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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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Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 

I have a well documented love affair with Malmaison, and having discovered my foodie friend Fay (try saying that with your mouthful) hadn’t tried the delectable Sunday Brunch the place is so hyped for I immediately booked us a table. The three course feast at Chez Mal starts with soup and access to the Chef’s… Continue reading Sunday lunch @ Chez Mal, Malmaison 

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Express lunch @ Bistro du Vin

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… Continue reading Express lunch @ Bistro du Vin

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Edinburgh Gin dinner @ Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

To say I had a lovely evening on Friday would be an understatement and a half, I can tell you. Having received an invitation to attend an Edinburgh Gin event (you can read all about the last one here) at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa, I had a feeling I might be in for a… Continue reading Edinburgh Gin dinner @ Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

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Cocktails and pampering @ Malmaison 

As you know I get married in just two months, so I've been busy booking my pre-wedding beautification. Being the lazy tomboy I am, I require some serious sprucing prior to getting hitched, so I've got a whole 4 hours of exfoliation, massages, manicures and pedicures (and a fizzy lunch, obviously) planned at Hotel du… Continue reading Cocktails and pampering @ Malmaison 

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Steak and cocktails @ Mr White’s English Chophouse (Hotel La Tour)

Having meticulously planned a weekend of surprises for my future husband - including a visit from 6 of his good friends from back home - I was feeling kind of smug with myself recently. I was pretty convinced in advance I'd arranged a fairly perfect weekend for Ian, but it managed to get even better… Continue reading Steak and cocktails @ Mr White’s English Chophouse (Hotel La Tour)

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Cocktail month @ 1565, Park Regis

Throughout August, 1565 (the bar located in the Park Regis hotel) is running a glorious cocktail promotion. From classics to more daring choices, a different cocktail special is being offered every day for just a fiver. Every day this month a specific cocktail is available for the bargain price of £5 - instead of £8.50… Continue reading Cocktail month @ 1565, Park Regis

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A fizzy afternoon tea @ AC Hotel Birmingham, Mailbox 

There's something quite special about afternoon tea, in my opinion. I'm a big fan of getting together with friends or family to share food and enjoy a more intimate dining experience. I know it's a little bit fussy and old fashioned to some, but I enjoy the cuteness of it all. I especially enjoy a… Continue reading A fizzy afternoon tea @ AC Hotel Birmingham, Mailbox 

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A relaxing spa morning & lunch @ Hotel du Vin

I'm not going to lie, after a busy working week I was beyond looking forward to my visit to the spa and bistro at Hotel du Vin this weekend. Like most thirty-something gals, I now much prefer a relaxing few hours of me time and a bite to eat than I do a boozy outing… Continue reading A relaxing spa morning & lunch @ Hotel du Vin

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Breakfast @ Hotel La Tour

Every year I buy myself a birthday present. A little treat to me, it's my way of rewarding myself for working hard and surviving another year of craziness in my world. Usually I tend to buy myself something a bit materialistic, like a new dress or a pair of shoes, but this year I decided… Continue reading Breakfast @ Hotel La Tour