ve not been to Kilder in Digbeth yet you’re seriously missing out. Like, seriously. From the brains behind Original Patty Men, Kilder is a beer, cider and natural wine bar serving up some knock out food and booze under a railway arch. With a snack menu including doorstop cheese toasties, pork pies and plates […]

June 23, 2018

Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 2018