Ramen revelations @ Tonkotsu, Selfridges

restaurants, Review

I finally paid a visit to Tonkotsu in Selfridges after seeing some Instagram posts that made me hungry a few months ago. Located in the food hall, in spite of the pretty imagery truth be told I didn’t have particularly high expectations. After all, it’s just noodle soup isn’t it? No, no it isn’t. Tonkotsu […]

March 17, 2018

Indian street food @ Rola Wala, Selfridges

restaurants, Review

Rola Wala has replaced Izza Pizza in the Selfridges food court, and I’ve been down to try its Indian street food offerings. To be honest, I rolled my eyes a bit when I heard yet another Indian street food venue was opening. It’s not that I don’t like them (I would happily eat dosa on […]

March 13, 2018

Tapas with a warm welcome @ Amantia

restaurants, Review

The last time I visited Amantia it was the launch night. It rained so heavily that by the time I got to Bennetts Hill from Digbeth I half expected Pennywise to greet me with a red balloon. Alas it was PJ from Big Brother holding a bowl of paella, but same difference. The venue Making […]

March 7, 2018

Wings Wednesday @ Original Patty Men

Ramblings, restaurants, Review

You know Original Patty Men serve up some decent burgers at the weekend, but did you know they’re now open midweek and knocking out some pretty epic chicken wings? I got wind of Wings Wednesday through a combination of Twitter posts and my pal Chris (otherwise known as The Fat Foodie) who lives for fried […]

March 4, 2018

Disappointing menu changes @ Bodega

Ramblings, restaurants, Review

Bodega has changed its menu, and I’m not a fan. Yup, you heard me. My love affair with Bodega has come to an end. A crashing, disappointing end. As anyone who regularly reads this blog will know, I’ve been a long standing fan of this Bitters n Twisted venue. I’ve championed it and defended it […]

February 22, 2018

Spicy surprises @ Indian Brewery, Snow Hill

restaurants, Review

I can’t remember how long I’ve actually been waiting to try the food at Indian Brewery, but suffice to say it’s been a ruddy long time. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (Indian Brewery has already gained a solid reputation for its tasty grub) but everyone’s banged on about it so much I was […]

February 19, 2018

Where to eat in Birmingham for Chinese New Year

Ramblings, restaurants

庆祝. Chinese New Year is upon us today (16th February) and across Birmingham you’ll likely find restaurants celebrating as they enter the year of the dog. With colourful and vibrant Chinese New Year parties being thrown and oodles of noodles to slurp, there’s never been a better day to visit some of the best places […]

February 16, 2018

Simple French dining @ Bistrot Pierre

restaurants, Review

For the first time in years The Husband and I decided to go out on a date on Valentine’s Day, choosing Bistrot Pierre for dinner. Usually we either do nothing (because it’s actually nonsense) or we grab a meal a few days later to avoid watching Tinder’s finest snogging, but Ian promised me carbs and […]

February 15, 2018