An eccentric hidden gem @ The Ruin, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Everyone has their favourite Digbeth hangout. I’ve always been a total fangirl for Digbeth Dining Club myself, but I’ve found a new favourite in the shape of The Ruin. Found on Floodgate Street, The Ruin manages to combine an old school boozer with your mad aunt’s back room circa 1974. It’s loud, intentionally a bit […]

April 19, 2018

Simple springtime dining @ Chez Mal, Malmaison


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I personally couldn’t have been more elated to see the back of March. The endless snow flurries ruining plans and seemingly everyone being in a trans-seasonal funk, I was more than happy to welcome in April. My first food-based adventure of the month turned out to be Malmaison; a venue I’ve dined in several times, […]

April 13, 2018

Birmingham Wine Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, restaurants

I don’t generally wear bracelets, but I made an exception for the Birmingham Wine Weekend band. Following from the success of the cocktail weekend, the same folk launched Birmingham Wine Weekend for 2018. For £10 a magical maroon wristband is provided which grants you access to 21 of the finest bars, hotels and restaurant in […]

March 30, 2018

Alternative date nights in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Today I’m chuntering about alternative date nights in Birmingham. Whether you’ve been together since school or you’re swiping your way through the dating gene pool to find ‘the one,’ date nights are something most of us enjoy. I love a date night, mainly because they inevitably involve food, but I think there’s more to them […]

January 25, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox


restaurants, Review

Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, ‘what day is?’ repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not […]

January 7, 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

Friday night supper @ Tom’s Kitchen


restaurants, Review

One of the longstanding ‘must try’ restaurants I’ve been meaning to dine in is Tom’s Kitchen, and earlier this month I finally got to try Tom’s tucker. Like most food bloggers I have an increasingly long list of restaurants, cafes and bars I’d like to visit. My list has never had less than 20 places […]

December 9, 2017

BBC Good Food Show @ NEC Birmingham


Events

Last Thursday – after a fairly turbulent start to the week, it has to be said – I decided to cheer myself up visiting the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Birmingham. Held over 4 days, the annual event is designed for food lovers to see some of their favourite TV chefs cook live, […]

December 5, 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