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A very special lunch @ The Wilderness

Last month I was lucky enough to be able to dine at The Wilderness. Having booked our visit all the way back in October, it's a restaurant I've been eager to visit for a very long time. Promising a unique lunch full of surprises, I was practically skipping to the much-hyped restaurant with my husband.… Continue reading A very special lunch @ The Wilderness

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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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Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox

I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, 'what day is?' repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not one of us seemed to have… Continue reading Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox

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Winter warmers @ wagamama

To say I was a snotty mess the day we travelled home from our northern Christmas was an understatement. Bundled up on a freezing train from Cleethorpes to Birmingham (via a detour to a fucking cold Sheffield) I sneezed, wheezed and coughed my way back to BrumLand. The lurgy had well and truly taken The… Continue reading Winter warmers @ wagamama

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Hanging kebabs and The Canal House revisited

After a bout of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, Birmingham turned into a death trap ice rink earlier this month. I didn't so much walk to Liam Gallagher's gig at the NIA rather I slid there, like some kind of shit-faced Bambi. Having bought The Husband tickets to see Manchester's favourite yob back in October… Continue reading Hanging kebabs and The Canal House revisited

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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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Getting festively plump @ Original Patty Men

Realising it was just two weeks until Christmas, and struggling to feel remotely festive, the latest Original Patty Men special couldn't have come at a better time. What better way to get into the spirit than with a burger covered in sprouts, eh? I saw the Everyday I'm Brusselin (£9.50) on the OPM twitter page… Continue reading Getting festively plump @ Original Patty Men

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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