Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

Sushi with a side of showmanship @ Shogun, The Cube


restaurants, Review

Recently I attended an intimate showcase evening at The Cube which included dinner at Shogun: a teppanyaki and sushi bar. I must confess I haven’t eaten at any of the restaurants in The Cube for sometime, although I have (over the years) visited most for birthdays and Wine Weekend. Before arriving I wasn’t sure which […]

June 1, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Rico Libre, Digbeth


restaurants, Review

Recently I spent an evening at Rico Libre in Digbeth with some good friends. We laughed and gossiped, ate far too much and polished off a decent amount of wine for four women who all had work the next day. The coming together of friends over food is one of the reasons I enjoy tapas […]

May 31, 2018

Mediterranean feasting @ Don Diego, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

The Husband and I recently visited Don Diego in Edgbaston for the first time, for a double date with fellow food lover George and her fiancé, Dave. I had actually been meaning to try the food at Don Diego for a while, having seen some lovely looking dishes flying around on social media. I can […]

May 4, 2018

Smart weekend brunch @ Gusto, Colmore Row


restaurants, Review

I’ve had mixed experiences dining at Gusto, I have to admit. Thankfully my visit last month for brunch was a really positive affair and has reaffirmed my fondness for the place. Having launched a weekend brunch menu, the popular Colmore Row restaurant is having a busy few months. As well as Birmingham Wine Weekend in […]

April 21, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Malmaison, Mailbox


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I first tried the afternoon tea available at Malmaison at a social media meet up back in March. I liked it so much I booked a return visit for a friend’s birthday, adding the fizz option to make it a bit more special for her. I’ve talked at length before about how much I enjoy […]

April 20, 2018