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

Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

An Indian feast for four @ Hen and Chickens

My favourite way to eat food is by sharing shed loads of it with good friends, and recently myself and some friends decided to head to the Jewellery Quarter and check out Hen and Chickens. This desi pub recently-ish underwent a megabucks refurbishment (they've doubled the size of the original pub) and has been on… Continue reading An Indian feast for four @ Hen and Chickens

Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

Elegant pub grub @ The White Swan, Edgbaston

I must confess I don't visit Edgbaston half as much as I should, a realisation I had confirmed during a recent visit to The White Swan, set just off Harborne Road. An upmarket pub that's brimming with character, The White Swan manages to be both stylish and homely, thanks in part to the extensive refurbishment… Continue reading Elegant pub grub @ The White Swan, Edgbaston

Bars & Pubs, Events

A new winter menu @ Aluna

I recently visited Aluna in The Mailbox to try the cocktails, but last week I ventured back to sample the food. Having recently launched a new winter menu, I was excited to revisit the canal side bar and restaurant to try some of the Thai style dishes I’d heard about. The restaurant side of the… Continue reading A new winter menu @ Aluna

Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos

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. Most recently I shared a new Barca adventure with my wonderful mum, Deborah,… Continue reading Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos

Bars & Pubs, Review

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 

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 on the Hill (honestly they are excellent, go have one) but recently I discovered… Continue reading Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 

Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown, Digbeth

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Digbeth Oktoberfest atThe Old Crown, which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as… Continue reading Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown, Digbeth