This weekly roundup comes to you from a woman who has been battling a head cold that’s been as welcome as Marco Pierre White’s opinions on women in kitchens.
Basically, I’ve felt like utter turd for nearly two weeks now and, as a result, I’ve been a bit lazy on the blog front. I’ve still been eating a lot (standard) I just haven’t really had the oomph in me to write long posts. I’ve got something quite cool coming next week so I don’t feel that bad really – would anyone actually notice if I didn’t post some brain farts anyway – but until then I thought I could smash out one of the ye olde faithful ‘week of’ posts that, for reasons I am yet to really understand, you guys seem to enjoy.
So here you go – a week(ish) of food and drink in Birmingham featuring a bottomless brunch, something green, and a pretty sexy fish finger sandwich. Now, someone send me some vitamin C or a new body… please.
The Steamhouse, Temple Row
If you like carbs and need an alternative take out lunch option in the city centre, you’d be a fool not to try The Steamhouse. These guys serve up filled bagels, donuts and coffee, with lots of options for veggies as well as meat eaters. Saying that, I had this massive pastrami-filled treat – and I loved every mouthful.
Read about The Steamhouse here
You’d think after Pride weekend I’d be off booze, but I managed to fit in a visit to Malmaison to try their new brunch offering. It’s good value for money, there’s a bottomless Aperol option and you get much more choice on food than most places doing a weekend brunch. My steak frites was enormous and Ian liked his juicy burger.
Read about Malmaison here
St Paul’s House, St Paul’s Square
My lovely pal Phil invited me for a co-working day and being that St Paul’s Square is slap bang in the middle of us we opted for somewhere we both knew there. St Paul’s House isn’t my jam come the weekend evenings, but during the day it’s ace for getting some work done and they do a bloody good fish finger sandwich.
The Ivy, Temple Row
I had a morning meeting at The Ivy, where I tried to give my body some nutrition via eggs and this green juice. It looks a bit gross but it was actually delicious. I bet it’s more delicious if you slosh vodka in it…
Read about The Ivy here
Pho, Grand Central
I ran a competition over on my Instagram last week to bag a meal for two at Pho, so I took myself off for lunch there to avoid having FOMO. In a bid to try and be vaguely healthy, as I felt so rotten, I had a lovely salad and these veggie summer rolls. I mean, I mainly had them because I like the peanut dipping sauce but, you know, there’s leaves and stuff in there.
Read about Pho here.