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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

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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

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Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods

Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I've got some favourite spots strewn across our fair city, including Urban Cafe and Chez Mal, but recently I… Continue reading Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods

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Brunching with friends @ Saint Kitchen

One of the things I like about working from home is that I can take my laptop and work remotely. I often meet up with fellow food blogger (and content writer) Fay to swap ideas and co-work, and last week we managed to drag along George too. Meeting at Saint Kitchen in St Paul's Square… Continue reading Brunching with friends @ Saint Kitchen

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Hotel Chocolat opens Birmingham cafe bar 

Chocolate fans - I have something for you! Have you heard a new cafe bar has opened in the city centre promising plenty of the sweet stuff as well as cocoa infused booze? Yes, really. Hotel Chocolat has opened a luxury chocolate bar on New Street with an in-house cafe serving up drinks featuring (a… Continue reading Hotel Chocolat opens Birmingham cafe bar 

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Meat free Monday options in Birmingham

Let's get one thing straight from the get go: it's absolutely no secret that I have a deep love affair with burgers and bacon. Meat is something I would not forgo indefinitely without a fight, but sometimes it's good to park up the protein for a few days and up your veggie intake. Apparently they're… Continue reading Meat free Monday options in Birmingham

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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

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Press for Champagne @ Edwardian Tea Rooms

“Hey Laura, would you like to come to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and quaff champagne?” ERRRRM YES PLEASE. This week I was delighted to attend an event at the beautiful Edwardian Tea Rooms, nestled at the back of BMAG. Promising an evening of fizz and fun, the gathering offered guests the opportunity to find… Continue reading Press for Champagne @ Edwardian Tea Rooms

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Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it's bloody brilliant. It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I'll say… Continue reading Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

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A Middle Eastern feast @ Damascena, Temple Row

If you ask any foodie in Birmingham where to go for epic Middle Eastern grub, the chances are the name Damascena might crop up. And when I say might I mean absolutelywill. Having very much enjoyed my visit to the flagship cafe in Moseley Village earlier this year, I had high expectations of the city… Continue reading A Middle Eastern feast @ Damascena, Temple Row