restaurants, Review

A very special lunch @ The Wilderness

Last month I was lucky enough to be able to dine at The Wilderness. Having booked our visit all the way back in October, it's a restaurant I've been eager to visit for a very long time. Promising a unique lunch full of surprises, I was practically skipping to the much-hyped restaurant with my husband.… Continue reading A very special lunch @ The Wilderness

Pop ups, Ramblings

Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club

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… Continue reading Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club

Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Hotels, Ramblings, restaurants

January deals for restaurants in Birmingham city centre

Hands up who overspent at Christmas and is now far from flush this month.. yup, I hear you. January is notoriously crappy for most people and a slow one for restaurants and bars, but to combat this many places across the city centre are offering substantial discounts and deals this month. You get a cheaper… Continue reading January deals for restaurants in Birmingham city centre

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 one of us seemed to have… Continue reading Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox


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… Continue reading Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal

restaurants, Review

Winter warmers @ wagamama

To say I was a snotty mess the day we travelled home from our northern Christmas was an understatement. Bundled up on a freezing train from Cleethorpes to Birmingham (via a detour to a fucking cold Sheffield) I sneezed, wheezed and coughed my way back to BrumLand. The lurgy had well and truly taken The… Continue reading Winter warmers @ wagamama

restaurants, Review

Hanging kebabs and The Canal House revisited

After a bout of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, Birmingham turned into a death trap ice rink earlier this month. I didn't so much walk to Liam Gallagher's gig at the NIA rather I slid there, like some kind of shit-faced Bambi. Having bought The Husband tickets to see Manchester's favourite yob back in October… Continue reading Hanging kebabs and The Canal House revisited

Cafes, Review

Vegan fast food @ Fressh

A new vegan cafe has popped up next to Tilt and it serves really good fast food. Nope, I didn’t think I’d be saying that anytime soon either, but here we are. Fressh offers plant-based food in the heart of the city centre, and joins the growing list of vegan-friendly venues (such as Natural Healthy Food)… Continue reading Vegan fast food @ Fressh