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

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

Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio


restaurants, Review

Recently we took a trip to Del Villaggio on Broad Street. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I’d not spent much time in that area of the city. In […]

September 26, 2017

Product review: Ibiza Ice Sparkling Wine


Review

It has to be said that I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to wine. I’m generally more a fan of red wine over white, and my previous experience with sparkling vinos hasn’t always been brilliant. Having said that I’m always open to trying new things (especially when it comes to alcohol) so […]

September 10, 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

Beef and Malbec Masterclass @ Gaucho Birmingham


Events, restaurants

Gaucho Birmingham is lovely, I can tell you. There are very few things in life I love more than steak and red wine (sorry Ian) so I was beyond excited to be invited to attend the Beef and Malbec Masterclass at Gaucho Birmingham this week. An exclusive event for press and foodie bloggers, the intimate […]

May 18, 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